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by 60south
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: New look!
Replies: 38
Views: 1340

Re: New look!

One suggestion...

It would be nice if non-techies could read the technical forums (even if they haven't opted in to post in the forums).
by 60south
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ever had an equipment failure?
Replies: 52
Views: 2036

Re: Ever had an equipment failure?

every time she stood on her head, her reg would free-flow until she turned right-side-up again. That one's just weird! Yeah, that can be annoying. Perhaps she was having the same problem I've experienced... When you're inverted, the slight difference in water pressure between the 2nd stage valve an...
by 60south
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ever had an equipment failure?
Replies: 52
Views: 2036

Re: Ever had an equipment failure?

When I was divemastering we had to file incident reports when something happened. If someone was injured we couldn't touch the gear -- so that it could be inspected later for any failures. The intent was to gather exactly this kind of data. Isn't this still going on? I don't know how many equipment ...
by 60south
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ever had an equipment failure?
Replies: 52
Views: 2036

Re: Ever had an equipment failure?

Yup, freeflows on regs. It was rental gear each time, due to poor maintenance.
by 60south
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Knife for Killing Sharks
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Knife for Killing Sharks

This is a "diving" knife advertised as protection from sharks, http://www.waspknife.com/about.php . The handle apparently has a CO2 cartridge it it, and when triggered it injects a ball of gas into the animal and freezes the internal organs. Let's see... [cynical] Only one shark ever attac...
by 60south
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: how to package a scuba tank for shipping?
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Re: how to package a scuba tank for shipping?

In a hurry to ship it? Don't care if it gets a little scratched up? There may be another way... - Take the valve out. - Write the destination address on the tank . (Or a piece of cardboard securely taped to the tank.) - Take it down to the post office and mail it like that. - Just be sure they use s...
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Where to wear a dive knife?
Replies: 85
Views: 4683

Re: Where to wear a dive knife?

Wow. I can see I've fallen in with an abusive, sardonic, irreverent bunch. Ahh, feels good -- it tickles my girly bits. Oh, and since nobody else mentioned it... I wear my knife where I can see it. (Left calf when wearing a largish knife and a drysuit. I have difficulty seeing things on a waist belt...
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?

Where was the dorsal fin relative to the head? That I don't know, I didn't notice. My buddy claims it was far back, which is partially why he thinks it was a young 6 gill. I started out skeptical, but the more I look at that picture the more I think it wasn't a dogfish. It wasn't that streamlined, ...
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?

Sorta. But it had a blunter nose, no spots or coloration.
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?

Well I too thought it might be a dogfish too. But my buddy's seen a lot of them and he says it wasn't. And I didn't see any spots... So I'm open to the idea. If someone else has seen a six gill there lately then it would confirm the sighting. ........Must.... remember.... camera.... next.... time......
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: 6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

6 Gill Shark at Norrander's Reef (Rockaway)?

Me and a buddy think we saw a small (3+ft) 6 gill at Rockaway the other day. The encounter was brief, and I didn't have a chance to actually count the gills [smile] so I remain skeptical -- but he's adamant that that's what it was. Anybody else seen one there? glenn PS - Oh, some additional info whi...
by 60south
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Dive Board Immigrant
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Dive Board Immigrant

BASSMAN wrote:Now...Do you dive on Thursdays? :bounce: :smt064


I'll dive ANY day of the week! Ah, hmmm... The only problem is that I don't get over to the Seattle-side of the water very often, it takes a special event to pry me off the Peninsula. (But if I can find another diver to carpool with I'll go anywhere.)
by 60south
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Dive Board Immigrant
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Dive Board Immigrant

Hey now, I was all set to get good 'n riled up. Well drat. Now I'll have to get into a scuffle wit' someone else. :axe:

(Nice to meet you, Scottsax. You know I'm just having fun with you, yes? I knew you had to be a Firefly fan.)

glenn
by 60south
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Question
Replies: 57
Views: 2310

Re: Question

The Space Marines find LIAB (Lightning In A Bottle), nickname it Lunar Infidel Ass Blaster That must have been the lightning in a bottle that someone gave me. They said it was "white" lightning, which I took to mean "good". I lost a whole lotta time after that. If you find some ...
by 60south
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Dive Board Immigrant
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Dive Board Immigrant

Wow, such a warm welcome. It feels like family already. [BWAAA-HA-HA-HA. Evil laugh.] Dusty, where the heck are you? Kim is worried. He says if you don't dive every day you may dry out and crumble like a dessicated leaf. Maybe he told you about the big anchor we found down by the Hood Canal bridge -...
by 60south
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Dive Board Immigrant
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Dive Board Immigrant

¡Hola Amigos! Some of you probably already know me from other boards. If not, I apologize in advance. :D Since the other "Northwest Diver" board seems to be falling on hard times, I'm defecting and requesting asylum. That, and while reading through some of the messages here I took offense ...