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by Matt S.
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Feeling lucky? Russian O2 rebreather on Craigslist
Replies: 21
Views: 1611

Re: Feeling lucky? Russian O2 rebreather on Craigslist

Nothing could go wrong, eh, Comrade?
by Matt S.
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Feeling lucky? Russian O2 rebreather on Craigslist
Replies: 21
Views: 1611

Feeling lucky? Russian O2 rebreather on Craigslist

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/spo/3893006133.html

"Ida-71 russian Scuba rebreather $350.00 serious buyers only"

I had to look this thing up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IDA- ... 167777.JPG

NOT MY AD, I just thought it was interesting... and scary.
by Matt S.
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

Whoa, that place is awesome, like Tacoma Screw for o-rings.
by Matt S.
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pulsating soft corals
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Pulsating soft corals

Pulsing xenia is a common soft coral in aquariums and it looks pretty incredible. I miss my reef tank a lot sometimes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbkscBSofcI

(not my video)
by Matt S.
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Unholy odors
Replies: 20
Views: 1084

Re: Unholy odors

There is another enzymatic pet odor cleaning product called Petforce. Unlike Nature's Miracle, Petforce is super concentrated so your $30 gallon makes 8 gallons of juice. I'm a huge fan. If I had a stinky gear problem I'd definitely give it a try.
by Matt S.
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer
Replies: 60
Views: 7513

Re: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer

If there is an interest in making it an amateur-only competition, a better ruleset might be denying entry to anyone who has ever won any prize in a list recognized events. Defining "pro" vs "amateur" makes pinning down the definition of "obscenity" look easy! Any way yo...
by Matt S.
Tue May 21, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Thanks for the info, Scott, that's good to know. I'll hit up Waynne since we'll be back in his shop soon anyway but it's good to have a backup too!
by Matt S.
Mon May 20, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Waynne Fowler wrote:my pleasure brother.... wish I'da known you were looking for o ring man... Jen woulda come home with a load of em'. if youve not bought them yet let me know what you need.


Didn't even know I needed them until I was doing gear maintenance this weekend, and wanted instant gratification. :)
by Matt S.
Sun May 19, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

1. Dive Gear Express
2. Dunno!
by Matt S.
Sun May 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

Choosing not to sell o-rings for reasons of cost, I understand. I don't necessarily agree that it's the best decision, but if I was told, "sorry, don't have that" I'd respect the business decision and get over it. Being told, "we have it, and won't sell it to you" is a different ...
by Matt S.
Sun May 19, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

Re m -- HOLY CRAP THAT'S COOL! Even if they didn't want to sell me parts, they still could have handled it better. For example: "Well, if we sold the parts they'd be $5, but did you know you can just replace the entire inflator for $15? If your inflator is a few years old you might just want to...
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

Thanks, Matt. Don't sweat it. I decided just to replace the power inflators instead of servicing them, they're pretty cheap and they don't last forever anyway. Appreciate it, though.
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

Sweet, thanks Waynne!
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Testing the waters: Salvo 10W HID can light $275
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Testing the waters: Salvo 10W HID can light $275

I'm considering upgrading to a smaller, lighter, brighter can light, something that I can also pack for tropical travel. If I did this I'd sell my trusty Salvo 10W variable-focus can light. An easy local sale could make the difference for me, so if you might be interested please PM me. The light com...
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Bare CD4 Pro size XL, needs work, $175
Replies: 0
Views: 256

FS: Bare CD4 Pro size XL, needs work, $175

Bare CD4 Pro, (4mm compressed neoprene) Size XL, worked for me at 5' 9" and around 200 lbs at the time, I think Attached boots, worked for my size 10.5 feet Neoprene neck seal Has glued in wrist rings for field-replaceable seals or SI-Tech glove systems Zipper is in good shape Exhaust valve sho...
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: Anyone know whats up with Diving Concepts?

I am late to the thread. I just got news about DC from Waynne when we tried to get DC gloves for Jen. (I have a set, bought at Waynne's recommendation, and love them.) But then I started thinking... if the o-ring in the system is not a standard size, you'd be in a pickle if you needed a replacement....
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

I miss NWSD... heck, I miss USW Kirkland. UWS will sell o-rings, but they told me that only the Seattle location actually has them sorted by size. That is an inconvenient trip and I am not in a hurry, so I'm off to Dive Gear Express where I am finding myself spending an extra $100 I didn't expect.
by Matt S.
Sat May 18, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

LDS won't sell o-rings

I just have to vent a little. My LDS won't sell o-rings "for liability reasons." Maybe if I had lied and said "camera" instead of "inflator" they would have, I don't know, but I didn't think I had to be crafty to purchase o-rings over the counter. So, instead of spendin...
by Matt S.
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Go pro hero 3 black
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Go pro hero 3 black

Run it through the wringer ASAP so you can get an exchange or warranty service if you need it. I have the HD Hero 1 and the new Black... my Black doesn't crash in normal use (yet) but it does have irritating quirks. For example, when you plug it in to external power, most of the time it will lock up...
by Matt S.
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shooters
Replies: 51
Views: 3148

Re: Shooters

The Kenmore rifle range rules say that you can only load 1 round at a time. I always though that was just too strict to be enjoyable. It will also prevent you from really making sure the rifle operates as it should, some feed problems won't be apparent under those conditions. I don't think the pisto...
by Matt S.
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Sea & Sea DX-2G, tray/arm, YS-01 TTL strobe DROP TO $699
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: FS: Sea & Sea DX-2G, tray/arm, YS-01 TTL strobe $800

They matched price for me, but I am sure that they can't do that on everything they stock. It was fortunate that what I wanted was something they had flexibility on.

Obviously I like to support locals, but I can't throw money away, either!
by Matt S.
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Sea & Sea DX-2G, tray/arm, YS-01 TTL strobe DROP TO $699
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: FS: Sea & Sea DX-2G, tray/arm, YS-01 TTL strobe $800

Yes, I was pretty pleased with that... and that was even without adding a lens. It really is a good kit and I only got a new rig because of a gear avalanche that started with the Canon S100 on Black Friday sale for $230. Next thing I know, I have a new case, and WA lens, and heck why not get a YS-D1...
by Matt S.
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sorry for the tacky X-post: DX-2G+strobe rig for sale $699
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Sorry for the tacky X-post: DX-2G+strobe rig for sale $699

EDIT: Price dropped to $699.

Camera, housing, strobe, tray/arm. Great shape, $699. Full details:
http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=19771