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    5 or 7mm wetsuit

    For waist to neck deep detecting in June,July,August,September,October in Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound which would be the best? Unfortunately, it seems now a days most aren't the older style farmer john and jacket with crotch strap with a front zipper that you could easily open if you got too warm in shallow water

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    Jan 2007
    Cape Cod, Massachuestts
    Garrett (Infinium, ATPro, ATX), Minelab Excalibur, Troy (X2 X5), Tesoro Conquistador, Whites (Surfmaster PI, Quantum), JW Fisher 8X, DetectorPro Underwater 8", Minelab Equinox 800, Pro-Find 35
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    Mid June to Mid September...bathing suit with a 50SPF rash guard or on windy days a .5 mil jacket is plenty for me.
    The rest of the year I use waders or to get the extra couple of inches out I have a 3 mil wet suit, a 5/7 mil farmer John wet suit. Of course neoprene booties and perhaps a pair of neoprene socks for colder days.
    For the deep freeze an Ice-Water Rescue suit works for me. Of course the bay side waters are a few degrees colder than the sound.
    Check for beach closures Town by Town as they are in a constant flux right now. Some parking lot gates are closed and locked. Lots of sand has been pulled off the beach into the swimming area. I am averaging less than 20 targets (TRASH included) every 3+ hours in the water since the beginning of this year. Type/Brand/Model of detector does not seam to make much of a difference.
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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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    https://www.pleasuresports.com/5mm-n...RoCZN8QAvD_BwE

    or go with a 3mm
    i wear a 5mm kayak/dive jacket in the summer - you want to keep your core temp up
    you can still get hyperthermia in warm water if you stay in long enough - i saw a guy get it in Fla.
    lips turned purple and he got the shakes
    added plus is your arms are covered and protects against jellyfish
    i wear bathing trunks with lycra shorts underneath
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    any wet suit will make you buoyant - the thicker = the more buoyant
    I remember one of the first times i took my GF with me on a winter hunt - she was worried
    for my safety - water was little rough - i went out to chin deep and took my feet off the ground
    I floated perfectly - some cant hunt out that deep without weights - i only wear weights when
    using SNUBA or hookah - when cold water hunting i do the moon walk - (not the michael jackson
    one - the astronaut one) Icall it the ghost bounce or Casper bounce - it works for me
    long story short - if you need some/want some weights let me know - i have extras i made - i have a
    dive weight mold - more than happy to give you some - you just have to get yourself a belt
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    summer dress wear - R.I. waters
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    Jan 2007
    Cape Cod, Massachuestts
    Garrett (Infinium, ATPro, ATX), Minelab Excalibur, Troy (X2 X5), Tesoro Conquistador, Whites (Surfmaster PI, Quantum), JW Fisher 8X, DetectorPro Underwater 8", Minelab Equinox 800, Pro-Find 35
    466
    558 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    OK here is what I wear during the cold days of Dec/Jan/Feb.
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