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by Paulicarp
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 15047

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

Peter- like so many, I am grieving with you. A person did not have to know Lynne well to know well how special a person she was. Very sorry for your loss.
by Paulicarp
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Just want some opinions
Replies: 44
Views: 4408

Re: Just want some opinions

Most of the real cost for a shop to fill a tank is not readily apparent (liability, testing, maintenance, administrative and overhead, depreciation etc) Shops sell fills at or below cost as a loss leader to keep people diving and buying classes and gear etc. Because of this, divers in general have a...
by Paulicarp
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 1786

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

Nwbrewer wrote:This is like saying you can do "Alcohol Management" by drinking until you start to feel drunk and then going driving on the freeway.



Uh...duh. How the hell else would you learn to drink and drive? :stir:
by Paulicarp
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS:HP X8-130 doubles configuration
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: FS:HP X8-130 doubles configuration

CaptnJack wrote:
Mateo1147 wrote:[sarcasm]I still want to know what the fill pressure is for a plus rated h.p. X8-130? I saw the hydro stamp on at least one tank and it had no plus.[/sarcasm]


3600 of course :stir:



[sarcasm]the "X" in "X8-130" is like a "+" just turned 45 degrees[/sarcasm]
by Paulicarp
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Traffic
Replies: 23
Views: 2314

Re: Traffic

Yes, I should just give up and go north . . . it's easier. I'll need a whole new set of dive buddies, though, and I'll have to develop an insane fascination with ling cod. You're always welcome to come dive Mukilteo with us. We have more crab than lings though.... come dive Muk with us! we've got.....
by Paulicarp
Fri May 23, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 832
Views: 128249

Re: Craigslist deals

I went through the "great DiveXtras garage sale of 2014" and picked up a few things I needed. The old proto type sierras were priced right for what they are, and Ben was righteous about the rest of the gems as well.
by Paulicarp
Fri May 23, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 832
Views: 128249

Re: Craigslist deals

john gearhart II wrote:Wow check craigslist dive x scooters need work 300$ and 350$ wish I could get the wife to say yes


There should be a DivXtras museum for that stuff!
by Paulicarp
Mon May 05, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 1786

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

"Nwbrewer"As for why Paulicarp should no longer do deep air, I present the following post dive comment - "I know I'm narc'd when I start thinking the Shrimp are staring at me. I know it's time to turn around when they start talking to me..." The topic really wasn't meant to be a...
by Paulicarp
Fri May 02, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 1786

Re: How common is deep air?

I think you're going to have a hard time finding people who will come forward and publicly state on NWDC that they dive deep on air due to the obvious bias against it. I'm sure you're right, but my question isn't *who* dives deep air. I was a member here before I even started diving, so I guess you...
by Paulicarp
Fri May 02, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 1786

Re: How common is deep air?

My dive buddies and I stopped diving air past about 60' the day we got helium certs. So you're more in line with my perception that deep air is history. But my question is really if those of us who never dive deep air are more the exception or the rule? Does anyone still teach deep air, and are new...
by Paulicarp
Fri May 02, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 1786

How common is deep air? NHZ

I'm not looking to start a debate on the merits/risks of deep air. Deep air used to be a standard rite of passage for adventurous divers, but I'm just wondering how common the practice of using air for dives in the 130 - 170 range is in the local tech community today. I have the impression that as h...
by Paulicarp
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)

LCF wrote:Coming off a night shift, so not going anywhere tonight. But I do need to get my SM stuff back in the water one of these days!


TWSS

Sorry Lynne, couldn't be helped.
by Paulicarp
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)

Nwbrewer wrote:If the vis is bad enough Paulicarp will be issuing Braille Diver cards for those who manage to actually find their way back to the exit


anyone who doesn't find the exit is still eligible for a provisional pass, but they are required to be able to find the surface.
by Paulicarp
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)

Nwbrewer wrote:
Paulicarp wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:You know you want to put 11-12-13 in your logbook!


I usually don't put my budies' IQ in my logbook. :rofl:


No, that's the average vis.


(in inches)


ah, ok. you measure in inches then?
by Paulicarp
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Terrible(vis) Tuesday at the T-Dock (11-12-13)

Nwbrewer wrote:You know you want to put 11-12-13 in your logbook!


I usually don't put my budies' IQ in my logbook. :rofl:
by Paulicarp
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday

Thanks all for a couple of awesome TTT octopalooza dives. Several big gpos and a few random reds joined us for both dives. Can't wait to see the vid...
by Paulicarp
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday

I might try to make this tomorrow. I need to get your hardware back to you, and I really want to make another attempt at the sidemount stuff! Excellent! I haven't used my singles rig in a year or so, and I'm throwing it back on today, so we'll both be gear challenged! Jake "gear challenged&quo...
by Paulicarp
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday

LCF wrote:I might try to make this tomorrow. I need to get your hardware back to you, and I really want to make another attempt at the sidemount stuff!


WooHoo! We have a celebrity dive buddy for TTT!
by Paulicarp
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Another Terrrific T-dock Tuesday

I'm in the mood for Dive 3 :partyman:
by Paulicarp
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath
Replies: 35
Views: 3558

Re: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath

I believe one of the reasons water baths were used originally was in case a tank failed during filling. The water bath would absorb some of the energy of the explosion. -Chris While it sounds plausible, this definitely does not work. The water bath container ends up adding to the shrapnel flying ar...
by Paulicarp
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found dive light & snorkel
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Found dive light & snorkel

I went diving at muk, and all I found was a used cath. If you can describe it, you can have it back.
by Paulicarp
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15

Jeremy wrote:I spent 10 min in Deception Pass praying for my life... :)


Is that part of Fundies now? Sheesh, I knew you guys had your secret handshakes and all, but when did prayer become part of the GUE curriculum?
by Paulicarp
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15

<snort> lol, plus it goes with the new pre-dive checklist: UTD DD DD
by Paulicarp
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15

Jeremy wrote: Can't wait!! I'm bringing doubles and a stage.



I like the way you think!

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by Paulicarp
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Terrible T-dock Tuesday (TTT) - 10/15

I would seriously love to join one of your picnic point dives...I've never done it PP is an ok dive, but hardly worth schlepping gear over the bridge. Jeremy loves schlepping gear for dives that are barely worth it. 10 min in Deception Pass would be worth more than 90min at PP...just my opinion. Yo...