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Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 10-27-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By renepotvin
Re: spearfishing in front of large hydroelectric turbines lol

Somehow this reminds me of the Miami stinkhole ahahhhh, for the initiated
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 10-26-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By renepotvin
Re: spearfishing in front of large hydroelectric turbines lol

LOL, those would have been nuclear outflows. Hydroelectricity is water going from up top, through turbines and out. No warm water here unfortunately, but no intake on the outflow side. but don't go...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 10-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By renepotvin
Talking spearfishing in front of large hydroelectric turbines lol

Yesterday we got our first snow... oct 10, wow, but I also had my best spearfishing day of the 'summer'... finally something did not suck in 2020.

These are channel catfish (big mothers for the...
Forum: All About Video and Photo Gear 10-04-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By renepotvin
Re: gopro 6 black or Yi 4k?

I was told to get a hero 4 instead lol. The image quality is the same as the 6 but there is no stabilization. oh well, I don't use it anyway. Great discussion lol.
Forum: All About Video and Photo Gear 10-03-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By renepotvin
gopro 6 black or Yi 4k?

I'm looking for a new action camera. I've been using a Sony AS50 for a while. With a battery lasting 4 hours and more, it's going to need to be a camera with better image quality since the battery...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 08-30-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,615
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Floatline Adapter

I like the 1400 pound spectra line.... attached to a 250 pound, probably nicked mono shooting line lol. I guess we could use large diameter cable shooting line!
Forum: All About Guns 08-30-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,467
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Made a 145cm inverter, 10mm shaft

wow, nice gun, I'm still using 7.5 on my four band 150... 10 mm!!! I wouldn't even know where to get those lol.
Forum: All About Guns 08-27-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By renepotvin
Re: roller vs standard gun: a range and penetration test

I need to get going on my 3 roller tbar gun
Forum: Northern Atlantic: New England States 08-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Scup

Yeah well, scups are the trophy fish of New England. They are everywhere most of the time. Therefore hunters have no excuses. I love it. BTW There are a lot of scups these days. Ten years ago some...
Forum: All About Guns 08-19-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By renepotvin
Re: roller vs standard gun: a range and penetration test

I waited years and no one ever made a test that showed any great advantage... now I know why.

As for the loading loop, you don't need one if you use two anchors. Look how I load it.

Minute 8 of...
Forum: All About Guns 08-16-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By renepotvin
Forum: All About Guns 08-16-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By renepotvin
Re: roller vs standard gun: a range and penetration test

I'll do an invert roller video next. I'll crank it up and down, and sideways if necessary. Should be fun.
Forum: All About Guns 08-14-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By renepotvin
Talking roller vs standard gun: a range and penetration test

So here it is, a comparison, for real, I did it. This should not be controversial. :rolleyes:

These are two guns I made. They are of the same band stretch, well as close as you'll get to make a...
Forum: All About Guns 08-14-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Ever want to create your own speargun brand?

wouldn't feel like much of an accomplishment... a bit like sending money to have a star with your name or getting Sired via mail order lol.
Forum: All About Guns 08-06-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,224
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Crack in Bleutec gun

I've had this happen to me in Mexico. I left a oil finished gun in the sun inside my car! I had huge cracks in a few places. I filled them with epoxy and refinished the gun with two coats of epoxy....
Forum: All About Guns 08-06-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,315
Posted By renepotvin
Forum: All About Guns 08-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By renepotvin
Re: New roller prototype, a lot of shooting of stuff lol

I'll make a tbar triple roller for you guys ;)
Forum: All About Guns 08-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By renepotvin
Talking New roller prototype, a lot of shooting of stuff lol

I made this speargun using cloth-line rollers and a cedar plank... and it shoots great!

I rather like the result. I'm working on a 120 cm version in iroko.

http://youtu.be/3I-o5GWxKGk
Forum: All About Guns 08-02-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,506
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Who makes the best rubber

While shooting at targets I noticed that my roller was shooting high and to the right. The high part comes with the roller I guess. The shooting right had me puzzled since I'm right handed...
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Forum: All About Guns 07-31-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,506
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Who makes the best rubber

That was tested by you? I'm using 14 mm on the only roller I made yet. I was thinking of going to 19 mm to avoid going the way of the double roller. Talking about regular roller...
Forum: All About Guns 07-29-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,198
Posted By renepotvin
Re: New build - 135 compound roller

Nice gun! what is the length between the roller and the mech? Just so we have a basis of comparison

In the process of making a 120 cm single traditional roller. I've been using a 90 for a while...
Forum: All About Guns 07-29-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,506
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Who makes the best rubber

The Dessault stuff was made by dipping... that's way way way more expensive and makes really good elastics but they were too stiff and lost power in cold water (32f) for some reason.

Have you...
Forum: All About Guns 07-27-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,506
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Who makes the best rubber

I've been using primeline for more than a decade. maybe I'm missing out but it works fine.
Forum: All Other Gear 07-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,037
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Salvimar suits vs Yamamoto suits

The salvimar people would be well advised to say what material they use... we are not all looking for the same thing.

I use yamamoto mostly but I also need a compression resistant suit, so no...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 07-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,831
Posted By renepotvin
Re: Kayak hatch DIY

I have the kayak I took from Miami to Montreal in 2011 that has a hole in it because of frozen water (darn). I'll try the welding technique on it!
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