How about we see some pics of your stuff matching the above criteria + any other adjective you can think of that'd be interesting to members? You've seen most, if not all of my regulators, so I'll get some pics of my other equipment/projects up on here soon, like my unrealized vintage backpack/modern wing BCD mashup.
Here's some random stuff from my Flickr stream:
An interesting backpack that came on my double 38s:
And the custom wetsuit I started out with in 196? when I weighed 165 lbs. (I'm a bit heavier now....)
March 1955 Rene 72 (63 yo this month, and current hydro!)
Okay, I'm breaking my own rules, but this will take only about five minutes.
This is a White Stag hard-shell BCD, orally inflated, that came out in the 1970s.
Here's my mask and snorkel collection. I have swam/snorkeled twice last week, and usually use five masks/snorkel combos every time I snorkel. The reason--then I don't have to count laps. I swim 400 yards with each set, and that gives me a swim of 2000 yards.
I have two pairs of Swimaster full-foot duckfeet fins, one with a rib over the open toe area and one without the rib.
I have two Dacor Nautilus units, one of which I shared with this young fellow last summer.
My DA Aqualung, green label (well worn though), the original USD regulator in the early 1950s. It has a LaSpiro Professional Mouthpiece on it (not original to this regulator), and the hoses came from my DX Overpressure regulator.
I got my A.I.R. I in the early 1980s, and have been diving it ever since. It is a great regulator, and one that not too many people still own or dive.
When I was testing my newly acquired Scubapro Pilot/Mk VII combination, I dove it with my twin steel 45s, with my Sherwood double-post manifold. I have my A.I.R. I/Mk V combo on as a backup. The Pilot, which I just recently have tuned correctly (see the Pilot threads), is indeed a rarity now.
I don't know if anyone else thinks this is cool, its an original Seacraft backplate. Seacraft was a company based in Wilmington Ma. I think they were around from the late 50's to the early 70's. I remember as a kid going into their retail store.
In one of the pics you can see the orange paint from the Sportsways doubles I got at the same time.
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2019 9:39:06 GMT -8 by SeaRat: I've tried to get your photos to show, but could not. Try again, if you would, to post them. jcr
You have to go into flickr, go to "Camera Roll," find the photo and then double click on it to bring it into full size. Then right-click on that image, and get the "image address," which you can then place between the tags to have the image show here.
John C. Ratliff Diving since 1959, at age 13. Haven't stopped, and still enjoy getting wet.
John I just looked at "camera roll" on my flickr account, its empty. The only place I see pics is under albums. I've been following the instructions JB laid out in How to post an image. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. I think next time I try I'll use the instructions Phil put there for posting from Flickr.