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by 60south
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.

Sometimes I see things I don't need but highly covet, like a full-size chrome hammerhead shark. Seen yesterday in downtown San Francisco.
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by 60south
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: ScubaJet
Replies: 2
Views: 526

ScubaJet

Has anybody here tried one of these?

The article seems to conflate thrust with depth, but whatever.

https://newatlas.com/marine/scubajet-pr ... ropulsion/
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by 60south
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Clean up a dive site ?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Clean up a dive site ?

Just make sure there's no critters living in the trash when you bring it up. :mermaid:
by 60south
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Fort Flagler
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Fort Flagler

Did another gorgeous dive at Fort Flagler yesterday. Vis 25ft+, max depth 51 ft, 49F. This is my new favorite local dive site. It takes a bit of a swim to get out to the fish havens but it's worth it. Lots of stuff to explore, loads of fish, especially buffalo sculpin hiding everywhere. Slack, again...
by 60south
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Neah Bay water temps.
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Neah Bay water temps.

We're used to the cold upwelling waters in Puget Sound. Sea Surface Temperature (SST) out in the ocean, however, can be much warmer and affect Neah Bay. Here's the latest chart from NOAA -- notice how the SSTs near the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca are a toasty 15 C (59F) compared to 11C (5...
by 60south
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Puget Sound Conch?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Puget Sound Conch?

dwashbur wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:56 am
I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
Hammer and a screwdriver. Then a thin knife is inserted into the hole to cut loose the conch meat.

Then sauteed in a coconut breading... heaven!
by 60south
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Slime Star?
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Slime Star?

I've been calling these cushion stars, but the closest match I can find are the Slime Stars. Is this one?
slimestar.jpg
Photo taken at Williams County Park, Sequim. For scale there is a mid-sized shrimp at the lower left.
by 60south
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Labor Day Weekend

How was your dive Glenn & Cameron? Did the drysuit fit? Keystone was crazy beautiful!! Hope to dive with you guys soon! It was great! 3 GPOs and zillions of shrimp (are they looking at us? I think they're looking at us. It's like we had an audience of 100,000 shrimp, all evenly spaced apart and sta...
by 60south
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Labor Day Weekend

60south, I'll be on the peninsula tomorrow, so if you don't mind a hang along, I'd love to dive with you. Also, if you bring the dry suit, maybe I could give it a test dive for any leaks? Sure thing! Confirmed we're 'go' for meeting at 11am, Pt Whitney. I drive a white Tacoma. Will bring the drysui...
by 60south
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Doubles Tank Bands, $20
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Doubles Tank Bands, $30

Bump. $20 plus shipping.
by 60south
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Labor Day Weekend

I'm pinging my usual buddy for Monday diving at Pt. Whitney. No time yet... Probably meet 11ish?
by 60south
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Fort Flagler
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Fort Flagler

We dove this site again yesterday... and it was great. No, really. It's a shame the pier is gone but there's still a lot of life out at the fish havens (concrete structures). Vis was 25+. Max depth ~55ft. Wolf eels, old bottles, quillback rockfish, sea pens, the works. Lots to explore. It's super se...
by 60south
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

Sold, pending good fit and function test.
by 60south
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

WyoExpat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm
I am very interested, but at 6ft 180lb, I'm a little worried about the fit. Where would you say it's short on you?
It's short on the inseam. Torso is plenty long.
by 60south
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

Waynne Fowler wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:57 am
Holy Cow. If it's in the condition you represent that's a really good deal to the right person. nearly unbeatable. Those are rugged suits.
It's indestructible. The valves and cuff rings alone are worth the price. I just need to make some space...

Also listed on Craigslist for more.
by 60south
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Doubles Tank Bands, $20
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Doubles Tank Bands, $20

Stainless steel tank bands for a doubles setup, $30 $20 + shipping. Fit 7.25" tanks, 1.5" width.

Shipping will probably be around $10 unless you can pick them up in Port Townsend.
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by 60south
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: O'neill 3mm full wetsuit, Large, $40, SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 342

O'neill 3mm full wetsuit, Large, $40, SOLD

Oneill wetsuit, $40 + shipping. Size L, 3mm full, rear zip, in great condition -- supple, no bad wrinkles, always stored carefully. I'm 5'11" 220lbs and it's a bit too small for me. Would fit someone 5'10" or shorter, <200 lbs. I'm in Port Townsend and don't get over to the Seattle-side often, so wi...
by 60south
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: HOG D1 First and Second Stage Regs -- SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: HOG D1 First and Second Stage Regs, $20

Bump. HOG price now reduced to $20 + shipping.
by 60south
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

Bump. Price drop, now $200.
by 60south
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

This is a Viking ProAm 1050 drysuit, size Large. Boot size is maybe size 11-12. It's heavy duty, really heavy duty . I bought it as a spare suit from a fire department but decided it's a tad bit too short for me (I'm 5'11", 220lbs). Anyway... It needed a new zipper, so I used it as a practice drysui...
by 60south
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: HOG D1 First and Second Stage Regs -- SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Cleaning out the Closet

SCUBARM79 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:33 pm
What size is your BCD? I've got a chest size 46-48" (think L/XL T-shirt). Would you're BCD fit me?
PM sent
by 60south
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Old Diver, New Area
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Old Diver, New Area

Welcome to the board!

Go dry. Sooner or later you'll get too cold in a wetsuit and decide to get a drysuit. Might as well just do it from the start. :-)
by 60south
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Possible dive site in Magnolia?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Possible dive site in Magnolia?

I misread the title as Possible Dive Site in Mongolia.

I thought, Wow, that's like super extreme! Hmmm. Is there diving in Mongolia?
by 60south
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: HOG D1 First and Second Stage Regs -- SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 494

HOG D1 First and Second Stage Regs -- SOLD

Hog 1st and second stages, DIN valve, $20 for both + shipping. Needs service. reg1.jpg I think I also have some brightly colored 2nd stage covers, green and yellow, that I can include. I'm in Port Townsend and don't often get over to the Seattle-side often, so will probably need to send things via m...