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by loanwolf
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Future of Mukilteo Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 2101

Re: Future of Mukilteo Diving

Rockfish wrote:One other thing I noticed in lookinig at the PDF is that there are a lot of "potential" things that they might do. Nothing appears to be firm.

Mike


If they don't get the 5 acres then the whole plan is out the window.
by loanwolf
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine surveyor
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Marine surveyor

Mateo1147 wrote:Not commercial but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a yacht. Wooden hull from 1944, 44' oal, ex navy boat.


Global will do everything, probably your best bet. give them a call and they should be able to give you a quote as well. they are in Lake Stevens.
by loanwolf
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine surveyor
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Marine surveyor

for a yacht or commercial vessel?

Global is the nearest and one of the best in the area.
by loanwolf
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clallam Bay diving ?
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Clallam Bay diving ?

There is not structure like that in the bay. They are most likely talking about the area to the south east of sail rock. But it is still a good scooter dive.

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/18460.pdf
by loanwolf
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Not too late to swim with kokanee
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: Not too late to swim with kokanee

Have you guys dove Waldo?

If so has it cleared up from the fire a few years ago?
by loanwolf
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: I got bent (NHZ)
Replies: 52
Views: 8238

Re: I got bent (NHZ)

Was letting go of the ascent line to prevent the yoyo stop not an option? I have a strap for ascent line rest stops in high surge areas like Neah Bay. It's about 10 feet long and clips to me and to the ascent line. In the open ocean when we have high surge our last stop is at 30' to stay out of the...
by loanwolf
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deco Diving
Replies: 28
Views: 2219

Re: Deco Diving

The Navy Dive manual is a interesting place to read up on some of that as well.


http://www.usu.edu/scuba/navy_manual6.pdf
by loanwolf
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New scooter
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: New scooter

That is friging cool. nice post.
by loanwolf
Thu May 16, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Always analyze your gas!
Replies: 23
Views: 2679

Re: Always analyze your gas!

We had a tech instructor die recently in Florida on the Hydro Atlantic. I have not seen the official report, but the word is, he had his shop he works at fill the tanks with air. Problem was, somehow, that air turned into 36 percent. He convulsed at approx 165 feet and died shortly thereafter at th...
by loanwolf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 4775

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

This is totally false. I even asked and verified with the company that I get my "welding gas" from. They confirmed that they totally vacuum out all incoming tanks prior to filling them. Do you have any idea of the liability of a company selling a bottle of O2 to a welder that was half ful...
by loanwolf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 4775

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

remember, UHP is "laboratory" quality helium.. meaning you pay laboratory prices.. the regular helium and UHP goes through the exact same process here locally.. the only difference is that they claim to pull a vacuum before the transfer the UHP helium.. they actually do that anyways with ...
by loanwolf
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 4775

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

There is a welding blend of 25% CO2 / 75% argon - but they don't put helium in that. Their are lots of different blends that even include krypton, xenon, and radon depending on what you are working with. and then many welders themselves use different blends to do the same work. All depends on how t...
by loanwolf
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 4775

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

remember, UHP is "laboratory" quality helium.. meaning you pay laboratory prices.. the regular helium and UHP goes through the exact same process here locally.. the only difference is that they claim to pull a vacuum before the transfer the UHP helium.. they actually do that anyways with ...
by loanwolf
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

Ahh! That may be why in 50 years of looking at welding cylinders I've never seen a VIP sticker. Thanks. Welding tanks like bank tanks do not get immersed so they do not need inspected yearly. The heavy lift ROV has 2 HP bank tanks on it and they have to be VIP'd every year. They are the same tanks ...
by loanwolf
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

Most people forget that there's no license anywhere or rules that say you have to VIP anything. It's a self regulating bit of the dive industry that may or may not be complete BS. You should make up your own opinions when you've had enough experience to form one. That said, the industry likes to se...
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

Certifications to VIP classes are not required to be accepted by anyone. Its the shop's compressor and they are perfectly within their rights to refuse to fill tanks VIPed or hydroed by anyone they decide. There's no requirement in law prohibiting tank or VIP discrimination. There are no "accr...
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

It is a great class damn well worth taking.
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

Good question as Evergreen Dive Services wont honor VIPS from AAA in everett. Although they have the stickers and are licensed visual inspectors Evergreen says "they dont VIP for "SCUBA" so we will not honor those, or fill after they VIP them. Really? they are certified so buy all ri...
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: Tank inspection classes

What I've wondered, is how do you get your tanks filled at shops after you've done the VIP? Why should they believe you? How are they going to know you know what you are doing? You are given a certification and inspectors number that is recognized buy the DOT that you have to put on each VIP decal ...
by loanwolf
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Regulator questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Regulator questions

for the cost of a HOG and since it sounds like you are happy with them I would just get a some more to use on your stage bottles. Take a equipment class you will be surprised at just how easy rebuilding regulators is. Tools will cost you less than $200 from Scuba Tools, you can get a parts cleaner f...
by loanwolf
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Shearwater Predator For Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Shearwater Predator For Sale

spatman wrote:You're killing me selling off all this great gear I can't afford!


I am sure John will do credit for you :tomnic:
by loanwolf
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: For you cavers...
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

Re: For you cavers...

The link Spatman put in is a link to a thread about Copper Bell Mine above Reider Pit here in Washington. The road is still open and yes you need a good 4x4 or quads.
by loanwolf
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SK-7 Sticking
Replies: 16
Views: 1937

Re: SK-7 Sticking

sounds like it has come off the gimbal pin. if you bang them around hard that will happen. You can try to take it apart and put it back on and refill it. More than likely the socket is going to be cracked or have a piece broken off of it so may not be fixable.
by loanwolf
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: semi-dry review?
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: semi-dry review?

Pinnacle makes some good suits that you can get pockets on in 3,5,7 mm.
by loanwolf
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pee valve replacement tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 1270

Re: Pee valve replacement tubing

Cool

Some friends and myself have had issues before. Sometimes the cathador will hold the urethra open so water can get in is what we have had happen. Glad to here you have not had that unpleasantness yet.