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by CaptnJack
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1942

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: 1942

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: 1942

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-. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/000705982798274480?journalCode=ycst19 The high surface area along with the grinding of the pellets in the bag together afterwards is leading that pas...
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: 739

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: 1942

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: 786

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: 786

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: 1942

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: 1942

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: 1942

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...
by CaptnJack
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1942

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

They can appeal the citation to the pollution control hearings board within 30days. But this seems like a pretty willful violation and the "1lb" argument (which I am not sure is true) is weak sauce. Just to give you some perspective, the acute water quality criteria for lead in marine wate...
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: INMAR RIBS

If it doesn't have a USCG approved HIN number you will have to stamp one on. Mine didn't and WA DOL issued me one that I had to stamp on (with a set of harbor freight letters)
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: INMAR RIBS

I imported my RIB from Canada, you can build your own boat if you want. There is no requirement for it to be USCG approved. You wont pay BC sales taxes on the export but you have to take it straight to the border with the required paperwork. You will pay WA sales (use) taxes to register it here. I w...
by CaptnJack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: INMAR RIBS

I dunno where Bill is getting his info but at least at the top end the Hurricanes are an amazing boat. They would suck for diving because the tubes are huge. Personally I would love a diesel Willard RIB, even if they are not super fast (max ~28knots) they are lovely and great in heavy weather. Findi...
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: INMAR RIBS

$22K + taxes sounds like a lot but this is a nice boat with a decent deck layout for diving. Only thing I would change is up to the max 60hp.
https://www.inmarinflatables.com/product-p/470r-pt.htm
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: INMAR RIBS

Which model are you looking at? I have no direct experience with them but see they are made in San Diego and have both PVC and Hypalon models. I had an aluminum floor wooden keeled SIB for about 6 years (a Bombard). It was a decent PVC boat. PVC fabrics don't like sun, Hypalon glue doesn't like heat...
by CaptnJack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dalco Wall Images and planning
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Dalco Wall Images and planning

I have always picked really small exchanges for this site - mostly because I've never had a tender. I just anchor by the old foundation in 25ft but I haven't done this site since the WSA buoy got installed. I question 12yo me saying "anytime" on the flood is ok. That seems rather bold in r...
by CaptnJack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dalco Wall Images and planning
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Dalco Wall Images and planning

I have always followed the NW boat dive's (Dave Bliss' book) recommendation which is to target slack before ebb. Always seemed to work for me and I never bothered to try another exchange. There are a ton of mistakes in this book, mostly he has no idea the difference between a quillback and a china r...
by CaptnJack
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Bainbridge island

If you are just on vacation and only have a few dive days I would suggest:
Rockaway, doable at any tide
Sund Rock in Hood Canal which is 60min drive and doable any day
Keystone on Whidbey, requires a ferry reservation and needs careful planning around currents
by CaptnJack
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Bainbridge island

The wreck of the Boss is scooterable from the south shore of Blakely Harbor, probably best not to swim there.
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Bainbridge island

There's also Fay Bainbridge state park on the north end of BI
And Agate Pass (which is doable as a "shore" dive but only if you really know what you are doing planning to go both ways on the current)
by CaptnJack
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Dalco Wall
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Diving Dalco Wall

There's no additional corrections at that site. Its within 5mins of the narrows times but also doesn't really ever have a slack on big exchanges. So you want to be there on a small one.
by CaptnJack
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Gear

AL67? I've never seen one, do you know who made them and where I could find specs? Do you know their birthdates?

(I know of Al63s and AL72s but no 67s)
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Spearfishing in seattle area
Replies: 3
Views: 5804

Re: Spearfishing in seattle area

Not to mention all the central (and south) puget sound species have A LOT more contaminants than their cousins in the Straits.
by CaptnJack
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Chelan
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Lake Chelan

looks like fun how warm was it? above 80 feet it was ok with no gloves on ... id have to pull up my shearwater computer and look at the temps ..id say 60 ish ? but down at 120 feet , it was dam cold on my hands , felt like the devil ice monster grabbed me and wouldn't let go gloves dude gloves lol ...

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