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by Beefcake
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Need al 80's
Replies: 40
Views: 2039

Re: Need al 80's

I don't know if you ever get down to the Oregon coast, but the owner of Doug's Diving in Garibaldi (Tillamook Bay) is selling off a bunch of AL80's for $50 each. I don't know anything about them, just saw that he had his commercial work boat and a bunch of 80's for sale on CL.
by Beefcake
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Newport 3rd Finger 6/17/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Re: Newport 3rd Finger 6/17/2012

Sorry for the late reply; I dove there on 6/5 and saw hundreds of baby jellies. I'm not good at identifying jellies (I've tried to avoid them ever since my first Lion's Mane mustache at Hood Canal), but they were everywhere. our vis was about like yours, and the tide sure changed quickly (no actual ...
by Beefcake
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Next dive trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Next dive trip

I'm dying to dive around the WW2 planes in Truk someday, but the closest I've come so far is a fairly little-known WW2 plane in Maui called the Helldiver. B&B Scuba is the only operator I know of that dives it. It is a trainer plane that crashed during the war and was discovered recently by fish...
by Beefcake
Tue May 29, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Orcas at Orford
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Orcas at Orford

That's awesome! I've always meant to dive that spot, but my last two trips down there were family vacations without dive gear. Last time I was there, the guys coming out said there was a great white right in that little cove.
by Beefcake
Wed May 23, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Sealife
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Sealife

Any idea if this would work with a Sea & Sea camera (dx-750g)? I'm very interested if the fiberoptic cable will install and sync up right. Google hasn't helped me yet.
by Beefcake
Tue May 08, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Yaquina Bay fingers
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: Yaquina Bay fingers

Wow, very nice summary!
by Beefcake
Wed May 02, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Got called an idiot for selling my pony!
Replies: 52
Views: 2920

Re: Got called an idiot for selling my pony!

I don't think you're an idiot, but I'm planning to buy a pony soon. Our visibility in the bays on the Oregon coast is so poor that we often end up "Same Ocean" diving. We try to keep an idea where each other are, but if we separate by more than a few feet to hunt, chase crabs, or look at s...
by Beefcake
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving With Or Without A Weight Belt?
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Re: Diving With Or Without A Weight Belt?

Here's my problem: I have two BPW setups, but I really like the one with a "comfort harness" which doesn't have an easy way to attach weight pockets. If I put all of my weight into the DUI harness (30# when using AL tanks; slightly less with my lp95's), it causes problems for boat dives o...
by Beefcake
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving With Or Without A Weight Belt?
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Re: Diving With Or Without A Weight Belt?

My answer leads to a challenge that I'm facing. I started with a weight belt, but my belly / waist are bigger than my butt, so It fell down a lot. I added shoulder straps to the belt, but they made it exremely hard to ditch if necessary (buckles were under BCD). I later switched to a Black Diamond B...
by Beefcake
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Netarts 14Apr12
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Netarts 14Apr12

Yuk! The tides are not in your favor. I'd plan on an early splash and get out before the outgoing tide cranks up. Something you might consider is to bring a non-diver to let you out at the upper end and drift to where you want out at - I've never done it but know others have. m We've done that on a...
by Beefcake
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Logging dives?
Replies: 66
Views: 4149

Re: Logging dives?

As a newbie (26 now) I am still logging them, recording info on gear as well as events I want to remember later (which might be technical info on weights/trim/etc., or something really cool I saw, or whatever). I always try to get signatures from somebody, just 'cuz. And now I have some actual stic...
by Beefcake
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Netarts 14Apr12
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Netarts 14Apr12

I was there Saturday and the viz looked decent. I was wishing I had my gear with me. There are a few crabs around as well (not a ton, but Netarts doesn't have as much fresh water as the other bays, so they don't all flush to sea with the rains). I don't think I can make the 14th, but I'll get in tou...
by Beefcake
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Re: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling

Nice. Thank you for sharing. I'll have to take a swim at Jetty Lagoon to see what I can see. I bet there's good crabbing there, but I don't know what else is there (depends how deep it is along any rocky areas. The area you call Twin Arch Rocks is what we've always called the Three Graces. I need to...
by Beefcake
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: PNW Spear Fishing Education...
Replies: 67
Views: 13287

Re: PNW Spear Fishing Education...

I'm sitting at work right now wondering how to mount a backup light to the front of my speargun. All you had to do was ask..... Let me know if you really want to do something like this. I'd love too. Maybe it would be possible to have a remote switch that I can activate from near the trigger. I hav...
by Beefcake
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Bat fins, yellow tip Hollis F1's
Replies: 43
Views: 2696

Re: Bat fins, yellow tip Hollis F1's

What's special about yellow tips? Should I go paint mine?
by Beefcake
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Re: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling

Sounds awesome. I'm curious to know where the spot at the mouth of the Columbia is. Me too! I've thought about jumping in along the breakwater inside the Hammond Basin, but I haven't found anywhere else down there that I'd be comfortable diving yet (I've thought about trying a live-boat dive to see...
by Beefcake
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Sea&Sea 750G
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Sea&Sea 750G

Wow. Are you willing to mail it to Portland if I pay shipping?
by Beefcake
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Faber tank working pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Faber tank working pressure

My impression, backed up by threads like this m, is that for the rated volume, you do need to fill to the "plus" pressure (3498). This has been the case for all the tanks I've seen except one. I have a strange Heiser lp140 that is stamped 127cf (which would be correct after expiration of ...
by Beefcake
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Out Lately?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Out Lately?

Wow, no responses on the Oregon page in well over a month... anyone diving? My buddies don't get excited until the lings are easy pickings along the jetties in March / April, but I just want to get wet. The crab must be in Netarts? Please encourage me to service my regs and get ready to dive again. ...
by Beefcake
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Chiton
Replies: 26
Views: 1553

Re: Chiton

Thanks for the thread; I've seen several gumboots in Oregon but didn't know what they were.
by Beefcake
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anybody else jonesing?
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Anybody else jonesing?

Luckily, I don't get home-bound by snow since the bank took away my house on the hill. Unfortunately, I've been dry since Thanksgiving on Maui. Anyone know of any good jobs in Seattle so I can dive more? 20 yrs as a real estate broker, 10 years land development experience, licensed general contracto...
by Beefcake
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: On the Lookout for Greenling...
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: On the Lookout for Greenling...

+1 you cant have a 1. and a 2. and no 3. without it looking like you didnt put forth effort. Its like when you get a breakup letter and she's all like: well, 1. blah 2. blahblah and all I can think is "you should have just used a comma.." This is probably funnier to me than anyone else he...
by Beefcake
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Large 7 MM wetsuits, Zeagle SM BCD w/ regs & console
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Large & XXL 7 MM wetsuits, Zeagle SM BCD w/ regs & conso

bucknaked wrote:Where are you located i am interested in thexxl wet suit.thanks matt

He's in SW Portland / Beaverton area. I've bought fishing gear from him before - good guy.
by Beefcake
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: SS Backplate OMS or Halcyon
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: WTB: SS Backplate OMS or Halcyon

I have both. I'm probably willing to sell the H plate (I've been bouncing back and forth, but I think I've decided to keep the OMS harness system and the Halcyon wing). I can sell the plate alone or complete with webbing, buckles, and H ditchable weight pockets. I also have a spare Dive-rite single...