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by Raydar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 4054

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

Seadoo web site claims for RS1; Battery = 22.2V / 12AH Power = 500 Watt Runtime = 90min Speed = 4.35mph (382.8 feet per minute) WOA!! Thats well over a 100 feet per minute faster than a CUDA FURY!! and 30 minutes longer runtime!! holy hell, what was I thinking buying a Cuda.. Erp.. wait a minute, t...
by Raydar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 4054

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

Joshua Smith wrote:
Raydar wrote:They were using homemade lithium packs in Sierras.

Nope. They were Australian.


This is a public forum and I can't share my observations relating to Australians.
by Raydar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 4054

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

Dashrynn wrote:3. Higher voltage motors seem to be more efficient. Compare wattage needed for cruising of a Sierra and a Cuda, you will see what I'm talking about. Captnjack can explain this better than I. :rjack:


Generally, the faster you spin a brushless, the more efficient it is. Assuming the motor can handle it.
by Raydar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 4054

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

This one went up in smoke and took the Nissan and sadly a MK15.5 with it! m I stand corrected, but- that was a battery heavily modified by crazy-ass Australians.And if you don't believe they're crazy, you haven't looked at the dives they do- no sane man or woman would attempt them. They were using ...
by Raydar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 4054

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

CaptnJack wrote:Ray might say otherwise, but you don't need a Cuda. What are your buddies using? Maybe borrow one of their's first.


I don't try to tell people what they need or don't need. Nobody listens to me anyway. :(
by Raydar
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: 3/31 Dive Whor'in NWDC style at the Muk
Replies: 60
Views: 3471

Re: 3/31 Dive Whor'in NWDC style at the Muk

For the last 10-ish years, I've been operating under the assumption that every dive is a deco dive. Just a matter of your profile and where you put the stops. :)
by Raydar
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Fiji: Jewel of the South Pacific
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Fiji: Jewel of the South Pacific

lundysd wrote:Ray, despite what you may have been told, there is indeed diving in the world that does not require a drysuit (or even a wetsuit!).


Huh, will wonders never cease?

;)
by Raydar
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Fiji: Jewel of the South Pacific
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Fiji: Jewel of the South Pacific

Incredible pics, Scott.

Question regarding the diver: Where's his drysuit and hood?
by Raydar
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Haters, gaiters, and other off-topic drivel - split topic
Replies: 68
Views: 3942

Re: Whats your worst diving mistake,and can you admit it?

Gaitors are one of those things which seem very important to new-ish drysuit divers but after awhile get left in the box. I have not figured out what exactly changes in the process unfortunately. I think the difference is just that you get used to it, so when you start to notice gas in your legs yo...
by Raydar
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river

cofford wrote:I would expect some decent wreck diving off the whole of the Oregon coast though. Sounds like a good sidescan project!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oregon_shipwrecks


Alas, most of them went aground and got tore to pieces in the surf.

I forgot about the "Larry Doheny" also torpedoed by the Japs.
by Raydar
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river

Having grown up in the area, it's always been in the back of my mind to spend a little time with a sidescan out there. The Drexel Victory could be a potential dive. The Camden is a maybe, but it likely too deep, even if the conditions were right. The Drexel seems to be right in the middle of the ch...
by Raydar
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Gloves new Source?
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Dry Gloves new Source?

What's wrong with the Atlas gloves from Fisheries Supply? Can get them for a little over $3 a pair. I believe that they are using Viking rings so the gloves need to be rubber inside and out and "snappy" to seal. Atlas are cloth lined and won't seal around the ring. Gotcha. Them fancy ring...
by Raydar
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Gloves new Source?
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Dry Gloves new Source?

What's wrong with the Atlas gloves from Fisheries Supply? Can get them for a little over $3 a pair.
by Raydar
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Sierra Fuses
Replies: 27
Views: 2100

Re: Sierra Fuses

Maybe corrosion in the holder increased resistance across it-creating heat. This Replace the fuse holder & fuse, slap a little lithium grease in there, and go diving. I've found differences in fuse holders. You want one where it's a bitch to get the fuse in. One of these days I'll post a burn t...
by Raydar
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Many shipwrecks in the columbia river

Having grown up in the area, it's always been in the back of my mind to spend a little time with a sidescan out there. The Drexel Victory could be a potential dive. The Camden is a maybe, but it likely too deep, even if the conditions were right.
by Raydar
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: That a snake in your river or are you just happy to see me?
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: That a snake in your river or are you just happy to see

Not a chance in fing hell would I be near that thing.
by Raydar
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: lead mould?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: lead mould?

I've got something that I use that makes 5lb weights. Just solid block though, no fancy belt loops.
by Raydar
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)
Replies: 39
Views: 3630

Re: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)

To be honest I'm surprised lithium batteries haven't been utilized in scooters sooner, only thing I could logically deduce is price and the ever dreaded exploding battery (which lithium has became safer since more R&D) . Of course that is considering lithium polymer batteries have been out sinc...
by Raydar
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)
Replies: 39
Views: 3630

Re: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)

Agreed, The big anchor on scooter development as well as electric cars and allot of other things electronic is battery technology. Lithium is way expensive and pretty much controlled by the Chinese as are most of the rare earth minerals being explored. Most of the scooters out there are quite simil...
by Raydar
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)
Replies: 39
Views: 3630

Re: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)

I have to agree, Right now it's all about an elite group with deep pockets that want to go as fast and as long as they can. What about the other 90% or so that can't afford to drop 4 to 6 grand for a sports car and are looking for a good well built scooter that can do that 150 fpm for a couple of h...
by Raydar
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)
Replies: 39
Views: 3630

Re: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)

Personally, I rarely go above speed 5 on the Cuda. Prolongs battery life, dive length, and I don't come out of the water with my nads up near my belly button. They must be those special lightweight ones intead of the heavy duty brass ones huh? Wife was complaining that her purse was too heavy.
by Raydar
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)
Replies: 39
Views: 3630

Re: And boom goes the scooter dynamite. (TBM)

The below is only my personal belief and does not reflect the views or opinions of my employer. Some surprising data, some not so surprising. I do like his comment/editorial regarding the 'arms race'. I'd love to see divers get away from this emphasis on top speed. Top speed is a bragging point, bu...
by Raydar
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Taking it out for the first time today.
Replies: 30
Views: 1860

Re: Taking it out for the first time today.

Even though I swore up and down I would never ever do it... I finally broke down and bought me a scooter. I am taking it out today to Muk with H2o doc so I can break it in (not break it) and get the weighting dialed in, etc. Anybody have ideas for weight differences for salt and fresh water? It was...
by Raydar
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Recreational Rebreather
Replies: 73
Views: 4093

Re: Recreational Rebreather

Interesting article here: http://www.divermag.com/marketing-rebreathers/

Of course, one person's opinion but he does make some very good points.
by Raydar
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Recreational Rebreather
Replies: 73
Views: 4093

Re: Recreational Rebreather

For a photo of the Hollis unit and an "official" description of it, including the MSRP, see this link on RebreatherWorld: m I'm sure that more information will follow in this link as each day at DEMA passes.... - John Thanks for the link. MSRP of $5500, eh? I guess my question is going to...