Brownie's Third Lung the Leader Since 1969, Here is Why:
Years of precise product development at our vertically integrated/purpose built south Florida factory combined with our instant access to open-water diving from the shore and boats has allowed Brownie’s to succeed at delivering a volume of useful innovations to the consumer. A side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Brownie’s THIRD LUNG model lineup compared to any other brand on the globe will leave you with no doubt that Brownie’s is the clear choice. Feature Highlights: Custom all stainless/hardcoat aluminum breathing air compressor-best power to weight ratio-smallest footprint-intelligent float tube-robust/dry snorkel assembly-Peleton hose system-centered/single point lift system-made in Florida by boating divers; Make Diving Easy!
Oil-less Direct Drive Compressors
PELETON Hose System
Vertical Dry Snorkel
Custom Boat Tube
HONDA Engines HONDA is the name you know and trust! The all-season motor produces 35 percent less vibration than competitive models, which extends the life of the equipment it powers and enhances operator comfort. A straight intake port reduces resistance to the flow of the air/fuel mixture to improve power and efficiency and reduce emissions while also delivering easy pull starts. An optimized-capacity rigid muffler and fewer moving valve train parts equate to noise levels that are a full two decibels below competitive models.
High Density PE Quick Release Swivel “QRS” hose connections make the whole system set-up a “Snap” without tools and provide an audible confirmation of engagement. A two-handed pinch and release makes disassembly rapid and intentional. Our QRS fittings swivel under pressure and are extremely robust and NEVER corrode locked like brass connectors in seawater! Brownie’s proprietary QRS fittings will not chip your boat's gel coat or leave a scar on your best friend when dropped. Brownie’s invested considerable capital and engineering to provide a far superior feature enhancement to the diver. Your customer will thank you for this feature.
Breathing Air Direct Drive Compressor Sealed Stainless Steel Compressor Bearings with Breathing-Air/Oxygen compatible grease are the hallmark of our proprietary diver specific compressor. The complete main bearing and eccentric crank assembly are machined from high-quality stainless steel.
Even our reed-valves are made in America by a very precise etching method and are pure high-grade stainless. NOTE about copycats: Construction compressors (Thomas and others) utilize traditionaluncoated aluminum, painted metal parts and iron/steel crank eccentric materials with typical industrial grade petroleum greased bearings. Since 1969, Brownie’s has lead the way in developing the ultimate THIRD LUNG, and our precise compressor assembly is at the core of that achievement. Our intentionally low RPM compressor speed equals longer life, less noise, lower heat factors and all around more pleasant diving than high-speed low-cost air compressors.
The PELETON Hose System As the name implies to those skilled at cycle sports, the team harmoniously shares the tow effort. The 60-foot main hose from the surface provides adequate volume of air for up to 4-diversdown to the Y-divider(s) that split into 20 feet per individual diver. This configuration greatly reduces towing effort, overall hose management, storage mass and transported weight. It is clearly more efficient all around. Simply put, 120’ of hose in the water (PELETON 3-diver set) compared to (3) individual 60-foot hoses from the surface (180 feet / 50%more) is much easier to tow and manage. When compounding the drag coefficient of the extra hose in water with the “opposing diver TUG” effect in a side-by-side comparison you will conclude that PELETON configuration is obvious.
Vertical Dry Snorkel Brownie’s Vertical Dry Snorkel stands high and proud at a safe distance above the water line and away from the engine exhaust protecting the compressor and your health. The Dry Snorkel is tight-tolerance crafted in our own machine shop from Delrin round stock to a perfect press-together seal so that no adhesives or glue are used in this critical component. The large bore tube of the main snorkel is considerably larger than required for airflow, but structurally doubles as the main support for our stainless reinforced custom sewn dive flag.
Custom Boat Tube Brownie’s oval shaped “Boat tube” is designed to support the Third Lung system with a very low center of gravity providing maximum stability. Even a visual measurement of the intelligently designed THIRD LUNG center-of-gravity compared to other “top-heavy” systems on the market today will once again confirm the Brownie’s design team actually use their systems in open ocean environments, and re-design until optimized. The construction of the tube assembly begins with a radio frequency-welded inner bladder made of inflatable boat materials and large bore boat type air valve for reliable inflation and rapid deflation/storage (ever try to deflate a tire tube after a great day of diving?). The outer cover is made from rugged woven marine fabrics and double stitched with nylon webbing tape overlaid at every fabric panel joint. Since 1969, Brownie’s Yellow and Red has allowed boaters to see you from a distance. Please join the Brownie’s “Triple B” early season dealer program and help us, help you build a new revenue stream with the THIRD LUNG dive system.