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by guitarmaker
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: HELLO!
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: HELLO!

Hi Dan and welcome! If you can get off shore Oregon under the right conditions there is some great diving to be had - emphasis on "right conditions". To put it bluntly we don't have very good shore diving but here's a link to most of what's available. m Check in with the folks at Eugene Sk...
by guitarmaker
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Mexico to Eugene
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Mexico to Eugene

You have a great local shop, Eugene Skin Divers, to do business with. Along with the cool waters of the PNW they also book trips to Mexico! ;)
by guitarmaker
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: I have finally surfaced...
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: I have finally surfaced...

With a name like guitardiver, somehow I feel a kinship and bond growing! :luv:
by guitarmaker
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Paging Pickup Truck Owners!
Replies: 29
Views: 2346

Re: Paging Pickup Truck Owners!

I just bought a Tacoma too and bought the weathertech (sp?) liner for it. It has about a 2 inch lip all around the outside (except the tailgate) to contain any water brought in. It fits the Tacoma impeccably but is only available for the long bed.
by guitarmaker
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oregon Dive Sites
Replies: 7
Views: 4621

Re: Oregon Dive Sites

but why does WA get all the man made scuba areas? Are there really no good places to get people to work on? Is it a money issue? I am willing to dedicate some time. I am actually not that far from the sound, when you consider that I am about 2 hours from the water right now. Hi Rena, Our lucky dive...
by guitarmaker
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: FREE Portland Metro Area Gas Management Seminar
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: FREE Portland Metro Area Gas Management Seminar

Many thanks to Peter and the Oregon Scuba Club gang for doing this. It was a great presentation and enjoyable evening!
by guitarmaker
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Coast Vis Recently
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Coast Vis Recently

Look forward to the trip report.
by guitarmaker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: No ice on the Canal today
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: No ice on the Canal today

Nice! What site's did you dive?
by guitarmaker
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting started on boat dives.
Replies: 18
Views: 1542

Re: Getting started on boat dives.

They usually have hot water for warming your gloves and hood between dives and did you know they feed you too? Mmmmm, hot chicken noodle soup, cheesy breadsticks, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies - that charter boat diving is pretty rough duty! :smt064
by guitarmaker
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3
Replies: 18
Views: 3938

Re: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3

FWIW, the white plastic (UHMW?) cutting boards are a wonderful material and cheap too. It's a very easy to drill, cut, sand, plane, into what ever shape you need. I make small, modified goodman type handles for lights and GoPro cameras where the plastic rides on the back of your hand, with bungies u...
by guitarmaker
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2012 favorites
Replies: 30
Views: 2508

Re: 2012 favorites

This is a great thread ... seeing all these wonderful pictures just makes me smile ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) I couldn't agree more! One of the best threads of the year! My daughter started diving this year so naturally one of my favorite shots is one of her on our first Daughter/Dad dive. erin.j...
by guitarmaker
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba Garage overhaul
Replies: 23
Views: 2591

Re: Scuba Garage overhaul

I have a dunk tank outside and a locker in my garage. Because my wife and I both do woodworking in the garage I built the locker with a box fan that pulls filtered air through the locker to keep things clean and dry out the gear quickly. It works well but with my daughter now diving it's getting a b...
by guitarmaker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Re: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?

Oregon Scuba Club has a dive this weekend at Netarts Bay - it's a shallow, tide sensitive dive but it's a dive and you have the chance of seeing monkey face prickleback. You may want to contact someone on this post.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/358403348197/
by guitarmaker
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Faber vs XS Scuba HP100's
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Faber vs XS Scuba HP100's

Had the same discussion today while looking at some new fabers sitting next to an xs scuba. For one it appears that the rounded shoulders and bottom of the fabers are perhaps more elongated and pointed. The other is the neck of the faber cylinder is definitely longer making the top of the tank valve...
by guitarmaker
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Yes, Virginia, there is diving in Oregon
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Yes, Virginia, there is diving in Oregon

This was posted in the Oregon section awhile back http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=19316 and somewhere there was a link posted with an excellent article on how the reefs were formed - basically a volcanic lava flow running north to south. But yeah, there are cliffs, walls, canyons ...
by guitarmaker
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive shops at hoods canal?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Dive shops at hoods canal?

Hoodsport and Dive, I think they open at 8 AM.
by guitarmaker
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Which bp/w for a woman?
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Which bp/w for a woman?

Thank to all of you for your reply's, its very helpful and appreciated.
by guitarmaker
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Which bp/w for a woman?
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Which bp/w for a woman?

I'm looking to purchase a bp/w for my daughter who's about 5'5" and I'm wondering if I need to buy one of the shorter plates for her or if a standard will work? Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a wing? 99% of her diving will be done with my hp 100's. I would guess this topic has alre...
by guitarmaker
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: They Cover Everythign!
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: They Cover Everythign!

I didn't know getting narced required a chamber ride!
by guitarmaker
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New drysuit choices
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: New drysuit choices

I too dive the fusion w/tech skin and love it - especially with the new thermal UG. Also, I know of a fusion with the bullet skin that's for sale. A friends wife owns it - she too is tall and slender. No clue as to what they want for it but if your interested PM me and I can put you in touch with th...
by guitarmaker
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Tillamook Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Tillamook Bay

It would be easier to find dive buddies if you'd post a picture of your boat! :smt064
Just kidding of course. There are several of us from Salem that dive that area fairly regular - stay in touch and maybe we can plan something. Welcome!
by guitarmaker
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oregon dive this weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: Oregon dive this weekend

OUCH! Brutal tides this weekend - You'd be diving a hard outgoing tide at Barview, especially diving that PM. You should probably head north to the canal or sound.
http://www.protides.com/oregon/157/
by guitarmaker
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Video editing software?
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: Video editing software?

Bob, have you tried "Windows Live Movie Maker"? It comes with new computers with windows 7. I'm shooting a canon g12, using a can light with diffuser, and put this combination of stills and video clips together using only movie maker. It's been a great start for me. The DVD I burned played...
by guitarmaker
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Decorated Warbonnet, where?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Decorated Warbonnet, where?

Thanks Bric!
by guitarmaker
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Decorated Warbonnet, where?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Decorated Warbonnet, where?

Hey all,
I'm planning on diving Hood Canal this Sunday and the Lower (Tacoma/So Seattle area) sound Monday. Any suggestions on sites where I might photo a warbonnet?