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by rcontrera
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the area. Looking for a drysuit instructor & dive buddies!
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: New to the area. Looking for a drysuit instructor & dive buddies!

You won't find a better dry suit instructor than Matt Liebl in Tacoma. He not only started with drysuits while still in his teens, he also worked with a NW drysuit manufacture helping to design and sell suits.

Thanks for your service.
by rcontrera
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Just an update on these compressors. The buyer backed out on the first one so both are still available. I got them both pressure washed so they are clean now. I also got the engines gone through and replaced any parts that were needed to get them back to full service. Because I am still very tied up...
by rcontrera
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Looking for an in-line compressor filter
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: WTB: Looking for an in-line compressor filter

You don't need an inline filter. You just need to install a PMV if you don't already have one.
by rcontrera
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What to replace dock floatation with??
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: What to replace dock floatation with??

A friend of mine replaced his Styrofoam with a bunch of plastic barrels. Works great for him!
by rcontrera
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

One is PPU. I still have the other available.
by rcontrera
Wed May 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Yes, I am selling these. But I got an offer from one guy to "Help me get rid of them" by buying both for $600. So I guess I should have said I am not accepting offers below my cost ... $500.
by rcontrera
Tue May 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Based on the questions I have been getting I figured I had better put some more information here. Both of these are the MCH6C models. That means that they have a full frame around them. Kind of a bit of a pain when doing service, but the safest configuration. (catalog picture below) Both are standar...
by rcontrera
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

I have a couple of MCH6 compressors that need work to get going and I just don't have the time. I really don't know what the condition of either is other than they don't turn over right now. It could be the gas engine or the compressor. Either way, it will take someone that is comfortable with a wre...
by rcontrera
Wed May 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

Just a little update ... the MCH6 that I mentioned above for $2900 has been readjusted to $2700! Gotta love this dollar euro exchange fluctuations. We'll see what happens to the price with our August/September container.
by rcontrera
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Question about inviting folks to dive classes
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Question about inviting folks to dive classes

Talk to your instructor and see what he/she can come up with. I have always been a fan of group classes since it gives you instant buddies!
by rcontrera
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba Show this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Scuba Show this weekend?

I brought compressors to LOTS of the shows. When I decided to no longer make the investment in the show and just give my local customers special pricing instead, I sold a lot more compressors. For me to do the show costs me the equivalent of one compressor. That means I have to sell a bunch of them ...
by rcontrera
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba Show this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Scuba Show this weekend?

The vendor rate is quite expensive for the amount of attendees as well!
by rcontrera
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Looking for instructor
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Looking for instructor

Maybe you should try giving your favorite shop a visit and talk to them about private or semi private classes.
by rcontrera
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Looking for instructor
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Looking for instructor

Almost all instructors do custom courses ... one on one. It will cost more but well worth it!
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

Oh ... the little $2900 guys are not discontinued. Just the smallest of the continuous duty one.
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

The MCH13 8.9 SCFM compressor is the perfect size for the serious diver or anyone that wants to pump up banks. I know that there are several folks that have been thinking about getting the MCH13 compressor for their home but have been on the fence. We got word from Coltri in Italy that they have qui...
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Sopras drysuits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Sopras drysuits?

Sopras is a VERY good product line. I had worked for them for a few years when they first came to the US. Since I was the sales manager of a drysuit line, I couldn't really push the drysuits. But, I know drysuits and the Sopras were very impressive! Well made, nicely styled, pretty good American sty...
by rcontrera
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive Compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Dive Compressor

How big of one do you need?
by rcontrera
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Compressor

You can also get a small single bottle at a time compressor for about $2700.
by rcontrera
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Nuvair 5.5 HP 8.9 SCFM Compressor
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: FS: Nuvair 5.5 HP 8.9 SCFM Compressor

I know this compressor and can say that Demetrio took GREAT care of it. He religiously tracked down any leaks and got them fixed immediately and never hesitated to call me and invest the right maintenance parts.
by rcontrera
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harpers Ferry Pier 7/1
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Harpers Ferry Pier 7/1

You do have to remember that the review you have in your link was written quite a few years ago. Since it was written, the old pier and the dolphins were all pulled out as well as quite a few of the pilings that were scattered across the bottom. There is a new pier and floating dock that has been in...
by rcontrera
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?

Use a lycra skin hood. It is like the suit in that it makes neoprene slide over the body a lot easier. I have seen them called SCAP and ScubaGoodHood from the DoRag people.
by rcontrera
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Portable Gasoline powered compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

Re: Portable Gasoline powered compressor

Sold ... THANKS!
by rcontrera
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New compressor for Christmas?
Replies: 0
Views: 588

New compressor for Christmas?

So ... you got a new compressor for Christmas! Congratulations!! But, before you get too far into playing with the new toy, let's make sure you set it up right. First off, read your manual (yeah right ... most guys won't until something breaks but I had to say it anyway). Now, do a visual inspection...
by rcontrera
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Portable Gasoline powered compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

Re: Portable Gasoline powered compressor

OK ... Christmas is just a week away and I REALLY have a lot of gifts to pay off so I am dropping the price on this compressor. It has a total of 3.1 hours of run time and I will supply it with some spare oil and a spare filter cartridge ... all for $2500 ... no tax. And it will still come with the ...