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by nwbobber
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday to Bdub!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Happy Birthday to Bdub!!!!

Hope you are having a great one Brian!
by nwbobber
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BP/W Q's...
Replies: 64
Views: 3020

Re: BP/W Q's...

I use a weight and trim and a bp/w, and I have never noticed this issue. Are your pockets too far forward? What is restricting your motion?
by nwbobber
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Woo Hoo I get to do a wedding.
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Woo Hoo I get to do a wedding.

One stop shopping for sinners?
by nwbobber
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Are There Canadians Still Here?
Replies: 22
Views: 6710

Re: Are There Canadians Still Here?

I'm a dual citizen(don't tell spatman), but I live at the bottom of washington. I'll let you know when I'm in the area though. Diving up there sure beats the Columbia River.
by nwbobber
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: pollock decline
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: pollock decline

Will this be open to the public?
by nwbobber
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)

The 190 proof is 14.95 in oregon liquor stores for a 750 ml bottle. The online price is highway robbery.
by nwbobber
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)

I would check that with a call before I made a trip. If you click industrial alcohol (available by permit only) the 190 proof stuff comes up. I think that's why my cousin gets it online.
by nwbobber
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: Off topic - Everclear (not the band)

My cousin buys it online to make his special "apple pie". Good stuff. This place has it listed http://www.beerliquors.com/liquors/grain.htm no shipments to CA, but WA seems to be OK. I have purchased it in OR so maybe he could get some on his way through.
by nwbobber
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Howdy All!
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Howdy All!

Hey Madoc
If you are willing to go north, I have had good experiences with: http://www.frogkickdiving.com/
More expensive, but this investment will get you more enjoyment than an equal purchase of dive gear, and they will probably help you avoid some ill advised purchases also.
by nwbobber
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Birthday gift for my 21 year old son
Replies: 29
Views: 1811

Re: Birthday gift for my 21 year old son

I would do this ( and have done it). I think we are exceptions, or maybe exceptional. What a clear way of saying to your son that you think he has become a responsible adult. I think that it is a smaller portion of the population that enjoys the shooting sports, though, and that puts us in a minorit...
by nwbobber
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278527

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Anyone know the answer to these: 1. Why is our water green but tropical water blue? What is it that is giving our water a green look that isn't present in the tropics? 2. Right now there are tons of some sort of particulates in the water about the size and shape of a pin. The head of the pin is usu...
by nwbobber
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Itstrevorwehadababyitsaboy
Replies: 27
Views: 1328

Re: Itstrevorwehadababyitsaboy

Congratulations, Trevor. He's a whopper!
by nwbobber
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Any Commercial Fishermen here that dive?
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Any Commercial Fishermen here that dive?

I looked and could not find any laws governing the catch/consumption of grunt sculpins. Knowing the tendancy of us Oregon divers to be spear fisherman I am currently in the development stage of a tiny spear gun geared toward this innocent, yet potentially delicious species. I am thinking of a south...
by nwbobber
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 9mm composite?
Replies: 65
Views: 4380

Re: 9mm composite?

Just curious, why composite? I've had both, and I like them all, but I think there may be an accuracy advantage with an all steel pistol. The Sig Sauers are very nice, I had a beretta that I really liked, and shot well. I have a USP40 that I would be happy to let you give a go. I can't squeeze the a...
by nwbobber
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: New Challenges
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: New Challenges

You have a good attitude, I am sure you will find the best life has to offer, given the injury to your body. You live in an area that truly has a lot of attractive options. I hope you recover most of your ability, and the changes to your life are minimal. Work hard at your recovery, you will be rewa...
by nwbobber
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Hmmmm, Expert or Fool????
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Hmmmm, Expert or Fool????

This guy may get hurt, but I am glad if he can inform the public that sharks are not the villainous creatures depicted in Jaws, and in the hysteria that ensues after every (extremely rare) shark attack. Most of these attacks happen when a surfer or swimmer is mistaken for a natural food source. Perh...
by nwbobber
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: newport dive video
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: newport dive video

Yeah, thanks for putting that up. I hope all the fingers are still there. Looks like great diving, I gotta get out there.
by nwbobber
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: newport dive video
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: newport dive video

That was awesome to see him out in the open for so long. I'd like to see that other video, too. Do you think he was getting annoyed with the papparazzi?
by nwbobber
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Think Sea Lions are cuddly critters? Think again.
Replies: 30
Views: 4277

Re: Think Sea Lions are cuddly critters? Think again.

I just looked at sea lion behavior on the interwebs, it says that the mating occurs 10 -14 days after the female gives birth, which occurs from may to mid july. That would put them in the middle of the breeding season, in which males "aggressively defend their territory". This may not be a...
by nwbobber
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Think Sea Lions are cuddly critters? Think again.
Replies: 30
Views: 4277

Re: Think Sea Lions are cuddly critters? Think again.

Yikes. I'm glad she has no serious injury. I have heard this before regarding Steller Sea Lions. I do not recall hearing about Cal. Sea Lions behaving this way. I wonder if there is a difference in the two species behavior that makes the Northern variety more aggressive. I recently had an interactio...
by nwbobber
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish

Wow that is amazing you spotted him. Nice report.
by nwbobber
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

Re: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

Does the galvanizing crack during the test, or does the galvanizing affect the steel somehow. I'm not unhappy with the situation, other than being tank poor for a while, it's good to know the thing on your back can stand the pressure. Are these not tested before they are shipped? They are independe...
by nwbobber
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

Re: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

Does the galvanizing crack during the test, or does the galvanizing affect the steel somehow. I'm not unhappy with the situation, other than being tank poor for a while, it's good to know the thing on your back can stand the pressure.

Are these not tested before they are shipped?
by nwbobber
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How much do thigh pockets affect trim?
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: How much do thigh pockets affect trim?

Where can I get a DIR rubber chicken?
by nwbobber
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

Re: Worthington hp 100 alloy problem

According to the info on the link above, they just send documentation of the test procedure, along with a photo that shows the serial no. and evidence that the tank has been rendered incapable of holding gas, and they will provide new tanks, shipping not included.