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by renoun
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Currents and Tide when planning your dive
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Currents and Tide when planning your dive

There's a good thread running over in the Diving Ed. forum right now.
by renoun
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Neoprene and latex seals.
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Neoprene and latex seals.

Linedog wrote:I am a member of the long body, short arms and legs club. I am looking at cutting my arms about 4 inches shorter, same with my legs.

Won't that give you shorter arms and legs without hands and feet? I bet you could get a mod to change your name to stumpy if you asked politely.
by renoun
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Neoprene and latex seals.
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Neoprene and latex seals.

I'm surprised that Nwbrewer didn't mention that both of us have made our own neoprene neck seals . I think Seattle Fabrics will ship to you, I just stopped by since I was living a mile away at the time. If you are in Seattle both Northwest Outdoor Center and Underwater Sports (the Seattle/Northgate ...
by renoun
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Down the memory line
Replies: 377
Views: 123773

Re: Down the memory line

I just found a restored film about Attu from 1943 that might be interesting to anyone who has followed this thread.

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Once the sea star situation is better understood perhaps :smt064 Jan will post some more.
by renoun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a 5mm wetsuit in Seattle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: Where to buy a 5mm wetsuit in Seattle?

There are plenty of retailers around offering water-sports equipment that aren't dive shops. Dive suits don't work particularly well for sports on the surface like paddling, surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding, etc. but suits for surface sports frequently can be fine for diving if they fit well (fit...
by renoun
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Kinda scuba related, but pisses me off.
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Kinda scuba related, but pisses me off.

I really like Cleanscapes. Last week I noticed a slick and got a human on the phone answering on the second ring. I'm pretty sure they will fix their hydraulics too but won't know until Friday.
by renoun
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 4776

Re: Florida diving accident

Does this remind anybody else of Chris and Chrissy Rouse? I can't be the only one here who read The Last Dive.
by renoun
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

How much was the little corny keg? Mine was a Cyber Monday special from Williams Brewing (ships from NorCal) but I think they are still available for $69 at Adventures in Homebrewing (ships from Michigan). Mine is 2.5gal that can fit on a shelf inside our spare fridge and would probably fit into a ...
by renoun
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/14/mezeryge.jpg Between Craig's List and a couple of Black Fri. deals I'm much better equipped now. I'm drinking/bottling an affelwein backsweetened with ginger syrup and force carbonated tonight. Last night Sound Homebrew Supply let me apply a $20 off a $40 purchase...
by renoun
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

Anybody know which gas/welding suppliers in the North End fill owner bottles? I'm sure I'll need a refill eventually. Still looking for advice on this. I've been reading about gas blending here long enough to understand owner bottles vs. exchange bottles. I've got a nice aluminum tank with five yea...
by renoun
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

I just bought a brewing and kegging setup off Craig's List for $120 and sold the big stock pot to a friend for $20. Now I've got a CO2 bottle, a ball lock corney keg, regulator, picnic tap, a 5gal. carboy, and a bunch of other stuff. Guess I can force carbonate now when I don't want to bottle condit...
by renoun
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone deep fry a turkey?
Replies: 26
Views: 3318

Re: Anyone deep fry a turkey?

I'd be much more willing to trust Alton Brown's advice than most other sources. He discussed turkey frying on the podcast he dropped last Friday . If your aren't familiar with him he used to host a show called Good Eats that was not your typical food network fare. Whatever you do make sure you don't...
by renoun
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2840

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

Do you have convenient access to a tap and die set? I've run a 3/8"NC (I think, feel free to correct me) tap trough 1/4"NPT plumbing fittings to connect the coupler from an old infiltrator to other things for moderate/low pressure convenience uses. You'd probably have to stack a few fittin...
by renoun
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

I popped a nice bubbly bottle of cider at a housewarming party last night and I can't wait to open the magnum champagne bottle I filled for Thanksgiving. I'm convinced that making drinkable cider is totally doable without extraordinary effort or much specialized equipment. I bottled another batch I ...
by renoun
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

I popped a nice bubbly bottle of cider at a housewarming party last night and I can't wait to open the magnum champagne bottle I filled for Thanksgiving. I'm convinced that making drinkable cider is totally doable without extraordinary effort or much specialized equipment. I bottled another batch I ...
by renoun
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cordell Bank (offshore Northern Cali.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Cordell Bank (offshore Northern Cali.)

Not my trip report but a series of blog posts and photos just posted that is too good not to share. Cordell Bank is about twenty miles offshore and slightly North of San Francisco. As one can imagine getting three days of diving out there is unusual, in good weather and with good viz. is even more s...
by renoun
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

An Update: All my first batch has been, hopefully, bottled carbonated and is now in our spare fridge waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If I had known how friggen easy cider was I would have been making it years ago. I've already got two more batches going, one with store bought cider and a sec...
by renoun
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB Ditchachable Weight Pockets for BP/W
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: WTB Ditchachable Weight Pockets for BP/W

Just to add to the diversity of options I'm going to suggest an approach that has worked well for me and many other people. Keep your weight belt but with a modest amount of lead, say 8-12lbs. This is a much more comfortable belt than 20lbs. or more and the remaining weight won't overtax modestly si...
by renoun
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

Oops, bottle bomb! Good things I had the foresight to ferment in a tub.Image
by renoun
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Visit at the new job site
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: Visit at the new job site

Way cool!

I really liked La Paz when I was hanging around the East Cape area. Send me a PM if you want some ideas for day trips or weekends in the area.
by renoun
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ink
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Ink

Just saw this over on The Scuttlefish . Just think what could be done with a set of dubs or a RB. The photograph is a picture of the apparently nerveless bearer of this inking, Tony Neal, who was diving over the E49 submarine wreck near the Shetlands when it was taken. http://thescuttlefish.com/wp-c...
by renoun
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New Product: Atlas 282 DryGloves
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: New Product: Atlas 282 DryGloves

I can't imagine not being able to swap in a dry set of liners for subsequent dives after a ring mishap or minor leak.
by renoun
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

An Update: My cider has been fermenting for ten days now. I picked up a racking cane, a hydrometer, and related gadgets this afternoon on my way home. I saved a sample of the juice I started with in the fridge and (assuming that there wasn't much fermentation going on at 38 degrees) the original gra...
by renoun
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

Along these lines, I have a question. We were going to start our next batch, and I couldn't find one of the carboys. It has apparently had cider in it since spring, and I totally forgot about it. Can I salvage it or should I just chuck it? Did it still have an effective air trap? Have you sampled i...
by renoun
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

An update: The gallon growlers are still bubbling away but I didn't account for head space when I correlated cider volume and fermenter size so I had wound up with a bit more juice that I put in to a 1l bottle with an air trap. I racked it off into a 750ml flip top bottle on Friday night and capped ...