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by dsteding
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looks like a good deal on a dive boat
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Looks like a good deal on a dive boat

Someone offer this guy $6500. m Take the jockey seats out and a tank rack in and put a 200hp + and 9.9 on that pod. Probably needs some sort of ladder if used for diving. That would make a nice dive boat-probably $15-$20k worth of work to dial it in (motors, electronics, fuel system may need to be ...
by dsteding
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2791

Re: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife chan

Mattley mentions outboard replacement cost, but that is something to be thinking about in more detail. A "cheap" boat may not be that after you repower it. And, even a seemingly good motor can be money pit. I had to repower my boat--bought from a local somewhat prominent diver--months afte...
by dsteding
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

That is my thinking. We should be out over the shilshole barges in the next couple of weeks, I'll report back.
by dsteding
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

My buddies just put a h-bird 5 series on their boat, color gps/sounder with the HD and down imaging option. The DI looks slick for diving, I'll let you know about it once I get out on their boat. I know Richard has a h-bird on his boat, I had a lowrance on mine. All seem to work well.
by dsteding
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Almost afraid to ask: what was that pink skum at Three Tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Almost afraid to ask: what was that pink skum at Three T

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2011 11-169 Harmless, normal red-orange bloom showing up in Puget Sound OLYMPIA – Scientists from the Department of Ecology’s marine monitoring program in a routine overflight of Puget Sound have spotted an extensive reddish bloom in Puget Sound that they suspect is...
by dsteding
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Canister lights...
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Canister lights...

I have a used salvo 35w HID I'd consider letting go of. PM me if interested.
by dsteding
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A different kind of diver rescue . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: A different kind of diver rescue . . .

The ones who really need to consider exposure protection along with kayak folks are the paddle board people. I've seen them head out of Cove II this winter in just regular cloths and no life jacket. It's this kind of ignorance that causes how law makers to make mommy knows best decisions like every...
by dsteding
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ecology's new "Eyes over Puget Sound" program
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Ecology's new "Eyes over Puget Sound" program

airsix wrote:Cool! Thanks.


dsteding wrote:There is a listserv you can subscribe to


"That is a name I have not heard in a long, long time." --Obiwan


No kidding. Down right 1994 of them, isn't it?
by dsteding
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ecology's new "Eyes over Puget Sound" program
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Ecology's new "Eyes over Puget Sound" program

For those of you wanting to better understand things like blooms and mixing of waters (all of which have an effect on things like vis and diving conditions) check out Ecology's new Eyes Over Puget Sound program. Latest report is a PDF here: ftp://www.ecy.wa.gov/eap/Flight_Blog/latest_pictures/June_6...
by dsteding
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: broken ankle, need first date ideas.
Replies: 21
Views: 4394

Re: broken ankle, need first date ideas.

If you are soliciting dating advice from a bunch of scuba divers (people who prefer to be underwater with a reg in their mouth) you are in trouble. Just sayin'.
by dsteding
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BHUT (EUP) Westward currents
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: BHUT (EUP) Westward currents

seaphilia wrote:
dsteding wrote:Ekman transport? Was the wind out of the northwest?


What is the "Ekman transport"? Yes it was from the northwest, almost directly onto the beach.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekman_transport
by dsteding
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BHUT (EUP) Westward currents
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: BHUT (EUP) Westward currents

Ekman transport? Was the wind out of the northwest?
by dsteding
Tue May 17, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 16640

Re: This doesn't sound good...

In terms of raising money: a while back I started a thing where people sold dive gear and donated the proceeds. Masks, fins, the extra stuff you had lying around. Paypal went to one place, dive gear got sent off to the purchaser. I think that would be a good idea here if someone is willing to take t...
by dsteding
Mon May 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA
Replies: 55
Views: 6335

Re: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA

I remember this death, but the exact area of their dive is a bit muddied in my mind. Does anyone recall? Was it by shore or charter? Otherwise I have no idea of the merits of the claims. It was charter, and it was off Northwest Island, just off Rosario Beach IIRC. - Janna I guess I find it interest...
by dsteding
Mon May 16, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA
Replies: 55
Views: 6335

Re: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA

I'm not sure that there's a whole lot to discuss here unless someone has direct and reliable information on what really happened that day. It'll be up to the courts to figure this out. I'll be watching for the verdict with interest though. Yeah, I'll be keeping an eye on this one too.. I have a fee...
by dsteding
Sat May 14, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Wreck of the Steamship Dix
Replies: 26
Views: 1479

Re: Re: Wreck of the Steamship Dix

I couldn't resist the temptation to run a dive plan for this one. Basically, 12 minutes on the bottom equals just under 6 hours in the water decompressing. I didn't even bother trying to come up with an OC bailout plan. I think Scott dived it the smart way....warm and dry, at 1 ATA. Wimp. Ok, its o...
by dsteding
Fri May 13, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Wreck of the Steamship Dix
Replies: 26
Views: 1479

Re: Wreck of the Steamship Dix

Joshua Smith wrote:I couldn't resist the temptation to run a dive plan for this one. Basically, 12 minutes on the bottom equals just under 6 hours in the water decompressing. I didn't even bother trying to come up with an OC bailout plan. I think Scott dived it the smart way....warm and dry, at 1 ATA.


Wimp.
by dsteding
Sun May 08, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lost SK-7 at Sunnyside
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Lost SK-7 at Sunnyside

;) Yer killin' me over here guys.... i expect if it is found it'll be broken as I dropped it somewhere in the shallows while donning my fin's so it'll be crushed under a quarter billion feet before someone see's it I'll bet!... we'll just call it a QC check. If I can talk Winter into it we'll head ...
by dsteding
Fri May 06, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A different kind of artificial reef
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: A different kind of artificial reef

And, a tremendous flop in terms of creating a quality wave to surf.
by dsteding
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

Sold. Seriously.
by dsteding
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anchor Rope
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Anchor Rope

Another trick we use (on the anchor or shot line) is to put a lift bag on the line as we ascend, with just enough air to keep the anchor in place. This makes pulling the anchor/shot easy as it will help lift itself to the surface as you start to pull. Good Luck, That is a good one, particularly use...
by dsteding
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anchor Rope
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Anchor Rope

What everyone else says. For what it is worth, my RIB (18.5 feet, so bigger than yours) held fine--even when surfing--with 18 feet of 5/8 inch chain and 3/8 inch rode with a 11 pound Delta anchor. For diving, I used the same setup, and carried 300 feet of rode. While conventional wisdom may be 6:1 s...
by dsteding
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vehicle backed into, now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: Vehicle backed into, now what?

What everyone else said, but in your back pocket if you can't track him down, this will likely be covered under your uninsured motorist provision of your policy. Usually this means a lower deductible and no hit on your premiums.
by dsteding
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

renoun wrote:
dsteding wrote:Bumpity bump. All this talk of RIBs and boat diving, someone needs this thing.

Yeah, more my friends need boats I can dive off.


I have just the thing for your problem . . .
by dsteding
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

Bumpity bump. All this talk of RIBs and boat diving, someone needs this thing. I just replaced the old aluminum fuel tank with a new poly tank, and replaced fuel lines at the same time. Still $14,000.