Happy new year !

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Happy new year !

Post by Dusty2 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:03 am

Happy new year to all my friends who have been wondering if I'm still alive! Can't dive any more but I am still active and working on a way to get back down there without killin myself. I have bee working on a UROV to do the diving for me. I've got it just about ready for a maiden voyage. I have also bought an inflatable for access. It will have a 200' umbilical so I can get to spots I wouldn't have diving. This is what it's looking like. Just have to get it to the salt water and get the buoyancy balanced and do the finale system checks. It has a internal camera for navigation and will have a go pro clone mounted on top for video.
Wish me luck!
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Re: Happy new year !

Post by Jan K » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:56 am

Happy New Year Dusty ! Good luck with your ROV, sounds like a great tool for exploration, keep us posted.

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Re: Happy new year !

Post by 60south » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:50 pm

Yay! Looks like fun. Would love to help or participate if I'm around.

I'm in PT until Jan. 9th, then back again for a week in Feb. Kim gets back Feb. 9th I think.

glenn

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Re: Happy new year !

Post by oldsalt » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm

Rich: I join the others in cheering your re-entry into the underwater world. This melds together your creativity, your machining genius, and your enthusiasm for subsea exploration. Keep us posted.
-Curt :rawlings:
Happy to be alive.

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Re: Happy new year !

Post by Dusty2 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:35 am

Nice to hear from you Curt! It's been a long time! Pm or email me so we can catch up

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Re: Happy new year !

Post by Dusty2 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:51 am

Glen, Great to hear your around on occasion, To bad I'm not planning to be up that way for a while yet. The Camping reservation system for Ft Worden has been offline since October so I haven't been able to get up there since then but It is supposed to be back online mid Jan. Last I heard from Kim his return date is the 14th of Feb.

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Re: Happy new year !

Post by Norris » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:52 am

Pretty cool Dusty, please keep us updated
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Re: Happy new year !

Post by ScubaJess » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:18 am

WOW Looks awesome! Super Star Trek!!! I'm excited to hear about the underwater adventures.
Happy New Year! :)
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Re: Happy new year !

Post by Magoi » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:34 pm

Good to hear again from you Rich. Let me know if I can help you with your new toy - looks great. I would love to dive again at PT. Lots easier to dive there since I am retired like you now.
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