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  1. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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    Sounds like you had one Mostly it was the...

    Sounds like you had one

    Mostly it was the alarm system that drove me nuts. I particularly appreciated the fact that it would Flatten the battery and kill the door locks if parked anywhere there...
  2. Thread: 4x4 tyres

    by MikeF
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    General grabber AT’s. Never been stuck yet had...

    General grabber AT’s. Never been stuck yet had them on my P38 and now have them again on a disco. I use it in snow, mud and sand and it’s not too noisy towing a RIB.
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    I have a rack full of undersuits I’ve acquired...

    I have a rack full of undersuits I’ve acquired over the years. Choice of undersuit very much depends on type of suit / water temp / length of dive.

    Are you going to be doing 1 hr dives in the...
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    I did a Caribbean cruise. Booked a dive with the...

    I did a Caribbean cruise. Booked a dive with the boat in Cozumel and a dive independently in grand cayman. Neither were spectacular. Independent was a ball ache trying to get to the shop and back as...
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    As I don’t want to subscribe to the telegraph who...

    As I don’t want to subscribe to the telegraph who did they mention as a vaccine producer?
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    really? a year ago we had no vaccine producers in...

    really? a year ago we had no vaccine producers in the UK? maybe a bit more research required by whoever told you that.
  7. Thread: Kitchen Knives

    by MikeF
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    but don't forget Sabatier is a type not a make....

    but don't forget Sabatier is a type not a make. There are Sabatier knives and there are Sabatier knives.
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    they come apart fairly easily. probably a broken...

    they come apart fairly easily. probably a broken wire at the cable entry, if so trim it back and solder it back on.

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?318465-Greenforce-umbilical...
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    Get a new head. The latest heads are streets...

    Get a new head. The latest heads are streets ahead of the Tristar. You’ll feel like you have an amazing new torch.
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    today it's BSAC. I'm training a couple of...

    today it's BSAC.

    I'm training a couple of young guys to dive. I ordered OD packs for them last year and I've now ordered the sports diver pack. New sports diver pack arrives and lo and behold the...
  11. sadly what we see is a normalisation of a denuded...

    sadly what we see is a normalisation of a denuded environment for younger people. If you've never seen it healthy you don't know it's sick
  12. Anybody know if the 220 is the same size and...

    Anybody know if the 220 is the same size and shape as the 210? will the 220 fit in a narked@90 canister?
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    Poll: The draegar strap seems to be the benchmark but...

    The draegar strap seems to be the benchmark but £100? Holy shit!

    Personally I use a slap strap and a couple of bungee loops around the mouthpiece - total cost less than a fiver. No lip guard I...
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    Poll: I nearly lost a mate on a dive to LOC at the...

    I nearly lost a mate on a dive to LOC at the surface. Every single person in the boat was focussed on the young lady trainee diver, trying to get her weightbelt and help her back in the boat and...
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    Fastnet is stunning. I remember it with walls of...

    Fastnet is stunning. I remember it with walls of jewel anemones and crawling with crayfish. But there are so many good dives in west cork. We used to take a couple of Ribs and a compressor and just...
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    We used to dive it regularly back in the 80’s...

    We used to dive it regularly back in the 80’s 90’s. It was the twoggy ammo ship. We used to bring up a net bag full of iron ore pellets and spend the rest of the trip shooting empty beer cans with a...
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    Poll: hmm I had a look for it last night but it appears...

    hmm I had a look for it last night but it appears that somebody has been busy airbrushing history
  18. Thread: wanted JJ ADV

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    wanted JJ ADV

    long shot I know, but I don't suppose anybody has a surplus JJ ADV knocking about?
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    Hope the new othree hoods last better than the...

    Hope the new othree hoods last better than the old ones. They were nice hoods but I have two that ended up as 1mm crushed neoprene after a couple of years use.


    I've worn a lot of hoods but the...
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    Poll: cmon gobbers you must have a copy of that report...

    cmon gobbers you must have a copy of that report from a british diver filed away that you can share.

    my memory sometimes plays tricks on me so I may not remember it all but in summary I seem to...
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    Return to diving after COVID-19

    Mainly aimed at the commercial sector but I thought this may be of interest if you haven't seen it already

    https://www.dmac-diving.org/guidance/DMAC33.pdf
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    looks like another bunch looking to fund their...

    looks like another bunch looking to fund their diving jollies by claiming to be 'professionals' and by inference better than 'amateurs' at teaching people to dive because they charge people for...
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    Each to their own I guess but personally I think...

    Each to their own I guess but personally I think Ali 80’s are too bulky in the water and too floaty and too heavy out of it. For trimix I prefer a steel 7 or 10 depending on depth and deco as they...
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    We can disagree on this. It depends on how you...

    We can disagree on this. It depends on how you look after stuff. If you wash it and lovingly clean it after every short immersion it’ll be fine. If you leave it in a wet bag Or wet store it for a...
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    I look at all these aluminium torches being...

    I look at all these aluminium torches being churned out and despair. Aluminium is a shit material to dunk in the sea and then leave wet in a bag. Yes it’s easy to machine and fairly strong but as...
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