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by dsteding
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Exchange of ideas is one of the cool parts of these boards. Kudos to the individuals who have gone through the hassle of setting this up. Regardless of the equipment we dive, it is worth thinking things through prior to purchase. This stuff is expensive. Sounder, lets go dive together soon, it reall...
by dsteding
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

While the longhose/bungeed backup is part of the dir configuration, many non-dir divers use this configuration as well. It's also called the "Hogarthian" configuration. I'm in no way trying to start a "what is dir" discussion, just wanted to let everyone know that this configuration is not exclusiv...
by dsteding
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Glad to provide the excuse. My Salvo is the best thing I've ever bought-really great around here in our murky waters, not just to see things, but to communicate with your dive buddy. Plus, the thing is just plain cool. Dwain at Salvo is super helpful, they stand behind their product, and it certainl...
by dsteding
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Yeah- I may get teased to death for it; but I've been thinking about going with the DIR setup for my primary and backup. That part of the whole deal makes sense to me, but I don't know..... Nailer, I won't tease you at all-Bob was the first to show me this setup, and since I've been using it, I've ...
by dsteding
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Here is a good discussion of the long hose/bungied backup, with pictures:

http://www.5thd-x.com/xducation/regulators.html
by dsteding
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Zeagle Ranger Size Large-$350 for a very good cause
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Zeagle Ranger Size Large-$350 for a very good cause

Everyone,

OE2X over on scubaboard has a Zeagle Ranger for sale. All the proceeds go to help a diver that is in the hospital and has a family to support. Details are here:

http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.ph ... ost1946784

A good deal, and a good cause if anyone is looking for a new BC.
by dsteding
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: In-line Octo Opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

I thought long and hard about this when I was buying my equipment-certainly seemed like a neat invention. I eventually went with the long hose/bungied backup approach because I also didn't like the idea of trying to vent my BC as I am ascending in an emergency situation. Something else to consider: ...
by dsteding
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introductions Please
Replies: 165
Views: 48078

: And to Doug#3, I would also like to do an eavning club dive at Cove 2 on some other day than Wednesday. Maybe you can be the one to organize that. I'll see if I can't put something together in July after the 4th, always looking to dive. And, to everyone, thanks for the warm welcome, I look forwar...
by dsteding
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introductions Please
Replies: 165
Views: 48078

Hey Doug #3! Let me be the first Doug (#2) to welcome you!! There is another Doug (#1) here as well!! You're in good company, and being named "Doug," I can only assume you're quite an attractive and successful man. Do you work for a gov't entity (having evenings consistently off is a real treat for...
by dsteding
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introductions Please
Replies: 165
Views: 48078

Sgt. Pepper:

After work depends on the powers that be, but lately it is right around dive time at Cove 2-around 5:30 or 6 ish easily. I'll keep tabs on that Wednesday dive, would love to come out and join you all.
by dsteding
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introductions Please
Replies: 165
Views: 48078

New to the site

Greetings everyone, Just registered, I'm a newish diver, have my OW and nitrox cert under my belt, started in warm water in Thailand, been diving fairly regularly in a drysuit locally since the end of March. Future plans are AOW, rescue, and fundies/essentials. Long term (very long term) plans inclu...