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by mpenders
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh Nov 1st edition Redondo Lumpy Search Party
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: ThThTh Nov 1st edition Redondo or Day Island

If at Day Island, you'd be better off splashing at 7pm. Just sayin'...
by mpenders
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit boot replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Awhile back I contacted Brooks Dive Gear out of BC. On their drysuit options page, they show their "Arctic Boots": http://brooksdivegear.com/drysuits5.html . These boots are dead ringers (as far as I can tell from the picture) to the boots that came on my Seasoft drysuit - probably one of ...
by mpenders
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Staying warm on a budget
Replies: 11
Views: 1366

Re: Staying warm on a budget

... and then start saving for a Weezle.
by mpenders
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Staying warm on a budget
Replies: 11
Views: 1366

Re: Staying warm on a budget

A brand new, fluffy, dry suit undergarment is wonderful to use, but not absolutely necessary. Try polar fleece and under armor type lycra/synthetic base layers. Several might be needed to create the loft/air barrier between your skin and the suit that is needed to keep you warm(er). Try various comb...
by mpenders
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: North Channel Islands
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: North Channel Islands

Nice report and great pics. Thanks for sharing!
by mpenders
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver in Kitsap!
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Welcome Dan! You might soon find out that diving our NW waters is pretty good all year round, especially if you dive a drysuit. Water temps don't change that much, and winter vis is usually much better than in summer. Make sure to check out the dive planning section, as there's lots of opportunities...
by mpenders
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Rebreather and Sierra scooter for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Rebreather and Sierra scooter for sale

So you already sold the green one?

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by mpenders
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fix green with Lightroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: Fix green with Lightroom?

Tried a couple of tweaks in Lightroom to your original pic: lightroom edit.jpg Couldn't get that using an "auto" correct button. You have to enhance/reduce individual colors/tints/etc. The strobe recommendation is a good one. Really helps to capture the vibrant colors that otherwise get wa...
by mpenders
Wed May 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: li-ion batteries for old 4.5Ah canisters?
Replies: 9
Views: 4384

Re: li-ion batteries for old 4.5Ah canisters?

Dashrynn wrote:... a welder isn't that expensive. If you can buy a backup light, you can buy a welder. I have a 150$ model and it's held up well...


Do you have details or a link you can share?
by mpenders
Mon May 29, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How do you carry your gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2565

Re: How do you carry your gear?

Had to scale back the operation. Excessive demand for refunds and escalating overhead expenses (aka: bribery) were hurting the bottom line. It was okay when I could negotiate with them individually, but then they threatened to form a union...
by mpenders
Sun May 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How do you carry your gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2565

Re: How do you carry your gear?

Oh - and dive weight in a separate heavy duty 2 gal bucket.
by mpenders
Sun May 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How do you carry your gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2565

Re: How do you carry your gear?

Plano Sportsman's Trunk. I used the 108qt sized one for several years. Great size for dive gear (longer fins fit inside it), has a lid AND wheels!: 108qt trunk.jpg https://www.amazon.com/Plano-Heavy-Duty-Sportsmans-Trunk-Grey/dp/B017N98OGC/ref=pd_sim_200_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B017N98OGC&p...
by mpenders
Fri May 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry glove system on neoprene wrist seals?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Dry glove system on neoprene wrist seals?

Looks like the "latex overseal" is just a latex seal glued to the outside of the neoprene sleeve. Here's a video that kind of shows it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnnXTjxfY_c&index=9&list=PLmEW0XcNu8SP7mr-qBIwAEmkWQ3wdu5RE I used the Sitech ring system on a Seasoft dry suit th...
by mpenders
Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: wetsuit adjustments
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: wetsuit adjustments

You might try to stretch it out a bit before cutting it. A trick to stretch out neoprene dry suit neck seals is to insert a scuba tank and let it sit for awhile.
by mpenders
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund rock: north wall 4/23
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: Sund rock: north wall 4/23

Gdog wrote:It is absolutely photoshopped. Looks like that one is a picture of the one out at les Davis at about 100'


Hm.

Maybe I was narced. Weird things tend to happen when we get over to the canal:

Jesse with Cinder Block 1.jpg
by mpenders
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund rock: north wall 4/23
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: Sund rock: north wall 4/23

Jeff Pack wrote:
That big anchor, is it about 4ft tall, pretty damned big? We have yet to ever find that one again, if this is the same one.
I'd love to find it again.


Long chain attached to it? South wall, about 110-120ft?

South Wall Anchor.jpg
by mpenders
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits

I had a tizip installed in a DUI TLS suit awhile back, and had also water coming thru the teeth: https://nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20797&p=237603&hilit=tizip#p237603 You did a much better job pursuing a resolution. I ended up putting the suit in my dive locker and moved on to a ...
by mpenders
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Need a dive buddy or guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: Need a dive buddy or guide

Any luck finding an octo? I'm pretty sure you saw a ling cod-zilla or two...or twenty...
by mpenders
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Light feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Light feet

I have Atomic Split fins and am currently wearing 2x2lbs of ankle weights. For most of the dive, everything seems fine, but at the end of the dive my feet seem light. I used to have a steel HP120 (the tall skinny 3500psi one with the 7/8" neck made by PST) that would do the same thing. My trim...
by mpenders
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?

You didn't mention whether you're using a drysuit hood or a wetsuit hood (with the longer neck flange). If a drysuit hood, have you tried using one with a zipper? I can't recall seeing a zipping in a wetsuit hood... A trick several of the ladies at our shop used was to apply hair conditioner to thei...
by mpenders
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Red Rock Crab Behavior Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Red Rock Crab Behavior Question

I'm no crab expert, and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night - so I'm out.

However, the link at the end of your vid to your GPO Interaction vid looked interesting....



Wow! Way cool encounter. When & where did this happen?
by mpenders
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Sat 1/28
Replies: 23
Views: 1658

Re: Keystone Sat 1/28

Will do. Need to dive a few more times in the next couple weeks so I can prepare for the blackwater dive in Kona. Macro+Lighting game needs to be strong for that dive. I'd recommend practicing shooting jellies (or other small flittery critters like winged slugs) at night in the water column. That, ...
by mpenders
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Wanted: Broken Suunto Compass
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Wanted: Broken Suunto Compass

Right back atcha -
by mpenders
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Wanted: Broken Suunto Compass
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Wanted: Broken Suunto Compass

I snapped the bezel of my suunto sk7 compass. Anyone out there have a dead/broken/bubbled sk7 compass that they can no longer use?

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