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    Like any scooter getting it trimmed is a game of...

    Like any scooter getting it trimmed is a game of putting the right mass in the right place inside the tube.

    However, the Blacktip Tech comes pre-weighted for saltwater (with a removable salt-water...
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    Me too. I've had mine for 12 years (and it wasn't...

    Me too. I've had mine for 12 years (and it wasn't new when I bought it - a classic with a 2009 Vision upgrade) and the reliability (apart from 2020 early adopter issues) has been excellent.
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    I can't see why I'd want to make it anything...

    I can't see why I'd want to make it anything different to what it is as it works pretty well.

    I've no idea where the 6 months idea comes from as it just keeps working and I send it away every few...
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    Meh! Who cares about fashion? :blush: 6.5k...

    Meh! Who cares about fashion? :blush:

    6.5k would buy a 2nd hand inspo with full AP service, gbox, bp & oph, plumbed in ostc cr, and still have spare cash for a few cases of beer :grin:
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    what is a breathable drysuit? Does it leak? ...

    what is a breathable drysuit?

    Does it leak? Is it alive? :OMG:

    ... or is it a bit a shit some marketing guy thought would sell stuff that's adequate?
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    Geez, 6500 for a JJ :OMG: Why? Take an...

    Geez, 6500 for a JJ :OMG:

    Why? Take an inspo, throw away the tempstik, add a well-marketed (but average) set of electronics, and you then you have a JJ! :giggle::rofl:

    I've seen a few inspos...
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    Yeah, whilst the costs have changed the menu is...

    Yeah, whilst the costs have changed the menu is as it was when I lived in Harrow. Rather than tolerating the inconvenience, in 2014, we moved to the coast and our life choices now feel so much...
  8. Thread: Back again

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    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These...

    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These days it's all a bit tame with few worthwhile arguments. Can't remember when I last saw the old pony cylinder discussion :giggle:

    Any cell over 2...
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    I guess that depends on where the journey begins...

    I guess that depends on where the journey begins ... :D

    Freshly-made pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven by the beach is also a good option.
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    Are you blaming the GPs? :OMG: Could it be GPs...

    Are you blaming the GPs? :OMG:

    Could it be GPs are so over-stretched, and under-resourced, that they changed their working practices, and implemented an online and telephone triage system, to...
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    Clearly, as his comment supports your previous...

    Clearly, as his comment supports your previous idea they must be correct :grin:

    Sensible management of lime and the luxury of a tempstick (sorry JJ owners) provides a good view on state of the...
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    I agree with Vanny. I've never felt the urge to...

    I agree with Vanny. I've never felt the urge to add one to my Vision.

    If you're looking to add anything then independent ppo2 monitoring is more important (I use OSTC cR as my independent ppo2...
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    Not the best but the most recent.... Early start...

    Not the best but the most recent.... Early start on Sunday and found a strange deposit obscuring my view

    https://i.postimg.cc/JzqX4RBr/2022-04-03-08-19-49.jpg

    With that gone I drove over 2...
  14. Thread: NDAC Closed?

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    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/glouces...

    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/national-diving-centres-new-owners-6775189
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    Hmm, definitely need deep bailout tins for that...

    Hmm, definitely need deep bailout tins for that and will need to pump them up a bit too :D
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    Yes, the awful decision-making by the instructor...

    Yes, the awful decision-making by the instructor reminded me of an incident I had the joy of sharing (April 2012, BSAC 12/100).

    In that case getting the casualty-in-waiting to the surface was the...
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    OSTC Sport...

    OSTC Sport does basic nitrox diving, has a clear screen, and runs with any AA battery. It can also be upgraded should future diving needs require.
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    I think you are incorrect. Whilst the commercial...

    I think you are incorrect. Whilst the commercial side is doing pretty well, the recreational stuff is set to continue and a familiar face is likely to reappear.
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    What a bargain. I presume that includes travel?

    What a bargain. I presume that includes travel?
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    The sea can be a bit variable but we are fairly...

    The sea can be a bit variable but we are fairly fortunate in having options for different wind conditions. Portland Harbour and Newtons Cove are often sheltered from the prevailing westerlies, and...
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    I notice that Cromhall is also available, for a...

    I notice that Cromhall is also available, for a limited number of pre-booked divers.

    There is always the sea... :grin:
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    Yes, but now they'll feel so good when they buy...

    Yes, but now they'll feel so good when they buy you something more sensible which you might appreciate :grin:
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    We did the distillery tour with 5 different drams...

    We did the distillery tour with 5 different drams option and it was definitely better than sitting in the pub listening to the wind and looking at the dive boat!

    Obvious I'm not foolish enough to...
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    Is this the Highland Park you prefer? Don't you...

    Is this the Highland Park you prefer? Don't you feel discarding the boxes is a bit wasteful?

    https://i.postimg.cc/Y2gxz4kV/Highland-Park.jpg
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    It depends on your config - the weight check will...

    It depends on your config - the weight check will tell you. Forget the OC mindset and assume no buoyancy change during the dive.

    For me, with Inspo and Gbox, I switched to an ali backplate for...
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