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Forum: California Spearfishing 06-29-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Ron S
Re: Shark incident at Fort Brag, CA?

I asked and he said he heard it from the local police department. Wonder why I can't find anything on it?
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ron S
Shark incident at Fort Brag, CA?

My buddy said he heard some freedivers got chased out of the water off the point at Mackerricher State Park, but I can't find anything about it. Anybody know the story?
Ron.
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 06-08-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

No, I didn't. I thought about it. The hole I drilled is just small enough that there's very little play. Also, the excess cable is coiled and tied to the box, so any pulling doesn't strain the...
Forum: Off Topic Area 06-02-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Ron S
Re: Sea Lion Problem

A little like Spotted Owl, but not as lean...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 06-02-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

Update: I found a waterproof box at Wally World for $8 that seals nicely and is just the right size for my battery. I drilled a hole just large enough to run the wires through, siliconed the wiring...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-22-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

Ok, I rigged everything up and headed to the lake. Since I wasn't diving and wasn't likely to get water in the yak, I just put the battery in the yak and ran the wires out the hatch and under the...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-22-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

I was at the local hardware store yesterday looking for dielectric grease for the unit's electrical fittings. Found it, and also found a sealed, 12V 5amp battery that looked like it would work well....
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-21-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

Robert, I see that the battery you are using is 3.2 amps. The guys over on norcalkayakangler.com were recommending a 7 amp battery. The 7 amp is bigger. If the smaller battery will last a day of...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-21-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

I learned that I was doing one thing very wrong. I didn't have the transducer at the proper angle. I didn't realize it needed to be oriented properly. Directions didn't specify. I rebuilt my...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-19-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

Well the saga continues...
I recieved a new holder for 10 batteries. Actually a two pack of the holders was only $7. Wired one up and loaded it with 10 rechargeables. Unit wouldn't turn on. ...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-07-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Re: Finder battery issues.

Hey thanks Joe. That's the other thing I've learned is that not all rechargeable batteries are created equally. I'll look into the more powerful batteries off of Amazon.
Ron.
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 05-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ron S
Finder battery issues.

I finally got my new Lowrance Elite 3 assembled and installed. I used an 8 AA battery holder, thinking that that would give me 12 volts. Then I looked at the rechargeable batteries I planned to...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 04-27-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By Ron S
Re: Inline fuse?

That's a great video! Too bad I didn't see it before I got started. I got everything put together and was looking foreward to trying out the new finder at the Triton tourney this Saturday. ...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 04-24-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By Ron S
Re: Inline fuse?

Thanks Joe! Getting this thing ready is my project for today.
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 04-24-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By Ron S
Inline fuse?

I'm installing a new Lowrance Elite 3 on my yak. For a power source I'm using a 8, AA battery pack in a mico pelican case. Should I install some kind of inline fuse, or is unnecessary?
Thanks,...
Forum: Off Topic Area 04-16-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 1,409,733
Posted By Ron S
Re: The Spearboard Bikini Thread

I believe it's fourth from right Sarg. Fifth if you count the young lady on the other boat too.
Just sayin'...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,154
Posted By Ron S
Re: Caspar abalone dive gone horribly wrong....

Just for my own curiosity I'd be interested to know if they still had their weight belts on or not when they were recovered.

No idea about these guys, but a lot of the folks I see in that area...
Forum: Off Topic Area 03-11-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Ron S
Re: Obamacare explained by a plumber

I finally, for the very first time, understand Obamacare! Thank you very much for posting this!
Ron.
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 03-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Ron S
Re: Seal problems

I was diving Stillwater south about this time of year awhile back. As I was hauling my yak down to the water, a guy told me some spearos had been nipped the previous day. He said the seals were...
Forum: Off Topic Area 02-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 1,409,733
Posted By Ron S
Re: The Spearboard Bikini Thread

This was filmed at one of the community colleges over in Reno, NV. Actually at a vocational school. It's a class called, "Introduction to lap dancing, 101"...:D

Very popular with folks looking...
Forum: California Off-Topic 02-23-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,732
Posted By Ron S
Re: California doesn't mess around when come to online revenge

I agree. On the other hand, I have a very hard time feeling sorry for anyone who puts nude or compromising photos of themselves on any form of social media and then gets upset when it's taken...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 01-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By Ron S
lowraance Elite 3x

Need a finder on my yak, just to determine depth and bottom structure. Will this $99 unit work OK?
Forum: Off Topic Area 11-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ron S
Re: Burt Reynolds Auctioning Off Personal Items Amid Financial Struggles

I saw this on TV the other night. Sorry to hear he's having troubles, but the way I look at it, there's a lot of off the wall stuff there. He has the memories of making the movies, and I kinda...
Forum: Off Topic Area 10-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 1,409,733
Posted By Ron S
Re: The Spearboard Bikini Thread

Well Sarg, just to clarify, most of us, or at least I, like what's wearing the bikini, and not the actual bikini...:D
Ron.
Forum: All Other Gear 10-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,516
Posted By Ron S
Re: 890 lumen Mako light

Looks like there are some very good options out there!
Ron.
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