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by 60south
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dive with me in Port Townsend
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Dive with me in Port Townsend

I'm on a 'working vacation' in Port Townsend until late August. Coming up this way? Lemme know and we'll go diving!

glenn
by 60south
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: North Beach, Port Townsend WA

WaGigKpn wrote:I'm looking to do this dive soon. Planning to freedive and drift dive it with an incoming tide to point wilson.


In calm weather this would be a great choice for freediving. If it's too rough, maybe Fort Worden or around the piers in Port Townsend.
by 60south
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: what the heck is this?

"...They’re so thick in Alaska that fishermen gave up on fishing because their hooks were coming up full of pyrosomes instead of salmon." With enough butter and garlic anything can be delicious, yes? But I still can't get past the idea that they look like some kind of sex toy. http://news...
by 60south
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 37
Views: 1149

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock

Yeehaa! I'm going to be hanging in Port Townsend this summer and might actually make it to a club dive, finally!

I'm planning on being there. Got chairs, chips, and cookin' utensils ready to go.

Also happy to carpool or pick someone up on the PT end of the Coupeville-PT ferry, if needed.
by 60south
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A New Product Idea, The Scorkl! Oh, wait...
Replies: 4
Views: 211

A New Product Idea, The Scorkl! Oh, wait...

The Scorkl

So, um, people will hand pump a Spare Air to 3000psi. And this is marketed to non-divers... What could possibly go wrong? :popcorn:
by 60south
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on sea life
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Question on sea life

You mean a geoduck snorkel, each tube maybe 2-3 cm in diameter? It's the breathing tube(s) for a honkin' big-ass clam. :burntchef:
by 60south
Thu May 25, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Browning Pass Hideaway
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Browning Pass Hideaway

I was unaware of the lease situation.

They were working on the housing when I was there, and it was fairly good at that time. What they really needed was a boat upgrade.
by 60south
Fri May 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: New Member

Hi Gerry!

Do you pronounce your name like "Jerry" or "Gary"?

And where are you?
by 60south
Mon May 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BCD storage, no air, some air? full?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: BCD storage, no air, some air? full?

+1 for good rinsing. I typically give mine a super internal rinsing at the end of a week of diving (or if I know I've let sea water inside it). For storage I thoroughly drain it, squeeze the air out, and don't worry. I also agree with fmerkel regarding the inflator valves, as I have had a couple of ...
by 60south
Sat May 06, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Point Hudson alert
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Point Hudson alert

Thank you for posting that. Since the rocks that form the jetty are already there, the materials for an 'artificial' reef would appear to be at hand. I would suggest that they simply move the rocks aside (keeping them under water), rebuild the jetty, and then move them back as much as practical. I a...
by 60south
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Living in Brinnon, WA! Returning site user after a VERY long break...
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Living in Brinnon, WA! Returning site user after a VERY long break...

You have some of the best diving in Puget Sound right at your doorstep!

I'm often in Port Townsend during the summer months, maybe we can hit the water sometime.
by 60south
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2769
Views: 182257

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Townsend Bay has been 20' all this week.
by 60south
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 370

North Beach, Port Townsend WA

Dive Site Name: North Beach park, adjacent to Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA Skill Level: All Divers, with a caution regarding currents. Current Sensitive: In shore, not really. Farther out, yes. Location/Address: Here's a map . Directions: Drive into Port Townsend. Follow the signs to the Jefferson...
by 60south
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is you favorite recreational tank size
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: What is you favorite recreational tank size

Steel HP 100 for casual diving.

HP 130 if things could go sideways.
by 60south
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: curious about SSI dive credit
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: curious about SSI dive credit

IMO, it's totally optional and just for fun. Your log book is (or should be) simply for your own enjoyment. Resorts or instructors may occasionally ask to see a copy -- although this seems kind of dopey because many of us use online or electronic log books, and log entries can be forged. It isn't a ...
by 60south
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 29779

Re: The Bottle Thread

+1! I need to get up to Sitka.
by 60south
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

I have two of the DGX 600 handheld lights that Bob mentioned. (https://www.divegearexpress.com/catalog/product/view/id/1670/s/dgx-600-handheld-light/category/66/) They're great for your typical daytime leisure dive in the PNW. Solid, bright, and cheap. Maybe I should get another and strap them all t...
by 60south
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: #100
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: #100

Scubie Doo wrote:100 dives in our area is like 300 warm water dives


+1. :supz:
by 60south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1794

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

johndo88 wrote:...they held me until everyone else was on the boat.


Well that's new. And a bit worrying.

I wonder if it's because of the type of ferry being used?
by 60south
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving this weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Anyone diving this weekend?

Where are you?
by 60south
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?

> do you wear an extra layer of clothes under your undergarment? A heavy hood? If so, what do you wear and how much lead (if any) do you add Yes. Always a dry hood. Maybe 2-4 extra pounds. Extra undergarments trap air and will make you more buoyant. Adding more air to the suit will also keep you war...
by 60south
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy new year !
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Happy new year !

Yay! Looks like fun. Would love to help or participate if I'm around.

I'm in PT until Jan. 9th, then back again for a week in Feb. Kim gets back Feb. 9th I think.

glenn
by 60south
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI

Love it! Time to clean house.

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