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Bryan
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:39 pm

What an excellent write up Allan! You are also a most excellent trip co-ordinator and a pleasure to be around. We are very lucky to have you as part of our group. Thank you!
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:43 pm

Very nice Allan!
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Over 400 vintage regulators in my collection

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:05 am

To make it easy for people to read about Allan, here's the link:

http://www.naved.info/featured.php


Allan, you're a man of many talents! Thank you for sharing a little bit about you with everyone else.
NAVED Master Diver #108
'Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’

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OystrPir8
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:34 am

Very Cool Alan! Thanks.

Also Bryan, Im so glad you do these. This is one of my favorite features of your site!
Be a gruntled diver.

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ivan's mermaid
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:05 am

Allan: Thank you for sharing your story and pictures.
In the past year I've enjoyed your stories and knowledge of not only diving but life itself. Please continue to share and bring along vintage diver wanna be's and newbies like myself. XOXO
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:40 am

Allan: great article , especially liked the pictures.
Thank you for: the article , the pictures. and especially for my harness

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:43 pm

Women want him and Men want to be him! What a Stud!

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 pm

Allen, I am also an educator (not lucky enough to be retired yet) and YMCA certified in 1969. I agree with you. The old Y certification program was very rigorous. My instructor, Earl Kennedy, sounds a lot like yours. He is 78 now and still dives on occasion, a true vintage diver. Enjoyed your write up.

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Vintagediver
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:25 pm

WOW! That was a great article Allen and I was able to relate to every bit of it. I also grew up in lower Michigan (Redford Township - Detroit Area), and as I read your article I felt as though I could have wriiten it myself. I'll be turning 60 this coming March so it's no surprise that you and I were becoming interested in diving at the same time and for the same reason. Thanks for a great trip back in time, and you're right that we should all be thankful for VDH, VSS and NAVED. These great organizations and the folks that sponsor them have given all of us the opportunity to become aware of each other, to meet and dive with each other and a place to share the love we have for vintage diving! :D Terry Stevens

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Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:20 pm

excellent article. By the by is that a Brown Bess??? original???
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Bon Vivant, and treasure finder

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simonbeans
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Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:46 am

Ssorry to be so song in getting back to you on this question. I was diving the Carribean with my new Phoenix. I will post a story later on that. The rifle (.50 cal) is a copy with Berks Co. PA influence, circa 1770. I built it about 20 years ago. It has a 47" barrel. A great shooter, cuts a dime size group off the bench at 50 yds. About 1-1/2" at 100. Stock is cherry.

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Bryan
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:06 am

Allan is it time to pass the torch to a new featured Vintage Diver?
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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simonbeans
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:33 am

Most definitely. Captain Tom would be a great replacement.

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Bryan
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:04 am

Unless someone thinks othewise I say GO FOR IT!! Would you give Tom a shout and ask him please. Great Choice!
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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