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by Nwbrewer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Does anybody ever dive the kelp beds out off of Ft. Warden? Seems like it would be an interesting, if not very deep, dive. Ya. There's a channel of sorts at the north end of the park. Shore access is difficult; we used sit-on-top kayaks. It's a beautiful dive, if you can get there. Lots of kelp, bi...
by Nwbrewer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Very cool find.

Does anybody ever dive the kelp beds out off of Ft. Warden? Seems like it would be an interesting, if not very deep, dive.
by Nwbrewer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Need a dive buddy
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: Need a dive buddy

.... How is night diving? .... Dark .... HMMM.... is night diving difficult here? ... Yes, it can be. What kind of light do you have? At high noon in the middle of summer diving in puget sound below 25' can be a "night" dive depending on the amount of algae in bloom. Always bring a light.
by Nwbrewer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive at Sund Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Club Dive at Sund Rock

Excellent video JT. Now I want to see Andy's drone footage!
by Nwbrewer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 68
Views: 3327

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock

I'm aiming to make it to this one!

I've never done Sund rock. Bring the scooter, or leave it at home? Anyone else thinking about scootering it?

I'll be bringing a flat of cookies.
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Harstine island diving
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Harstine island diving

I agree, most spots I've dove down there are mudflats, and the spot you're talking about is pretty shallow. Sooner or later I will find a spot around there worth diving twice!
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

How did you find the only boring quote from that entire thread?
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

Oh man, is the "Lessons Born in Blood" thread totally gone?

So epic.....
by Nwbrewer
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local drysuit alteration/repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Local drysuit alteration/repair

+1 for what Ross said. Go to lighthouse and buy the contact cement, shove some soup cans or PVC pipe in the sleeves and glue them on. Turn around time is a day. It's really not hard to do, and as Ross points out, learning to repair your own gear will pay dividends down the road.

Jake
by Nwbrewer
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: cord gland source?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: cord gland source?

It's probably 3/8NPT if it's not 1/2"
by Nwbrewer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever dive Allyn?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Anyone ever dive Allyn?

Nope, but I can tell you what you will see.... Mud. Lots and lots of mud. If you ever see it at a -3 tide, the only water left is on the east side of the bay, between the park and there, mud. There has to be good diving in that area somewhere. When I finally find it, I'll make sure and post somethin...
by Nwbrewer
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?

2# less between an al80 and lp72 is about right. Lp72s aren't on that chart since they haven't been made in 3 decades. My LP72's seem to be about neutral when "emtpy", vs the 80's I had that were 4lbs positive. YMMV on LP72's though as there is a bit of variability depending on who made t...
by Nwbrewer
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Altitude change
Replies: 15
Views: 1439

Re: Altitude change

This book covers all the theory stuff about the physiology of diving at altitude, though it's not an easy read - https://www.amazon.com/Diving-Above-Sea-Level-Diversification/dp/0941332306 When I looked a few years ago there weren't many classes available for altitude diving locally, and non from an...
by Nwbrewer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cressi stuff for OW cert?
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: Cressi stuff for OW cert?

I have been diving a Cressi mask for about 6 years. I LOVE it as it fits my face. Also have broken some clips on it and Cressi sent me repair packages via mail so its good as new. We need fins with BIG pockets here in the cold water as you tend to have rockboots, or thick ass neoprene boots. I can ...
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park

Monk and I tried Harstine Island state park this last weekend. Lots and lots of sand. We then did a site on the east side of pickering passage that I thought looked interesting. Aside from the lady on shore yelling at us because she thought we were stealing her geoducks, :angry: it was pretty boring...
by Nwbrewer
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: South Sound/Hood canal 7/15 or 7/16?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

South Sound/Hood canal 7/15 or 7/16?

Anybody diving hood canal or other points south that wouldn't mind a tag along this weekend?

It sounds like my scooter won't be back in time for this weekend, so I'll be kicking, but it would be good to get out to a site I haven't been to before, Ocotpus hole, sund rock, other?

Jake
by Nwbrewer
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Close Encounters of the Cool Kind
Replies: 44
Views: 2504

Re: Close Encounters of the Cool Kind

Those shots are so cool!
by Nwbrewer
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Anyone thinking about diving for crab?
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Anyone thinking about diving for crab?

The reason i was thinking people with a little less dives is because without all the experience i wouldn't wanna bring any experienced person "down to my level". That was my big concern. Please don't think like this. We were all new once, and we all benefited from experienced divers takin...
by Nwbrewer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Orcas and Neah Bay 7/3/16
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: Orcas and Neah Bay 7/3/16

That is fantastic!
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Leaky Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Leaky Wing

You can just patch the pinhole with aquaseal. If the hole is near the dump valve you can get it from the inside. I'm curious, did DSS agree to patch it? In the past Tobin has refused to patch a wing.
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park

The reef north of McMicken island is in very deep water as far as I can tell, 140ft-ish. Its not within the charted fish haven area (which looked pretty barren to me when I mowed it with the depth sounder) I have dove around Squaxin island (between Squaxin and Harstine) years ago but it was boring ...
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Harstine Island/Jarrell Cove State Park

I haven't dived in Jarrell cove. I would probably pass on it, based on the fact that the vis in there is pretty much 0 most of the year, and the number of boats in and out constantly. The east side of the island, around McMicken state park (http://parks.state.wa.us/545/McMicken-Island ) state park h...
by Nwbrewer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Leaky Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Leaky Wing

Just patch it. It's not rocket science.
by Nwbrewer
Fri May 27, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Repair my suit or get a used one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Repair my suit or get a used one?

Fixing the suit is the best option. You can easily do the neck seal yourself. Switch to a neoprene seal, they last longer. I don't know what the back zip fusions look like, is it a straight zipper, or is it like the front zips where it's shaped like a U? If it's relatively straight, go tizip. You ca...
by Nwbrewer
Thu May 19, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Bubbles & Suds (5/18)

The walls at Muk are constantly changing. I've done dives where it was very much what you describe, and ones where it is one continuous wall, up to 10' top to bottom. The currents will bring the wall back.

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