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by boydski
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Masterline Oxygen Booster for Sale

The MasterLine Booster has been sold.
by boydski
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Masterline Oxygen Booster for Sale

No worries Jeff, thanks for letting me know. To answer you question about Scooter Stowage on the boat. We made racks out of 2x6's for the hard tops that were similar to this: http://www.scubaracks.co.uk/images/plywoodracks/scubaracks14.jpg On the swim step, we would stand them vertically and strap t...
by boydski
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Masterline Oxygen Booster for Sale

Sounds like a great boat. We used to store the scooters on the hard top of the Almars and North Rivers. I've also put them on the swim step, which makes it easy to drop them in the water on a lanyard on arrival at the dive site (clears up deck space). That also works when clipping them off to a buoy...
by boydski
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Masterline Oxygen Booster for Sale

I'd love to find a good home for the booster. Who is building your dive boat and what is it? Curious minds...
by boydski
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Masterline Oxygen Booster for Sale

Good Morning Jeff, Officially, it requires a minimum inlet pressure of 300 psi. In real life you can scavenge Helium or Argon down a little lower than that if you're not boosting the pressure all the way to 3500 PSI. In other words, if the cylinder you are filling is at 1000 psi or less, you can go ...
by boydski
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Masterline Oxygen Booster - SOLD

Masterline Oxygen Booster for sale, located in Olympia, Washington. In nearly New Condition with only 28 hours (total) of run time. MasterLine Service Manual and seal replacement tool is included. Asking $7000. Model 7000 A-2 electric oxygen booster requires 125 Volt, 15 amp power. It includes a pus...
by boydski
Tue May 21, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement. I wonder if it is a standard? Hi Matt, The Diving Concepts Dry Glove O-rings are standard sizes and are readily available. I get them in packs of 25, so have lots of ...
by boydski
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What a ride! or why we don't dive Northern Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: What a ride! or why we don't dive Northern Oregon

This video shows commercial fishing boats re-entering over the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River between Western Washington and Oregon . It is well known as one of the world's most dangerous and violent river re-entry points. Imagine old sailing ships doing this, quite a ride indeed! Actually,...
by boydski
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Dive Boat, 26' North River Seahawk Offshore
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: FS: Dive Boat, 26' North River Seahawk Offshore

CaptnJack wrote:Upsizing again?!? :nutty:


You know how it is. Two-foot-itus always creeps up and makes you start looking a bigger boats! :nutty:
by boydski
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Dive Boat, 26' North River Seahawk Offshore
Replies: 4
Views: 638

FS: Dive Boat, 26' North River Seahawk Offshore

The Dive Bum is for sale. Sad, but true, we're in the process of buying a larger boat, so have to make room. The 26' North River Seahawk Offshore was purchased new in 2010 and has been a wreck finding and wreck diving machine (250+ wrecks located). She is powered by twin Yamaha 150 HP four stroke ou...
by boydski
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cloud Sponge info
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Cloud Sponge info

I've never dove them but I recall reading about sponges on a slope just south of Dewatto Bay. I forgot all about the Clould Sponge at DeWatto! Thanks for reminding me! If I remember correctly, we saw a single cloud sponge on a rocky ledge at about 110' (see the crappy photo below). I think we found...
by boydski
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cloud Sponge info
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Cloud Sponge info

Hi Jackie,

Don't forget Sponge Hill in Hood Canal. I think that site has the highest concentration of Cloud Sponges for the Hood Canal dive sites. Most of the South and East sides of the hill are covered with Cloud Sponges of all shapes and sizes.
by boydski
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photo Printing Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Photo Printing Recommendations

The large scale printing that Costco has done for him has been really good. Most Costco photo centers have very good Noritsu Printers. They will produce excellent prints, typically up to 8x12" on site. However, to get the best out of your underwater images from them, the images should be color...
by boydski
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank storage.
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Tank storage.

It looks like Fritz beat me to it. +1 on the above: Most Breathing Air Compressors (SCUBA) put out extremely dry air. The last time I had my air tested, the dew point was -96°, so the air itself is not going to condensate inside the tank unless the proverbial h*ll freezes over. ;-) The vast majority...
by boydski
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Custom Dive Boat Ladder......Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4716

Re: Custom Dive Boat Ladder......Help

space your steps 10-12 inches. We space the ladder rungs at 9.5 - 10", which is the spacing that I got from Kal Helyar ( Porpoise Bay Charters ) after he went through about 8 different ladders in dozens of boats. Much more than 10 inches and it's a BIG step up wearing doubles. I personally am ...
by boydski
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Custom Dive Boat Ladder......Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4716

Re: Custom Dive Boat Ladder......Help

Can anyone refer me to a shop or a person who has built them a custom aluminum dive ladder?. http://www.boydski.com/diving/gear/boat/DiveLadder01a.JPG Corey, I had mine built by Zeigler welding in Olympia (and they build a lot of them now). You should be able to find a bunch of shops in your area t...
by boydski
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hooking a booster up to an O2 source...
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Hooking a booster up to an O2 source...

Jeff Pack wrote:where do I find O2 ready hoses to make fill whips?

Buying pre-cleaned hoses with 3000psi+ ratings is insanely expensive.



MasterLine sells Oxygen Cleaned fill whips and hoses locally, but McMaster is less expensive if you clean it yourself.

Good Luck,
by boydski
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Basking shark sightings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Basking shark sightings?

spatman wrote: Why?


They were getting tangled in the commercial fishing nets. Sad but true, from 1945 to 1970 the Canadian Government eradicated Basking Sharks.

Now (as of 2008), they are trying to locate and protect them, but have only had six sightings in 12 years.
by boydski
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Basking shark sightings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Basking shark sightings?

I have seen a sevengill shark (pulled up by a fisherman in Hammersly Inlet) and I do remember seeing a Basking Shark that was hit by a boat ( in South Puget Sound in the late 60's).

Of course back then, I thought you had to be absolutely crazy to go Scuba Diving! :rawlings:
Now I KNOW.... :angelblue:
by boydski
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6174

Re: Boat rendezvous

If this is on, 9:30 where? Shilshole? And with a boat down, do we have room? I'm guessing it is cancelled, but am waiting on Richard. The 3 PM marine forecast is BAD. ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN. .SAT...S ...
by boydski
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6174

Re: Boat rendezvous

CaptnJack wrote:At 9am we were lookin' good, but the 3pm forecast went to crap. Its so variable, its hard to know right now. Watch this space tomorrow PM for a go / no-good report.


Don't you love it when we get dualling marine forecasters?! I bet we see the same pattern tomorrow, good AM, crap PM! :angelblue:
by boydski
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6174

Re: Boat rendezvous

We should be able to anchor the boats and dive. I'll also probably have a competent captain topside that can keep an eye on things and we should be able to anchor far enough away from the barge mooring that we'll be safe (assuming the weather behaves).
by boydski
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bomber Wreck Dive
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: Bomber Wreck Dive

One of them mentioned 150 feet while the other mentioned 175 feet so I'm nor sure if there are two different bombers or they got names wrong! Hi Daniel, There is only one big bomber in the Lake (PB4Y) as well as a torpedo-bomber (Harpoon) and a PBM patrol bomber. Only the PBM is at recreational dep...
by boydski
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Intro and re-intro
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Intro and re-intro

Hi Mike,

Welcome Back! It's good to see that you are still diving and that your charter business is still running strong!
by boydski
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?

I'm looking at buying a marine GPS unit. Any suggestions? It would depend a lot on the size and type of boat that you have and what features you would be using. Don's advice on getting the largest screen you can afford is very good. The bigger the screen, the easier it is to zero in on those awesom...