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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 26, 2021 at 15:52:03:

Today was one of those days when everything was a trial run. I wanted to try my new obsidian stage for reflective shots. I also wanted to see if my repairs on the boat held up. I replaced both alternators a couple of weeks ago but we've waited for the ocean to calm a bit before going out. Everything ran great until the fuel gauge suddenly dropped from full to empty. I quickly checked to see if we had a bilge full of gas. Fortunately, it was likely a sticking fuel tank sending unit. It began working fine a minute later. The fishfinder still is intermittent, but I have a new transducer to change when we haul the boat out later this year. I tested it last week and it worked great. We managed to get out for one dive and back in without having to call Vessel Assist, so it was a good day as far as the boat goes.

Diving was another story. Visibility at Kevin's Reef was a dark four feet with a lot of sand stirred up on the bottom. Merry left after thirty minutes or so. I stuck it out just to play with the new stage. I didn't find many subjects during the 9:00 am night dive. I can't wait to try the stage in better conditions. From what I got, I was happy with the reflections.

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