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by nwbobber
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Re: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

I got the call at work, I was a little surprised, and unfortunately I did not ask any questions beyond how to get some tanks that I can use. All they said was it was an issue with the alloy. I searched worthingtons site, and could find no information about anything like that. I'll give them a call t...
by nwbobber
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Re: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

So it sounds like it is not an alloy problem, maybe some other manufacturing anomaly. These were a matched set, both failed.
by nwbobber
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

I took a couple of hp 100s into Oly UW sports for fills last week, turns out they were due for hydro, so I left them there. Got a call yesterday, seems they have an alloy that is a problem- they condemned them! It seems worthington is taking care of it, I just have to pay for the shipping- 40 bucks ...
by nwbobber
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: new camera crazy focus ability
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: new camera crazy focus ability

That would make 90% of my UW photos a lot more interesting.
by nwbobber
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 291301

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Octopus hole today 25+ in the shallows above 16'. 16-30, about 5-10, below that 15'. Nice day in the hood.
by nwbobber
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Baja California
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Baja California

Nice report. We were there also 4 years ago in march. That is outside the prime diving time, but it was great diving anyway. I have to agree that the character of the town is just about as friendly as anyplace I have been. Glad you had a great trip. How big was the Octo?
by nwbobber
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: I've been lurking for a while. Time to introduce myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: I've been lurking for a while. Time to introduce myself.

What is your schedule like? We live in Longview, and when the conditions seem good we try to go. You would be welcome to accompany us. We were in Monterey a couple weeks ago, and it was nice, lots of life, interesting terrain. The diving can indeed be challenging, you have surf and surge to deal wit...
by nwbobber
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: The dondo... Sat 6 / 11
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: The dondo... Sat 6 / 11

I finally got to meet the Doc, and Bassman. Woohoo! It was a great day of diving, and meeting new folks. Thanks for the dives Coulterboy!
by nwbobber
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Of propwash and washouts
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Of propwash and washouts

Yes Blaiz, you have a good way with the written word. I always enjoy your reports.
by nwbobber
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: my latest passion ... sidemount diving
Replies: 134
Views: 7811

Re: my latest passion ... sidemount diving

I find the sidemount system interesting. One question, if you are breathing off the bungeed reg, am I correct that you need to unclip the other reg to donate?
by nwbobber
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: my latest passion ... sidemount diving
Replies: 134
Views: 7811

Re: my latest passion ... sidemount diving

That's an interesting point about needing to maintain the redundant rock bottom values. I hadn't considered that disadvantage over manifold doubles. (And no I'm not spending Saturday morning on the computer. I'm killing time at a parts counter waiting for a new saw chain to be made up.) Its rock bo...
by nwbobber
Tue May 24, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bay Area Dive shop
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Bay Area Dive shop

We are heading down to The Bay area for a graduation (San Jose State), and the graduate has agreed to dive with us. We will be flying back, so we wanted to rent tanks and weight down there. Does anyone know of a shop that would likely have steel 100's with din valves? The talk is of diving Monterey ...
by nwbobber
Tue May 17, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Site Outage Explanation
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: Site Outage Explanation

Phew, I thought the boss was onto me....
by nwbobber
Tue May 10, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 14796

Re: This doesn't sound good...

I hope he comes out of this OK. Good to hear that he is in the chamber.
by nwbobber
Tue May 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 14796

Re: This doesn't sound good...

That is an AWESOME addition to your sig line, Rick.
by nwbobber
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gear Stolen, South Everett
Replies: 39
Views: 2637

Re: Gear Stolen, South Everett

Nice. Only thing better would be that they catch the dirtbags.
by nwbobber
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Gear Suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: Gear Suggestions

First off, Granite, I think you would be happier with a drysuit. When I started around here I used an oneil semi dry suit, and it worked fine for me in warmer seasons, or on an unseasonably warm day in the winter. You get a little chilled, but you can warm up between dives. A little cooler full of h...
by nwbobber
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Autobiographies
Replies: 95
Views: 22061

Re: Autobiographies

Hey Steve, you've been lurking awhile! Welcome. Cool thread to resurrect.
by nwbobber
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.
Replies: 52
Views: 4510

Re: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.

I didn't say that your 129 dollar class wasn't a good one. I do believe that what Bob said about getting what you pay for in general, has a cause and effect relationship that can be measured. And I don't think that the agency standards are optimum, so I look for the Instructors who have a higher sta...
by nwbobber
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.
Replies: 52
Views: 4510

Re: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.

I find it funny in a sport where the money required to get your gear together is measured in thousands, at least here in the northwest, that it is common to cheap out on the single investment that will do us the most good, will give us the greatest advantage in getting the most enjoyment out of the ...
by nwbobber
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.
Replies: 52
Views: 4510

Re: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.

I totally agree that if you want a good education, you need to pay for it, and put in the work necessary to master the subject. I just don't think the 129 dollar open water class is a good thing. It may be a great marketing strategy, but it is not a good way to turn out good, safe, dive buddies.
by nwbobber
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.
Replies: 52
Views: 4510

Re: Transitioning from Student to Dive Buddy.

I really wish this was the standard. For some instructors, it is the standard. I have been diving with one of Bdubs OW students, who is a great buddy, is always where I can find him, always knows where I am, has great comfort in the water, deals with equipment problems etc. without losing his buoyan...
by nwbobber
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dont let that arm dangle Rick
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Dont let that arm dangle Rick

Rick, like some other aquatic creatures, can grow another....
by nwbobber
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for new dive buddies
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Looking for new dive buddies

Welcome Le Roi. You sound like someone I would like to dive with. My wife and I live way south in Longview, so we are driving to any dive site, hopefully when we are up your way we can get together for a dive. Check out the planning section, let folks know where and when you want to go, and it will ...
by nwbobber
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HOG regulators
Replies: 136
Views: 7387

Re: HOG regulators

Chris, you sound like the kind of guy we all want to do business with. I wish you guys had been around when I bought my scubapro regs, which are great, BUT, customer service has regressed with the slide in the economy, and having a free parts for life warranty is impossible (or at least unlikely) to...