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by 60south
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 45821

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: 183
Views: 45821

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: 8
Views: 422

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: 302

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: 302

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: 3069
Views: 261885

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: 252

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: 8
Views: 1625

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: 167

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: 3069
Views: 261885

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: 183
Views: 45821

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: 172

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: 645

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: 2408

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: 2408

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: 2408

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Cheaper alternative: Bismuth.

Or use coated lead.
by 60south
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2408

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

There's gotta be a chemist in this group with some more info on what the milky stuff is. That residue is almost certainly lead oxide. Lead naturally forms a thin oxide layer, a dull grey coating which often stays intact on solid weights. The trouble with shot weights is that the shot grinds against...
by 60south
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2408

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I see that milky residue all the time. It's why I wash my weights last, so the reg isn't contaminated.

Depleted uranium would work even better.
by 60south
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2408

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I'm not defending them, but they did post a response to ScubaGadget's FaceBook post on the matter: " Seasoft Scuba Hey, you can believe what you read or you can see what we have done over 35 years. We have been fined for spilling the equivalence of about 1 lb. of lead. Give us a little time to ...
by 60south
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving

Just grousin'. Harumph.
by 60south
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 45821

Re: The Bottle Thread

Diver_Dave wrote:Fun to find them...


oh my! i have bottle envy.
by 60south
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: INMAR RIBS

BillZ wrote:FYI... Although Zodiac has the name, their boats are probably ranked in the bottom half for build quality.


Interesting. I used Zodiacs for years and never had a problem, but that was the super-expensive mil-pro series.

What brands do you think are near the top?

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