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by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: IP adjustment on Hog regs
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: IP adjustment on Hog regs

Thanks again. Just tuned it up to 135 and its rock solid. Gonna rebuild anyway.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: IP adjustment on Hog regs
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: IP adjustment on Hog regs

I have the spanner wrenches. Just pulled the cap and found it!

It's been a bit over a year since I bought them. Now that I know where the ip is, I'll be rebuilding tonight

Thanks!!!
by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: IP adjustment on Hog regs
Replies: 5
Views: 495

IP adjustment on Hog regs

While the weather has been sucking here for the last week, I figured I would do some checks on the gear. Put the IP guage on my HOG reg and it's reading about 15-20 psi low. Reads about 110-115. However, when I press the red plastic button on the bottom of the reg, it shoots right up to what it shou...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

I have a helium analyzer but as koos says, it's not hooked into the system. Filling through the bag into the compressor does allow all helium to be used. I even hook a second tank and whip into the bag once the first tank starts to get low so I can truly use ALL gas out of the first cylinder. Like I...
by pensacoladiver
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352640069.922147.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352640117.074530.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352640152.817438.jpg When I did my one run with cb I used a Chicago welding reg available all over eBay. I have 2 because I like to drain my oxygen tanks down to nothing before refillin...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

I thought about going with the regulator setup but that puts a lot of cycling on the regulators and I have read it might be potentially too hard on the regs and seats.

You are right, a zip lock bag and 2 spot ties is a pretty cheap way to go for trimix. :-)
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

I forgot to add, in the first pic you can see my normal input tube coming down from my nitrox stick. When I'm done with the helium I just pop one grey tube out, stick the nitrox tube back in and am filling with nitrox within about 15 seconds from the time I stop pumping helium.
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352597907.358633.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352597923.739059.jpg First pic is my helium bag hooked up to the compressor. As long as you keep the bag somewhat pressurized all is good. Second pic is my needle valve that I use to keep helium in the bag. It's from McMaster Carr...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 5164

Re: Thoughts on filling ones own tanks

I used koos's method once and I ended off just a bit on the final mix. I think it's because I have oxygen creep as the tanks fill. As the oxygen started to creep, it was really a guessing game as to whether to increase helium or decrease oxygen. I did a little of both and ended up off Can I ask why ...
by pensacoladiver
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

It might also be a good idea to express that we are not against people that spear fish just not in a place like Cove II. While that may be true for a good portion of people on this board, I do not personally feel it applies to everyone. I believe there are some that would like to see it banned comp...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Octo Harvesting: A question
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Octo Harvesting: A question

I would think the regulation makers would be most concerned with not "hurting" the octo underwater when there is a chance it could escape injured and then die. That is essentially a waste... but not entirely, because even a dead octopus in the ocean will feed other animals. The ocean is ve...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Octo Harvesting: A question
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Octo Harvesting: A question

No worries amigo. You have always seemed very level headed to me and just proved it again.

I know this is a hot and emotional topic.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Octo Harvesting: A question
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Octo Harvesting: A question

After spending some time in the reg's. I'm didn't see anything pertaining to 'HOW' you are to kill your prey. I saw that your not allowed to puncture the creature, nor are you allowed to use chemicals to get them out of a den and several other 'don'ts'. I'm assuming that you must take them physical...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Any recommendations on a Marine GPS unit?

I use a lowrance hds-8 and love it. It's a bit higher than your price range, I got mine for 1600. I don't own the side scan and probably won't buy the upgrade to use it. If I find something on the normal sonar and am interested, I just strap a tank on and dive it.
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

Washington absolutely has Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) sometimes for all species, sometimes for selected species, and sometimes just limiting gear types. So a "no harvesting GPOs by scuba or snorkeling/free diving" in some defined area has plenty of precedent. As would "no harvest o...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

Can you fish at Edmonds? Can a boat drop anchor in there and fish? All watercraft are forbidden inside the park ... including divers on scooters. But let's not cloud the issue ... that is a City ordinance, and not something dictated by the state. As a Marine Preserve, fishing of all types is forbid...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

Can you fish at Edmonds? Can a boat drop anchor in there and fish?
by pensacoladiver
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

It has been 2 years since I have reviewed Washington fishing regs, but I seem to recall there being no such verbiage about "no underwater take zones" or anything of the like. Not saying it woud be impossible to get it created, but I think it would certainly be easier to develop something w...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Seacrest underwater harvest protection
Replies: 53
Views: 8540

Re: Seacrest underwater harvest protection

This is awesome! Maybe cut Octo hunting while watching eggs, limit to less than 1 a day (imagining if 100 divers caught their limit each day for 1 month shudder) and have Cove 1 2 and 3 be sanctuaries. Do the GPO spawn throughout the year or only during a certain time? It would be impossible to enf...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6192

Re: Boat rendezvous

Hahaha. I love it. NWDC... The place where boat owners can offer to take a regatta of folks out diving and within a day, have it turn into...whatever this is. If I was there, EVERYONE would want to come on my boat. I'm just that cool. Lol Problem is, I would want to be on Boydski's boat. That thing ...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6192

Re: Boat rendezvous

Damn. That was a long time ago. You need to organize more boat regattas! Wish I could come, but I sold my dry suit. Haha
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Transfill pressure between dissimilar tanks
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Re: Transfill pressure between dissimilar tanks

My dive knife is no bigger than anyone else's... Or so I'm told.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: vacation in Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: vacation in Fort Lauderdale

We dove the Tennaco Towers yesterday. They are old oil platforms. Vis was pretty crappy and it was a lot darker than normal at 100 feet. Perfect Halloween video.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/nLw88mKIjO4[/youtube]
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Transfill pressure between dissimilar tanks
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Re: Transfill pressure between dissimilar tanks

Josh. The dives I did today with Chris put me over 225 for the year. I think this qualifies me as NOT a cyber diver. As such, I am going to comment. I routinely dive with a 19 cuft pony bottle strapped to my leg. My dive knife/sword is held securely between my teeth. I simply alternate the knife wit...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Boat rendezvous
Replies: 99
Views: 6192

Re: Boat rendezvous

Richard, was the last trip the one we did?