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by Jeff Pack
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Tank Storage.

Ok, so let me ask the question differently, who are the best in the South Sound Area.
by Jeff Pack
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Tank Storage.

probably a forbidden question, but where are the places locally to NOT get a fill?
by Jeff Pack
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Tank Storage.

there also seems some dispute on length of time to leave fully charged (air quality, versus corrosion).
by Jeff Pack
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Tank Storage.

I've got an outside shed, but we keep the generator and rototiller in there as well. But I do have an inside place to store them, I'll just use that.
by Jeff Pack
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Tank Storage.

what about environmental? (temperature, gas or oil fumes, etc)?

I can store in my temperature controlled machine shop, but they'll be exposed to some gas fumes, and oil fumes.

Maybe best just in the house somewhere?
by Jeff Pack
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Storage.
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Tank Storage.

What are the do's and don'ts of tank storage.

thx!
by Jeff Pack
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Old Lake Cushman Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: Old Lake Cushman Dam

Nope. I thought I was told it was the old power house. Its way too big for an old lodge that was burned down anyways. Whats there is pretty big.
by Jeff Pack
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Old Lake Cushman Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: Old Lake Cushman Dam

doesnt show on google earth. Looking at history, there was no other dam, so it must have beenthe power house I was thinking of. I know its there, as I've seen it on clear days, and an old time resident of the area told me about it. But I suspect its too deep.
by Jeff Pack
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Old Lake Cushman Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: Old Lake Cushman Dam

Now that I'm thinking about it, I cant recall it its the old dam, or the old power station they flooded over. But in either case, towards the north it is. Lemme see if google earth can spot it.
by Jeff Pack
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How...?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: How...?

If the star trek guys go after whales, why wouldnt aliens? :)
by Jeff Pack
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Drysuit Warm Water Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: Drysuit Warm Water Diving

I was just thinking about this as well, as my South Pacfic trip the water was about 77d, and to me just alittle cold with just shorts and a rash shirt. Not so bad when the air temp was mid to upper 80's. Most divers had shorties on, but when it cooled off abit in Rarotonga, those folks got kinda chi...
by Jeff Pack
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Drysuit Warm Water Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: Drysuit Warm Water Diving

I envisioned that if I travel to warmer waters, to just bring a shorty wetsuit with me. Cooler waters, my shell drysuit only, and colder waters the whole thing (shell and insulation).
by Jeff Pack
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to Diving, Hello All
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: New to Diving, Hello All

I live in Puyallup, but also a new diver (well sort of). I get my OW Oct7-9th. Feel free to hit me up after that.
by Jeff Pack
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Old Lake Cushman Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Old Lake Cushman Dam

I have no idea the depth, but has anyone ever done it? (or is too deep?)

In case you dont know what I refer too, there was an original Lake Cushman Dam that's under the lake. You can see it from the air.
by Jeff Pack
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snorkeling mountain lakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Snorkeling mountain lakes

I have both a quad, and dirtbike, so can get up to some pretty cool lakes.
by Jeff Pack
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snorkeling mountain lakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Snorkeling mountain lakes

Did you dive with a wetsuit then I take it?
by Jeff Pack
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Not even a wet duck yet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Not even a wet duck yet.

While I appreciate the dont buy the best now, so has my local motorcycle dealers, car dealers, and other shops as well Too often I've compromised, and wind up with it, or close to it in the end anyways. Buying a better drysuit, regs,etc wont kill you like jumping first bike on a yammie R1,or big Duc...
by Jeff Pack
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?
Replies: 39
Views: 3223

Re: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?

Dry Suit -- I am pretty impressed with the new(ish) Scubapro full neoprene Dry Suits -- $1000 for the Suit and Undergarment. It seems to me that you can get one, dive it for a couple of years and then be able to sell it for several hundred ($500?) and the money would be very well spent. IF that wor...
by Jeff Pack
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Good source for cheap soft weights
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Good source for cheap soft weights

Anybody wanna split a 66pd order?
by Jeff Pack
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?
Replies: 39
Views: 3223

Re: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?

unfortunately, my new is suit will be significantly more than 600$ :)

Unless somehow fates smile and I find a used Whites Fusion Bullet for sale used. :)
by Jeff Pack
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 50 years ago today...
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Re: 50 years ago today...

thank you for reminding me how old I am... Although I dont think that is quite accurate, as I would only have been 5 years old when the last episode aired, and I know I watched many episodes of it. Since I have but few memories of that young, I think it was on longer than that, in re-runs or somethi...
by Jeff Pack
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?
Replies: 39
Views: 3223

Re: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?

thx folks, pretty much the answer I was expecting... :) I'm in contact with a board member on their dry suit right now.
by Jeff Pack
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?
Replies: 39
Views: 3223

How many dive with a wetsuit in the PNW?

I'm trying to decide whether to get a wetsuit to get by for awhile, or not waste the money, and just into hock and get a dry suit. Its been so long since I dived (and there were no dry suits back then) I just dont remember what it was like in a wetsuit in frigid waters. Is a wetsuit really that bad ...
by Jeff Pack
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Not even a wet duck yet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Not even a wet duck yet.

RoxnDox wrote:Welcome! Where are you at?

Jim (ex-USAF, recently retransplanted to the Tacoma area, novice diver) :spatman:


Puyallup. Lemme fix my profile.
by Jeff Pack
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Not even a wet duck yet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Not even a wet duck yet.

thx everyone, sorry for the belated reply. I was fortunate to get hooked with a guy on another board, as he dropped by a bunch of stuff for me to try for awhile. Sadly he has a some service related issues forcing him out of diving (Agent Orange-heart issues), so we're working out a trade. (Zeagle ZX...