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by Matt S.
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Went to Eight today. What a nice place! They had some righteous gear and the staff was very friendly.
by Matt S.
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

If I do buy replacements, that is an option! I have to decide where to draw the line on hobbies that require fiddly tools and parts stashes though... I already have several!
by Matt S.
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

If I have to. The Dive Rites not being servicable locally is a pain, but they are good regs that haven't given us any problems. The devil you know, right?
by Matt S.
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Well bad news, good news... Bad news: Don doesn't do Dive Rite any more. He says there are few users around here nowadays, and so parts are hard to get. Good news: Don is super nice , we chatted for 15 minutes, and he's going to call a couple people to see if anyone he knows still does them. He is c...
by Matt S.
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Thanks Calvin!

I'll send the regs to Don for sure and pick one of 8 Diving or UWS for the suits. UWS is closer but it might be nice to check out a new shop too!
by Matt S.
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Thanks guys. The regs are Dive Rite, the suits are Pinnacle and a Whites Fusion--not exactly new, but the newer kind which does have replaceable seals.
by Matt S.
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Hi guys, Embarrassing how long it has been since we got wet, and I need to get our gear serviced. That includes some suit seals. I am on the east side but will go wherever for the best service. I would appreciate recommendations--I am currently not just out of the loop, but so far from the loop that...
by Matt S.
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

Scuba is not my most expensive hobby but that is only because I also collect pinball machines. :)
by Matt S.
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry too long -- where to get gear serviced on the east side?
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Been dry too long -- where to get gear serviced on the east side?

I am embarrassed to admit how long it has been since I have been wet, or even been here! Before I dare even get into a puddle to do drills, I need to get my gear serviced, though. Besides needing regulator maintenance, I also need to get some seals replaced on my suit. Cylinders need a vis for sure ...
by Matt S.
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 14285

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

Lynne continually impressed me with the way she mentored new divers, and that includes my one outing with her long ago. I am sure we have a lot more smart, safe divers out there thanks to her efforts. That's a good legacy for anyone. And seriously, have you ever met a nicer person, either in the fle...
by Matt S.
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Found a heavy-duty sewing gadget
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Found a heavy-duty sewing gadget

I stumbled across an $18 tool which seems like it could handle sewing heavy nylon webbing, thought someone might be interested:

http://www.ahh.biz/sewing_tools/heavy-d ... sories.php

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by Matt S.
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's size L, $120
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: FS: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's size L,

I could not edit the subject or delete the post--reduced to $100. If a mod comes by, can you delete this thread?
by Matt S.
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: REDUCED: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's L, $100
Replies: 0
Views: 322

REDUCED: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's L, $100

Jen used this Bare suit for about 20 dives before upgrading to a drysuit. It has been stored inside since, and is in excellent condition. I can't find a size chart, but she's 5' 9" and it fit her well. Asking $100 now. We're in Woodinville. Come try it on! http://i.imgur.com/qYC5pDw.jpg
by Matt S.
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's size L, $120
Replies: 1
Views: 557

FS: Bare 7mm Supra Farmer John wetsuit, women's size L, $120

Jen used this Bare suit for about 20 dives before upgrading to a drysuit. It has been stored inside since, and is in excellent condition. I can't find a size chart, but she's 5' 9" and it fit her well. Asking $120. We're in Woodinville. Come try it on! http://i.imgur.com/qYC5pDw.jpg
by Matt S.
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fukushima theory gaining traction?
Replies: 49
Views: 5449

Re: Fukushima theory gaining traction?

You couldn't cover up something like our West Coast getting blasted by radiation. There are countless people with the scientific training and equipment needed to show if that was happening. When a university, for example, shows results that other institutes can reproduce, then we have something to d...
by Matt S.
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 52868

Re: Sea star die-off

LCF wrote:We saw several healthy-appearing ochre stars at Cove 2 yesterday, but not a single sunflower star. Not one. :(


That is unbelievable... Wow.
by Matt S.
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: Florida diving accident

I have seen a lot of comments about his certification status, which may or may not be pertinent. I don't think that anyone would argue that a certification is the only way to learn something. But the discussion needs to be around best practices. The very nuanced tap-dancing around how you may possi...
by Matt S.
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 52868

Re: Sea star die-off

A Solaster stimpsoni by itself in a separate tank (but on the same system) died from it, so it's apparently waterborne. If I had a university marine invert lab, I'd try keeping a specimen in water from the afflicted system--but I'd cook the water with a UV sterilizer first. If UV keeps the disease ...
by Matt S.
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Underwater GPS
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Underwater GPS

Yeah, not thrilling.

Too bad Navimate looks like it'll never happen. That would be a heck of a cool gadget.
by Matt S.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Lighting Options for Camera (non video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Lighting Options for Camera (non video)

You can take some decent pics without an external strobe but it's a real challenge. You get fewer keepers and you also just can't take certain kinds of pictures. So, if you're committed to the idea of having a nice rig sooner or later, investing in a strobe is a good idea. I have only used Sea&S...
by Matt S.
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NWDI Closing (Bellevue)
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: NWDI Closing (Bellevue)

A scuba shop on NE 8th in Bellevue? I must have driven past it a thousand times. I had no idea this place existed. It's easier to get to than UWS Bellevue, I would have tried this place for fills if I knew about it.
by Matt S.
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 831
Views: 101890

Re: Craigslist deals

I decided to get the Whites deal, but Jen and I both need new thermals. We have one ebay fleece suit between us and a motley collection of other layers that only sort of work. She dives a Fusion, and doesn't have problems getting cold normally, so the Thermal Fusion will probably work well for her. ...