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Stoo

Member Since 03 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2017 06:19 AM
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In Topic: Oops... Did I just mess up my kit?

07 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

Very unlikely.. The pressure in a plane is "lower" but not drastically so. I think I would be inclined to take as much of it apart as you can and verify that the o-rings are sitting where they should be.

 

I suppose you could always take the housing for a dive without the camera just so you have confidence in it...


In Topic: How do you store your housing & strobes

06 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Did you know you can buy Krazy Glue in what are basically single-use tubes? There's a few of them sold together, but they're kinda handy!

 

I suspect that the trick with that particular repair is that if the adhesive creates any "thickness" the hole diameter might end up larger than the shaft it presumably sticks on.

 

Is it soft rubber, or is it hard plastic? At Home Depot they have a really good "adhesives" display with about two dozen different types with a listing of what each will stick...


In Topic: How do you store your housing & strobes

06 March 2017 - 08:17 PM


This is a tiny part and I don't see it in parts lists, certainly not from dealers.I'm thinking as it's just a single break and seems otherwise sound I could glue it and just keep using it. How do you all deal with this type of thing?

 

Whatever way you can! I have had funny little things happen over the years. Most recently, I tiny spring that retracts the focus lock control got mangled. I took some macro images of it, and sent them to Aquatica. They sent me a replacement in the mail.

 

I've had the little vinyl/rubber tips wear out on controls... I used a tiny strip of Duct Tape wrapped around the end until once again, Aquatica sent me a little bag of them...

 

I had one of the female battery connections come unstuck from the housing on my Ikelite 161. When I lifted the battery pack out, the female terminal tried to pull out of the strobe body. I could feel the resistance and was able to fix it with a tiny bit of marine epoxy.

 

The rubber ring around my Tokina lens came lose... No time to send it to Tokina to repair as I was leaving on a trip, so a few drops of Krazy Glue stuck it "temporarily". That was three years ago.

 

My point is, you do what you need to to keep diving and shooting. I'd send a pic of your rubber wheel to the manufacturer but glue it in the mean time (assuming you can replace it ok). It it's "good as new" then you'll have a spare.


In Topic: How many lenses do you fly with...

06 March 2017 - 07:29 PM

Table tennis, Stoo. Or darts.

 

Yes, I dream of travelling with little more than some tight, white, shorts...

 

My wife is tiny. Thus her gear is tiny, and relatively light. But I don't want to check lenses... so pockets or nothing.

 

I looked at driving to Belize, but it's quite far from Tobermory. :-P


In Topic: Air travel with Lithium Batteries in the USA

06 March 2017 - 08:35 AM

Insanity...how in the world is your average TSA worker going to figure this all out...no way. Can you say long lines and lots of head scratching.
 

 

They won't. Some will just say you can't take it. Good luck proving it's allowed.