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    Sand Scoop Help

    Im looking to get my first sand scoop. I will be using it in wet sand. Is there any scoops that are better than others? Id like one that I can step on the back of it to push it in the sand and one that wont break!!! Any help is appreciated!!! And if anyone is selling a good one let me know!!

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    A good scoop will out last your body. Since you are wanting one for wet sand and maybe some water use a strong stainless steel one is best. I've used many and have settled on the Sunspot Stealth which are made in two sizes.
    http://www.gold-scoop.com/thescoop.html

    The smaller holes in front are great for holding those earring backs or studs.

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    A good scoop will out last your body. Since you are wanting one for wet sand and maybe some water use a strong stainless steel one is best. I've used many and have settled on the Sunspot Stealth which are made in two sizes.
    http://www.gold-scoop.com/thescoop.html

    The smaller holes in front are great for holding those earring backs or studs.

    As soon as I have found enough booty to pay for one of these Sunspot scoops I am going to get one! I started with a 5" Royal, I'm now using the Reilly's 6" monster. Unfortunately, the little items like beads and earring posts fall through the 1/2" holes, and I like the idea of a pointy digging nose and stainless steel! Great heads-up Sandman!
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    Soon to be, (make that 2) Diablo ti's....Very Light & Strong
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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    A good scoop will out last your body. Since you are wanting one for wet sand and maybe some water use a strong stainless steel one is best. I've used many and have settled on the Sunspot Stealth which are made in two sizes.
    http://www.gold-scoop.com/thescoop.html

    The smaller holes in front are great for holding those earring backs or studs.

    As soon as I have found enough booty to pay for one of these Sunspot scoops I am going to get one! I started with a 5" Royal, I'm now using the Reilly's 6" monster. Unfortunately, the little items like beads and earring posts fall through the 1/2" holes, and I like the idea of a pointy digging nose and stainless steel! Great heads-up Sandman!
    Terrry, I covered the bottom 1/4 of my scoop with a piece of aluminum gutter screen, I glued it on with marine epoxy at the points that were sharp, it now catches earring studs, tiny rivets ect, basically i covered the portion where it would drain last when held at the normal angle for draining....It took care of the problem your talking about...
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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Thanks for the replies. Ill look into those. The spot I have in utah probably does not have a lot of small earrings but when I go to Ventura CA for my yearly vacation im sure there are some down there!!

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Quote Originally Posted by OldeBeechnut
    Soon to be, Diablo ti....Very Light & Strong
    You building it OBN? Bet the Ti sheets cost a pretty penney eh?

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    Wet Sand is tough for any scoop...

    It's not bad if you can rinse with water or use the scoop and fling method.



    Wet sand just plain doesn't like to sift.

    Keep in mind that scoop guys are just like detector guys and just like car guys. If you are a Ford guy Chevy's suck and vice versa. There are several quality scoops available, some better suited to certain situations.

    This is the scoop that I use I think it is the best at catching the small stuff, its pretty tough and its made in the USA which for me is a determining factor.

    Steve :-)

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    You building it OBN? Bet the Ti sheets cost a pretty penney eh?
    Cost was about a 100 a sheet, 20 dollars a pound..ebay great price..Been working with a friend Greg on the design of a scoop called Diablo for over a year now, the time is near for production. My input was I wanted a scoop for when I get older..light in weight, can endure the beating of years of use and a fast drainer in any conditions, Plus a hard deep hitter..hence 13 inchs long, 6.5 wide, SS weights in a few ounces under 5lbs, Titanium is hitting around 4 lbs, and the 7075 aluminum is a killer 3 lbs/13 ozs..I used it for my day trip to OC last week, Love that scoop...Should have a couple ti scoops by late june, Sorry no pic's yet, still tied up in the patent office.......







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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Got the Ok to post these pic's of the diablo scoop...One other thing I love About this scoop, it hits deep on the first dig, and in 3 your down to 24 inchs...I've always said, the more you dig, the more the chance of losing the target in ruff waters..

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Best of the best scoops on this thread.

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help


    Terrry, I covered the bottom 1/4 of my scoop with a piece of aluminum gutter screen, I glued it on with marine epoxy at the points that were sharp, it now catches earring studs, tiny rivets ect, basically i covered the portion where it would drain last when held at the normal angle for draining....It took care of the problem your talking about...
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    That, is a great heads up! Thank you!
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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Treasure-hunter:
    Thanks for the tip...I'm going to do that w/my scoop...I'll bet you recover more chains also....


    Mike

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Oldbeachnut:
    Any settled price on this beautiful piece of equipment? You'll get a pretty penny from me for it...looks top quality to me!!!!


    Mike

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    Re: Sand Scoop Help

    Max:
    I think I'll try back mounting my Excal...loks to be real easy on the arm....

    Mike

 

 
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