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by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2340

Re: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife chan

pensacoladiver wrote:That 25 foot Wellcraft is my boat. Well, not mine, but I have the same type except it is 1987 model with an outboard.


That's what I was thinking of when I saw it. Especially on fishing type boats people seem to gravitate toward the outboard versions. Can't say that I completely understand why.
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2340

Re: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife chan

If you're willing to ditch the cabin, considering your criteria, those two boats look like good choices. The two stroke evinrude on the first one is probably an ok motor but you'll likely find yourself lusting after the four strokes. And of course that's where the big $$ come into play. A 150 HP Yam...
by Mattleycrue76
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2340

Re: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife chan

Scott and Richard know their stuff and their advice is sound. If you can afford welded aluminum it's hard to beat. OTOH if you need/want a cabin it could be tough in that price range. If it were my 20k I'd be looking at something similar to this m Great for camping, diving, family stuff etc. Aluminu...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

Have you taken yours out to the War Hawk yet? The Port Gardiner Ramp is perfect for your boat! Actually I was thinking about starting a thread in the dive planning section about that. Since I didn't get to dive there last year and everyone seemed to like the NWDC Flotilla thing I thought about mayb...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

Too bad. My motor pretty much sips fuel anyway though. That's about the ONLY thing that I miss about the old 50 HP Honda that I had on my RIB! Well it's not the most powerful thing on the water but considering I paid less for the boat/motor/trailer package than a buddy of mine paid to have power br...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

The NMEA adaptor cable idea sounds cool, I wonder if it would work for my motor? (2003 yamaha F50) It probably would not work. Yamaha started supporting NMEA 2000 with their 2005 motors. "Official" support was in 2006. That's too bad as the fuel flow rate is very accurate coming from the ...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

Man, the more research I do, the more confused I am. Whatever you wind up buying will be obsolete in just a couple of years. Marine Electronics are becoming a lot like the Personal Computer markets. They should have a date on the back that says, "best if used by: month/day/year". A couple...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

Man, the more research I do, the more confused I am. Thanks for all the great advice so far.
by Mattleycrue76
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

Thanks for the input Scott. My dilemma is that I don't see myself spending hours or days serching for unknown stuff in my 14' RIB. OTOH, although I don't (yet) do 200+ ft dives, if I'm gonna drop a huge wad of $$ on SS then I'd like it to go deeper than 150'. I would find the down imaging screenshot...
by Mattleycrue76
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

One of the problems I'm running into in my research is that all of the feedback is coming from fishermen, not divers looking to identify wrecks. Also most of them seem to be on lakes, bass fishing etc. so it's hard to say how that experience would translate to our environment. I've heard that Furuno...
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MMM 6/27
Replies: 38
Views: 2687

Re: MMM 6/27

The only thing that's really stoopid is drinking that coffee stout April likes. That sh!t3 will F*** you up! It's important to maintain the correct ratio of Peanuts to Beer to avoid the Narc. Advanced thinking drinkers may also incorporate Pizza or Philly Cheesesteaks but this should only be attemp...
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

The H-birds look reall nice as well. After reading about it, I think the down imaging could prove to be even more useful than side scan for diving, especially if you already know the wreck is there and its only a matter of identifying it. Side scan would on the other hand be better for "mowing ...
by Mattleycrue76
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Chartplotter/Fishfinder combos

I've been looking at getting one that will serve me well for both fishing and diving (mostly diving) and am a bit confused by all the options out there. I don't have a budget yet, just trying to find the sweet spot where I get good value for the money spent. The HDS units from Lowrance look really a...
by Mattleycrue76
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MMM 6/27
Replies: 38
Views: 2687

Re: MMM 6/27

coulterboy wrote:Where do "Strokers" like me, fit into play? I wonder?


"Strokers" are served Koolaid flavored Beer until they submit. :koolaid:
by Mattleycrue76
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MMM 6/27
Replies: 38
Views: 2687

Re: MMM 6/27

Just to be clear, doing the Diamond Knot requires at the minimum double IPAs to be DIR. Anything less than that violates the redundancy rules and could result in OOB situations which are unacceptable to UTD. Unified Team Drinking and Drinking It Right are Trademarks of the United Post Dive Beer Drin...
by Mattleycrue76
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: MMM 6/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2553

Re: MMM 6/20

Noone said anything? License plate number? anything??? I confronted him: Me: Hey, do you have a special crab season or something? Him: It (the crab) had a broken leg Me: Crab season isn't open Him: Yeah i think it opened yesterday or today Me: No it didn't, it doesn't open till July Him: Huh? Me: W...
by Mattleycrue76
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: MMM 6/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2553

Re: MMM 6/20

Yeah good time, the viz was awesome. The only rain on our parade were a couple of poachers who decided to take a bag full of crab right in front of us. :angry:
by Mattleycrue76
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My Internet Review Show
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: My Internet Review Show

Um why did you go through all that effort to review a six year old game?
by Mattleycrue76
Fri May 27, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone Using a FFM?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Anyone Using a FFM?

Why do you want one? Most people that I know that have tried them have gone back to regular masks.
by Mattleycrue76
Tue May 17, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 14801

Re: This doesn't sound good...

Before I left I talked with one of the doctors, as he was talking about how Kirby needs to be staying a one atmosphere or maybe not diving at all after this. Obviously I'm no doctor but that's exactly what they (the doctors) told Richard Pyle after he got bent to the point of being paralyzed from t...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon May 16, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Salvo/LM 21w HID replacement battery
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Salvo/LM 21w HID replacement battery

specifically this one looks alot like the OEM one that came with the light.

http://www.batteryspace.com/highpowerpo ... prate.aspx
by Mattleycrue76
Mon May 16, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Salvo/LM 21w HID replacement battery
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Salvo/LM 21w HID replacement battery

Recently I have seen a big reduction in burn time on my 21w salvo HID to the point where it usually dies about half way into a second 1hr dive. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck replacing bad cells or ordering replacement packs from places like battery space.com. Oh yeah, it's a Li-Po batte...
by Mattleycrue76
Mon May 16, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA
Replies: 55
Views: 5753

Re: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA

I'm not sure that there's a whole lot to discuss here unless someone has direct and reliable information on what really happened that day. It'll be up to the courts to figure this out. I'll be watching for the verdict with interest though.
by Mattleycrue76
Sun May 15, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Gear for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Gear for Sale

How come there's no icon to pm you? I'll try email.