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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2010
    Savannah, GA
    Minelab Excalibur, White's BeachHunter 300, White's Prizm IV, White's Bullseye II Pointer (x2)
    155
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    Hello All,

    Two quick questions on water detecting.

    1) While detecting the beach yesterday I dug up a large hook with an eyelet on it. It's probably about 20lbs and about 2' tall. It was encrusted with years of being left in the sand. What is the best way to clean this? I'm sure it would look great back to its original state. I also found a small heavy bar in the same condition. I'm wondering if it was a cleat.

    2) My primary goals of detecting were to a) search the beaches - 70%, b) go in to the water about waist/chest high - 25% and c) eventually dive - 5%. The metal detector that I currently have (Garrett GTI 2500) is nice, but can not handle this type of detecting. What detector would you suggest up to a $1300 price range? I've heard about the Excalibur 1 and found one locally used, but wanted to do a bit of research first before rushing into anything.

    Thank you in advance for any helpful advice!

    Chris / LI Digger
    Chris Jett / LI Digger

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2006
    Combine
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Master Hunter CX Plus, Teknetics G2
    855
    72 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    I would recommend the Garrett Sea Hunter Mk II or the Infinium LS. Both outstanding saltwater machines and both very capable of diving when that comes around. I just sold my personal Infinium since I can't dive anymore, but it it an outstanding machine.
    Not all who wander are lost - Some of us are simply confused. (Apologies to J.R.R. Tolkein's memory)

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  3. #3

    Jan 2007
    Punta Gorda FL
    EX2',CZ7a pro,Excaliburs 1000 & 2, F-75's ,Garrett Sea Hunter & Infinium LS PI , 1235X
    908
    1 times

    Re: Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    The SH MK2 & the Infinium LS are both PI machines and will react to anything metal. Should you get into a trashy iron infested area you will have your hands full. Both are very good detectors and I have both but I think if you are not going to have several water machines you will be happier with an excalibur

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2009
    E-trac, Excal, ACE 250 for my son
    1,741
    157 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    I love my excal. nuff said
    Let's keep it positive

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
    1,532
    43 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    Pulse induction machines get great depth at the beach, but have no discrimination.

    Try renting or borrowing one before you buy to make sure it is the right fit for you.

    A lot of people buy PI machines and then sell them soon afterward because they get tired of digging trash.

    Some people don't care and swear by them.


  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2010
    Savannah, GA
    Minelab Excalibur, White's BeachHunter 300, White's Prizm IV, White's Bullseye II Pointer (x2)
    155
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Cleaning items found at the beach & what detector for the beach and water?

    Thanks all.

    Last night I went to my monthly MD club meeting and I spoke with some people there about the Excalibur. They all said it was a great machine, but that the company recently changed ownership and is now built in a different factory. They no longer will repair old machines and the new ones have been buggy. I was told to wait about 6 months for them to work out the issues first before getting an Excalibur if that is the way I decided to go. The new ones will come with a 2-year warranty.

    I'm still going to do research on this before jumping in.

    Thank you again.
    Chris Jett / LI Digger

 

 

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