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    Hate to say my 800 is on hold for now. While driving down to Myers today, reality set back in. Travel time to detect east or west coast. From my place in Lakeland, ( my ex wife's pick) it's normally 1.5+ hours either coast. Must make up my mind on making a near 4 hour round trip to go detecting. If with a partner or group to detect with would make it worth the drive. Looking into joining either of the clubs around Tampa to get knowledge as were to detect. I like Todd's idea of detecting at night, almost no traffic. So I'l keep my $1,000 set aside until I can make up my mind.
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    Step One: Ditch the AT Pro for water hunting. It's abysmal.

    For everything else, including the dry sand, it's a great machine.
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    Used the AT Pro once on the east coast. OK in the sand, but near the wet sand, it was a constantly needing a ground balance. Did find a few coins and typical trash which I always haul out. Fresh water hunting, it worked OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddbbq View Post
    I live in Lutz but work in Lakeland and detect Only the west coast beaches. My first recommendation is to not to try to detect any where near the salt water with the AT pro but you can detect the dry sand with it all day long with good results. You may want to consider a new or used Saltwater detector like the Minelab Excalibur or Equinox 600 or 800 or something made for that purpose for the wet sand or in the saltwater.
    Completely disagree. While not a great salt water machine, one of my best finds was with my AT Pro in salt water (which I hunted with for a year before moving to a salt only machine). A 16g gold band in knee deep water. No reason AT ALL not to try water detecting with that machine and decide if you want to get a better water machine later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddbbq View Post
    I live in Lutz but work in Lakeland and detect Only the west coast beaches. My first recommendation is to not to try to detect any where near the salt water with the AT pro but you can detect the dry sand with it all day long with good results. You may want to consider a new or used Saltwater detector like the Minelab Excalibur or Equinox 600 or 800 or something made for that purpose for the wet sand or in the saltwater.
    You can use the AT pro in saltwater. I have used it on the Treasure Coast and In Miami. Check R. Adams videos on youtube. He also has used it. It does get some chatter but you can make adjustments to compensate for that. Having said that the Excals and the Equinox along with the CTX 3030 rock in the water. Good luck.
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