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by renoun
Sat May 03, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!
Replies: 60
Views: 6488

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!

I may come socialize, haven't been diving lately due to the state of my equipment and a lack of discretionary income to restore it to a functional state. I'd be interested in carpooling if any of my North End friends are willing to stop in Shoreline.
by renoun
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Info
Topic: Thank You John Rawlings
Replies: 18
Views: 6143

Re: Thank You John Rawlings

Did John accept the position of Moderator Emeritus and Club Dive Sage? I'm sure it carries the same generous benefits package all the other mods are getting?

I've always enjoyed John's posts, photography, and publications. I hope there will be more conversations in the future.
by renoun
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Found a heavy-duty sewing gadget
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Found a heavy-duty sewing gadget

That's a widget that has been around forever. If you live in Seattle and want one they have them at Hardwick's in the case to the right of the pliers and probably at Seattle Fabrics too. If I'm hand sewing I prefer to use a sailmaker's palm and needle but it's a good tool if you haven't learned trad...
by renoun
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving and E-Cig's
Replies: 30
Views: 6538

Re: Diving and E-Cig's

Norris wrote:I put this in Google translator and still not sure what you are saying.

I'm glad that you had the decency to ban this hapless spamming soul but leave their inept spam for our amusement.
by renoun
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Deleting topics/Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: Deleting topics/Posts

Are you unaware of the ability to mark posts/topics as read? You can do this site wide or for a particular forum. That way you'll only see updated threads without removing content that other people might be interested in. You can also just view unread posts, new posts, or posts without replies.
by renoun
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sculpin IPA
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Sculpin IPA

I've heard it is very good but have't bought any yet. It is also packaged in 12oz cans, Town and Country Markets has them.

[sarcasm]Wonder if they use isinglass as a fining agent in it?[/sarcasm]
by renoun
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Re: Post editing

I edited a post successfully. Does the Buy/Sell/Trade forum have any special rules/config?


Edited to add: edited this post and the Sculpin IPA post too.
by renoun
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

Ive been making beer for a number of years, to include building a big brewery that took over my whole garage. Been thinking about making cider for a few years.... maybe this is the year I try it! It's way less work than an all grain brew day. If you have an empty bucket or carboy you should give it...
by renoun
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

I just realized that the club dive is a month away. If you pick up around 2.5-3lbs if honey, DAP, FermaidK, potassium carbonate (or bicarb), and a smack pack of Wyeast 1388 you could bring your own batch to compare. If you don't have a gallon jug pick up a frosting bucket from a bakery and put a gro...
by renoun
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

spatman wrote:I'd love to try that mead. Are you going to be at the club dive?

I haven't thought that far ahead but it would be nice to come visit with everyone. If it lasts that long I'll try and get a sample sent your direction.
by renoun
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

I just racked my first mead in to a new carboy tonight an sipped a sample. It's pretty tasty and devoid of off flavors for a batch that started fermenting 3/23 (17 days ago) and finished at around 13%ABV. I'll probably bottle it in 12oz beer bottles next week but I don't think it will be around to a...
by renoun
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intresting wreck mitigation in Northern BC
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Intresting wreck mitigation in Northern BC

Interesting WWII wreck that brought attention upon itself when she started leaking oil about ten years ago. Nothing like doing salvage work on a wreck with munitions sitting on a ledge at 130' ready to slide off into seriously deep water. I certainly enjoyed the day I spent heading south down Grenvi...
by renoun
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 6679

Re: Making hard cider

It's been a couple of months since I posted to this thread but since I'm drinking ginger infused apple cider tonight I thought I'd update everyone. I've lost count of exactly how many small batches I've made but right now I've got my two 3gal. and my 6gal. carboy full plus a few gallon jugs bulk agi...
by renoun
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnake lake
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Rattlesnake lake

archisgore wrote:Love underwater cities, even if they're 5 ffw deep.

[sarcasm]Would this be a job for a tech snorkel or would we be going straight to rebreathers?[/sarcasm]
by renoun
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NWDC Activity...
Replies: 69
Views: 6845

Re: NWDC Activity...

That is information I did not need to know. I was happy thinking I had to be wrong about the assumption. Then I guess you won't be interested in reading the seminal treatise on the topic, Mastery or Misadventure...Secrets of the Condom Catheter , over at Deco Stop and definitely not the queries fro...
by renoun
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Need a womans perspective
Replies: 42
Views: 3732

Re: Need a womans perspective

RenaB wrote:Yes, and then how do you sheath these?

There's a variety available at SeaMar if you aren't handy with a sewing machine.
by renoun
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Illahee State Park
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Illahee State Park

FWIW there is a dock there if you want to have a non-boat dive boat dive. I've never stayed there since it gets ferry wakes all the time and there are more attractive overnight options nearby.
by renoun
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Favorite Dive Mags And Why??
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Favorite Dive Mags And Why??

I've really enjoy Tech Diver Magazine (free & online only) which has a great series of articles and interviews about the history of diving. Defiantly take a look even if you don't care about the current price of helium.
by renoun
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 200 Year Old Anchor Found off Whidbey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: 200 Year Old Anchor Found off Whidbey Island

Is this the same anchor whose discovery was discussed here earlier? If so it might be wise to do a little searching and redact the posts that describe it's location until it is recovered. I'd hate to see some idiot who subscribes to the Times go out searching for a lawn ornament if there is a plan f...
by renoun
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Beach Replenishment
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Upcoming Beach Replenishment

The source of the material is going to be dredge spoils, probably from the Snohomish River; we're about due to clean out the sediment traps and the previous disposal sites have been eaten up by buildings. I think this may be a cause for concern, hopefully the NWDC brain-trust can spring into action...
by renoun
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Need a womans perspective
Replies: 42
Views: 3732

Re: Need a womans perspective

I've been packing Vickies for a while since I can get the sheath and zip tie it to my harness for a reasonable price(reasonable Alaska price). And they're sold at our local marine supply store. Another good thing about a thin blade steak knife is the blade will flex a bit, so you can cut around sha...
by renoun
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4615
Views: 568040

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Rather timely since Craig McClain was just writing about his research on communities of wood boring organisms off Monetary at Deep Sea News today.
by renoun
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive boat sinking near Phuket
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Dive boat sinking near Phuket

Interesting to see that the lifeboat failed to deploy or inflate. The video doesn't show the boat sinking far enough to cause a canister packed life raft to inflate. Once released from a cradle (either manually or by an automatic hydro-static release) typically 50'-100' of line has to be pulled out...
by renoun
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Beach Replenishment
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Upcoming Beach Replenishment

They've had quite a fiasco with a similar project in LA during the summer of 2012. The fill was full of litter and there was quite a bit of sedimentation spread from the project. There was quite a bit of discussion in the SoCal forum at DMX , Ken Kurtis's updates are worth reading, this one might be...