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Forum: All About Guns 05-06-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,752
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Small id bands dyneema knots popping out

I use water as a lubricant. Dip the wishbone knot in the water, dip the rubber in the water and jam it in. Alcohol and soap both dry out rubber and cause premature degradation. Silicon never dries...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 02-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Cubera hunting

I usually see them in +50 feet down here but I've seen some huge ones on wrecks over 180 feet. They seem to be pretty solitary animals. I say that because I seldom see more than 1 on a wreck or...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 02-07-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Great white shark named George stalks Everglade waters

Murky vis coupled with abundant fish supply...no brainer. Manatees and alligators are all over the shoreline and tributaries.

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Forum: All About Guns 12-27-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By captain.ed
Andre AR handle base needed

Hey everyone,
A customer requested I use the Andre AR base on a pair of guns for him and his son. I've already delivered one but can't get a hold of another handle frame. The US distributor (Blue...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 12-08-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Spearing Lionfish in the Keys?

You are correct about the word harvest. REEF and FKMS can give you a course on harvesting lionfish inside the SPAS and other no - take zones. You can ONLY use nets and slurp guns in areas where...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 12-08-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Sharkbanz

Sharkshield just lowered it's prices. The units are now $499usd. They work and I wear one when I spear. I also carry them in my shop. Message me if anyone wants one.

Ed M.

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Forum: All About Guns 11-06-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Gun build questions

Good luck on your build Wyatt. I know that the Neptonics reverse mech will fit a 9/32 and 5/16 shaft. If you are building an enclosed track you can bore the track 3/8 inch deep and it will line up...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-30-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By captain.ed
Re: If you can help this dive operation in the Keys, please do

Sorry I didn't see this sooner...Gary was running off generator up until about Oct 20th. Yes, Power was restored to the area but the marina suffered catastrophic damage to its power distribution...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-30-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,789
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Florida Keys Optimistic About Hurricane Recovery, Set to Reopen October 1st

If you are pondering coming down to the Keys or going elsewhere I'd like to suggest the Keys. I've got a small shop specializing in spearfishing gear and we need customers to survive. Yes, things...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-30-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Spearing Lionfish in the Keys?

We participate in all of the local lionfish derby and I'm a very active member of REEF and the dive community. The Park doesn't give out permits to spear lionfish, neither does the FK Marine...
Forum: All About Guns 10-22-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Tackyness of epoxy (phils)

The catalytic process usually runs its course w/in 48 hours (cure). Ive never used Phils epoxy but my guess would be that th lower temp retarded the catalysation process to the point where it just...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-22-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Spearing Lionfish in the Keys?

There are basically three zones in regards to spearfishing in the keys (including lionfish)...no spearing w/in 6 miles of shore north of Rodriguez Key, no spearing w/in three miles from Rodriguez Key...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-22-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Question On Lookdowns

I've never eaten them but if anyone wants to give away sheepshead, I'll take them. They are big boned and a little more difficult to filet but they taste great.

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Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 10-22-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Marathon Grouper

Like KWYOUNGSPEAR said, depends on the time of year. You also have to remember that any big grouper that hangs out on the shallow reef are taken as soon as the season opens or they get really good...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 08-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,705
Posted By captain.ed
Re: DIY - Pole Spear made from Walking Sticks

Awesome! I just started playing around w pole spear design and what you made is pretty close to what I was thinking about. Great tip on using the putty to keep the epoxy from flowing out. I've...
Forum: All About Guns 08-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By captain.ed
Re: how heavy is too heavy?

I don`t know how to measure 5% negative and i doubt your customer does either which means you are screwed (because it may be subjective). He may mean that he wants the gun to sink slowly and evenly,...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 08-13-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Need Help with Best Boat Ramp to Use in Key Largo

You can use the ramp at Harry Harris Park...its a public ramp and closer than Pennekamp. Don't know what they charge.

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Forum: All About Guns 07-13-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Teak

Where r u? There are several places in Florida.

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Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 07-12-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,444
Posted By captain.ed
Re: General question - depths lower keys

As the water heats up the grouper tend to move deeper and deeper. If you are freediving you will find them on the outer reef...40-90 feet. If you are going scuba then I would suggest looking in 70...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 06-20-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 71,886
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Was out again this weekend and had 60 to 80 foot vis near the Fingers in 50-60ft of water. We now have a S-SW wind that is over 20 kts and gusting to 30 kts (depending on the storm cells) so the vis...
Forum: All About Guns 06-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,386
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Mako predator pro 70cm needs more power!

Because it is short I would look for a thinner diameter shaft, 250lb mono shooting line, and the 14.5 mm bands you mentioned. I don't know where the mech is placed, where the tabs sit, or what the...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 06-05-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 71,886
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Vis has been good lately from Davis to Alligator...40 to 60 feet, 80 feet on the high tide. Even had 80 feet in close the other day. Little bit of a thermocline on the reef but it really hasn't...
Forum: All About Guns 04-26-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,582
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Band Force Chart

Sweet! This will be a big help for me as people often request band size/length by ego rather than logic.

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Forum: All About Guns 04-14-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By captain.ed
Re: Poured Epoxy Track Coloring

I buy pigments from several different sources.
FGCI.com has about 7 or 8 colors...pretty standard stuff.
Mudhole.com has several pigments for "marbeling".
Resin obsession has some pretty cool...
Forum: All About Guns 03-14-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,112
Posted By captain.ed
Re: First gun build, thoughts and pics

Looks good so far. I use both oak and pine as test blanks. Oak is a PIA because it tends to splinter. Make sure the dimensions are the same as the gun (height and width) and use it to test ALL of...
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