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SUBS™ Streamlined Subsurface Buoys

POSTED ON July 18th  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Affordable Coastal & Deep Water Buoyancy

Significantly enhances data set quality from moored current meters

An improved mooring system for current meters and other oceanographic instrumentation.


  • Unmatched mooring stability provides the best in instrument platforms.
  • Virtually eliminates vortex shedding effects which are common with spherical floatation.
  • Eliminates the potential for the measurement errors associated with mooring vibration.
  • Substantially reduces mooring excursions and inclinations.
  • Significant improvement to depth keeping characteristics.
  • Self-compensating for mooring inclination and flow direction.
  • Reduced buoyancy requirement due to lower mooring frontal area.
  • Supplied complete with mooring tension/swivel hardware.
  • Supplied complete with buoyancy or purchasers can utilize their existing VinyFloats.






146 x 44 x 58 cm

169 x 55 x 67 cm

Drag Coefficient



Weight in Air (without flotation)

19 kg (42 lb)

28 kg (62 lbs)

Weight in air (with flotation)

27 kg (59 lb)

62 kg (137 lbs)

Buoyancy (SW)

60 kg (132 lb)

51 kg (107 lbs)

Depth Rating (working)




HDPE, uv protected

HDPE, uv protected


3 Viny floats 13”

2 glass balls 17”

Note: Dimensions are shown without mooring hardware.

Weights and buoyancies are shown with mooring hardware


Comparative Mooring vs Spherical 13” Viny Floats

Shown 200m with currents of 1.5 kts

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