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by CaptnJack
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 817
Views: 65815

Re: Craigslist deals

Not exactly craigslist but a sweet ride (I've no affiliation with add helium or the seller)
http://www.rebreatherworld.com/showthre ... -Only-6400
by CaptnJack
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Steel 119 Tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Steel 119 Tanks

Yes 119s are 8" diameter tanks, same dimensions as lp95s, and same dimensions as the 117. Weights and buoyancies are different, but not drastically http://www.indianvalleyscuba.com/services%20page/Tank%20Inspection/information/CYLINDER%20SPECIFICATIONS.pdf The 120 is a 7.25" diameter tank ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Small tide change better visibility ???
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Small tide change better visibility ???

For most of our shore sites (and many of the boat sites) visibility is worst on a low tide. Vis is also awful during winter storms, the closer you are to a river the worse it is. And during blooms which intermittently extend from March until about August. (no reliable way to predict these like tides...
by CaptnJack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

Penopolypants wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:I might be able to make this bi-decade trek to ye olde Redondo.


....who are you? :angelblue:


A ghost of dives gone by :seesaw:
by CaptnJack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Might you need another pound or two of lead? I get water in my BCD when I dive so light that I am struggling to get the last of the air out. +1 Trying to squeeze out the last drops of gas from the wing by continually venting is the number 1 way lots of water goes in. If its not leaking air the wate...
by CaptnJack
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

I might be able to make this bi-decade trek to ye olde Redondo.
by CaptnJack
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The ROCK ...
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: The ROCK ...

Nice pics and write-up!
We always called that site to the east of the rock itself "Shangri-La". If you ever wanna try buddy boating, I could look into free weekends. But if you come all that way for cripes sake check the tank pressures before you leave the shop! :D
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: GPO article
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: GPO article

great article Bob
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: NWDiveGirl - Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: NWDiveGirl - Intro

Welcome, I'm over in Kitsap so I don't go "north" like I think you're thinking of all that much. But if you want to try someplace in Hood Canal that is more my backyard and I'm happy to take new to me people there. I have a boat so I usually don't hit Sund Rock, but I'm flexible. Discover ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Queen Charlette Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Queen Charlette Islands

Yea the last "big" charter to go there was the Swell or possibly the Mamro. Its a major effort to get there and the ferry out of Prince Rupert is brutally rough. a 12.5ft zodiac is no dive boat (I had one for years), a 17footer is not going to really go all that far either.
by CaptnJack
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling tons of Scientific Diving Gear!
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Selling tons of Scientific Diving Gear!

Sorry to hear about the medical issues, I will take the Faber 72 off your hands. Where are you located? I could get them Saturday
Richard
by CaptnJack
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: sea star wasting
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: sea star wasting

Hood Canal is dramatically improved over 2 yrs ago
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: sea star wasting
Replies: 10
Views: 655

sea star wasting

Started noticing more and more with every dive myself

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/science ... 456269.php?
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1923

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world Not really, its just deep so you really rack up deco fast. We spent an hour at 220ft, 3 hrs of deco to get out was super boring. I did the easiest dive there, the lockwood tunnel, with an...
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

I sent an unit to Kurt that I bought used, was well out of warranty. Was fixed for free in a week and sent back to me with a case. (I think it was the recalled battery spring issue, but not positive). I'm certain you will never get 1 week turnaround and free service on a Suunto. I had one years ago,...
by CaptnJack
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

Or you could upgrade to a shearwater perdix and avoid all those exciting (and annoying) dives.

Made in BC, local warranty service, and you will find no history of complaints about them cause their track record is stellar. Worth the money
by CaptnJack
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Three Tree NO NO's
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Three Tree NO NO's

Seems like someone either complained or public works just happened to be there - so it sure seems to have bothered someone. Playing nice and not taking up more room than you genuinely require really does help avoid conflicts. Canopies sure seem like "nice to haves" vs "requirements&qu...
by CaptnJack
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Three Tree NO NO's
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Three Tree NO NO's

Setting up tents and canopies in a tiny residential street that has not been particularly friendly to divers for years sounds like a way to piss off the already less than welcoming neighbors. Can't say I blame them for calling public works or the police. There are ugly homeless tents and canopies al...
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1923

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Dives = 46 Highlights = finally doing Eagle's nest, just over a 5 hour dive swimming in Ginnie Springs (noodle legs), 9 dives in the great lakes including the Morell Lowlights = 3 hours of deco to get out of Eagle's nest, not being able to get the right gas for a new Tallahassee cave 2018 = more cav...
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is old air really an issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Is old air really an issue?

unless there's water in the tanks there is no such thing as stale air
by CaptnJack
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Suit Question
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Dry Suit Question

I would do a weight check at 6-10ft with a near empty tank before changing anything else. I.e. confirm 44lbs is the right amount.
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Small Travel Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: WTB: Small Travel Wing

DSS makes a 17, 20, and a 26 but not sure anyone makes a 23
by CaptnJack
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Build a reef at Redondo
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Build a reef at Redondo

there is no faster way to get this killed than to pair it with a marine protected area (MPA) - even the non-fishing hunters will lobby like crazy against even the mere perception of reducing any kind of hunting/fishing access
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Call to Action - ThThTh 11/9
Replies: 22
Views: 1196

Re: Call to Action - ThThTh 11/9

For all practical purposes DNR owns all aquatic lands below the low tide level. When a marina wants to install a pier or a float, or a wastewater treatment plant wants to put in an outfall, an aquaculture farm wants to put in a net pen, or WSDOT wants to build a ferry terminal - DNR does not sell th...
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: trip to B.C. Nov 18
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: trip to B.C. Nov 18

There is very limited diving in Indian Arm, its a deep fjord, no currents, only a couple access points, and limited life.

The area around Horseshoe Bay (including Whytecliff) is much more interesting.

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