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by airsix
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Canister light warning
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: Canister light warning

The first thing I thought of when I saw the extruded ring was that I wished I'd built it with double o-rings like Jake did.
by airsix
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Canister light warning
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Canister light warning

Like the Darwin Award, apparently we need a Boyle Award because I had the dumb. This weekend I assembled my canister light the night before my dives. This was done indoors at an ambient temp of 73F. The canister light and other gear then spent several hours in the trunk of my car in blazing sun and ...
by airsix
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SK-7 Sticking
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: SK-7 Sticking

I had a new one that would lock up at temps below 40F. No leaks, no bubbles. Once it warmed up it functioned again. Found out this is a defect some others have experienced in cold climates. It's a problem with the plastic case, not the oil. Ran across a group of Scandinavians who won't use them anym...
by airsix
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??
Replies: 36
Views: 6181

Re: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??

I'm pretty sure I talked to someone 15-20 years ago who's dived it and said there were only foundations and a bit of rubble. I could be wrong, but that's what I seem to remember.
by airsix
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bob goes to Africa
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Bob goes to Africa

Bob, thank you very much for this thread!
by airsix
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shooters
Replies: 51
Views: 3031

Re: Shooters

:popcorn:

Interesting thread. Most of you have confirmed my suspicions, but a few of you have surprised me.
by airsix
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Non-Scuba Related...
Replies: 25
Views: 1322

Re: Non-Scuba Related...

Kieth, may you and your loved ones have peace and comfort.
by airsix
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me
Replies: 79
Views: 4006

Re: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me

So every time I'm tired is because of a "poor ascent"? Really? Come on Ben... Hi Tom I'm sorry I came off that way. I didn't mean to imply there was anything wrong with your ascents. Everybody was chatting about mixes and I just meant to say a high-oxygen mix isn't a substitute for a nice...
by airsix
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me
Replies: 79
Views: 4006

Re: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me

A poor ascent is going to make you tired regardless of gas selection. The fatigue is from poorly managed offgassing. Nitrox helps that. An ascent like Jake describes helps that. Combine the two and you should feel more rested after the dive than before. I used to do 60fpm ascents with no stop becaus...
by airsix
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bucknaked and Friends
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Bucknaked and Friends

Great pictures!
Also, this thread comes up on my phone as "Bucknaked and friends: Great nudie shots" LOL
by airsix
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 1st Annual NWDC Gift Exchange
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: 1st Annual NWDC Gift Exchange

I'm in. Edit: No. Wait. Shoot. I did it backwards. I wanted to give Joe a gift. I owe him for that time I talked him into sleeping in an airport. So who's up next? You get Joe's gift. LOL Edit2: Sweet! I get Mike Z. I should totally just give him his uncle's broken can-light that's on my kitchen cou...
by airsix
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Video editing software?
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: Video editing software?

Adobe Premiere Elements is my recommendation. It is both affordable and produces excellent output quality. My prior experience with video editing software was that those two were mutually exclusive.

Ben
by airsix
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where to get Helium?
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: Where to get Helium?

Sounder and I were filling a giant bag with hydrogen ($0.06/ft^3) on Saturday and ruminating on what a great tri-mix filler gas it would be if it weren't so darn explosive. Oh well.
by airsix
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anybody here good at physics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Anybody here good at physics?

Great responses by Magoi and Lamont - better than I could have articulated. I will add one thought that I hope will help make these concepts seem more logical if they don't already. When you are immersed in any fluid which itself is not accelerating (be it air, water, etc.) your felt-velocity, if an...
by airsix
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Blue Fire and Green Glow
Replies: 25
Views: 2002

Re: Blue Fire and Green Glow

The blue biolume really is cool. I did a Redondo night dive with Sounder recently and it was coming out the back of the scooter like a rocket with a blue flame. It was awesome.
by airsix
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Risky Behavior
Replies: 26
Views: 1862

Re: Risky Behavior

Magoi wrote:Quality of life is worth some risks.


So true. I'd say there is no value in anything without some measure of risk. In fact, it's quite proportional. Risk nothing, get nothing. Applies to everything from hobbies to love.
by airsix
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help
Replies: 31
Views: 2326

Re: Help

You can build/buy a lithium 11.4v 9ah pack that's under 2" in diameter and about 9 inches long. Not big at all. i been doing some reading on lithium battery packs they need a battery protection circuit that prevents you from over-discharging the battery. Over-discharging will damage the batter...
by airsix
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truck advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Truck advice

I'm with Brian. A properly installed time-sert is stronger than the original tapped hole. A good machinist ought to be able to TIG repair the hole if it's stripped out and re-drill/tap for the proper insert.
by airsix
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A New Chapter Begins
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: A New Chapter Begins

Glad to hear your good news! Best wishes for many more years of adventure.

Ben
by airsix
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Finally got to swim with a shark
Replies: 37
Views: 3083

Re: Finally got to swim with a shark

Awesome! Sixgills, now in fun-size!
by airsix
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: the PERFECT dive mobile!
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: the PERFECT dive mobile!

KILL IT WITH FIRE!
by airsix
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: great white attacks kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: great white attacks kayak

scottsax wrote:
blackwater wrote:/rant (sorry)


Well, I for one liked your rant. :thumb3d:
by airsix
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help
Replies: 31
Views: 2326

Re: Help

You can build/buy a lithium 11.4v 9ah pack that's under 2" in diameter and about 9 inches long. Not big at all.
by airsix
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Recharge When?
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Recharge When?

I'd encourage you to develop specific practices for different chemistries. You cannot create a universal battery policy that works equally well with all types. For example, your statement about storage charge/self-discharge. I have lithium rechargeables that will loose less than 10% of their charge ...