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by CaptnJack
Wed May 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: O2 kit
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: WTB: O2 kit

You can build a fixed flow one yourself cheap from medical supply houses and/or ebay. Bottle, reg and nonrebreather mask for <$200

The DAN demand mask does not seem to be sold anywhere else unfortunately.
by CaptnJack
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anchor line locator strobe
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Anchor line locator strobe

I have 17 years of diving from anchored and unanchored boats in Puget Sound. We don't use strobes. Here's the three types of dives we do from least to most complicated. Recreational site or modest deco, modest to no current. Swim and maintain spatial reference to the rough area where you anchored (e...
by CaptnJack
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving

Entertaining location might be your main issue
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: To many options!
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: To many options!

Don't like consoles as they are bulky, usually drag low, and get in the way of being on top of your buoyancy midwater (its hard to be checking them and venting or adding at the same time). Lastly once you know your consumption you only need to double check it on the spg every 5 to 10 mins anyway whe...
by CaptnJack
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 2620

Re: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra

monk wrote:I will also research the Lithium option.


Lithium basically doubles your costs but doesn't upgrade the motor or get you anymore speed, just longer runtime. The rest of us are going further and taking less time to get there lol
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months

Are those minimum temps? Puget Sound is not a uniform temp, especially in summer... I think you might have a flawed temp sensor actually.
You can download some summertime profiles from King County's offshore CTD casts here: http://green2.kingcounty.gov/marine/Download
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: last summer in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: last summer in Michigan

Wow, that looks like some fantastic diving! Amazing viz and wreck preservation! How deep were these? all the zebra mussels scrub out whatever particulate there might be lol We did 7 different wrecks on this trip, two dives a day. Most in the 165 to 190ft range. The Norman shown 2nd in this video wa...
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: PADI Possibly Under New Ownership
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: PADI Possibly Under New Ownership

Wall Street Journal?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/providence ... 1490129540

Not sure it matters much which equity fund owns padi lol
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: last summer in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 968

last summer in Michigan

Was there for a week, here's two of the wrecks we were diving. My friend Brian held onto the video pending release at a conference hence the age.
by CaptnJack
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Petrel 1 still worth buying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

bradmond wrote:could this be an option?

https://www.divegearexpress.com/dive-ri ... omputer-v2


You'll be much happier with a reliably supported Canadian shearwater more than any other made for a few years then discontinued competitor
by CaptnJack
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Petrel 1 still worth buying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

How much under $500? $499 probably not quite worth that IMHO. $400 I would say is fair. $350 is a steal.

You don't need the compass and its otherwise functionally identical. Just be sure to update the software, shearwater is frequently sending software updates. Its a snap to update via Bluetooth.
by CaptnJack
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 3674

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

Never any problem on ferry and land... I've declared them verbally but haven't filled out the DG paper. If I remember correctly (from CaptJack), you really only need to declare formally if they are %100 02. You need to be declaring your tanks to the BC ferries every time (the border could care less...
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bomber Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Bomber Line

I doubt the line was cut maliciously. I could go Saturday to fix it if someone wants to join.
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 3674

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

There are BC ferry limits on how many tanks you can carry per vehicle, additional limitations on nitrox tanks. Be advised that older PST hp100s were never Transport Canada (TC) approved and cannot be legally refilled in Canada (although some fill stations don't care). You can easily check that your ...
by CaptnJack
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: KVI Tower from shore
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: KVI Tower from shore

KVI is a pretty current sensitive site. You want to do it on a slack before flood, preferably a fairly low tide as the deeper stuff isn't so deep then.

Getting in at any old time doesn't work as you discovered.
by CaptnJack
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Sea Lion
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

Re: Alki Sea Lion

I love it when they come by. They seem especially curious of the lack of bubbles on CCR
by CaptnJack
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HOG Regulator Service Class
Replies: 13
Views: 1705

Re: HOG Regulator Service Class

Well, I'm being ignored I think. I've called Tacoma Scuba twice now and recieved no call back or email, so I can only assume there is no interest giving the class. I'm going to reach out to Hog directly and see what they say. The classes are not part of any HOG curriculum, they are taught through T...
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HOG Regulator Service Class
Replies: 13
Views: 1705

Re: HOG Regulator Service Class

Well, I'm being ignored I think. I've called Tacoma Scuba twice now and recieved no call back or email, so I can only assume there is no interest giving the class. I'm going to reach out to Hog directly and see what they say. The classes are not part of any HOG curriculum, they are taught through T...
by CaptnJack
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Hollis sidemount system $500
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Hollis sidemount system $500

size?
by CaptnJack
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 2753

Re: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale

Thanks for all the tips. It's fixed (pitch screw) plus annual service. It was not a case of - it's not very fast. It was a case of - it doesn't move at all in any speed unless I push it. It was just an unfortunate coincident that a key $1.75 part broke just when I bought it. I'm a happy camper now ...
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A good fill in the Seattle area?
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: A good fill in the Seattle area?

Well we have only very very rarely had a contamination issue here (generally colder weather helps). I'd be way more concerned about FL, MX and other tropical fill stations. That said, ask to see their latest analysis, then use your own O2 and CO analyzer on every tank. Or buy your own fill station a...
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A good fill in the Seattle area?
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: A good fill in the Seattle area?

Any way sorry to hear about the Nitrox issue , seems pretty silly as there is No agency to monitor or set standards for dive shops , and How they run Nitrox systems ... What do you mean? The compressed gas association sets standards for breathing gas which have been adopted by reference by basicall...
by CaptnJack
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Bungee question
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: Bungee question

H20doctor wrote:
Norris wrote:
H20doctor wrote:you can buy it at REI alderwood mall .. enter the store go up the stairs , head to the back left , many colors , many sizes

Finding I can get a much better price online, thanks


so you'd rather pay shipping than drive to the mall... :rofl:


most of us grew out of the mall awhile ago :penelope: :rjack:
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wet suit for loan?
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: Wet suit for loan?

with or without pee?

asking for a friend