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by 60south
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 11
Views: 177

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?
by 60south
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: INMAR RIBS

Well cool! I hadn't heard of them. No idea if of the quality but the inflatable prices are pretty good, on par with Zodiac or a bit cheaper.

https://www.inmarinflatables.com/inmar- ... 430-sr.htm
by 60south
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: Ambon Indonesia

WOW!
by 60south
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine Biologist Position
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Marine Biologist Position

A project manager /marine biologist position on the Olympic Peninsula.

https://www.marinesurveysandassessments.com/employment
by 60south
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 40672

Re: The Bottle Thread

Was dithering on whether to dive today, it being rainy and mucky out. Glad I went!

Found a German (?) stoneware mineral water jug. 1880's? The first one I've seen come out of the bay here. Wow!

beer bottle1.jpg
by 60south
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 40672

Re: The Bottle Thread

Whoa, blob tops! I love 'em. Nice collection.
by 60south
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3046
Views: 243788

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hood Canal (Triton Cove and Point Whitney), lentil soup to 20' deep, opening up below with 25-30ft of vis.
by 60south
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 40672

Re: The Bottle Thread

From Monday's dive (#799!)

Two Washington Territory medicine bottles in perfect condition. "N.D. Hill & Sons Druggists Port Townsend, W.T."

Washington became a state in 1889, so these have been sitting on the ocean bottom since before then. Waiting for me!

medicine bottles1.jpg
by 60south
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 18225

Re: Lobster in Puget sound?

Is harvesting an illegally dumped invasive species from a protected park illegal?


Let's find out! :burntchef:
by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 1156

Re: Dusty

Hang in there Rich!
by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 40672

Re: The Bottle Thread

Well this is fun! Found in Townsend Bay this past weekend...

Franklin Hart Remedy Co, New York. Circa 1880, "FLORAPLEXION cures Dyspepsia Liver Complaint and Consumption". Wow! A panacea.
cure1.jpg
by 60south
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Excellent! Glad they found the spot.
by 60south
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

ljjames wrote:May I forward your picture on to them?


Absolutely.

There was also a baby harbor seal, headless, sloshing in the surf near the shark. No pictures of that. :-(
by 60south
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 520

What Kills Sixgill Sharks

McGlencoe and I did a dive from the Gardiner boat ramp a couple weeks ago. (Nice, easy dive. Little to no current, good vis, gentle slope -- a great place for training or casual bubble blowing.) Next to the boat ramp was a rotting sixgill, 5-6ft long. Definitely recognizable, even in the stinky stag...
by 60south
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Equalizing *After* Diving
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Equalizing *After* Diving

I dunno. With all due respect to Dr. Pollock, I'm still not buying the 'oxygen ear' theory. Points: - Virtually all of the online literature that discusses 'oxygen ear' or 'middle ear oxygen absorption' quotes other websites, notably the US Navy Diver Manual, which talks about it but doesn't referen...
by 60south
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3046
Views: 243788

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Hudson last night... 6-8ft. Kinda like a night dive at 630pm, what with the smoke in the air and goo in the water.
by 60south
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Equalizing *After* Diving
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Equalizing *After* Diving

After every dive, for roughly the next 24 hours I need to keep equalizing. I'll equalize, and then a minute or two later I need to equalize again. What causes that? I heard a theory that your ears are still off-gassing, but I don't buy it. That would be a lot of gas coming out of solution and diffus...
by 60south
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Foulweather Bluff, Hansville WA
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Foulweather Bluff, Hansville WA

Dive Site Name: Foulweather Bluff Skill Level: Intermediate Current Sensitive: Yes. Dive at slack. Use this predictor . Location/Address: The public access beach at the end of NE Twin Spits Road, Hansville WA. Directions: Here's a Google Map of the location. Free Parking: Yes, limited. Staging Area...
by 60south
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900

Jeff Pack wrote:Not the last 6 gill I ran into. It got far too personal. I can still feel its dorsal fin from head to toe, if I hadnt pushed off the bottom


I don't think sexual assaults count.
:sign10: :)
by 60south
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 391

TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900

Source: http://www.sharkattackdata.com/place/united_states_of_america/washington I was suiting up yesterday and this guy comes up to chat. Says he sooo afraid of sharks. I tell him sharks are wussies, I'm more afraid of jellyfish. Got me wondering... How many people have been attacked by sharks here...
by 60south
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shearwater Teric
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Shearwater Teric

Rechargeable? How long do the batteries last?
by 60south
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland - Gardur in September
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Iceland - Gardur in September

Did you see any of the lumpsuckers at Gardur? They grow BIG there!

There is actually a commercial fishery for lumpsuckers.

... Now if I could just see one in the PNW ...
by 60south
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Seeking Advice On BCD and Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Seeking Advice On BCD and Weights

Hi Charles1910, There are vinyl coated weights that are more practical (Seavenger); is vinyl coated lead good enough for salt and fresh water? Yes, they are good enough. In fact, these are what I'd recommend for snorkeling, with a basic belt of 2" webbing, a buckle, and maybe a few retainers (&...
by 60south
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is this bad??
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: Is this bad??

How did it fall? Is it dented or leaking? The valve broken or bent? Hard to know without more info or pics.

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