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Diving and Seamanship

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Akimbo, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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    Thanks @Akimbo for mentioning this thread in one of your other posts. It's VERY informative.
     
  2. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

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    Also an important lesson I learned from the original Bill Crawford onboard the Good Time Charlie many years ago....."When you're going out to sea, even men sit down to pee".
     
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  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Spit to leewards.
    Piss to leewards.
    Puke to leewards.

    And when one of the ladies sits down on the gunwale to pee, a gentleman looks away.
     
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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    FTFY
     
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  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now always. Fishermen and deck crews in frigid climates have to wear layers of foul weather gear. It is common practice to pee in a jug rather than strip all that stuff off in order to drop your pants, even on boats large enough to have urinals in the heads.

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    This is type of suit is typical and is not that different than a diver's drysuit.
     
  6. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    I assume you've tried doing most imaginable actions while wearing that foul weather gear. Just taking a p*** is challenging enough, notwithstanding the practical medical/anatomical consequences of low temps.

    It sucks. Even for someone equipped with outside plumbing; I really don't envy the ladies.
     
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  7. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You/we should. For some reason they seem to be smart enough not to go to sea is such crappy conditions. :)
     
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  8. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

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    Glad I checked this thread, useful info
     
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  9. IDNeon357

    IDNeon357 Nassau Grouper

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    That's ridiculous, when I saw his knots list I thought the same thing, where's the monkey's paw? LOL

    You should add to the knot's list the in-line-figure-8.

    I can't imagine a more important knot than being able to turn a working line into an anchor-point:

    Figure 8 Directional Loop
     
  10. Speck

    Speck Angel Fish

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    Whilst under way with a rough sea-state and in cold weather, micturating over the rail is impossible with the layers and foulies I wear.
     

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