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    Usually made from aluminium channel, back to...

    Usually made from aluminium channel, back to back, with the inner rails on solid HDPE wheels with bushes. If you have hydraulics on board a hydraulic winch works well, if not a 12V winch in a housing...
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    You would. I would. But I've had people turn up...

    You would. I would. But I've had people turn up holding a reg they have tried to service themselves and got it wrong...!
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    Unless you put the shuttle in back to front in...

    Unless you put the shuttle in back to front in the second stage. Then you get a click, the lever locks down and you can't breathe.
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    Brass gauges seem to have a limited life. I've...

    Brass gauges seem to have a limited life. I've had several over the years from all the big names and they all seem to pack up. The most reliable one I have is from my original reg set I bought in...
  5. Thread: Newish diver :)

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    Been diving all over the place for over 30 years....

    Been diving all over the place for over 30 years. When asked "what is your favourite dive" then without a doubt, the Scottish outliers. They are stunning- there are the Outliers, then a massive gap,...
  6. Thread: Bsac qt+xyz

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    Tsk. Where's Iain when you need him?

    Tsk. Where's Iain when you need him?
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    Pretty easy to build an mCCR out of plumbing...

    Pretty easy to build an mCCR out of plumbing bits, flexible camping water carriers and plastic tubes that held army rockets. I did with a start point of Dr Duncans D5- and learned more about...
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    I chose mine as: 1. I can teach on it 2. All my...

    I chose mine as:
    1. I can teach on it
    2. All my mates dive one

    It doesn't necessarily mean it's the best unit, but it does mean that when it breaks I'm likely to have some spares available....
  9. That's also plated steel that will rot...!

    That's also plated steel that will rot...!
  10. The bore of the 9/16 fitting is likely to be...

    The bore of the 9/16 fitting is likely to be wrong for the swivelly bit on the end of a scuba hose and is likely to be JIC which defs won't fit:...
  11. If by "anything" you mean vapourware in a jiffy...

    If by "anything" you mean vapourware in a jiffy bag of fuck all then yes.
  12. Or put an NPT to BSP on this...

    Or put an NPT to BSP on this
    https://www.narkedat90.com/np-um-ym-box19-np-um-ym-1-4-npt-male-to-9-16-18-male-lp.html
  13. https://undersea-centre.com/adaptors/chrome-plated...

    https://undersea-centre.com/adaptors/chrome-plated-brass

    Have a click round there see if they have what you need
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    The thing that BSAC is good at is the actual...

    The thing that BSAC is good at is the actual diving bit.

    All the commercial organisations concentrate on the course bit, at least up to RD level. After that it's all about getting divers on the...
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    This is a commonly touted myth, so the correct...

    This is a commonly touted myth, so the correct reponse is to tell your DO they can shove it up their freshly greased arse.

    There is no requirement for you to tell your DO if, say, you're just...
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    Wholly depends on the club you're in. In my...

    Wholly depends on the club you're in. In my experience you get every flavour of clubs from those who do zero training to the other end where they do shed loads.
    I do a little workshop with clubs...
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    "Video will continue after the ad"

    "Video will continue after the ad"
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    Eventually we had to give up teaching how to...

    Eventually we had to give up teaching how to slice cheese for sandwiches and the club bought a catering cheese slicer. I kid you not.
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    TP8 won't include any boat handling as that isn't...

    TP8 won't include any boat handling as that isn't part of DL- she will need to do the Boat Handling SDC for that, the ideally the Diver Coxn Assessment.
    The pack will include the Dive Management...
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    Loads. DM is the start of the commercial route,...

    Loads.
    DM is the start of the commercial route, and misses out all of the stuff about taking groups of divers to a known site. There is a crossover pack for AD (TP8) that they can get that fills in...
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    Yep. These lights are on the limit for what you...

    Yep. These lights are on the limit for what you can take without a declaration (100Wh).
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    Pissed

    Pissed
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    Not as much as I used to. And on the same trip...

    Not as much as I used to. And on the same trip there was one diver who was in a 7mm full suit, hood and gloves and was freezing. And others in a rash vest and shorts who were toasty warm.

    So I...
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    Well it was a while back but yes. Been active on...

    Well it was a while back but yes. Been active on the ITS circuit ever since.
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    Pretty sure I didn't spend that much. Club had...

    Pretty sure I didn't spend that much. Club had charts, I was already a Coxn assessor so the boat bit was easy, plus on my AIC I even mended the outboard when it packed up in the middle of Milford...
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