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    nice spot

    nice spot
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    is the best solution to this issue not to haul it...

    is the best solution to this issue not to haul it out on a boat trailer......
  3. defined as someone who gets paid.... we all know...

    defined as someone who gets paid.... we all know that competent and qualified are not necessarily the same thing :)
  4. The whingers on here wanting parts are an...

    The whingers on here wanting parts are an irrelevance to the big boys of the scuba industry and any elfnsafety excuse is utter rubbish. I suspect they don't want to sell spares to the public because...
  5. please do

    please do
  6. Was said dead diver at work when he serviced his...

    Was said dead diver at work when he serviced his reg or died? No? Then absolutely nothing to do with the HSE.

    A few years back I asked the mares importer to sell me spares and was given the...
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    Just call Bauer uk. They are very helpful.

    Just call Bauer uk. They are very helpful.
  8. Thread: Shuna

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    Shuna

    Sad to say I dived the shuna this afternoon and she has started to collapse. Deck has gone between engine room and bridge and the bridge has started to collapse into the hole.
  9. Thread: Cylinder testing

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    The whole IDEST scam seems to have been a massive...

    The whole IDEST scam seems to have been a massive step back for safety. I started diving in the early 80's and never saw a cylinder that wasn't in test and having one fail test was almost unheard of...
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    I like the approach in the phillipines. caught...

    I like the approach in the phillipines. caught illegal fishing? we blow your boat up and sink it. The Norwegians go for escalating fines that start hefty and next time you lose your boat.

    UK...
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    If you want more information on the history and...

    If you want more information on the history and impact of fishing have a read of 'The unnatural history of the sea' by Calum Roberts. printed in 2007 but depressingly nothing has really changed at...
  12. Thread: Merino wool

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    Icebreaker 260 by far the best merino I’ve used...

    Icebreaker 260 by far the best merino I’ve used for diving.
  13. There are BSAC dive centres overseas that you can...

    There are BSAC dive centres overseas that you can work in as a BSAC instructor. I did it for a couple of years when I was in my early 20's. I rapidly realised that unless you had the seed money and...
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    the weezle is fluffier and lighter and dries...

    the weezle is fluffier and lighter and dries quickly but requires more loft to work, therefore baggier suit & more lead.

    The santi 400 and 200 are much heavier and not as bulky but take an age to...
  15. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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    I had a manual. Probably my favourite car ever,...

    I had a manual. Probably my favourite car ever, when it was working. But the manual doesn’t spare you the becm misery.

    Current disco 2 has just had sills, floors and inner wings (allegedly nobody...
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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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.
  22. Thread: Kitchen Knives

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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...
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