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by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New Wreck Dive on Hood Canal
Replies: 2
Views: 239

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: 151

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: 151

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: 242

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: 1606

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: 803

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: 1109

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: 653

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: 653

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: 700

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: 653

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...
by CaptnJack
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: tank valves/manifolds 7/8 thread
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: tank valves/manifolds 7/8 thread

single valves you can find new at NESS or DGE

You'll have to search for a manifold used on here, ebay, or scubaboard. they are no longer in production.
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: SOLD : Shearwater computer
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: For Sale : Shearwater computer

Is that a predator?
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

I would just get a steel and separate ali plates. They are pretty cheap.
Actually more expensive but also viable would be to get an ali plate and a weighted sta. Use the cam band slots and the ali plate travelling and the same plate with the ~6lb STA locally. But two plates is actually cheaper.
by CaptnJack
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I've been diving custom Seasoft suits for years. Bruce has his slant on things but I can assure everyone that it's hard to find a more sincere person. That kind of fine would likely be the end of a small business like that. Total agreement with you. His liability insurance should cover accidents an...
by CaptnJack
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

The amount of lead naturally in the ocean environment is a mystery to me; is the gunk from scuba weights so insignificant compared to natural sources that we're worried about nothing? I'm not particularly worried about scuba lead in the ocean, there aren't that many divers, solubility is low and th...
by CaptnJack
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

The surface passivation of metallic lead in water is a mixture of lead salts including Cl-, OH- and SO4-. m The high surface area along with the grinding of the pellets in the bag together afterwards is leading that passivation to rub off. Yes, yes. You are correct. I went looking for relevant stud...
by CaptnJack
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you secure and protect your camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: How do you secure and protect your camera?

Tie a bolt snap to your camera. Common lengths are between 0 and 12" the longer ones are basically a dog leash with a SS boltsnap on the end. If its not in your hands clip it off to your chest or butt d-ring depending on the dive. Things to avoid: 1) any plastic whatsoever. All cords are ~3mm+ ...
by CaptnJack
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I dug out my old copy of Lange's Handbook of Chemistry. Lead oxide (PbO) is yellow. Lead chloride (PbCl2) is white. The milky stuff we are probably seeing from our soft weights is probably lead chloride (not definitive). It could form if some of the lead dissolved due to corrosion or some other typ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda 400 needs a new battery
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Cuda 400 needs a new battery

Yep I have some li-ion packs too. But in this case I am specifically looking for 20x NIMH D-cells to make a 20ah 14.4V pack that's heavy enough to sink an existing SLA canister at the 20ft stop in fresh water. And last ~2.5 hours with a minimum voltage drop under 40W load to no less than 12V.
by CaptnJack
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda 400 needs a new battery
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Cuda 400 needs a new battery

H20doctor wrote:I have 24 cells 15450162046591454422572009336829.jpg

I'll take them if Jake doesn't
Suit heat :D
by CaptnJack
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

60south wrote:Cheaper alternative: Bismuth.

Or use coated lead.

Or solid blocks that don't continually rub the oxidation off.

If you do you soft lead, wash your hands before eating.
by CaptnJack
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I’m sure the government has a close eye on them and any mistakes result in a great way to generate $$$. The fines are not collected for the purpose of funding state services, they are there to make it hurt bad enough so the profitability of breaking the rules is lower than following them. If you ac...
by CaptnJack
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Why in the world would they be just dumping this hazardous waste rather than disposing of it responsibly? Unfortunate news about a local company. pithy simple answer? Disposal is expensive and cuts into profit margins. The conditions there sounds scary and awful. I shudder to think about how much l...