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by Dusty2
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: fantastic news! Im' a diver again!
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: fantastic news! Im' a diver again!

oldsalt wrote:I'm not envious. I'm not. I'm not.
Curt


Sorry Curt! Wish I could give you a magic pill so we could dive together again but look at it this way, You live on a boat and can go when ever and where ever you want while I'm landlocked. :partyman:
by Dusty2
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: fantastic news! Im' a diver again!
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

fantastic news! Im' a diver again!

After the announcement of my new critter and the trips up to PT for the Port meetings I decided I just had to get back in the water! So I'm in PT again and I did 3 dives this week and it feels good to get back in. The first dive was pretty much a circle jerk after 8 months out of the water all those...
by Dusty2
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

I think the common name should be Dusty's Diminutive Slug. I had to go the Google a couple of times to understand all of the article. Biology has come a long way from the days of "bag it and tag it". I noticed the pictures were taken by your brother Rick. It also fails to surprise me that...
by Dusty2
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

YellowEye wrote:Very cool! Did you give it a common name?
Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper?

Don't know if this will work but here goes
The_Nautilus_128_114-121.pdf
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by Dusty2
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tire Reef Removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Tire Reef Removal?

Capt. Tires are indeed shitty habitat but I would at least like to see a genuine effort to generate new habitat instead of this pillage and burn doctrine. Jeff my take on this is the DNR is simply picking the easiest targets with the least cost and the biggest PR impact. There is no real reason or r...
by Dusty2
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

No real loss. It is pretty much in the initial stages anyway. A workshop with the engineers that are doing the proposal for the state and the port. Karen mills and I impressed the port officials on the 11th with our knowledge of what lies beneath the water up there and how important it is to the sur...
by Dusty2
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tire Reef Removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Tire Reef Removal?

I hadn't heard anything about it but it's a good idea. However they will need to put in a barrier line similar to the one in cove 2 to prevent divers from wandering into the fishing area which is a safety hazard and causes stress between the two communities.
by Dusty2
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: To a good home, Bare cd4 drysuit
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

To a good home, Bare cd4 drysuit

I have my old Bear cDx4 drysuit that has just been in the closet for quite awhile. It's a 3/4x back zip fits 5'10 to 6', 210 to 250lbs needs a new neck seal but the boots size12 and wrist seals are fine. The zipper is new and I have an undergarment tooI would love to see a veteran, active military o...
by Dusty2
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

The workshop on the jetty repair is Monday morning at 09:30. I will be there. It would be nice to have some bodies there to show interest on the part of the diving community. At the Port Office 333 Benedict Street, Port Townsend, WA It is on the east side if the port public launch ramp across from t...
by Dusty2
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

Thanks Dusty ... you know that site way better than I do. Perhaps I'll call Don over at Octopus Gardens and get his input. I'll be hosting an out of town guest ... also an experienced diver. ... Bob (Grateful DIver) You should be OK as long as the south wind isn't blowing and you play it safe. My a...
by Dusty2
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

I will say that it doesn't look like a great current window though. I am sure it is do-able for someone of your experiance level but you won't have a very long slack. I would recommend 12 o'clock splash for mid dive slack.
by Dusty2
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

The site is fine as long as the whether co-operates! The jetty walkway is blocked off and they say it is unsafe structurally but they haven't done anything that would make it unsafe for diving. What damage there is is on the marina entrance side If I hear anything to the contrary I'll let you know.
by Dusty2
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Update, Hudson Point

Showing pictures of the life that is currently there would be huge, IMO. "This site still has my personal record for most species identified on a single cold water dive" Mine too! many times over. Over 20 species of Nudibranchs in one dive! PS king carbs, heart crabs, golfball crabs, scal...
by Dusty2
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Update, Hudson Point
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Update, Hudson Point

A couple of months ago a guy in a large yacht ran into the jetty At Hudson point and did some pretty bad damage. (to the jetty, we don't care about his junior ocean liner!) The crux of which is they are going to have to place the which amounts to pretty much tearing out the old jetty and building a ...
by Dusty2
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Predictions: Visibility at Cove 2, Friday 12/12 @ 06h00
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Predictions: Visibility at Cove 2, Friday 12/12 @ 06h00

Port Townsend 50 to 60 mph south winds tue, wed, thursday. Flat calm this morning since I was leaving! :neener:
by Dusty2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Predictions: Visibility at Cove 2, Friday 12/12 @ 06h00
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Predictions: Visibility at Cove 2, Friday 12/12 @ 06h00

Maybe if your lucky! I'm in port Townsend right now and it's really craptolisious!
by Dusty2
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Very cool! Did you give it a common name? Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper? I will as soon as it's released. What about Dusty's nudibranch? As to what is front ? you'll have to ask Dave. He did all the micro investigation. I can tell you that it has a shell...
by Dusty2
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Whoopee! Big news for me!

I think pretty much every one knows how much of a nudibranch nut I am. Well a couple of years ago I found a critter at Point Hudson that stumped me and Dave Behrens so Dave did a bunch of research and told me it was a new species. Dave compiled a paper and presented it to the academics and I have re...
by Dusty2
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Port townsend commissioners meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Port townsend commissioners meeting

Yes I will be there as well as Karen Mills and her husband. I'm hoping that some of the clubs that dive there will send someone and other Hudson regulars will show too. I realize that it is a bad time for working folks but I'd like to see some representation from the dive community.
by Dusty2
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Port townsend commissioners meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Port townsend commissioners meeting

For those who follow this sort of thing the port commissioners will be meeting Monday afternoon to discus repair or replacement of the Hudson point jetty and dolfin. Probably not very well known but in October a rather large yacht hit the jetty pier and caused some serious damage. Now the port has t...
by Dusty2
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bandito lawsuit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5323

Re: Bandito lawsuit?

I know from nothing about the actual event but from what I am hearing Contaminated gas was not the problem. I'm thinking, excited new boat diver goes of the back with tank not on and BC not inflated. Hence panic and sinking. It's the only explanation that fits. I have rolled off the boat without my ...
by Dusty2
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Merry Christmas to me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Merry Christmas to me?

Buy two for your super yacht and we can have sub races! :luv:
by Dusty2
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My car got totally sprayed with salt water
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: My car got totally sprayed with salt water

Unusual to see that kind of surf on a north facing wall!
by Dusty2
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Light advice
Replies: 31
Views: 3117

Re: Light advice

Just a question, What is it that makes that light worth 3 times as much?
by Dusty2
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba student loses consciousness during Seattle dive
Replies: 26
Views: 3198

Re: Scuba student loses consciousness during Seattle dive

What ever happened I'm just glad that it turned out well and she went home breathing! Thanks to all who helped us have this happy ending!