Wazee May 30-31: Revised Activities Program... - Everyone is invited... Vintage, Modern, Recreational, Deco, Technical... - Dive Whenever, However, and with Whomever you like... Just Have Fun! - Group Photo and Grilled Brat Lunch at 12:00 Sat the 31st at the Sherwood Forest Parking Lot.(Brats will be provided - Bring a Dish to Share).
- On behalf of the Inland Vintage Dive Club, Sea Hunt Jerry and Surf Lung Eb are planning a Vintage Dive at Wazee Lake in Black River Falls, WI. The dates are Friday and Saturday May 30-31. - Jerry will have his Genuine USD Triple Tanks, Silver Mike Nelson wet suit, double hose Voit regulator and... His Voit Porta-Sub. Eb will be diving Twin 38 USD tanks, Twin 42 Sportsways, and Twin 38 Navy Surplus (like Mike Nelson) tanks plus the new Voit VR1 build, A pretty blue Voit Compensated VCR2, and a USD DAAM that's been re-built and upgraded to a Balanced Cyclone First Stage HPR DAAM. He's also planning to bring a Prototype Argonaut Kraken Double Hose Regulator that was proof tested by our own SwimJim Bach of the Deep Six Dive Club.
Last Edit: May 14, 2014 10:17:09 GMT -8 by surflung
Porta-Sub is Going to Wazee May 30-31 - Sea Hunt Jerry is bringing his restored and working Voit Porta-Sub to the Wazee Dive. I had a chance to participate in the "Sea Trials" last weekend at Square Lake and snapped this photo. Jerry took some video of me driving it on the surface... I'll try to post it in a few days. - Remember, the theme of this get together is to enjoy diving however you like, with whomever you like, whenever you like. The only thing "Planned" is a Grilled Brat Lunch and group photo at 12:00 Saturday May 31st.
- Sea Hunt Jerry added some weight inside the Voit Port-Sub for this second Sea Trial. It pulled very well but still needs some trim/buoyancy tuning. Had a little tendency to nose down. - Jerry will be bringing the Porta-Sub to Wazee May 30-31... Really a unique piece of diving history and quite a priviledge to be permitted to drive it. Thank you Jerry!
- Confirmed attendees so far... SwimJim Bach, Sea Hunt Jerry, SurfLung Eb, Regular Rich, and "Glen" the cool guy. May 30-31 is coming up quick... Just week away. Most of us are staying at the Mom and Pop "Falls Motel" Friday night. We'll be out at the lake all day Friday. Remember saturday we meet at 12:00 at the Sherwood Forest dive entry point for a group photo and grilled brats. Brats will be provided. SwimJims bringing some chips. Feel free to bring something to share or just yourself. - We're hoping to get there by 10:00 AM Friday and maybe get in 3 dives Friday and 2-3 dives Saturday. It's gonna be fun... I hope to see you there! Last Time at Wazee: Beautiful Weather, Crystal Clear Water, And Vintage Double Hoses
Last Edit: May 22, 2014 10:47:52 GMT -8 by surflung
Wazee Dive Report: - Friday was serious vintage with Sea Hunt Jerry, Tom McClusky, and SurfLung Eb decked out in their best Vintage double hose regs and multi-tank diving rigs. We took video of each of us driving Jerry's Porta-Sub... Which incidentally, Jerry has tuned and trimmed into PERFECT working order. - Left is Jerry with original triple tanks, Voit Polaris regulator, White Voit mask, silver Sea HUnt wet suit... And of course the Porta-Sub. We'll be editing together some of the video in a few days. - Middle is Tom wearing original Sportways Twin 42s and Aqualung Mistral regulator. - Right is SurfLung Eb with his Mike Nelson USN Twin 38s, and Voit Downstream 50 Fathom regulator. - Also diving with us Friday were Guy and Rich using modern diving gear. Weather was absolutely beautiful with clear blue sky, hot sun, and aqua blue water. Becky and Tom brought buns, chips, potato salad and desert so we grilled up some brats and had a nice picnic right on the shore. - Saturday dawned yet another gorgeous day. Starting out it was just Jerry, Eb and Rich diving at the ramp. When SwimJim and Eric P arrived, we moved to Sherwood Forest. Visibility was better there. Jim and Eric geared up for a technical dive down to 154 feet. Eb looked dove Aqua-Lung Twin 38s and a prototype Argonaut double hose regulator. Mike and Jean and the kids arrived and suited up. - By noon we were all hungry and grilled up some more brats. - One more dive after lunch... We visited the sunken Chris Craft, played in the culverts, and then it was time to go home. I sure had a great time and I think everyone else did too.