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  • Dan

    Replied to the thread Kostadin Seal has died.
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    Thank you for sharing.
  • mosaad

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    what about exposure to sun ,UV and salty water ?
  • Adrian

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    Same here. The first time I heard about “the undertow” was when I was watching “Finding Nemo” with my daughter. Scary stuff you don’t hear much about
  • Adrian

    Replied to the thread Kostadin Seal has died.
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    Very sad story, I could feel the desperation and the hopelessness as I read your post. Sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing.
  • Akira dkt

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    Hi all you experienced Gun builders out there,

    Wondering if anyone has an opinion on using ABS plastic as a suitable material for enclosed tracks. Ive been toying around with the idea for a while but havent brought myself to test it out yet.

    Reasons…
  • Akira dkt

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    Just make sure your pilot holes are the right size.

    I generally add a drop of thinned epoxy (epoxy with a bit of acetone) into the pilot hole before installing screws. This will penetrate into the wood and prevent swelling at the screw hole. It isn't…
  • Akira dkt

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    That is some scary stuff. I dont think I've ever experienced a down current to the degree of those videos, but there are areas where I dive that have what I describe as "heavy water" where ascending feels like it takes ages.
    Thanks for this very…
  • behslayer

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    Terrible news. From his dive partner Lyubin who was his buddy on this dive. (translated)

    Dear friends and relatives of Costa, since the internet has written all kinds of things, let me tell the story seen through my eyes. We left at 07 pm from port to…
  • Dan

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    I wouldn't worry about any damage to the stock from this. If you want to be extra careful put a drop of epoxy in the screw holes before putting in the screws.
  • ladvr

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    (Quote from Dan)

    Good question. I'll video the spot next time I pull some scallops. Its kind of a mellower version of the "diver taken in undertow" video above except I pop up with some dinner plates.:)
  • ladvr

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    You can see the diver kicking powerfully and just barely managing to not descend.

    youtube.com/watch?v=N08SJTe8dOw

    Bali down-current.

    youtube.com/watch?v=aZa1LZWuh3U

    A little different, more like an undertow, dramatic nevertheless.

  • ladvr

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    RIP
  • Don Paul

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    One more.

    Don
  • mosaad

    Posted the thread seal holes in laminated teak.
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    when you drill a screw pilot holes in a laminated teak speargun to mount your AR 15 frame , in my case the 2 screws is located in middle of the laminated pieces and 2 in the line of epoxy between the lamination , I am going to use teak oil for…
  • Don Paul

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    Great examples thanks Dan.

    Don
  • Dan

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    You can see the diver kicking powerfully and just barely managing to not descend.

    youtube.com/watch?v=N08SJTe8dOw

    Bali down-current.

    youtube.com/watch?v=aZa1LZWuh3U

    A little different, more like an undertow, dramatic nevertheless.

  • Don Paul

    Replied to the thread Kostadin Seal has died.
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    Yes Dan . Sorry to say it was Kostadin Kanavrov from Bulgara . I have never dove with him but admired his innovation , craftsmanship and willingness to share information. I had a chance to inspect one of his carbon wood rollers last year and it was a…
  • Akira dkt

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    condolences to his family and friends.:(:(
    Definitely a true innovator and visionary of speargun design. always willing to share information of his one of a kind builds. A big role model for me. Sad day.
  • Dan

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    My condolences to the family and friends.

    Don, is it the member seal that built carbon and roller spearguns? The one who posted this thread Inverted polispast roller VS classic gun
  • Adrian

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    Sorry to hear Don. RIP