Joshua Smith wrote: loanwolf wrote: Joshua Smith wrote:
loanwolf wrote:My unit has 1000's of hours on it
Greg- you've had that Revo for, what, 2 1/2 years, now? THOUSANDS of hours on it? I thought you said you did like 650 hours on it last year?
first year i turned 1250 hrs in November over 650 of that Mel and I had for time with classes together. 2nd year I had even more bottom time. the last few months is the only time my unit has been dry. Mel is teaching away and I have been busy on a few projects so this year my bottom time sucks so fare. That will change if we get the Sat diving contract to inspect the pipelines in CA. When you do not have to punch a clock and can do several hours a day of bottom time it adds up. Then through in some 4-6 hr long dives and it does not take long to get there.
OK, kind of bored myself, here. Started looking closely at this:
I know Mel and Curt were 2 of the first 4 Revo divers on the West Coast- they wrote about it at the end of February, 2008: LINK
And it looks like you went all the way through Mod3, full trimix, soon afterwards- the end of April, 2008: LINK
So, let's just say you started diving your Revo in March of 08. It's the beginning of June, 2010 right now. That would mean you've been diving it for 27 months.
You told us all that you had 684 hours of bottom time in 2009 in THIS THREAD.
So, assuming you meant you had 2000 hours on your Revo
And, since you already told us you had 684 hours underwater in 2009- that means that you had 1,316 hours over 15 months.
That equals 2.924 hours a day, every day, for 15 months.
All I can say is: Daaaaaaamn. I love diving, but I don't know if I love it that
much. I don't know of anyone
, in the whole entire world, that dives as much- or as deep- as you do. Freaking incredible.
I was diving 6 days a week for the most part with long ones in between and a few jobs as well'
March of o8 is when I started diving the rEvo. I have dove CCR's since 1982, military, commercial, and recreational a little. However it took a side line to climbing in the 90's. This is not the first CCR I have had. It is a better unit than the homebuild ones we used to play with and far cheaper than what a MK14 or 15 costs. The first commercial built unit I had in 1983 was called a Starfish (I think it was Randy who I was talking with one day that remembered them) and was built for commercial use but bent the hell out of me as it did just about everyone else who got one. Bad electronics.
My hours the last few years.
2007 - just shy 1300 open circuit about 650 with Mel if I remember correctly
2008 - just shy of 1500 about 650-750 of that with Mel.
2009 - just under 700 on that. Very little with Mel.
Now now take 3 dives a day with Mel for 6 days on week then 5 or 6 180-240min dives days fallowing week myself then toss in a week of working dives that are 6 to 8hrs long time adds up. To give you a idea if we get the contract for the inspection that will be around 1500hrs of dive time in a little over 4 months 12hrs dive time 12hrs SAT chamber for weeks on end. That is what turns my screws, I had to give up doing that in the late 80' at the beckoning of the Navy. Fly or Dive, I chose fly and now that I am retired guess what I can dive. I will take off and blaze down to 300' solo any day of the week on the scooter. And then I will sleep in the water on deco for me it is therapy as my right side is so torn to hell. After a nice 3hr dive is the only time I will not have pain and that is getting to take longer. I am actually beginning to regrow tissues that they told me I would never develop due to the Hyperbaric dives that I am doing. I have taken more pain killers in the last few months than I have in the past 5 yrs since the last of 10 surgeries (that kept me out of the water for 5yrs) rebuilding my right side because I have not been in the water as much lately. Any time you want to join me on a run let me know and you can join me for a long mid week dive. Just don't be surprised when you hear snoring when doing deco. I especially like to lean up against the signpost in Muk and take a mid day nap it is very comfortable but my favorite was to lean up against a piling at the oil dock and sleep. Now that I am wrapping up several projects I have been working on and am getting into a holding pattern I am ready to get back to that and as I said if you want to join in let me know any day.
I have over 2500 hrs on the rEvo to date that relates to thousands but I have thousands of hours on other units and test units as well. Paul and Marco probably are the only other two who have more time on their rEvo's now. I hope to beat out Paul soon Marco I never will as he uses his for commercial work as well 8+hrs a day then dives the hell out of it on his off time on deep wrecks and in caves. I might have a chance, as he cannot dive the rEvo when he is in the poopper pipes working
and he has been doing that a lot lately.