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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Finally got in the water for the first time for 2018

    water was a balmy 38 degrees
    got first ring for the year but its titanium and a few coins and sinkers of course
    was windy about 20-30 mph gusts which did not make it fun
    I will post a pic of the ring eventually - its just a plain band
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    We go to Cape cod every year on vacation,always wish I could spend all summer there just to detect.
    Love pulling the old stuff every year.
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    God and country.

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    We go to Cape cod every year on vacation,always wish I could spend all summer there just to detect.
    Love pulling the old stuff every year.
    I went to Cape a few weeks ago - could not get in - this hunt was in CT.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    paolo059

    Feb 2018
    Venice
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    I like you, you are a daring!!!

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    ARC

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    De Tampe Bahia - La Florida
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    At least one of us has been in the water this year.

    Have a safe and prosperous year...

    IOW... Best of luck for 2018 brother.

    PS... looking forward to your posts.
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    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - Lurking in The RCT - Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Are you hunting in a dry suit I did a Polar Plunge once and it hurt I cannot imagine trying to hunt in that water temperature.
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    papa

    Feb 2017
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    Casper, I think there's a Sea Lion in your family tree. Go for it, Dude!
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    Dec 2007
    CT
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    I went into a local pond, where I found the gold ring at the boat launch. Yup, all the way to my ankle with knee high boots on.
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    1737-1760 KGII Hibernia Half Cent ('10)
    1787 Fugio Large Cent ('15)
    1869 Two Cent ('09)
    1867-1883 Variety I Sheild Nickel ('09)
    1900 Barber Dime ('13)
    1929 Standing Liberty Quarter ('17)
    1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ('09)

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    At least one of us has been in the water this year.

    Have a safe and prosperous year...

    IOW... Best of luck for 2018 brother.

    PS... looking forward to your posts.
    HOPING YOU GET SOME GOLD
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    Are you hunting in a dry suit I did a Polar Plunge once and it hurt I cannot imagine trying to hunt in that water temperature.
    NO - 7mm farmer john - 7mm gloves and boots and full face mask - usually get tired before I get cold
    usually good for 2 1/2 hrs max - no a days
    would stay out longer if I was getting gold
    this was from few yrs ago
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...re1191226.html
    this is from long ago
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...re1212217.html
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    Casper, I think there's a Sea Lion in your family tree. Go for it, Dude!
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    NO - 7mm farmer john - 7mm gloves and boots and full face mask - usually get tired before I get cold
    usually good for 2 1/2 hrs max - no a days
    would stay out longer if I was getting gold
    this was from few yrs ago
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...re1191226.html
    this is from long ago
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...re1212217.html
    OMG that is freaking insane LOL
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    at a young age - I shied away from dry suits - I know many guys now use them with no problems - or minor problems
    but in 70s and 80s had a few guys drown with waders (the old style rubber ones that fill easy) and some with early dry suits - they got a
    slice in theirs from something sharp and filled like a water balloon - no chance of getting out of the suit - specially if you have a weight belt
    with 7mm suit (I started out with 7mm waders) if I use weights (most times I don't unless I'm snuba ing)- I have quick release belt and I float like a cork
    its I take my feet off the bottom - the set up pictured above - I go out to chin deep in cold water - I have no prob standing and walking without
    weights - I know some do - I do what ive nicknamed the "casper bounce" - kind of like man on the moon thing - works for me
    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    OMG that is freaking insane LOL
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    at a young age - I shied away from dry suits - I know many guys now use them with no problems - or minor problems
    but in 70s and 80s had a few guys drown with waders (the old style rubber ones that fill easy) and some with early dry suits - they got a
    slice in theirs from something sharp and filled like a water balloon - no chance of getting out of the suit - specially if you have a weight belt
    with 7mm suit (I started out with 7mm waders) if I use weights (most times I don't unless I'm snuba ing)- I have quick release belt and I float like a cork
    its I take my feet off the bottom - the set up pictured above - I go out to chin deep in cold water - I have no prob standing and walking without
    weights - I know some do - I do what ive nicknamed the "casper bounce" - kind of like man on the moon thing - works for me
    FYI The "Casper bounce" would be very dangerous to do here in Florida waters given the hugh number of stingrays. Bounce on one of them and you'd be sorry. Real sorry. Over the years of hunting Florida waters, both east and west, I've stepped on a number of stingrays and, luckily, as soon as I felt "the wiggle" lifted my foot as fast as possible before being stuck. So far so good. But many others haven't been as fortunate. I absolutely cringe when I see people running into the water - they have no idea! If you hunt Florida waters, shuffle your feet and take small steps...and if you feel "the wiggle", lift your foot ASAP or face the very painful consequences.
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    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    ive been detecting for over 40 yrs - since age 12
    I stepped on a lot of creatures over the yrs when I was younger (so I learned early) -
    many you don't have in fla. waters
    I wear a pretty thick soled dive boot 99% of the time - at least in salt water - and ive stepped on my share
    of rays - up here and down there - I wear a mask 99% of time and can see most dangers ahead of time
    I'm always telling newbies - to wear proper foot wear - I see many boards with nails and lost of broken glass
    and other sharp and spikey things that could end your day - I wear gloves a lot too - some times Kevlar ones
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

 

 
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