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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By rcontrera
Onboard Scuba Compressor

With the change in the weather LOTS of boaters are ordering scuba compressors for on board use. Unfortunately, most have been told by "experts" that the painted version is just fine and the stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 42,985
Posted By rcontrera
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

You actually ARE building a hookah. By pumping air down to you at depth, you are having to overcome water pressure. Yes, at two meters it is only about 3 psi but that is still pressurized air. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,381
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Absolutely! I would venture a guess that most, if not all of the professional breathing air systems marketed in the US have Chinese components. Parker is one of the largest suppliers of breathing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,381
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Somebody asked about scuba tank fill compressors and they start at about $3500 for gasoline engine driven models. And that Brownie's economy 12V hooka system starts at about $1500.

Either way you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,799
Posted By rcontrera
Re: new bottom cleaning kit

I love it that a pint is an important tool!! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,859
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Need answer to something I've always Wondered About

I am afraid that you are a victim of Wikipedia bunk. That particular little argument from a 1952 Navy study was debunked back in the 80s ... again by the Navy. A snorkel that is too long will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,859
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Need answer to something I've always Wondered About

Not a problem. I sell an Oxygen analyzer to scuba shops as part of some of my compressor stuff. One of my dive shop customers did a check to see how much oxygen was left in an exhaled breath. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Hey ... SCUBA Compressor owners... Pay attention!

Which one is yours? I have two from Las Vegas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Hey ... SCUBA Compressor owners... Pay attention!

The saddest part in all this is that it came off a million dollar boat. The owner spends thousands every year for servicing the boat but nothing on the compressor.

What a shame!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By rcontrera
Hey ... SCUBA Compressor owners... Pay attention!

We recently got another small compressor from a local boat yard and it was a MESS! The boat owner was complaining of stinky air that made them sick to the stomach and they asked the yard to look into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 42,985
Posted By rcontrera
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

A GREAT piece of equipment! However, it is designed for commercial divers and this thread is all about hooka diving. Most of the people here are just doing a little light maintenance like hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 42,985
Posted By rcontrera
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

It is true that you will pay $3500 on up for a scuba compressor that pumps safe air. But a proper low pressure compressor system using the right hose, regulator or mask and filtration will cost as...
Forum: Diesel   05-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By rcontrera
Re: Air compressor for Yanmar YSM12

I had a customer that took one of our little personal sized compressors and installed it on his engine. However, it wasn't a "kit" and he did have to do a BUNCH of custom work.

When you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,758
Posted By rcontrera
Professionals aren't expensive ... beer money...

Professionals aren't expensive ... beer money kids are. Back when we had a dive shop, we got to know both kinds. The cheapest way to go is to learn to dive and do it yourself. Nobody will take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,758
Posted By rcontrera
Absolutely right! I have seen some of those guys...

Absolutely right! I have seen some of those guys that clean boat bottoms at the marina for beer money do some serious damage. Just learning to dive will teach you nothing about hull construction. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By rcontrera
Scuba Compressor pricing

I have been delivering more and more scuba compressors to yacht owners and shipyards and the quality of the systems is really going up while the pricing has held pretty consistent for several years....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By rcontrera
I am always amazed at just how little common...

I am always amazed at just how little common sense is used on a $4-10000 piece of equipment. I was prompted to put this up after a day of working on a gunky $3500 compressor that was installed on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By rcontrera
Dive Compressor Tips

Spring is almost on us and it seems like just about every year about this time, we get a call about an onboard compressor fails due to owner abuse or neglect. So, instead of sending yours off for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 4,323
Posted By rcontrera
Pardon me for jumping in here as I am a...

Pardon me for jumping in here as I am a compressor guy ... not a sailor.

I have a client that purchased a compressor assembly alone and has installed it along with a generator and drives them off...
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