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  1. #31
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    Quote Originally Posted by suprdave
    what is the 70 dollars for
    I think he was referring to my post....
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  2. #32
    us
    Aug 2010
    Key West
    Fisher, Whites, Tesoro
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    Scrounger, I love the beach and the lovely girls that decorate it. But I've never liked detecting there. Any clad or non-precious metal item you find is rotted badly by the salt. True, you stand a better chance at gold jewelry but not a big enough difference to make a difference to me.

    I have no reason to detect for the money value of items found. In fact, I give everything I find away. All coins and all jewelry. Only once have a sold an item and that was a gold eagle of 1853 I found at Dog Beach in KW. Thing had been brought in with a sand load from Miami. This is the only thing I've ever sold and I was pressured into it by a friendly bartender who had to have it. So he got it for 400 bucks and I got a new table saw.

    I'd much rather find a worthless V-nickel than a gold wedding band. The scrap value is not enough to get me excited. The nickel is history and effects me in a different way even though I'll end up giving it to friends who collect coins. (I don't collect anything)

    I hunt mostly colonial home sites in my town and have made some very nice silver coin hauls over the years. One home yielded 27 silver US coins back to 1834. These light me up like no diamond ring on a beach could ever do.

    I believe most people hunt the beach because you do not need to ask permission and it's very easy digging. A sand scoop makes it even easier. Nothing wrong with not working hard but the whole sand-sifting beach scene is not for me. I dig old silver coins mostly.


    Old Town

  3. #33
    us
    Jun 2010
    PA/UT
    Whites MXT
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    3 times

    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    2.5hrs $25.00 in gas and several tolls....but it is sooo worth it to me. no i dont come close to break even but the relaxation is worth it to me.
    The looks i get from the beach goers are priceless, does that count?
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  4. #34
    us
    Jun 2010
    N.E. Indiana
    Excaliber 800, Soveriegn GT, Garrett 1500, Garrett Ace
    48

    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    I hunt mostly local lakes so..$20+/-, including gas and food. But usually twice a year we work in a MD trip. Our first trip this year was a 1300 mile round trip, prob $200 in gas, unknown $$ for food, camping $75. We may not find enough to cover our expenses but we haven't come home without gold yet. Although it may take us to the last day to get it.

  5. #35
    us
    Jun 2007
    NJ
    Excalibur 1000 NATO - Explorer SE
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    I live about 1.5 hours away from my favorite beaches in NJ. The tolls are about 5 bucks, parking usually free if you look around and gas, well about 15 dollars for a day. So far in 3 years of detecting I have gotten skunked about 95% of the time. It takes alot to figure out these beaches, then I think some old timers are cleaning them up in the mornings before I can get there. But all in all, I love the beach and it gets me away from my computers for some exercise and fresh air. Heck, people pay to go to a gym, I get mine walking for miles and lifting a wet sand filled scoop all day!

  6. #36
    us
    Retired

    Apr 2007
    Zephyrhills Fl
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    2 miles to the beach, whats Gas ??
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  7. #37
    us
    Feb 2007
    Newbury, MA
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    Three miles, little diesel ( down hill both ways) Yearly pass for day use, $20 and a yearly pass for night use $20

  8. #38
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    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    60 bucks in taxie fees and 10 in train tickets. It is worth it!
    God and country.

  9. #39
    us
    Apr 2009
    Maryland
    Minelab CTX3030
    1,332
    253 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    3 hours and $2.50 to get across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

  10. #40
    us
    Jan 2010
    San Angelo TX
    Garrett GPT 1350, Predator
    192
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    WOW. For us it's seven, count em seven hours of hard fast drivin. Glad the speed limit was raised to 80 mph out here. But 200 miles of it is 70 so we "hammer down" every chance. Goin next week and CAN NOT WAIT !! aaahhh

  11. #41
    digum smacks

    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    25minutes to ft.myers beach,45 minutes to captiva beach.exactly 1 hr to siesta key beach. 2 1/2 hours to clearwater beach.3 hours to miami beach.1hr to naples beach. 1hr 20 min to marco beach. 1hr45 min to st pete beach.2 1/2 hours to ft lauderdale beach.40min to bonita beach.1hr 2o min to coquina beach.exactly 1 hr to englewood beach.45min to vanderbilt beach.5hrs to jax beach

  12. #42

    Nov 2005
    East Coast U S A
    Minelab XP-Pro-MinelabExcaliber-Fisher1260
    402
    211 times
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    I made the trip from Charlotte,N.C. to Folly Beach,S.C. 2 weeks ago after the last Hurricane. I sleep in the back of my truck so all it cost me was gas and some good food $ 100.00. Will try and Post the coins found tomorrow.Met another Pirate with the New Minelab, (Luke,from Pennsylvania ) he was headed to the Condo after already being about one hour late to take the Wifey to Charleston. Never saw him again-he had alot of New Coins from the Dry Sand
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  13. #43
    us
    Sep 2010
    Cocoa, FL
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    10min to Cocoa beach, 1hr or so to Sebastian Inlet/Wabasso area and up to
    an hour more depending on how much farther south I go.

    ~~ It's beeping! Why is it beeping!---Arrrh, not another beer can! ~~

  14. #44
    us
    Sep 2007
    florida keys
    ;whites dual PI
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    Re: what does it cost ya to get 2 the beach ?

    Quote Originally Posted by snooksion2
    25minutes to ft.myers beach,45 minutes to captiva beach.exactly 1 hr to siesta key beach. 2 1/2 hours to clearwater beach.3 hours to miami beach.1hr to naples beach. 1hr 20 min to marco beach. 1hr45 min to st pete beach.2 1/2 hours to ft lauderdale beach.40min to bonita beach.1hr 2o min to coquina beach.exactly 1 hr to englewood beach.45min to vanderbilt beach.5hrs to jax beach
    you left out KEYS...
    the burden of life..is just to see another sunset and..no giant moray eels<<<-----]:]:]:~~~~~

  15. #45
    us
    Nov 2018
    Panama City
    Mine Lab Equinox 600
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    A 3-minute walk from my front door across the street
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