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by dsteding
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

And, after another week and a half of waiting for someone that "is definitely going to buy it," deal falls apart. Lesson learned is that (a) first person with cash gets this, I'm not committing again to the out of town type that "really wants it but can't get up there for a week or tw...
by dsteding
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Diving The Harpoon
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Diving The Harpoon

Great video! I have to go back and dive that again sometime. My one and only dive on it was kind of a disaster. I got the cord to my can light caught on the boat as I did a giant stride off the side, which tore the goodman handle off the light head. Light still worked, so I decided to do the dive a...
by dsteding
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

That's a beautiful boat and a really good price. Wish I could pull the trigger on it but I can't. I just swiped the 3rd pic down for my desktop background so I can dream.. right now I'm at Starbucks making putt putt sounds and people are looking at me like I'm crazy.... You'd think they've never se...
by dsteding
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling the boat
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Selling the boat

Boat is coming back from PA this Friday and I'll have it together to show starting on Sunday. New price, $14k, if you're looking for a dialed in scuba vehicle, this is it.
by dsteding
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Artificial Reefs and the DNR
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Artificial Reefs and the DNR

Agree. Its not like an oyster farm lease or marina lease (or timber sale) has to prove they have a net beneficial biological impact. None of them do from a biomass or biodiversity perspective. Those activities are targeting the economic development personality of DNR and if there's enough economic ...
by dsteding
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Artificial Reefs and the DNR
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Artificial Reefs and the DNR

There may be merit in framing sinking ships and other similar structures not as "artificial reefs", which does imply a "marine life enhancement" conservation benefit, but rather as an underwater attraction for promoting ecotourism. This focuses the question more on the economics...
by dsteding
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Artificial Reefs and the DNR
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Artificial Reefs and the DNR

Interesting response. On the permitting side of things (something I do professionally) if this ever gathers enough momentum, I'd be willing to offer help on the legal side of things pro bono if my workload permitted. Would be an interesting nut to crack. But, ultimately, this is a political issue th...
by dsteding
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....
Replies: 133
Views: 6084

Re: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....

... a lot of people who don't scooter also don't realize how quickly a dive can go sideways on one ... everything kinda happens in fast-forward time ... it's one of the things that can take you by surprise, especially if you're like me and don't use the thing very often ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver)...
by dsteding
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SMBs
Replies: 77
Views: 3730

Re: SMBs

Why do you guys always insist on scheduling tech 1 in March? Seems like an annual occurance. Brrrr with mask off.
by dsteding
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Cove 2 Changes

Give it time, it will disappear, there is a reason that beach is cobbles.
by dsteding
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....
Replies: 133
Views: 6084

Re: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....

What is especially funny to me is that I KNOW Marc doesn't need to use a bag as a crutch, and I'm pretty danm sure Josh doesn't need to either. All this debate bag no bag (douche or otherwise) really doesn't apply to these two guys or this dive.
by dsteding
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....
Replies: 133
Views: 6084

Re: "Maybe you're not up on current events.....

Good story Josh, and agreed, Marc is cool in these types of situations. Welcome to the "lets not try that again!" again club. I've never quite been there, but this somewhat reminds me of the time Richard, Rob and I tried to scooter from Washington Park to Skyline. We set our compasses, hea...
by dsteding
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who will be first to Dive it??
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Who will be first to Dive it??

mattwave wrote:http://waterfrontinseattle.com/2010/11/29/an-underwater-houseboat-on-lake-union/


I'm rooting for Team C.
by dsteding
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Beware PGP
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Beware PGP

Now they are owned by Symantec. Their products have always been more Techie than User Friendly. But, not a lot of competition so they have survived. This latest thing is a new low though. No warning. Just encrypt the disk. Then a "no problem just download our iso file, find a burner that will ...
by dsteding
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Beware PGP
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Beware PGP

Can't help you, but seeing PGP brought back memories, my Dad started that company in the mid-90s.
by dsteding
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Traffic Cams....
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Traffic Cams....

Hot topic. From a personal perspective, a good friend of ours just got t-boned by a woman who accelerated to try and get through a yellow light. Her car was crushed like a can, and she's lucky to have not been hurt worse than she was. Laws are there for a reason, people . . .
by dsteding
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Chemical supplier?
Replies: 28
Views: 829

Re: Chemical supplier?

Where is the face-palm smiley?
by dsteding
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The new official Team Diving T-shirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: The new official Team Diving T-shirt

Ooooooh new avatar!!! steding must be weeping tears of joy. Dude, keep up. Steding doesn't dive anymore, and doesn't check the board. He found a wife and soon after found a smallish version of himself, and clearly such material possessions have distracted him away from what really matters..... Rich...
by dsteding
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The new official Team Diving T-shirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: The new official Team Diving T-shirt

Ooooooh new avatar!!! steding must be weeping tears of joy. Dude, keep up. Steding doesn't dive anymore, and doesn't check the board. He found a wife and soon after found a smallish version of himself, and clearly such material possessions have distracted him away from what really matters..... Rich...
by dsteding
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: RIB For sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: RIB For sale

If you are looking to move up, I still have mine. In PA for the winter, but we should talk if you are interested.
by dsteding
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Team Diving
Topic: Dive report: DIW, a testiment to team-diving.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Dive report: DIW, a testiment to team-diving.

Joshua Smith wrote:I, uh.......I like diving, too. Gotta run- tongue is bleeding.


Josh made a funny. :rofl:
by dsteding
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Security zones
Replies: 24
Views: 1570

Re: Security zones

Actually, I was thinking that dive boats should really carry one of those to attract the attention of boaters after they've failed to notice the dive + alpha flags being flown and are still headed directly over a dive site... I totally agree. There are several "distraction devices" that c...
by dsteding
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Its that time of year again - CSOs
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Its that time of year again - CSOs

They'll all be puking brown goo by, oh, Monday at the latest.
by dsteding
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wind Prediction Site
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Wind Prediction Site

sailflow.com is another good resource.
by dsteding
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: proper sized bc for doubles
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: proper sized bc for doubles

Well, I use a 40 lb wing with double LP 85s or double HP 100s, and I KNOW it will easily keep the tanks at the surface, because we doff gear in the water to get back on our boat It's fine with one deco bottle, but beyond that, i'd want more lift at the surface, because I like to be able to get my w...