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  1. Up in Orkney on the Valhalla 6th May for a week...

    Up in Orkney on the Valhalla 6th May for a week and I live in Ormskirk so could collect them and drop them off to you if that helps.
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    Dec 3rd 2002...... a long long, time ago! Had...

    Dec 3rd 2002...... a long long, time ago! Had been diving for 20 years by then.
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    Just tried to log on to YD to see when I joined...

    Just tried to log on to YD to see when I joined but it's forgotten all about me! I was at the Leeds gathering in 2005 so it was before that.

    Still diving, off to Scapa in May, still have a YD mask...
  4. Thread: No BCD?

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    Correct me if I am wrong but if you fill a...

    Correct me if I am wrong but if you fill a cylinder to it's working pressure of 300bar and then pump sea water in to start your dive you change the volume. Half the volume, double the pressure. I...
  5. Thread: Ice Diving

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    A couple of my diving buddies did it from Geneva....

    A couple of my diving buddies did it from Geneva. You walk up to the lake at the top of the hill, have your dive and then toboggan back down. All your gear is taken up by snowcat. Have a look at...
  6. Thread: Laptop upgrade.

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    In my 5 years at IBM's Salford service centre I...

    In my 5 years at IBM's Salford service centre I saw the inside of a lot of laptops but I never saw a laptop that you could upgrade the processor on. IBM then sold the laptop business to Lenovo.........
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    Saw a quick glimpse of an Australian show about...

    Saw a quick glimpse of an Australian show about Abalone divers. I was interested to see that a guy was diving on nitrox so he could dive the deeper areas as nitrox allowed him to go deeper than air....
  8. Thread: Vehicle Air-con.

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    Vehicle ACs work by compressing the coolant as a...

    Vehicle ACs work by compressing the coolant as a gas so that it forms a hot liquid. The hot liquid goes through the heat exchanger at the front of the car and cools down. Then on the inside of your...
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    Unfortunately it's all down to badly written...

    Unfortunately it's all down to badly written regulations. When they say 250watt do they mean RMS, max or continuous power. Mine has a 250 max power but will put out nearly 500 watts for short...
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    I have electrified three bikes so far, mine, my...

    I have electrified three bikes so far, mine, my wife's and our friends. Mine is a Cube CLS LTD, my wife's is a Claude Butler step through 'Dutch' style bike and our friends is a KHS mtb bike. All now...
  11. I do.....pm me an email address and I will...

    I do.....pm me an email address and I will forward it on to you. PS mine is still going strong after 11 years and well over 600 fills.
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    My experience of Cancun would say, don't bother!...

    My experience of Cancun would say, don't bother! The reefs, what there are, are dead and very small. Didn't see a lot of fish when I dived there either.....
  13. Thread: Suunto DM5

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    Have you seen...... ...

    Have you seen......

    https://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/suunto-to-possible-discontinue-online-support-for-majority-of-dive-watches-in-2020.573222/
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    Have you tried the Musandam? Just a 3 hour drive...

    Have you tried the Musandam? Just a 3 hour drive for you and you can hop on a dhow out of Dibba or a fast boat out of Khasab. The viz won't be as good as Egypt but there are large fish and you can...
  15. Thread: Dive watch

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    I used to do a lot of diving in warm water ( I...

    I used to do a lot of diving in warm water ( I lived in the Middle East for 15 years! ) so always dived with a computer on one wrist and my dive watch on the other. When I got more technical it was...
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    Glass isn't solid.....it's a thixotropic liquid!...

    Glass isn't solid.....it's a thixotropic liquid! Which means the older it is the thicker the liquid has got. So the bad news is cutting old glass is really, really hard and very rarely successful....
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    Never, ever use a vacuum for cleaning toner out...

    Never, ever use a vacuum for cleaning toner out of a printer. The stuff is explosive if in fine enough particles.

    I used to fix IBM photocopiers (the big, room sized, stuff) and they had a built...
  18. Thread: Guernsey

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    Thanks for the great offer....sign me up! I am...

    Thanks for the great offer....sign me up!

    I am free on the Thursday or Friday 15th or 16th Aug if you are going out either of those days. Probably best if I send you a pm in a few months to firm...
  19. Thread: Guernsey

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    Guernsey

    So we are popping down to Guernsey from the 14th to 18th August for a wedding. The wedding is on the Saturday and as we are going by car and ferry I thought I could throw my diving kit in the boot!
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    If all the organist needs to see is the...

    If all the organist needs to see is the conductor, mount the camera by the organist and point it at the conductor. Zoom if you need to but the monitor and camera are next to each other infront of the...
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    Let's face it, there's bugger all else to dive on...

    Let's face it, there's bugger all else to dive on in Bahrain and that includes the artificial reefs.
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    Once cooked Christmas dinner on a charcoal BBQ on...

    Once cooked Christmas dinner on a charcoal BBQ on a beach. About the time I was finishing off the veg I started running low on charcoal so sent the kids to find all the brush and drift wood they...
  23. Thread: Salalah Oman

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    Ah...rebreathers! Used to fill my own Inspo...

    Ah...rebreathers! Used to fill my own Inspo cylinders from my J of O2. In Muscat you could buy a cylinder for 90 rials and get an O2 fill for 4 rials.

    MHD wont have a whip to fit a DIN valve. If...
  24. Thread: Salalah Oman

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    By 'oxygen tanks' do you mean dive cylinders? Or...

    By 'oxygen tanks' do you mean dive cylinders? Or do you mean oxygen cylinders?

    I believe there is a branch of MHD (Mohsin Haider Darwish) in Salalah and they do a swap service for oxygen...
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    The water gets to about 21 - 23 degC in Jan. Or...

    The water gets to about 21 - 23 degC in Jan. Or it does on the east side of the peninsular. Might be a little warmer in the Gulf.
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