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Forum: All About Guns 05-29-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By florfreediver
Re: 3 for price of 1 - Shafts.

Hi Alashaman,
Not sure if FF have it on their website, as I very seldom look at it.
Ask them directly.
I have seen that storefront (avatar) before? SD?
Thanks,
Mike.
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 05-29-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By florfreediver
Does Mid-West Floods influence viz in the Keys?

I have a two week trip, starting tomorrow, in the Marathon area.
Got my diving mate from the UK joining us.
Towing the Panga down.

BIG question is whether the extra dirty water from the flooding...
Forum: All About Guns 05-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By florfreediver
3 for price of 1 - Shafts.

Hi All,

Hopefully not breaking any SB major rule or protocol here.
I no longer have any commercial ties to Florida Freedivers, so I think I am okay.

Had to pick up some spares for an upcoming...
Forum: All About Guns 04-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,791
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Rob Allen Carbon Fiber Barrels

Hi Jolinedaniel,

For 110 cm and below, I would question the necessity of going to carbon?

The strength of the 110 and below ali barrels is more than enough to stop the barrel bowing, unless you...
Forum: All About Guns 02-09-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Lionfish Shooter with small trident

I go along with the polespear concept.
At least it would be legal in the Bahamas.
Mike.
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 02-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By florfreediver
Forum: Memorials and Condolences for Diver Passings 01-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,455
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Len Jones - South Africa Diver, Artist and Author

One of the stories not mentioned in the books:

Whilst I was at Durban Fire Station, doing my yearly stint of RSA military training (Defense Corp) I was told that Len used to regularly fill up one...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-01-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Storing full foot pocket fins

Hey Gary,
What make of fins are you using?

The reason I ask is that a lot of full pocket fins will not allow the heel tab to be bent back and under.
If I remember from the shop days, Omer and a...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 01-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Storing full foot pocket fins

Hi Gary H,
I have been putting my fins on that way for about the last forty years or so.
Still doing it, especially with my practice swim fins at the local pool.
However, I would not dream of...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Wahoo with a reef gun, good idea?

Nice fish Rene!
Did you manage to weigh it?

The video was great

Good to see that you are still out there a lot.

Regards,
Mike.
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 10-03-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,539
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Panga Below Deck Fuel Tank

I could not agree more with Sea Bass.
We operate a 25ft Imemsa, with the "Roger" recommended 70Hp Yamaha.
A very nice combination in my opinion.
The fuel tank is up front in the nose (27 gals I...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 09-10-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By florfreediver
Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Hi All,
Just returned from a trip to the Azores. More specifically the Island of Pico.

Lots to talk about but will start off with a post of some tips/tricks I picked up from a spearo by the name...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 08-10-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Heading to Bahamas!

Be careful if you do that.
Without a Bahama cruising permit, I believe it is illegal.
We were up north of Memory Rock last year on our Panga and were thoroughly checked for cruising and fishing...
Forum: Other International 07-11-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By florfreediver
Forum: Other International 07-07-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Azores - latest?

Hi All,
I am going for 9 days at end of August.
Staying on Pico Island.
Will post a report when I return.
Be safe out there.
Mike.
Forum: Other International 06-27-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Azores - latest?

I purchased the Video from Vimeo.
No problem doing so :>)

Nice spearo Video and shows mostly the fish to be found there.

The Video does not help in planning a trip there and that is mostly...
Forum: All About Video and Photo Gear 06-21-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,755
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Spearing with Underwater drones

Hi Tony,

How long, do you think, before we get to the stage where someone fits a spear of some sort to an underwater drone?
Possibly a small powerhead or a slip-tip fitted to a surface float?
...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 06-20-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

Hi Mendicant,
I am sure that has been tried by now and would not actually be surprised if someone somewhere has not semi-permanently mounted a camera under their boat.

It would need to be a good...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 06-20-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

Thanks Bill,
That is the technique I was shown and subsequently used myself. Not quite 20 years ago but not too far off.
This is what I was I was referring to in my thread starter.

I was hoping...
Forum: Other International 06-18-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By florfreediver
Azores - latest?

Hi All,

Looking for current info on the Azores and whom to contact for arranging freediver friendly boats etc.
Looking at a possible trip out there late this summer.

We are currently trying...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 04-29-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

Thanks for the comments.
I have had just about all of the RA floats over the generations. Inflatables, foam filled and new lifeguard float style design
You are correct about the action being...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 04-29-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

Thanks for the various suggestions.

However will continue with my quest to find a one handed tow technique.
I believe the "saddle: analogy will be the way.

I will try one of my RA floats tied...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 04-23-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

Just remembered. It gets worse than what I mentioned.

Recently I was being towed and spotted a nice 4-5lb lobster taking an early morning stroll. As I was using both hands to being towed I did not...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 04-23-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

[..the boat circles around and they toss you a gun.[/QUOTE]

The Buddies I often dive with will say "hold on Mike, I will bring your pole spear with me when I jump in...:eek:

The same thing I...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 04-23-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,388
Posted By florfreediver
Re: Towing a Freediver - Techniques?

HurricaneBK:
Thanks, I have tried the triangle bridle but as you mentioned it is still a strain on the arms

Seatux,
Thanks. I actually used to sell a maneauverable tow board at Florida...
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