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by 60south
Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 822
Views: 93527

Re: Craigslist deals

I'm still looking around for an inflatable boat. Found this...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/ ... 15164.html

Wait, what? The HO SQUAD?

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by 60south
Wed May 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Here are a couple recent finds from the sound.


Nice finds! I especially like the Macy & Co. drug bottle.
by 60south
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 273
Views: 48100

Re: Sea star die-off

Diving Townsend Bay yesterday, I was very pleased to see three young sunflower stars (Pycnopodia). No really big adults, but these smaller ones looked healthy.
by 60south
Wed May 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

ohopdiver wrote:How old is it?


Molded but with an applied neck... Probably 1890's - 1910's era, rough guess. Hard to say definitively without embossing.
by 60south
Mon May 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

Oooo, nice, clean. Not sand-blasted like most of the ones we find in the ocean.
by 60south
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

The latest find from Port Townsend. Not as old as I first thought, but old enough to be Edwardian...

"By Appointment to His Majesty the King"

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by 60south
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands

Great photos! I just returned from diving the Similans, Richelieu, and Koh Phi Phi last week with the Manta 8 liveaboard; you beat me to the Thailand review! Sadly, my review is not so positive. Background: I dove the same areas 23 years ago so I was interested in seeing what has changed since then....
by 60south
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

As some NWDC members know, I have a long association with the US Antarctic Program (USAP). Something that comes up almost every year is a National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation for artists and writers. It's highly competitive, and applicants should be able to show a body of public work that ...
by 60south
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Recent finds...


Wow, that's amazing!

(yummm, botulism...)
by 60south
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up. Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.
by 60south
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 681

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

I have a DiveRite Tanspac-II I'll sell you. Currently equipped with a travel wing.
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by 60south
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one

Tangfish wrote:Looks hilarious! I wonder if it comes in pink.


But of course!

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by 60south
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Talk Underwater! OMG I want one

What can I say? Some people are geniuses. Or maybe my Amazon shopping got redirected to the sex toy shop...

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by 60south
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269624

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Hudson, 2/10. Windy with 9 inches of snow. Churned-up shallow, ~20ft vis at depth -- very nice!

Got kinda beat-up with the wave action on entry but otherwise a good dive. 42F water temp, yowsa.
by 60south
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Float bags
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Float bags

10,000 lbs of lift would be roughly 25x 55-gallon drums. Yikes!

Must be a big boat on the bottom... Good luck.
by 60south
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Keystone Jetty

A current chart can be found at: http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/45.html The above chart has changed from Admiralty Inlet to some place in New Jersey. Thanks. Yeah, mobilegeographics keeps changing their site. Lately, the normal Point Hudson prediction brought up someplace in China... ...
by 60south
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Rite TransPac II with Travel Wing, size XL
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Dive Rite TransPac II with Travel Wing, size XL

I'm selling my Dive Rite II harness and travel wing. The wing (retails for $379 new) has a new inflator hose and valve. Straps, D-ring, tank bands, all in great shape. I originally got the TransPac for drysuit diving but switched to a backplate. Since then I've only used the TransPac for tropical di...
by 60south
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269624

Re: Viz Reports Thread

What are these particulates, anyway? Not sure it's from runoff as we haven't had much lately.

Pt. Hudson yesterday was ~10-15ft, milky looking. All the way down.
by 60south
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 48379

Re: The Bottle Thread

Things of beauty!
by 60south
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Peninsula Dive Today? (Sunday, 12/30)
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Peninsula Dive Today? (Sunday, 12/30)

Very last minute. It's such a beautiful day I would love to get out for a dive. Currents in PT are sucky although we could probably do a bottle hunting dive in town near the ferry terminal. Or Pt Whitney near Brinnon. Or the Gardiner boat launch. I just want to blow bubbles! Maybe meet somewhere at ...
by 60south
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- after the storm
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Keystone -- after the storm

Dove Pt Hudson yesterday... never seen so much destruction under the water. Lots of debris, leaves, wood, kelp, trash. The eel grass beds were missing or mostly destroyed. Many metridium anemones and monster barnacles gone. Just a mess. :-(
by 60south
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2691

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

It will depend on a ton of other variables (for aquatic life) because lead competes with ions like calcium and magnesium on gill surfaces - the resulting ionic imbalance is what causes toxicity (at a very high level). Since many of the lead salts appear insoluble, or at least not-very-soluble, I'd ...
by 60south
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2691

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

The surface passivation of metallic lead in water is a mixture of lead salts including Cl-, OH- and SO4-. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/000705982798274480?journalCode=ycst19 The high surface area along with the grinding of the pellets in the bag together afterwards is leading that pas...
by 60south
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2691

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Cheaper alternative: Bismuth.

Or use coated lead.

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