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by RVbldr
Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole

I've used a Kraken KRL-02 on my old RX100 for years and it did a really nice job. For a $400+ wet lens it seemed to do well.
by RVbldr
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Horseshoe Crab
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Horseshoe Crab

So a couple of were diving just southeast of Duwamish Head on Saturday, and coming back up the slope at about 120’, found a large horseshoe crab shell. We didn’t stop to investigate, but it didn’t have a tail spike, so figured it was just a shell. Like the proverbial transplanted lobsters, would tha...
by RVbldr
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo Parking lot situation
Replies: 17
Views: 5598

Re: Redondo Parking lot situation

Haven't been down to Redondo for evening dives in a while, but are there any updates to parking since last year? I'm assuming that tickets are handed out if we don't have a pass after dusk?
by RVbldr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

No idea what this one is. There's a manufacturer's mark of 3-0-5151, but other than that, no markings. Seams go all the way to the top and there's no lip markings. It's not quite a common milk bottle shape, so thinking maybe condiment jar from '30's-40's?
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by RVbldr
Sun May 09, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

One of the nicest I’ve pulled out at Cove 2 and didn’t require much cleanup.
by RVbldr
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, Saturday AM 1000, ebb tide, possibly best viz in years!
by RVbldr
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

OK, this one has me perplexed. Looks like a shot glass, maybe candle votiv? https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118168741_4290471747694024_3598374603349169270_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=l3T6EeUvT-AAX9AulNk&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=256e9c45c2efb0f91a702ed42...
by RVbldr
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

I was wondering about white vinegar! Sounds like a good plan to try.
by RVbldr
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

So, anyone have any good methods for removing barnacle remnants on bottles/glass/china without damage? They can be scraped off after soaking but that risks scratching the bottle. Thoughts?
by RVbldr
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

Picked this nice semi-round bottomed bottle out in Cove 2 at about 130'. From the lip, it appears to be about 1870ish, but I can't find any info on the marks yet.Image
by RVbldr
Sat May 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, ebb tide, still craptastic down to about 30-35 then opens up to a dark 10-15ish.
by RVbldr
Sun May 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saturday 5/16: Cove 2 0900 on light flood tide - Dive by braille (2-3' max, maybe less) down to about 25-30' then opens up to about 10 - 15' the deeper you go.
by RVbldr
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

Nice little bottle from 110' at Cove 2. Only markings are the 6 "square" 0 3 on the bottom, and due to mold lines, seems to be post 1903? Old corked medicine bottle?
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by RVbldr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Not a good day

Doesn't seem to be a good day for the dive community:
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/diver- ... /981825000
by RVbldr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill
Replies: 14
Views: 3879

Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Judging from the wound just above the right pec fin, we encountered the same shark Sunday evening. Showed for about 20 seconds to check us out, then headed off.
by RVbldr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bottles on Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Bottles on Beach

For newer divers - if you see a smaller scuba bottle on the beach or up against the rocks, please leave it. If it seems to be getting loose from rocks, just prop it back against the rocks or slightly higher on the beach. It is not lost and the diver is most likely nearby!
by RVbldr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

C2, Tuesday night on an small ebb, viz still nice, maybe 15-20'.
by RVbldr
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

C2 - Sunday AM 0700, high tide, and almost empty parking lot. Fairly epic! Maybe 30'+ down to below the logs, then got a bit cloudier as we got deeper. Still had daylight down to 145+'. Also seemed to be agreeable with the Lion's Manes, had three really large jellies between the deep logs and the bo...
by RVbldr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/27 Cove 2, bottom of ebb tide. Maybe 5-8' viz all the way down to 75', then opened up to maybe 10-15' at the logs. With the overcast, even Honey Bear was a bit on the dark side.
by RVbldr
Sun May 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found - Dive Light Cove 2.
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Found - Dive Light Cove 2.

Let me know what it is and we'll work the return to owner.
by RVbldr
Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528673

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 5 May, Sunday AM 0900, steep ebb tide. Shallows <45' 4-6', then opened up to about 10-15' all the way down to 120'.
by RVbldr
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found - Computer at Cove 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Found - Computer at Cove 2

If you lost a computer at Cove 2, shoot me a PM and identify it and I'll get it back to you.
by RVbldr
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Love the post with the coffee cup filled with coffee. I have the espresso cup from the same ship possibly. Here are some treasures from sitka.
Nice collection from the shipping lines! I see the old logo on the plate as well.
by RVbldr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 4219

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

Lots of good advice here. Just to add to the list, I use an OMS 4.5 lb stainless plate and a HOG wing for PNW cold water diving, but take the same rig to warm water. It's a couple pounds heavier, but I can still get all my gear in the bag without excess baggage fees, and previously used the same pla...
by RVbldr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 124540

Re: The Bottle Thread

[/quote]Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.[/quote]

It was! First coffee that cup has seen in close to 90 years possibly! :-)
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