SheriffDiver
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:23 am

Surflung: Yes, I will have my portable air compressor along to fill tanks. I will have over 20 tanks along if you break them all up into singles....

I could bring my generator along to so we could recharge the guy's underwater scooter on site so multiple people could try it.....

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SurfLung
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:35 am

Ron, you are a walking One-Man Fun Machine! Awfully generous of you to offer both air fill and scooter charging services! :)
swimjim wrote:As there was no Sand Dog this year because of the SeaHunt event, a vintage dive get together was organised at Fortune Pond, Crystal Falls upper Michigan August 19th - 21st. Call it what you will..... don't wan't to cross any forbidden boundaries..... But it is a vintage dive get together none the less. If you are one who cannot tolerate water sub 70 degree's, please do not exceed 20 feet. You will have excellent viz. I have yet to meet a diver at Fortune Pond who was let down by poor viz. Swimjim
Looking forward to diving with you Friday the 19th, SwimJim and SheriffDiver! :)
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:16 pm

Surflung,

The truck just got heavier... the pair of Navy MKII's has arrived. :lol:

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frogman63
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:23 am

I plan on traveling up on Thursday.
Have a reservation at the Lake Shore for Thursday night, and on their wait list for Friday night.
The Kraken is ready.

Thanks for organizing the event,
Brian

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:36 pm

I just received the shipment notice for my Kraken DSV Mouthpiece! If it arrives in time, I will try to bring it to Fortune Pond.
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:11 pm

Are there any plans to meet for breakfast Friday morning?

Thanks,
Brian

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:36 pm

I hope you all have a great time diving at Fortune Pond. Sound like a worthy event. Post up some photos when possible.

Nem

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:09 pm

I'm sad to report that I won't make it this weekend. I need to go to South Carolina and visit my dad who isn't doing so hot. I will try to make it to the September gathering. Have fun! Big Mike.
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:20 pm

frogman63 wrote:Are there any plans to meet for breakfast Friday morning?

Thanks,
Brian
I usually go to the local McDonalds. Don't know about what others are doing.

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:25 pm

I should be there around 1:00 PM Friday.

Jim

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:20 pm

Got all the doubles hydro'd and eddy tested and now filled. Ready to go to Fortune Pond...

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frogman63
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:58 pm

A family item just came up and I will not be able to attend.
I hope to make the next one; the UP is so scenic.
Have a great weekend of diving.

Take care,
Brian

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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:00 pm

Snap Shots from our Dive Weekend...
- In spite of the rainy weather and last minute no-shows, we had a heck of a good time diving Fortune Pond last weekend.
SwimJim, DiverDon, SheriffDiver, myself(SurfLung), and my wife Jill were all there. Jill took these snapshots.
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- DiverDon had some shorty Twin Tanks (even shorter than my yellow 38s)
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- DiverDon and SheriffDiver with their Dacor Nautilus and Aqualung UDS-1 Systems
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- The 2016 Kraken Owner's Group: SwimJim and I sporting two of the first "Red Hose" editions and I think SheriffDiver ordered the last one of the Red Hose models. Note that Jim and I have our new DSV mouthpieces installed. Ron had color coordinated twin tanks and horsecollar BC.
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- SheriffDivers Sportsways Twin 72s look good with the Kraken. On the right is my Kraken with DSV.
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- SheriffDiver with 1974-75 era UDS-1 diving system by Aqualung... Looking good man!
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- SheriffDiver's 1975 gear and SurfLung's 1961 gear... Neat Contrast.
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:59 pm

Some Underwater Snapshots...
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- SurfLung and SwimJim with DSV equipped Argonaut Kraken regs!
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- Our history making vintage Dacor Nautilus vs. Aqualung UDS-1 video session w/SwimJim adding some light.
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- Amazing visibility in spite of heavy overcast skies above and diminished light below. 75 ft. depth.
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- DiverDon w/Dacor Nautilus (left) and SheriffDiver w/AquaLung UDS-1 (right)
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SheriffDiver
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Re: Sand Dog 2016 Preview

Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:30 pm

Yes Surflung you are correct, I got the last red hose Kraken.

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