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by Mattleycrue76
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NWDC Activity...
Replies: 69
Views: 5833

Re: NWDC Activity...

I'm pretty sure this thread was prompted by an observation I made and posted about on FB. Before I say anything else I would like to mention how much awesomeness this site has contributed to my life. When I was a brand new diver I didn't know anyone who dove. I became a member of Emerald Sea Dive Cl...
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cleaning out the garage
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Cleaning out the garage

I'm in the process of cleaning out the garage and have some stuff for sale. 1) Suunto Cobra air integrated Nitrox capable computer in console with Suunto SK-7 Compass Used only a couple times as a backup, in very good condition $300 2) Tusa Expert Zoom split fins, size M-ML $30 3) Mares Raptor split...
by Mattleycrue76
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bertha Stuck, Divers might be used...
Replies: 21
Views: 1969

Re: Bertha Stuck, Divers might be used...

Interesting. I was just talking to my neighbor yesterday. He is in the running to be one of the divers (the commercial diver/pile drivers union sued to make sure they would be awarded the job) to go down there. From what he was saying, they plan on more extensive shifts (similar to sat. diving). But...
by Mattleycrue76
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jonathan Bird's Sturgeon Video
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Jonathan Bird's Sturgeon Video

I've seen one on a drift dive through Agate Pass.
by Mattleycrue76
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Gear Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Dive Gear Insurance

Don't waste your money on DAN. They had they balls to tell me my injury was not "dive related" after I broke my leg exiting the water in full dive gear. They turned down both the medical expenses and the cost of the dry suit, which the EMTs had to cut off of me. I had their dive insurance ...
by Mattleycrue76
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone have a singles rig I could borrow?
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Anyone have a singles rig I could borrow?

I've got everything you need. Although I suspect someone a little closer will chime in shortly. You're welcome to it.
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter
Replies: 56
Views: 6081

Re: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter

Mattleycrue76, What are you smoking? It must be some powerful stuff to impair you judgement! Bought a Pearson 35 sailboat in 2008 for $20,000 - though it was a deal. Complete refit including new engine all installed by yours truly for $31,000 - though it was a deal. Sold the sailboat in 2012 for $3...
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Uwatec 330M question
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Uwatec 330M question

You should ask our resident expert on DIY projects. His name is Jake, he goes by NWbrewer here..... oh wait, never mind.
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Assure
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Dive Assure

DAN would cover the deductible on your catastrophic plan if it were a dive related injury. "Dive related" is a bit dubious though, breaking a leg at Cove2 between the car and the water may or may not count. The "dive related" definition being the biggest loop hole. I can assure ...
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter
Replies: 56
Views: 6081

Re: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter

Expensive boat ownership is a valid stereotype but not a hard and fast rule. I have owned three different boats over the last seven or so years. The first one I spent about $500 in maintenace and upkeep over a three year period, then sold it for $500 more than I paid for it. The second I had for abo...
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Equalization Miracle
Replies: 19
Views: 2194

Re: Equalization Miracle

I've noticed that if I make sure and equalize soon enough, in other words as soon as there is the slightest hint of pressure build up, I cant just exhale forcefully through my nose and the back pressure from the mask is sufficient to clear my ears.
by Mattleycrue76
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hard Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Hard Cases

I've got one. It's fily large. Made to fit an X-scooter. Let me knw if you're interested.
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Perhaps the craziest question ever posed...
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Perhaps the craziest question ever posed...

It can be done. The riding part wouldn't be too bad if the weight is distributed properly. After all, a set of SCUBA gear weighs less than your average passenger. Of course some bikes would be vastly more suited than others. Having said that I can't think of any reason why it SHOULD be done. It's pr...
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??
Replies: 36
Views: 6303

Re: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??

Keep me in the loop as well. I have a RIB and structurescan as well.
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shooters
Replies: 51
Views: 3099

Re: Shooters

I'm happy to see that there are so many like minded people on this board. Due to a very demanding work schedule I haven't been diving nearly as much as I would have liked to this past year but for a variety of reasons I've been working on establishing a bit of a firearms collection. I still consider...
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best fin for a frog kick
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Best fin for a frog kick

Scuba Pro Jet Fins, HOG fins, XS SCUBA Turtles are all very similar in design. I like turtles myself. Alot of fellow diver really like th Hollis F1s as well.
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?

I've been pretty happy with my Lowrance HDS7. for about $500 you could get yourself a HDS5. Then later if you want you could add structure scan. IMO the smaller screens (around 5 inches) are fine for smaller boats and if you're ok using one function at a time. If you want to run multipe functions on...
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: It's BDubs Birthday!
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: It's BDubs Birthday!

Happy Birthday Brian! :bday: :bday: :bday:
by Mattleycrue76
Sun May 13, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MMM 5-14-12
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: MMM 5-14-12

I'll be following this to see if it happens but I'm only a maybe at this point.
by Mattleycrue76
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Got called an idiot for selling my pony!
Replies: 52
Views: 2739

Re: Got called an idiot for selling my pony!

I'm reading that everybody has a personal reason to carry or not. Anyone know of a training agency that advocates the use of one for recreational diving? IIRC NAUI (or maybe it was TDI?) has a solo diving certification. I haven't read their course requirements but I'm thinking it's a safe assumptio...
by Mattleycrue76
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DIY thread
Replies: 595
Views: 48805

Re: DIY thread

I rebuilt the 10Ah LiPo battery in my 21w Salvo for about $115 including the cells and circuit board. Not as expensive as most people think.
(I had a friend help me but I'm omitting his name so he doesn't get bombarded with requests to rebuild packs :) )
by Mattleycrue76
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cuda Alternatives???
Replies: 94
Views: 3213

Re: Cuda Alternatives???

Most of the dive gear I have regretted buying has been of the cheaper alternative variety, whereas the stuff that has come highly recommended by a majority of experienced divers on this board has proven to be excellent. My Light Monkey HID light and my Sierra are both examples of this. I have owned ...
by Mattleycrue76
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need some software advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Need some software advice

Norris wrote:Meh just edit their host file,

You can have it point to a picture of you pointing at them saying GET BACK TO WORK!!!

he he I did this once for a call center I was Managing

So unless your people are very technically savvy they wont figger it out.



Lol I like it. how do I do that?
by Mattleycrue76
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need some software advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Need some software advice

I know a bunch of you know alot about software so here goes. I need to find a program that will allow me to control which websites can be visited by the salesmen at my dealership. Free would be ideal - at least on a trial basis. Stupid Zynga.
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What Fins Do You Use & Why?
Replies: 49
Views: 3609

Re: What Fins Do You Use & Why?

Turtle Fins by XS scuba. Mainly because they're adequately stiff and they were cheap used. Others I'd consider owning are Jet fins and the Hollis F1s. Whatever you get, do yourself a favor and get springstraps.