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by CaptnJack
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3782

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Why in the world would they be just dumping this hazardous waste rather than disposing of it responsibly? Unfortunate news about a local company. pithy simple answer? Disposal is expensive and cuts into profit margins. The conditions there sounds scary and awful. I shudder to think about how much l...
by CaptnJack
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3782

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

They can appeal the citation to the pollution control hearings board within 30days. But this seems like a pretty willful violation and the "1lb" argument (which I am not sure is true) is weak sauce. Just to give you some perspective, the acute water quality criteria for lead in marine wate...
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: INMAR RIBS

If it doesn't have a USCG approved HIN number you will have to stamp one on. Mine didn't and WA DOL issued me one that I had to stamp on (with a set of harbor freight letters)
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: INMAR RIBS

I imported my RIB from Canada, you can build your own boat if you want. There is no requirement for it to be USCG approved. You wont pay BC sales taxes on the export but you have to take it straight to the border with the required paperwork. You will pay WA sales (use) taxes to register it here. I w...
by CaptnJack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: INMAR RIBS

I dunno where Bill is getting his info but at least at the top end the Hurricanes are an amazing boat. They would suck for diving because the tubes are huge. Personally I would love a diesel Willard RIB, even if they are not super fast (max ~28knots) they are lovely and great in heavy weather. Findi...
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: INMAR RIBS

$22K + taxes sounds like a lot but this is a nice boat with a decent deck layout for diving. Only thing I would change is up to the max 60hp.
https://www.inmarinflatables.com/product-p/470r-pt.htm
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: INMAR RIBS

Which model are you looking at? I have no direct experience with them but see they are made in San Diego and have both PVC and Hypalon models. I had an aluminum floor wooden keeled SIB for about 6 years (a Bombard). It was a decent PVC boat. PVC fabrics don't like sun, Hypalon glue doesn't like heat...
by CaptnJack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dalco Wall Images and planning
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Dalco Wall Images and planning

I have always picked really small exchanges for this site - mostly because I've never had a tender. I just anchor by the old foundation in 25ft but I haven't done this site since the WSA buoy got installed. I question 12yo me saying "anytime" on the flood is ok. That seems rather bold in r...
by CaptnJack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dalco Wall Images and planning
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Dalco Wall Images and planning

I have always followed the NW boat dive's (Dave Bliss' book) recommendation which is to target slack before ebb. Always seemed to work for me and I never bothered to try another exchange. There are a ton of mistakes in this book, mostly he has no idea the difference between a quillback and a china r...
by CaptnJack
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Bainbridge island

If you are just on vacation and only have a few dive days I would suggest:
Rockaway, doable at any tide
Sund Rock in Hood Canal which is 60min drive and doable any day
Keystone on Whidbey, requires a ferry reservation and needs careful planning around currents
by CaptnJack
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Bainbridge island

The wreck of the Boss is scooterable from the south shore of Blakely Harbor, probably best not to swim there.
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bainbridge island
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Bainbridge island

There's also Fay Bainbridge state park on the north end of BI
And Agate Pass (which is doable as a "shore" dive but only if you really know what you are doing planning to go both ways on the current)
by CaptnJack
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Dalco Wall
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Diving Dalco Wall

There's no additional corrections at that site. Its within 5mins of the narrows times but also doesn't really ever have a slack on big exchanges. So you want to be there on a small one.
by CaptnJack
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Gear

AL67? I've never seen one, do you know who made them and where I could find specs? Do you know their birthdates?

(I know of Al63s and AL72s but no 67s)
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Spearfishing in seattle area
Replies: 3
Views: 6369

Re: Spearfishing in seattle area

Not to mention all the central (and south) puget sound species have A LOT more contaminants than their cousins in the Straits.
by CaptnJack
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Chelan
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Lake Chelan

looks like fun how warm was it? above 80 feet it was ok with no gloves on ... id have to pull up my shearwater computer and look at the temps ..id say 60 ish ? but down at 120 feet , it was dam cold on my hands , felt like the devil ice monster grabbed me and wouldn't let go gloves dude gloves lol ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Chelan
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Lake Chelan

looks like fun how warm was it?
by CaptnJack
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Light Monkey backup light wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Light Monkey backup light wanted

Does anyone have one of these to sell?
http://www.lightmonkey.us/2-watt-led

I need one for a specific project. They are $105 new, but let me know what you think yours is worth based on condition. Batteries not required.
by CaptnJack
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 3110

Re: Dusty

Good luck man! You'll do great. I'm sure we could help you scrounge up some gear to get you wet again :)
by CaptnJack
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Thanks for the Add
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Thanks for the Add

Welcome :)
Where are you located? Being in Kitsap I mostly dive in Hood Canal and west sound sites. We might have room on the boat for you sometime.
by CaptnJack
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Who wants to upgrade from a Perdix AI
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Who wants to upgrade from a Perdix AI

Lol good luck with your search, this model is far too new to find anyone replacing it unless they are hanging up their fins. And used will be close to retail at this point/ A petrel 1 on the other hand is fairly straightforward but non-AI
by CaptnJack
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Triton Cove Pinnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Triton Cove Pinnacle

I have dived that triton pinnacle. It’s awesome! We went at a negative low tide and anchored at the high spot like 115’. There are massive wall ledges that staircase down in to the abyss of hood canal. Many medium sized cloud sponges all over and giant old rockfish too, red brots in the cracks and ...
by CaptnJack
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: LP95's for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: LP95's for sale

If they are Fabers I'll take one :) Could I come get it Friday 9/14 perhaps?

Richard
by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Triton Cove Pinnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Triton Cove Pinnacle

Different pinnacle lol.
As I recall I heard the triton pinnacle was a nothingburger. Probably due to a drastic lack of O2 down there a big chunk of the year. So I haven't been especially motivated to even look. Would love to see video of it though.
by CaptnJack
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Triton Cove Pinnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Triton Cove Pinnacle

The Pulali one is buoyed. A great scooter dive.

The Triton one Scott Boyd did years ago but I don't recall if he found anything worth seeing