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kent_island_sailor

Member Since 13 Jan 2006
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In Topic: Surface supplied air diving

Yesterday, 02:14 PM

I ran out of air at about 110 feet inside a wreck* when I was not well trained nor experienced years ago. Dumb ideas are not just for hookah divers :rolleyes:

 

One advantage I did have is that when I headed out of the wreck and up to the surface I got more air around 20 feet and could hang around for awhile. You CAN make 100 feet without any air - my father used to do it testing escape trunks for the Navy - but you sure can't stop for any deco. Anyway, this is just me - NFW would be I be down that deep on a hose without a bailout bottle. YMMV.


In Topic: Deconstructing Clichés

Yesterday, 10:53 AM

Long time ago one of the engineers found the Dilbert Mission Statement Generator. We had a ton of fun with it all morning and then the boss calls us in for a meeting in the afternoon.

He says something like "We are going to levergage our strengths across our divisions and use the synergy of our products to cross sell our customers". He was not happy when the entire room cracked up :lol:  :lol:


In Topic: kids and hypothermia

Yesterday, 10:40 AM

Due to some dumb stunts as a kid, I can tell you that you lose the ability to do anything useful very fast in water that cold. Long before you are officially frozen to death you just can't get a good grip on anything or have enough coordination left to tie a knot.


In Topic: Surface supplied air diving

Yesterday, 10:33 AM

Using a gasoline engine driven compressor in a cave is Darwin Award material..just sayin... :o


In Topic: Surface supplied air diving

21 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

I once read about someone that got a compressor for about $150, put a T fitting on the end with a checkvalve, and stuck one end of the T in their mouth. Total cost under $200. Safety - not so sure.......