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by CaptnJack
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: New to tech
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: New to tech

Jeff Pack wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 pm
You need a trimix cert in there... :)
What Jeff said. I'm happy to go with you sometime, but quite frankly if you're on air or nitrox its going to be a deeper rec dive (<120ft) not a tech dive.
by CaptnJack
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Possession Point - Tech Dive?
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Possession Point - Tech Dive?

Interestingly the bathymetry shows the bottom continuing well past 200 to 300 feet in general, really quite shockingly deep. I am not qualified or interested to venture quite that far down, but I could imagine a tech-equipped dive being appropriate for anything involving much time below 30 metres, ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Saltwater state park 21-Mar-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Saltwater state park 21-Mar-2020

The ebb is when you find the most pronounced currents at saltwater being on the outside of the "bend". SW winter storm/winds can exacerbate this
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: limnology job listing open
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

limnology job listing open

No diving but "watery" so thought someone here might be interested.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ ... imnologist
by CaptnJack
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Need a new drysuit recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Re: Need a new drysuit recomendations

deep six has a custom shell they are selling for like 1700. they look nice, not sure who is actually building them though

have not heard anything good about santi's in a long time despite their cult following. failed fabric, failed seams, crazy long repair times ugh
by CaptnJack
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 3109

Re: Dive site mooring

cleaning is not the issue it's the lines chaffing and the buoy breaking loose.
1" line and the 1/2" 18-10 chain is expensive too, never mind the actual new buoy.
by CaptnJack
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 3109

Re: Dive site mooring

WSA is really just a couple of (active) people who I suspect are exhausted. I know they have been focused on habitat and reef structures lately and there's probably no (grant) money to maintain the buoys like there was to install them. There are a whole bunch of non-profits struggling with the same ...
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 3109

Re: Dive site mooring

Could someone share a link to that buoy list? I can’t seem to find it on the https://www.wascuba.org/ website.... Interesting, they took down the link They aren't maintaining them either sadly The only one I use regularly is on Brinnon PInnacle, as of a month ago its still there and in good condition
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Sierra lithium battery wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Sierra lithium battery wanted

Have not heard good things about Jona's battery.
Why not make your own? I just built one for my sierra for about $180
by CaptnJack
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: On our way to the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: On our way to the Pacific Northwest

Sadly you are going to be disappointed in the cave diving - depending on your experience/level and willingness to drive a very long way for a very short highly weather dependent season (16hrs of travel from Portland, June-Sept only, and even then only do-able if it doesnt rain)
by CaptnJack
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Eelgrass in Tacoma
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

The beach south of redondo boat ramp and salt water state park are your best bets at 0.5/zero or lower tides. There is some eel grass in from of the access points west of the crab shack along the Tacoma waterfront (Ruston Way) but you will need an extreme low tide to see it, like -2. Its going to ta...
by CaptnJack
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Pool gear needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Pool gear needed

I have 2 extra tanks kicking around that you can have for cheap. #1 is a faber mid pressure 72. Historically a 3300psi tank but doesn't have a REE stamped on it so hard to plus rate nowadays. 3000psi without a plus. Heavy negative and short (stubby) tank similar dimensions to an 3442psi hp 80 nowada...
by CaptnJack
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How long did your Apollo drysuit last?
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: How long did your Apollo drysuit last?

The crotch on my finally leaked after about 350(?) dives. The neoprene just craps out eventually and was full of pinholes.

Hated the ankle vents but you can unscrew the caps, stretch out the springs and disable the venting.
by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New Wreck Dive on Hood Canal
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: New Wreck Dive on Hood Canal

The boat was expected to sink in about 80-90 feet of water, Read said. It's carrying about 300 gallons of diesel fuel and 12 gallons of oil, and private divers have been hired to secure the fuel, according to the State Department of Ecology. private Divers ....I wonder How much they get paid ? $$$$...
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BC cave diving
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: BC cave diving

Vancouver island limestone/marble is all basically in the same chunk. It was laid down in the arctic many millions of years ago (much older than FL or Mx limestone) back when Pangea was the lone continent on the planet. The tectonic plates broke apart and drifted around, that particular plate drifte...
by CaptnJack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BC cave diving
Replies: 2
Views: 504

BC cave diving

This is not far from the hamlet of Woss, although the "roads" are terrible and its over an hour of crawling to get in there from highway 19. And many truck scratches... There's about 900-1,000ft of cave before getting into trimix depths. Max depth is 132ft, total there is about 1900ft of cave here. ...
by CaptnJack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Hard to find Mid Pressure Steel 72s
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: FS: Hard to find Mid Pressure Steel 72s

Are these the tall skinner ones or the short stubby version?
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Washington Wreck Dives
Replies: 31
Views: 2410

Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

well this thread is a blast from the past :p
by CaptnJack
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Long time lurker, first time poster
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: Long time lurker, first time poster

Hey Phil, great to have you.
by CaptnJack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cleaning out the closet
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Cleaning out the closet

Which Halycon 10W HID are you selling? Mostly interested in the canister dimensions.
by CaptnJack
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals

I have zip seals on my DUI TLS350SE and have had the SiTech system I linked installed since I bought it. No glue just a set of plastic rings and a bit of firm pressure to get them setup and then you're off to dive. If a seal ever fails you can pop these off, install the new seal and then reinstall ...
by CaptnJack
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals

Newbie here.. Does the Marigold system refers to this - m? I just got a Yukon II and was planning on getting these too? @Captn - Are these incompatible with zip seals? @finnegan - Which one is SiTech pressure ring system? Is it the same as what I posted above? Thanks, Vaidhy Those glue into the sui...
by CaptnJack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: HP100s for sale - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: HP100s for sale

I'll take the painted LP ones if they're still available
by CaptnJack
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: “Marigold” dry gloves with DUI wrist Zip Seals

the marigold pullover rings and the zip seals are completely incompatible with one another you can put conventional rings like the kubi or the sitec on the latex zip seals and thus have an intact wrist seal underneath. But these are not pullover rings. its easy to replace the gloves on rings like th...