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Forum: California Spearfishing 11-17-2019, 04:01 PM
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Posted By PigStikr
Re: how to set up pole spear?

Congrats on the new pole spear. The flopper in your pic looks way too small, and what Bob said re: the freeshaft - use a band attached to the back of the spear.
One hint I can give you is that...
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,692
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Conception Fire Update: 9/12/19

Another takeaway from the Conception fire:
If you're involved in a fatality during an accident, it might pay to keep your mouth shut when the PD or NTSB or whoever it is shows up. Otherwise you...
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-06-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: fire suppression

The U.S. Coast Guard inspects boats annually and the Conception was "fully compliant" in its most recent inspection, according to Captain Rochester. The vessel was equipped with smoke detectors,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-02-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-31-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

We keep an escape knife in each of the vehicles. They have a tungsten windshield breaker on the back of the tang, a notch for cutting seatbelts off, and a blade that is half serrated. The other day I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-26-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,090
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Palapas Ventana Flop

That was in 2017. Crime went way down in 2018 in BCS, but way up in TJ in the el chapo power vacuum. Total BC homicides around 3150 for all of baja. From the official US gov. (osac) report:
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-26-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,090
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Palapas Ventana Flop

La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state and a two-hour drive from Los Cabos, was ranked the sixth most-violent city in the world in the CCPSCJ study, despite having never previously appeared...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-22-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

Nice looking knife. I would take off the lanyard and replace it with some surgical tubing so it couldn't trap me.
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-22-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

There is a difference between sharpening and honing, and either process is more difficult for serrated portions of a blade.
Also, there are differences in blade forming technology. The cheapest way...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

I like the sheath for the belt knife with the simple pull tab release. The gear clip hanging from the belt, not so much. If your weight belt has a similar wire buckle, the gear clip might try to grab...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-18-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

Some posters mentioned carrying the knife on a belt. Is this a BC belt, or a weight belt? Seems to me even a belt with removable pouches for weights would be a bit iffy to carry a primary knife on.
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-18-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

Popgun: The 300 series austenitic stainless is going to be corrosion resistant but soft, the 400 series martensitic stainless is going to be hard but corrodes easier. Buck uses 420 I believe and make...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-18-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

I like the look of the Picasso Tiger but in the plastic sheath model. Worried that the black grit magnets attract would build up inside. Could be a bit longer. The snake is nice but serrations and a...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-14-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,907
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Anatomy of Free Diver Death

EXACTLY why the below forum was created, and it gives worldwide safety guidance vs. just CA:
Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents (4 Viewing)
Post here to discuss accidents, incidents, ideas,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-14-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,907
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Anatomy of Free Diver Death

Lets not jump to conclusions here, especially when relatives can be hurt by comments. That is why there are separate memorials and diving safety forums. Diver found wrapped in gun line. Doubtful he...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-12-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

Not to be a naysayer, but I'm gonna go down as being against the idea of a knife 'retainer'. For starters, it wouldn't work strapped inside my calf because it would hit the other leg. Anywhere else...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-08-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,941
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Tool to cut yourself out of kelp quickly?

One issue when shorediving is surge. It can roll you into/under kelp and roll kelp around you as well. Low tide is particularly hazardous since the kelp can mat up on the surface. It may be that no...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-01-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,325
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Looking for Depth Near Santa Barbara

Depending on water levels, you might try Lake Cachuma.
45m is a depth where you will need both:
1. professional training along with plenty of experience
2. a dive buddy similarly qualified
or:...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-30-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,955
Posted By PigStikr
Re: The Other Side of the Conception Coin..

Maybe a dumb question, but could you put them in an old barbecue grill with the lid shut to charge?
Another dumb question: should we be using eye protection/welders gloves etc. handling these?
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-22-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Boat in cave

Wait till the tide comes up...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Rare Baby Orca is a Headscratcher...

Was lucky enough to see some orca on a nitrox cert dive. Pretty cool.
Nah. Just a lot more contact with humans and the odds go up. Think white shark - how many attacks? Negligible in the wild,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Launching/landing a kayak in a mpa

I would def. call UR local office and explain what you wanted to do before trying it. Most of the biologists are cool but the wardens can be real jerks at times. Write down the recommendations and...
Forum: All About Guns 09-14-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 128,322
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Trigger Mechanism Design Rules

Popgun: So what would you consider to be the optimum design goals of a speargun trigger, in order of importance?
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,874
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Fire on the Conception

Nope, had you been following you would have seen that the Coast Guard specifically recommended emergency action on lithium batteries and chargers as a result of the accident.

The other...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-12-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,874
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Fire on the Conception

I was talking about muzzling gov't workers by making regulators liable. As an example, I had a close relative, a smoker, die from lung cancer. Now ask yourself - who is it that makes the most money...
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