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by nwbobber
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Schrader valve cores
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Schrader valve cores

I don't know if this is important in your application, but schrader cores are made with different compounds in their sealing gaskets, different flow rates etc. In my previous life we had to use the manufacturers replacement to make things work right. I wouldn't think flow rate would be a big deal, a...
by nwbobber
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Where does everyone else practice simple skills?
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: Where does everyone else practice simple skills?

Richard are you talking about the pool in Olympia? How does one arrange to use that pool. We are making our first warm water trip this spring, and I wanted to play with bouyancy stuff before we go. I'm not going to try my 2.5 mil wetsuit at Sund rock, I won't do it!
by nwbobber
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Hood Canal rain/flood watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: Hood Canal rain/flood watch?

Sometimes, when you cross the river heading north towards hoodsport the river is high and muddy, and I have said to myself it will be terrible. And it is, in the layer of fresh water on the top 20 feet, but a lot (most) of times it opens up under that, although you need a light, it will be dark down...
by nwbobber
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Redondo post-dive eating options
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Redondo post-dive eating options

+1 for Wally's, you want a 1 piece if your going for the fish and chips, unless you are really hungry. Unfortunately, I have developed a wheat intolerance, and I will be giving the Thai place a shot. Thank's Lynn!
by nwbobber
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Just out for a morning cast.
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

:eek: I will never pee along the roadside again... ever.
by nwbobber
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Monterey Info?
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: Monterey Info?

You used to be able to reserve dive days on the Point Lobos website. It would be worth checking. There is an awful lot of good diving there, and some of the best shore diving I have ever done. Are you taking the boat?
by nwbobber
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone deep fry a turkey?
Replies: 26
Views: 2767

Re: Anyone deep fry a turkey?

The only time I ever did this, my bird turned out-breast perfect-delicious, legs and thighs way overdone, wings crispy cinderlike crunchy things. I never did it again as I don't like to waste anything. If I was to do it again, it would be cut up so I could get everything cooked just right.
by nwbobber
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

I definitely wouldn't worry about pvc buried 24 inches. I have about 1400 feet of it buried 18 inches. I installed yard hydrants, which drain themselves when you turn them off, and that is all I do. Never had any problem, the buried pipe does not freeze. We used to have animals, so every three or fo...
by nwbobber
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Just moved to Vancouver Island
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Just moved to Vancouver Island

Welcome Not too many members here from up on the Island. (we need to do something about that)I was born up there, moved to the states when I was 8, but still have friends up there, and visit now and again. I will definitely look you up when we next head up. All the diving I have done up there was on...
by nwbobber
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

You could blow this out orally enough to ensure no problems. Water freeing in pipes will do no harm as long as there is room for the expansion. Problems usually happen when it freezes in two places and then as the middle freezes and expands it has to break something. If you have a simple straight pi...
by nwbobber
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath
Replies: 35
Views: 3019

Re: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath

This is an interesting subject. I keep hearing about the water bath causing water problems inside the tank. This could only happen if there were water somewhere on the whip or the valve before the whip was pressurized, otherwise the pressure differential would keep the water at bay. Can the higher t...
by nwbobber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General Info
Topic: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic
Replies: 19
Views: 3314

Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Tom, we've never met, and I hope we do. You have been a valuable asset to this community, and I believe your wisdom, and encouragement to the members here, whether new divers, or members who needed some help to remember to be kind to our sisters and brothers, has been a great part of why this forum ...
by nwbobber
Tue May 28, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: How to get good visibility?
Replies: 15
Views: 2486

Re: How to get good visibility?

In the summer, I like to try after several days of overcast. No or light rain. Sometimes I get lucky. If its crap stay close to your buddy, move slow and enjoy the small critters.
by nwbobber
Sun May 12, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Lost FlyRod in Clear Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Lost FlyRod in Clear Lake

Which Clear Lake?
by nwbobber
Fri May 10, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: 21 watt HID
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: 21 watt HID

Or just take the plunge and get a BPW. I don't think you would regret it. That is a nice light, you should use it.
by nwbobber
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anderson cooper more daring than i?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Maybe not prey, but are they territorial? I think I'll wait and see. They have been known to wait at known river crossings for prey including people, so their feeding behavior can be modified by environmental changes. I don't want any part of teaching them how yummy divers are!
by nwbobber
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 11442

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

It seems to me that what he said was that if someone tried to take his reg, or tried to jump him for it, on a deep dive that he would fight you. This to me is not unreasonable. At the depths he is talking about this divers training has failed, he has slipped into panic, and is a huge risk that must ...
by nwbobber
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The end of my diving career
Replies: 42
Views: 5443

Re: The end of my diving career

John, I am sorry to hear that you have had to make the decision we must all face at some time. I want to thank you for the kind, and wise words you have shared with me, on the board and in person. You have a wisdom that doesn't just come with age, your character has shaped that wisdom. The careful i...
by nwbobber
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Words of wisdom.
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Words of wisdom.

Thanks for sharing that. There is a lot to learn there.
by nwbobber
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In the hunt for "Ear Muffs"
Replies: 20
Views: 1405

Re: In the hunt for "Ear Muffs"

These
http://www.peltor.com/peltor.com/non_de ... um=H10A001
I used them at work, they were the best I could find. I think less than 30 bucks.
by nwbobber
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tax Time Is Coming, Where Is Your Information?
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: Tax Time Is Coming, Where Is Your Information?

I take mine to a CPA also. While I used to be quite adamant about doing them myself, a friend twisted my arm till I said uncle, and I gave the CPA a try. I can tell you, if your taxes are anything more than simple, the pros will save you money. I am quite sure the guy I hired IS the guy who handles ...
by nwbobber
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hollis F-1's at Cove 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Hollis F-1's at Cove 1

I love these stories. What a great community we have.
by nwbobber
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas Puget Sound divers
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: General banter about diving and why we love it.

When will we get to hear you sing this? Nice job btw.
by nwbobber
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Westport diving.......
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Westport diving.......

Never tried it myself, I have a neighbor who used to do some crabbing and spearing along the jetty. He has a great story about the ebb tide there. I don't think his wife will let him dive there anymore.
by nwbobber
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SCUBA Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: SCUBA Progress

How is your upper body strength? Maybe diving from a RIB would be a possibility? I find them easier to get into than (most) ladders anyway.

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