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Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 09-28-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Artificial Reef Projects

The next meeting is Dec 4 in Gainesville (http://myfwc.com/about/commission/commission-meetings/2017/september/27/agenda/)

Here's the main page....
Forum: All Other Gear 09-08-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,936
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Big guy wetsuit

For the record, I'm 6'4", 245lbs and all I've ever used is a Mako. My only complaint is a bit of room in the small of my back. I've used it in temps down to the mid-30s F. It is absolutely a...
Forum: All About Guns 06-30-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Chuuken
Forum: All Other Gear 06-30-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Vegetable Glycerin as Suit Lube?

Does vegetable Glycerine go rancid? That would be my main concern...
Forum: All About Kayak Diving 06-30-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,460
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

I have an Ocean Kayak Trident 13. It is a wet ride, but it's great for getting places to duck hunt or dive. There is a cut out in the stern deck that fits a milk crate pretty well. I put stuff in the...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 06-28-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Speargun Bands (Quick Question)

How long have you been spearing? Are you sure you're loading the gun right? Try pulling the bands using your back muscles more, (I don't think I'm very good at explaining this via text, but maybe...
Forum: All About Guns 06-19-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Chuuken
Re: small id bands improvement on short 75cm gun?

If you're just looking for opinion:

Replace the bands with 14mm, looped bands. Since the gun is short, I would only use the one band, myself. Cut them short, (start at 350 and shorten if needed....
Forum: All About Guns 06-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Mako predator pro 70cm needs more power!

As the others have said, I think the biggest single thing you can do to power it up is take the bands off and cut them as short as you are comfortable with. For a 70cm, I wouldn't even put the second...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 05-16-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By Chuuken
Re: As divers, we dread catching a cold, but ..........

Here's a link (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/zinc-acetate-lozenges-may-shorten-common-cold-duration-0) to the Helsinki University report of the findings, (which further links to the actual study......
Forum: Freshwater Shooting 05-03-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Torch Lake Michigan in July

Rough fish only, (carp, gar, cats, suckers, bowfin).
You can also shoot whitefish and cisco. Those are worth eating and do live in Torch lake, but they live deep down because they like the cold. If...
Forum: All Other Gear 04-18-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,939
Posted By Chuuken
Re: new spearo wetsuit reccomendations?

Camo is up to you, but unless you find NH waters to be exceptionally clear, I don't think you'll go wrong with the green/brown camo that seems to be default for mako.
Forum: All About Guns 04-18-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,057
Posted By Chuuken
Re: demultiplied speargun

If you're going to bring electronics into it, why not start with a pneumatic platform with an assistance mechanism inside. Easy loading, then the electric assist kicks in when the spear latches into...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 04-12-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,620
Posted By Chuuken
Re: DIY Gun Case

Hey Dibs, where did you get the hinges? Big box hardware store? Marine Store?

Looks good!
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 04-12-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,501
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Mitigating Risk For Complete Noob

Take a class. The newer you are, the greater the value it'll have for you.

Having said that, my dives (30ffw on average) are usually between 40 and 50 seconds long. One minute, in that context,...
Forum: All Other Gear 04-07-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,939
Posted By Chuuken
Re: new spearo wetsuit reccomendations?

No problem! One last tip that might help a new comer:

When we hang our suits up, we use a push-broom handle or a length of pvc pipe through one leg of the inside-out pants and then hook the...
Forum: All Other Gear 04-05-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,939
Posted By Chuuken
Re: new spearo wetsuit reccomendations?

You need to get it slimey to get it on. When I first got my wetsuit, I put it on dry. Once. It was like getting indian burns every time I moved a limb. That rubber has a lot of friction against skin....
Forum: All Other Gear 04-04-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,939
Posted By Chuuken
Re: new spearo wetsuit reccomendations?

I dive in November in Michigan with a Mako 5mm two-piece. The water can be mid 30s to mid 40s.

You should go with the Mako 5mm and see how you like it. You can always step up to a different suit...
Forum: Invasive Species Spearfishing & Science 03-31-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,667
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Killer Robots to Exterminate Lionfish

If it's fly-by-wire anyway, why not just make something a bit bigger out of a scooter with an enlongated wire basket as a rigid catch net and swim it around at higher speed, like a manta ray scooping...
Forum: All About Guns 03-31-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,221
Posted By Chuuken
Re: First gun build, thoughts and pics

That is exactly the word for it. I was there yesterday to get some 1/2" plywood. I walked out empty handed. It looks like they found their stock abandoned in a swamp somewhere.
Forum: All Other Gear 03-27-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,129
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

During manufacture, silicone residue gets on the glass. That is what you are burning away with the "lighter trick". Once you get it back to clean, uncoated glass, you see a lot less trouble with...
Forum: All About Guns 03-17-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Chuuken
Re: A "speargun", but with a difference!!!

It's like a slingbow with serious identity problems...

and those new "spear tips"...

Is there a section on Ebay now for "I have no idea what I'm doing"? It's almost what I'd expect if you...
Forum: All About Guns 02-24-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By Chuuken
Re: graphite powder vs flakes

can you just get a mortar and pestle and grind the flakes into powder?
Forum: All About Guns 01-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Speargun Target Material

I have never handled Ballistic Gel, but I know there are plenty of "DIY" videos for making it on YouTube. Two things immediately come to mind:

1) How does Ballistic Gel hold up underwater?
...
Forum: All Other Gear 01-18-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Masks leak under nose

two things;
1) Try moving your strap higher or lower on the back of your head to try and get the mask to pull more on the bottom edge.

2) Pay attention to how much air is leaking out of your...
Forum: All About Guns 01-17-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By Chuuken
Re: Beginner Speargun Recomendations

for a beginner gun, get a Mako predator pro (whatever they're on now, gen 3?)
If you use it enough, you'll have an idea for what you want in your next gun.

Tangent: Skygear, you mention cold...
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