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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    Beachmaster Scoop Inquiry

    I purchased a Beachmaster 41 inch water scoop this week. I know this is a low-$$$ scoop, but I rarely have the ability at this point in my life to hit the beaches often (generally 3 times a year). So I wanted something I could use a few times per year, but not tie up a lot of money.

    I do like the short length and light weight as I am one of those "short people that is a light weight."

    Once concern I have is that the basket holes seem so large to me. When I pulled the scoop from the box, I went "dang" those holes are so large! I even ran into the house to find a dime to see if it would fall thru. It didn't.

    I remember a T-net member adding some type of mesh covering on the bottom of the basket and magnets as well.

    Thank you for any advice. I hope everyone finds a tad of yellow this week.

    apush

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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Beachmaster Scoop Inquiry

    Treasure_Hunter was one of the guys that had a screen inserted into the bottom of his scoop. Most items we want to recover are dime sized or larger. Smaller items are caught by smaller holes but so are stones, clams, shells and what not which slows down the sifting of sand. Depending on the area you hunt, only you can tell which scoop to use. I like the Sunspot Stealth. The photo below shows a earring stud caught ahead of the magnets.
    http://www.gold-scoop.com/thescoop.html

    If something falls through the larger holes you can recover it with the point and lift straight up to keep the basket level.
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    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: Beachmaster Scoop Inquiry

    The larger holes will allow small fishing weights and stud earrings to slip thru, BUT in Galveston the sand is mucky, rocky, and does not drain well. Just insert some 1/4 inch galvanized chicken wire if you want to find the small stuff also. I do not recommend magnets. Why would you want to catch the bobby pins and nails? HH Gayle

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    Jun 2011
    Gulf Coast FL
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    Re: Beachmaster Scoop Inquiry

    I put some 1/4" galvanized screen in the bottom of mine(RTG Pro 6" Aluminum). cut to fit with tin shears and a couple zip ties. The magnet is a PI hunters saving grace. The magnet is not to catch the bobbypins etc because you want to keep them, but rather to keep you from having to search for them endlessly after they keep falling through your scoop.

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    Aaron
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  5. #5
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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Beachmaster Scoop Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by rsc
    The larger holes will allow small fishing weights and stud earrings to slip thru, BUT in Galveston the sand is mucky, rocky, and does not drain well. Just insert some 1/4 inch galvanized chicken wire if you want to find the small stuff also. I do not recommend magnets. Why would you want to catch the bobby pins and nails? HH Gayle
    These hairpins and nails must be removed so we don't waste time finding them again. By disc them out we could mask out a good target.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

 

 

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