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  1. #16
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    Dig everything!

    Sep 2018
    Between Half Reale Beach and Nuestra Seflora de Las Nieves
    Garrett, Equinox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad 11 View Post
    the trick is to not get eaten by a shark. or not to step on one of those spiny little things ? what do they call them again ? can you imagine the pain ? i dont have a good luck charm. so i guess that counts me out ? eh ?
    Sea urchin. Good tips. Most likely danger? ManOWar jellyfish and riptide. Learn hope to survive a riptide and love to tell your tale. But enjoy too.
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    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

  2. #17
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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    Look at beach cams in your area to study where people travel, sit, towel lines, weather conditions inc tide, wave height and rip current warnings. Read a few books on beach hunting, esp "Gold beneath the waves" by Jim Brouwer my favorite. Also if you get the Equinox 800 be sure to buy the book by Andy Sabisch about the Equinox series. Do your book work and know details about your machine BEFORE you go on vacation. Have fun but realize these are well hunted beaches across Florida; try to think outside the box and pursue beaches where there is limited access from the general public (private beaches w high price hotels, if possible) or where public parking isn't possible - On the east coast of Florida, some of my favorite and productive beaches were ones I had to walk a mile or 2 to get to because of severe limited public parking nearby w high priced hotels (and less likely for a metal detectorist to have hit, at least very often).
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  3. #18
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaSon View Post
    Sea urchin. Good tips. Most likely danger? ManOWar jellyfish and riptide. Learn hope to survive a riptide and love to tell your tale. But enjoy too.
    I wear a thick sole dive boot - have never had a detecting related foot injury since doing so
    I wear at least one (but most times 2) gloves when hunting - I can push or pick up and toss jelly fish and man o wars away with no prob
    I wear thick ones up here in cold waters and thin ones down in Fla. and the Carrib.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  4. #19
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    any similar to these are good - good to have ones with polymer coated palms - these will protect against jellies
    you can find some really cheap sometimes in bulk - they dry good and can be worn over and over
    I wear them land hunting too (wear a separate pair for the dirt)
    https://www.google.com/search?q=ninja+work+gloves&sxsrf=ACYBGNQdCzJjtw8C0 Zpo1MAlvlfWqCqdng:1579269244647&source=univ&tbm=sh op&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjdvtOy5IrnAhWPZ80KHVPwB4U Qsxh6BAgNECw&biw=1301&bih=593
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  5. #20
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,476
    16063 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  6. #21
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    Nov 2008
    long island ny
    Whites Prizm V, MX 5, Equinox 600
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peyton Manning View Post
    Low tide exposes more swam in beach
    Get a sand scoop and get everything
    Take along a healthy female to hold your beer while you dig
    or a healthy male to hold your Pina Colatta 😏

  7. #22
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    us
    Apr 2012
    West Coast
    AT Pro, AT Max, AT Gold - Tesoro Euro Sabre - Tesoro Bandido II uMax - Troy X2 - Tesoro Stingray - Mojave - Fisher 1280X- Fisher 1235X - and many more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red83hd View Post
    Great tips guys - Sanman That's great insight I didn't think about some of those ideas. I decided to get a minelab equinox 800 for a beach detector.
    Dam,..... I meant to mention about the "cams",......

    Good that another member spoke up.

    Look online,.... there are cams viewing "a lot" of places.

    Imagine they put one on the roof of the lifeguard headquarters,..... one up
    high on some tower or something,...

    You can start your education from home.

    You can add a little weather widget for that area to your devise,.....

    In a couple of minutes you can study the population, the weather, tides,....

    All in a minute or two.


    Have fun on your trip

    My belly tells me that you should hit a park or two just for giggles.
    (in an upscale neighborhood)
    Last edited by SanMan; Jan 17, 2020 at 11:26 AM. Reason: spelling
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  8. #23
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    Nov 2008
    long island ny
    Whites Prizm V, MX 5, Equinox 600
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    Equinox is an excellent choice!
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  9. #24
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    Good luck have fun go where people sit late at night good luck
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  10. #25
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    Aug 2013
    Some where out there
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / ORX
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    Quote Originally Posted by red83hd View Post
    Where would you get the carbon fiber handle. I saw one on Kellyco but the price was really high.
    They are unfortunately expensive.
    I got mine at Sunspot Tooling when Chuck owned it. Here’s the link:
    Carbon Fibre Handle.
    Also, Steve Goss is going to be producing them shortly and he is an awesome craftsman. Steve makes carbon fiber shafts for the Equinox and they are excellent.
    Here’s the link:
    Carbon-fiber SAND SCOOP HANDLES, coming soon
    Good luck!
    Last edited by RustyGold; Jan 17, 2020 at 01:45 PM.
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  11. #26
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    Retired

    Apr 2007
    Zephyrhills Fl
    excel 1000 with 8 inch coil, Garrett AT MAX and a silver U MAX
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    stay away from Naples, Fla. it is sanded in real bad.
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  12. #27
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    Dec 2019
    NC
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    Sanman I did see that https://stavrscoop.com/eng has one for sale
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  13. #28
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    "Dew" Meeker

    Mar 2006
    Gulf Coast, Fl
    MDT, Nox, Blue Xcals and CTX
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    Honestly....... why pay that kind of money for a CF handle if you are a full time hunter. I am, but all my scoops i use a fiberglass shovel handle on them...... $20 maybe and some have been on there for more than 7 years. Carry you scoop.... put a throw away handle on it when you get there. They are long...... have a wood dowel and closed tip making them float in the water. You might take a good look at the GOLDENOLDES page........ lots of good info.

  14. #29
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
    742
    1752 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    I second the need for dive boots or the like on all beaches, in and out of the water. I would not even consider walking bare foot on a Florida beach after what I've found metal detecting over the past 10 years. Also, important to stay out of the water if you have any kind of open sore or wound - sea water does NOT clean a wound but if might infect it with a flesh eating bacteria and no more metal detecting for Ya.
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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).

  15. #30
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    Dec 2019
    NC
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    So we are staying in New Smyrna Beach - I lived there when I was young and had Family there. Plan on hitting Daytona as well. Thanks for all the help I'm getting, I really appreciate it. I've already been checking out the cams they are a good source. I'm going to pick up that book by Andy Sabisch. I'm a gold Dredger(hobby Prospector) as well so I've got the boots and gloves I'll be taking thanks to your suggestions.
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