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bfisher
06-29-2008, 11:13 AM
OK guys,

I'm back from the tropics. Actually the Riviera Maya where I spent a week vacation and did some scuba diving. As would be the case I did not get eaten alive by any sharks or other critters that television personafies as a danger to humans. We are just not on their menu, much the same as the deer woods.

Anyway, I'm back and ready for action here. Hope to help those in need and learn from others, too. I see it's been a pretty busy place.

For some who don't me, I'm not a guru by any means and don't know a lot about specific older Martin bows. I see a lot of questions about some older models. I read most of the posts, but if you don't see me chiming in it's simply because "I don't know" so don't need to clutter up the place.

For some of you newer guys----welcome to this forum. Hope to converse with you down the road.

Montalaar
06-29-2008, 02:40 PM
Welcome back. Just wondered where you could have been so long. =)

flytier17
06-30-2008, 09:57 AM
Did you have a good trip?

Did you at least see a shark? That would be pretty cool. I know a guy who fishes for those things off a surfboard. Mostly blacktips and lemons though, no great whites or tigers or anything...

bfisher
06-30-2008, 01:28 PM
Nope! Didn't even see a shark although it doesn't surprise me. Don't know if you guys have ever seen it on TV but have you ever heard of shark-finning? The Japanese consider shark fins a delicacy so they catch millions each year, cut the fins off and throw the rest of the LIVE carcass back into the ocean. A real travesty and waste of a lot of shark meat.

Consider that there are approximately 100 shark attacks each year world wide. About 5-6 fatalities among humans. We humans kill millions of sharks each year.

Putting this in a deer hunter's perspective it would be much the same as killing deer (unlimited numbers) cutting out the back straps and leaving the rest of the carcass lay to be wasted. The main difference is that at least we kill the animal dead to do so. What a waste.

I have dove with sharks before on several occasions with little problems. I've had them within inches of my body parts and never been bitten. On only one occasion have I even seen aggressive behavior toward humans and it was a 9' bull shark that reacted to my camera (electronic signals) and banged my camera as he swam by. Talk about a rush. TV makes them out to be maneaters when they are almost pussy-cats of the sea.

Yes, I had a good time on vacation. It was HOT, but not so bad in the water. Water temp was just about 83 degrees F. I do about 6-8 scuba trips a year and my next one is September, two weeks before my archery season starts.

Thankyou for your interest. Who knows, maybe I can get you guys into it. It's a lot like archery in a way--------very expensive. I drop about $20,000 a year doing scuba trips. My wife works and I go play.

Barry

Montalaar
07-04-2008, 02:05 PM
I just want to inform you that i will be on iceland the next few days. After coming back to germany i will shoot a (for me..) rather important FITA.round and will have 2 weeks of holidays so i will be not available for the next three weeks.

If a german user should show up i will be available via pm until the 12th of July. But i do not believe so. =)

bfisher
07-06-2008, 09:05 PM
Yo!!! Simon,

We'll do our best hold down the fort till your return. Shoot well.

Barry

flytier17
07-07-2008, 06:16 PM
Have a good one Simon! Good luck!

Montalaar
07-09-2008, 02:55 AM
Thanks. =)

I just wanted to have a look if martin tech forum is still alive. ;)

Best wishes from iceland (i have 14h sunshine and 20degree celsius-> wow)

Simon

Montalaar
07-12-2008, 10:36 AM
Back in good old germany again. I would have loved to stay in iceland for some more days, or weeks, or years. It is just wonderful up there....

bfisher
07-13-2008, 12:46 PM
Back in good old germany again. I would have loved to stay in iceland for some more days, or weeks, or years. It is just wonderful up there....

How's the weather there this time of year. Cool? That usually means less bugs.

Montalaar
07-13-2008, 04:53 PM
The average temperature in iceland is around 15 Celsius. I am not sure how much that is in Farenheit but it is pretty cool for most europeans. In germany we get up to 40 or 50 Celsius in the summer but it is around 25 the most time.

Although the averga temperature is only 15C we had up to 25 last week and some people i talked to said that this was also the case in the last four weeks.

Nice weather, blue sky and no rain, wonderful nature... wow. If it wasn't this expensive i would fly over to iceland again this fall. =)

The great thing is that you will find nearly no bugs on iceland. You can sleep everywhere without to watch out for snakes or bugs or anything that you just do not like in your tent. xD

bfisher
07-13-2008, 08:45 PM
Sounds like everything was just about perfect for you. By the way, I know how to do the conversion from C to F.

F = 5/9 x C + 32.

So, F = 5 x 25/9 + 32
125/9 = 13.9 + 32, or 46 degree F.

Montalaar
07-14-2008, 04:56 AM
Are you sure that this is the right way?

I tried a Celsius -> Fahrenheit converter and it says 25C = 77F

dbd870
07-14-2008, 05:53 AM
It's 9/5 not 5/9 when going to F.

bfisher
07-14-2008, 08:43 AM
When I figured that I thought it looked wrong. You guys have to keep me straight. Thanks.

No wonder I keep carrying the wrong wetsuit when I dive in the tropics. Water is warmer than I figure.

Guess I've just been out of school too long. Man, I graduated in 1965.

Montalaar
07-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Back again. :P

Next time i will take my bow with me to practice during my holidays.. :/

bfisher
07-27-2008, 07:48 PM
Welcome back---again. I just got back myself---again. Was in Oklahoma for 5 days and the temperature was just about 103 degrees F every day. Not nice.