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by mpenders
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saltwater Park on 4/20
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Saltwater Park on 4/20

Just throwing this out there - First of all, Saltwater is a great site. The artificial reef and rubble fields provide tons of structure and attract a lot of life. Unfortunately, it is also very exposed to current and it has a long swim to get to the reef. Combined, those two factors make the site pr...
by mpenders
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

Reminds me of the treasure I found while diving with a student at Les Davis. Found it, then handed it to him. I didn't realize the kid held onto it for the rest of the dive until he proudly showed it off to his mom during our SI. She wondered what this beautiful piece of multi colored blown glass wa...
by mpenders
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

Does the "body" have a plastic or rubber cover? Looks like the handle of an old screwdriver, or other tool.
by mpenders
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?

Check out this trip report. Many cool pics from some of our more notorious dive buds.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=24696&hilit=flower+banks

I'd be willing to bet they all have at least a couple of shots that would work.
by mpenders
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh Nov 1st edition Redondo Lumpy Search Party
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

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: 1792

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: 1630

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: 1630

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: 2306

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: 1222

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: 985

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: 1654

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: 4561

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: 3077

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: 3077

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: 3077

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: 828

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: 619

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 1448

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: 1777

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: 1436

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: 1518

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...

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