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Old 02-23-2019, 01:54 PM   #1
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Lobster Diving - Palm Beach FEB 2019

Another nice day on the water. On my first dive, I forgot my weight belt in the truck, so I had borrowed weights stuffed in non-ditchable pockets of my BC. and I was wearing a 7mm suit and testing a new to me BC and regulator.

When I get to the bottom on the first dive, there is little current and I get the reel line wrapped around my ankle, I realize I forgot to turn on my pony bottle, so I take the tank off and then get a lesson as to why I like to wear a weight belt rather than have all ballast attached to my BC ... and turn the pony on and then it takes me a while to get things straightened out..

https://youtu.be/v3K5z8S2sbk

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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Nice video, Jim.

I went to wearing a weight belt last year. Makes sense for many reasons. Looks like you need some yoga classes to get some extra stretch to the ankle.
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Thanks James, I'm not getting taller but my feet seem to be getting further and further away.
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Thanks for the video Jim.

As always a good production and a little side story too for entertainment.

The water has been so clear lately, hasn't it.

I went yesterday and we ended up with our bug limit and about 4lbs of filleted lionfishes.

When scootering I use about 200' length of thicker fixed line without a reel. Since switching I rarely get tangled anymore, maybe because the thicker line is stiffer. And the longer length is less drag. I also think that maybe even if we ever get seperated that I just might be able to pull the scooter up to the boat with just the line. You need some small cork floats about 20' up to keep it off the bottom. And it has to curl nicely into a small bucket when done to keep it straight.

See you out there.
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Thanks for the video Jim.

As always a good production and a little side story too for entertainment.

The water has been so clear lately, hasn't it.

I went yesterday and we ended up with our bug limit and about 4lbs of filleted lionfishes.

When scootering I use about 200' length of thicker fixed line without a reel. Since switching I rarely get tangled anymore, maybe because the thicker line is stiffer. And the longer length is less drag. I also think that maybe even if we ever get seperated that I just might be able to pull the scooter up to the boat with just the line. You need some small cork floats about 20' up to keep it off the bottom. And it has to curl nicely into a small bucket when done to keep it straight.

See you out there.
Thanks, Yeah there is a trade off; with a fixed line, then you don't ascend under the float. A reel is better when diving wrecks, because you can shorten the line and better keep it out of the superstructure.

A really good idea for a fixed line... For about 8 feet or so of the line at the hook, run it through a piece of vinyl tubing or pneumatic air hose and tie a knot on the line so it can not slide up the line. this makes the end of the line near the diver really stiff and thick and ALMOST impossible to get wrapped up in.. and if you do, it is much easier to remedy. Once you try this, i doubt you will switch back. It even serves as a chaffing guard if you hook off on a sharp wreck.
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Re: Lobster Diving - Palm Beach FEB 2019

March 2019:

https://youtu.be/ihuZ8FhqdZw


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Old 03-07-2019, 05:31 PM   #7
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Around 7:45 looks like a decent male hog tending close to a female hog. Nice video as always.
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yup, thanks
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Another nice day on the water. On my first dive, I forgot my weight belt in the truck, so I had borrowed weights stuffed in non-ditchable pockets of my BC. and I was wearing a 7mm suit and testing a new to me BC and regulator.

When I get to the bottom on the first dive, there is little current and I get the reel line wrapped around my ankle, I realize I forgot to turn on my pony bottle, so I take the tank off and then get a lesson as to why I like to wear a weight belt rather than have all ballast attached to my BC ... and turn the pony on and then it takes me a while to get things straightened out..

https://youtu.be/v3K5z8S2sbk

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