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  1. #1

    Mar 2012
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    Broke my At/Pro today

    I hadn't been able to get my dirt fishing fix for nearly 3 weeks and our church had an association meeting in another neighboring county so off to the river I went. It was after 3 pm time I got my chest waders on and everything else ready and I decided to change the 8. 5 X 11 coil to the sniper for some close places I've wanted to work for quite some time. The bolt was so tight, I used pliers to get it loose and I guess because I was in a hurry and didn't have much time, I put the bolt back on with the pliers. It snapped off and went flying and this was the one time I didn't have a spare bolt or my 2500 with me. You win some, you lose some. Lesson learned, but I sure felt stupid when it happened. I'll call A & S and get a spare set or two, just in case I pull a bone head stunt like this again. Combine getting in a hurry and arthritic hands and this is what happens. I hate to drive almost 18 miles to metal detect and had the swim park all to myself except for the boats and pulled a stunt like this. Hope the rest of the members had a better detecting day than this.
    I heard a suggestion on another forum to use some toilet seat bolts for an emergency and I have a set at my Mama's house and will try that tomorrow.
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  2. #2

    May 2012
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    Sorry about your day...
    I walked an awful lot of beach today for 35¢ of 1970's clad several lead sinkers and my best find...a piece of copper Hull sheathing.
    Can't win'em all.

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  3. #3

    Jan 2013
    Orland Park
    Minelab X Terra 705, Bounty Hunter Pro 505, Garrett Pro pointer, Pro swing 45, TDK WR 700 wireless headphones, leschee digger, green canvas mil surplus messenger bag as finds bag and brown bomb#2 to
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    Without mistakes we cant learn. Anyway, tomorrow is another day.
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  4. #4

    Jul 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryk View Post
    Without mistakes we cant learn. Anyway, tomorrow is another day.
    On the other hand without mistakes there is nothing to learn.
    "All I want is Ups, Ups, Ups " Charlie Brown

    "I watch the Sun rise in the Morning and set in the evening
    for Another day of Celestial wonders", BC.
    Last edited by Sir Gala Clad; Oct 13, 2013 at 06:27 PM.
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  5. #5

    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
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    I'm all geared up and packed up to take a verrrry long hike early in the morning to a section of beach where I never find anything. On top of this, even with this past history and knowledge, it still seems like the thing to do. And you think you're experiencing problems.
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    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Feb 2013
    Ones I use mostly: CTX 3030, XP Deus, White's M6, AT Propointer, Makro PP
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    Metal Detecting
    At least it wasn't more than a coil bolt. I read another post a few days ago where a guy backed up over his metal detector with his vehicle and annihilated it.

  7. #7
    Dec 2010
    garrett at pro , whites pi , garrett ace 250, c-scope ib
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    sorry about your bad luck, similar to mine --walking on some wet wooden steps and slipped, landed in a puddle and broke my arm cuff on the at pro ,just have to ebay a new one i suppose

  8. #8

    Mar 2012
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    I'm happy to report the toilet seat bolts worked when I connected the sniper coil to the shaft. I haven't had a chance to test it in the field, but definitely will carry a set from now on. I see on these forums where people put their detectors down and back over them or fall and break them, and I feel blessed that my minor problem is solved. When you can't get out and do any dirt fishing and then you hit a snag, it seems like a bigger problem than it is. I'm hoping I can get to go dirt fishing Saturday, but I will take my 2500 with me as a back up. GL & HH.

  9. #9

    Mar 2012
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    Gatorboy and Bigscoop, you're just cleaning up the junk targets so you can find the good stuff. Even if I don't find much, I enjoy the outdoors and swinging my coil and wondering what I'm going to find next. Sometimes it's pull tabs or a few pennies, other times it's something good. That's what makes our hobby so wonderful.
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  10. #10

    Jun 2007
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
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    Home Depot or similar large hardware store have a whole array of nylon bolts that work fine as coil bolts. I think they were like fifty cents a piece for my Tiger Shark and Xterra. I always keep a couple for each in my glove compartment.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

    Thomas Jefferson

  11. #11
    May 2013
    Southern New Jersey
    Garrett AT Pro,Whites Surfmaster PI
    337 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Fongu at least with the arthritis we are still out there!!!!! I got both knees shot up today.
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  12. #12
    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. New Garrett Ca
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    I think we all make mistakes when we are in a hurry. I once showed up at a new beach and had no batteries in my CZ-20 and no back up batteries. It was a holiday so no stores were open in that town. I am glad it was only a coil bolt.
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  13. #13
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800
    4498 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Sorry to hear about the mishap fondu!
    I guess when that happens its time to tape the pro pointer to a stick!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Garet carrot Neodymium magnets 5' Probe
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    I busted the little back bracket behind the cuff. The stand part maybe? First trip out on my AT. Oh well coil bolt is another story it must have been really loose and flopping around.
    I like the ingenuity shown on here!
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

  15. #15

    May 2013
    Tesoro sand shark, fisher cz-21 Whites beach hunter300 minelab equinox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryk View Post
    Without mistakes we cant learn. Anyway, tomorrow is another day.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a genius by now.
    as others have said a minor mistake.



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