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by Dmitchell
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anybody recognize these tanks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Anybody recognize these tanks?

That AL 80 is old there was some issue with those tanks I can't remember exactly what it was, something to do with the neck markings and the Hydro shop was supposed to correct it. Anything could be stolen but those look like they've been around awhile and somebody just doesn't know what they have.
by Dmitchell
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: RAW photos. What is the point?
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: RAW photos. What is the point?

Lightroom is $149 it's not unaffordable. I haven touched Elements in about 6 versions.
by Dmitchell
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: RAW photos. What is the point?
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: RAW photos. What is the point?

I tend to agree with the above. Part of dealing with RAW images is having the right software which I suspect some if not most people are hesitant to spend the money on. Lightroom is a great package and allows you to work with the RAW images without actually making changes to the original file, you c...
by Dmitchell
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ethical question for the board
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

Re: Ethical question for the board

Because Dave didn't tell anyone to $#$#@ Off and act like an ass? nor did he take it from one of the most popular dive sites in a city of several million. While I wouldn't eat it, Dave did not break any law taking the Nudi. No different from posting a picture of himself sitting next to a dead deer w...
by Dmitchell
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Nikonos-V
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Nikonos-V

Um yea, the V was new to the market when I learned to dive. Now it's RETRO!

Principles of photography haven't changed - If you know how to use a DSLR then the settings on the V will be the same
by Dmitchell
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Sitka AK February trip who's in??
Replies: 120
Views: 20284

Re: Sitka AK February trip who's in??

I've seen some really cool stuff done with just the logo parts of those broken dishes.
by Dmitchell
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alaska trip 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3358

Re: Alaska trip 2013

Tom Nic wrote:
Dmitchell wrote:When is this?


Target time for Bassman and myself is Jan 29 to Feb 2.

One or two more are joining us I believe, and a few may stay longer than Feb 2.


Hmmm Looking at the ferry schedule, I could consider those dates....
by Dmitchell
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alaska trip 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3358

Re: Alaska trip 2013

When is this?
by Dmitchell
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local Drysuit Mods
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Local Drysuit Mods

On another note, - You can't use a sealant (aquaseal) to do the work of an adhesive (contact cement, seal cement, etc). That is part of the problem, TLS is tough to glue to but properly cleaned, we've had good luck using seal cement on DUI pockets to TLS, you just have to do the multiple glue coats ...
by Dmitchell
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank rack for a small boat
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Tank rack for a small boat

I had roll control on my Hewescraft. If you are using the same size tanks all the time then they are ok. If you swap tank sizes, put the BC's on the tanks beforehand, dive doubles, etc, then they aren't so great. I'll admit that where I had them mounted was a little low but with the boat design ther...
by Dmitchell
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Sitka AK February trip who's in??
Replies: 120
Views: 20284

Re: Sitka AK February trip who's in??

That pictures' like a month old! or your date is off on your camera. It's snowing in Juneau!
by Dmitchell
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cuke diving 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2306

Re: Cuke diving 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know - http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?ad ... eacucumber

Reality show? aren't you guys tired of Alaska yet?
by Dmitchell
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Compressor Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Compressor Question

The last compressor I shipped up (mine) was $200 to Seattle and about $75 to Juneau on AML. So $275 isn't bad when the rest of the world pays $200. I would make every effort to stay away from the little guys. ~$3500 but you only get like 18 hours on a $65 filter. 18 x 3.5 cfm = 3780 cubic feet. Roun...
by Dmitchell
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SM, SCR, and CCR questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: SM, SCR, and CCR questions...

The low End KISS CCR’s seem an entry’ish level CCR? . Careful with statements like that when you don't know what you are talking about (yet). My KISS will go about anywhere that the rest of the units out there will go. There's no such thing as an entry level CCR they are all expensive and you buy t...
by Dmitchell
Tue May 22, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Time for a quick trip to Alaska!
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Time for a quick trip to Alaska!

Because the boat is in State waters, not International waters and because I believe there was an insurance payout on this so the insurance company holds the rights to the boat even 100 years later.
by Dmitchell
Tue May 22, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Time for a quick trip to Alaska!
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Time for a quick trip to Alaska!

If it was at 175' I would have been there done that. It's at 365' and in a 4-way channel that screams with current. Trust me, it's on the bucket list. Oh and yea, I'm sitting 10 miles from it right now. According to someone that was on Jayne's previous failed expedition, the remaining section of the...
by Dmitchell
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What did you pick up on your last dive?
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: What did you pick up on your last dive?

Haven't dove since Feb, Skiing has taken precedence. But the last time I did dive I removed this nasty thing.
by Dmitchell
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Compressor rebuilds
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Compressor rebuilds

Do some searching, there was a site out of Thailand or somewhere with rebuild manuals. They aren't complicated and the cost to have someone else go through them plus freight will certainly be more than they are worth. For parts - compressor-parts.com Be prepared for sticker shock on the prices for s...
by Dmitchell
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Whats your worst diving mistake,and can you admit it? - NHZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

Re: Whats your worst diving mistake,and can you admit it?

24 years of diving, I have tons of them. The worst was probably getting lost under the ice in the harbor a couple years ago. Was working on a leaking water line and the only opening for 100 yards was where the water was leaking. Then there was the time I got hung up in the seine net again by myself....
by Dmitchell
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Bungy Speed Laces
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Bungy Speed Laces

Been doing this with rockboots for years. The only problem that I've had is eventually, the bungee will chaff through the loops. Good news is that you can lose 2-3 loops and it's not a big deal. I usually wear out the boots long before I totally kill the loops.
by Dmitchell
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Gear Streamline Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: Gear Streamline Suggestions

I would disagree about transmitters freaking out and failing "all the time" . It's actually IMO very rare that a transmitter has a problem. But I'm not looking to push you that route. Generally, if you have a "Hog or DIR or whatever" length HP hose it is the appropriate length to...
by Dmitchell
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Gloves new Source?
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Dry Gloves new Source?

Raydar wrote:What's wrong with the Atlas gloves from Fisheries Supply? Can get them for a little over $3 a pair.


I believe that they are using Viking rings so the gloves need to be rubber inside and out and "snappy" to seal. Atlas are cloth lined and won't seal around the ring.
by Dmitchell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive shop recommendation please
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Re: Dive shop recommendation please

With the commercial fishing and all, I think Sitka has more divers than Juneau does even though Juneau is like 5X as big. Herb - Told my wife that I volunteered her, at first she thought I was putting her back into the repair business and she was about to kill me. When I explained her role was to te...
by Dmitchell
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive shop recommendation please
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Re: Dive shop recommendation please

Having DUI install zip seals is going to cost $293 plus the standard test and eval fee - $77 and least $50 each way in freight. So $470. Replacement Zip necks are $138 Replacement glue on necks are about $30 and a little labor/glue. Zip seals aren't IMO his best option. They are stupid expensive and...
by Dmitchell
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive shop recommendation please
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Re: Dive shop recommendation please

Given the price of replacement zip seal parts and the cost for the tools to do you own seals and how easy it really is. I would stay with regular latex and get your group over there to invest the $100 or less for the parts/tools. Having been a DUI dealer, I never saw the value in zip seals even at w...