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 Post subject: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2015, 13:51 
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Hey so I am stuck at home when I should be in the water so thought I would ask some questions

I want to enter my first comp (either sept or nov depending on family commitments) any tips on gear I need, gun size etc? I see I need a mirror and a whistle, where do I get these and any other special stuff I need except a gun & float?


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2015, 21:43 
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Hi Alan, a 900 or 1m gun is best, A mirror can be anything from a bit of mirrored Perspex to a bit of polished Stainless steel. Whistle can be the same as off many life jackets. (plastic with no moving parts is best). Your float will require reflective tape.

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http://www.southernfreedivers.org.au/forums/download/file.php?id=5839

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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 31 Aug 2015, 18:42 
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Thanks Andrew


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 04 Sep 2015, 21:47 
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Hi Alan, I've got some high quality reflective tape for your float mate..

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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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Awesome sounds good. Are you going to the sept comp? anyone have any tips on an easy way to sort a mirror?


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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Have you got an old cd?


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2015, 18:42 
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Thanks Watto - I should be able to find one ;)


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2015, 19:39 
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Alan - Can always pop into Legendary Skindiving and buy one of these as they can be your mirror if you cant find an old CD - http://www.legendary.com.au/product_inf ... cts_id/225

Dont forget a whistle too!

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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2015, 13:39 
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So hopefully last question...the comp goes for 6 hours? What do most people do - dive for 6 hrs straight or do most get out for lunch?

I presume that if i get out I can put my fish in an esky or do i need to keep them on my float?


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2015, 14:12 
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Usually the max time is 6 hours. Once youre out, you can either throw in the towel and put your fish in the esky ready for weigh in, or you can get out, eat some food and then jump back in. I am not sure if thats 100% correct though, one of the boys will fill in more missing details. I usually swim with a gatorade or two in a catch bag and rely on that for the duration of the comp. In saying that though, very unlikely ill last the 6 hours on sunday.

There will be a sausage sizzle (cooked by yours truly) after the comp at a nearby park where the final weigh in will be held.

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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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Hey I am still chasing some more reflective tape for this weekend - does anyone know where to buy? I went to super cheap & bunnings but no luck there?


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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Hey alan try a news agent kids reflective tape for books and things


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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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Alan M wrote:
Hey I am still chasing some more reflective tape for this weekend - does anyone know where to buy? I went to super cheap & bunnings but no luck there?


Legendary Spearfishing in Brunswick
Otherwise try a boat store they usually sell it by the metre for life jackets
Safety stores
Bike stores

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 Post subject: Re: newby comp questions
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great to watch !

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