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by kr2y5
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: What conditions can we expect from the Clay Wall tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: What conditions can we expect from the Clay Wall tomorrow

My bad, in my ignorance I assumed that reference is unambiguous. We were considering to go to Mukilteo tomorrow. A concern was raised about runoff.
by kr2y5
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who's your favorite ear doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Who's your favorite ear doctor

Thanks, Fritz!
by kr2y5
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Recreational chamber ride?
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: Recreational chamber ride?

Ah, then maybe not worth it, thanks. I don't remember when/where I originally heard about it, that was before I moved to Seattle, so I didn't register. But, this article below seems to ring a bell, and a quick web search seems to suggest some chamber rides were being done in Vancouver, BC even this ...
by kr2y5
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Recreational chamber ride?
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Recreational chamber ride?

I once heard that somewhere in Vancouver, group rides were being offered (or maybe it was just a one-off) that allowed healthy, unbent divers to experience the real thing for educational purposes. I always meant to find out more, mostly because I thought it might be a good opportunity to experience ...
by kr2y5
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who's your favorite ear doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Who's your favorite ear doctor

Thanks. I also suspect some sort of undiagnosed allergy/inflammation, although I do not feel at all congested. I don't have any symptoms distinct from what I've had over the past 5 years, and it doesn't seem like I'm doing anything differently. I moved to PNW a year ago, and I've started diving 10 t...
by kr2y5
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who's your favorite ear doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Who's your favorite ear doctor

Thanks, Fritz. What's wrong: left ear "locks up" and does not equalize, usual techniques ineffective (right ear works like a swiss watch). Sudafed (proper), saline sprays, nasonex all ineffective. Left has always been worse, but the problems with it very much intensified in the past 1-2 mo...
by kr2y5
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who's your favorite ear doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Who's your favorite ear doctor

in the Seattle area?
by kr2y5
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where did the Honey Bear come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Where did the Honey Bear come from?

A part of it, at least... I suppose we won't know more today than we knew in 2009... I presume it's more than 30 years old, since otherwise someone would have remembered more details? Anyhow, what a romantic story! A hot rod from Anacortes that broke out of its leash and set out on a journey south i...
by kr2y5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where did the Honey Bear come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Where did the Honey Bear come from?

How long has it been around? Who named it? I always wondered...
by kr2y5
Thu May 14, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 5.13
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Keystone 5.13

Incredible photos, as always!
by kr2y5
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?

If the inflate valve has failed you will blow water into the suit every time you use it. Replacing the orings can fix it (there are 2) but sometimes the innards get scratched and then you are stuck replacing it. Never ever buy an apeks, they suck just as bad as their exhaust valves. Get a sitec. Ro...
by kr2y5
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?

Thanks, guys! Lynne, this would be great, actually, thank you.
by kr2y5
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?

Is the wetness all over? Or one arm/leg and not the other? The fusion's I have seen have generally lots of condensation inside. Hmmm... since I bought it, there has always been wetness on the left arm (*). In addition, though, I seem to have some dampness that I did not remember having in the past....
by kr2y5
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Review, New Book, "Shore Diving Near Seattle"
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Review, New Book, "Shore Diving Near Seattle"

Anyone have a copy of this book, and willing to sell? Seems hard to get otherwise...
by kr2y5
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?

Despite replacing the inflator valve, and cleaning the dump valve, I'm still getting damp inside, and it seems to be getting worse. I'm starting to hate my Fusion. I've done the DUI test that involves turning the suit inside-out ( m ), several times actually, including just this afternoon. Each time...
by kr2y5
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dump valve woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1764

Re: Dump valve woes.

This is truly a scuba heaven, with so much great advice for any question one might ask. Thank you. You guys are the best.
by kr2y5
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dump valve woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1764

Re: Dump valve woes.

Thanks. Is SiTech actually better, or is that an old wives' tale?
by kr2y5
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dump valve woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1764

Dump valve woes.

My left drysuit arm has been getting a little wet since when I bought the suit (Fusion). I used to keep it a few clicks closed, but the suit still seems to be getting wet. More so recently. Not condensation. Another inside-out bathtub leak check came out negative. Time to get a closer look at that d...
by kr2y5
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dives do you get out of your argon cylinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: How many dives do you get out of your argon cylinder?

Thanks, everyone! That's just what I was thinking... to start getting used to dedicated 6 cuft inflation bottle for when I will eventually need it, but to not bother with argon yet and just top off from my doubles. Sounds like a fairly common practice.
by kr2y5
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Crew - 3/5
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Thursday Night Crew - 3/5

It has been a while since I dove with you, I would like to join.
by kr2y5
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dives do you get out of your argon cylinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

How many dives do you get out of your argon cylinder?

What sort of cylinder? Actual fill pressure? Do you trans-fill from another tank? Top off with air, or just use air? Do you use it for every dive?
by kr2y5
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Light advice
Replies: 31
Views: 3108

Re: Light advice

The LM LED is a fine light, as are pretty much all of that general canister type ilk (Halcyon Focus, EOS, HID, Etc..). If your reason for wanting to get a different light is to go light cord-less or smaller light head or whatever, then go for it, but if you are looking to choose something different...