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    mike

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    My Excalibur of 16 years has finally died

    It developed a crack in both the headphone cable and coil cable allowing moisture to get in on control BD. I also own an equinox 800 which is a good detector but I always grabbed my Excalibur when going in the water .I am thinking about buying a new Excalibur . My question is for veteran Excalibur users . Is the Excalibur still your go to detector for salt water ?

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    my last one lasted a long time....the knobs fell off and it was locked at the same settings for the last 3 years. I respliced cords, glued coils,taped the shaft to fix the wobble etc. Etc. It was still getting the goods when I handed it over to a kid on the beach in NC. It had to be 10 years old then. I have a nice mint excal 2 on the boat I work on. Been using the nox 600 in shallow water but anytime im gonna be on the bottom for a long time its the excal for sure !!
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    13 Years now...Still Number one in my book. Had a few others..sold them. I have been thru several PI's over the years looking for the right one and have found it in the Fisher AQ...

    Dry sand I would own a Nox, but a water only hunter...

    Excalibur and Impulse AQ.....My belief, If one won't get it the other will....
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    MY X-CAL FOR SURE yes it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by mham2 View Post
    It developed a crack in both the headphone cable and coil cable allowing moisture to get in on control BD. I also own an equinox 800 which is a good detector but I always grabbed my Excalibur when going in the water .I am thinking about buying a new Excalibur . My question is for veteran Excalibur users . Is the Excalibur still your go to detector for salt water ?
    Yes.
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    ARC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    my last one lasted a long time....the knobs fell off and it was locked at the same settings for the last 3 years. I respliced cords, glued coils,taped the shaft to fix the wobble etc. Etc. It was still getting the goods when I handed it over to a kid on the beach in NC. It had to be 10 years old then. I have a nice mint excal 2 on the boat I work on. Been using the nox 600 in shallow water but anytime im gonna be on the bottom for a long time its the excal for sure !!
    #3 Excal hasn't had knobs for years
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    Yes, I bought my first blue tube 1000 in 2008 just bought a used but upgraded Excalibur 2 , also bought a Equinox 600. But for me I prefer my new Excalibur with the pinpoint modification.Jmho. Good luck .
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    mike

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    Thx for the feedback , correction on the yrs I owned that detector 12 yrs bought it used , had an old blue before that .I will soon be 73 not sure how many more years Iíll be getting in the water but I think Iíll buy another Excalibur
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    Yes! I sold all my PI's... You will not get 12 years out of the new Chinese cabling ML use on the headphone/coil...5/6 years if you are lucky.
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    mike

    Jan 2009
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Yes my Excalibur was one of the last made in Ireland
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    I have one that was made in Ireland and if ever seriously go back into saltwater detecting, I’ll take the Excal.
    I love the EQX800 but only consider it water resistant where my Excal has proven itself to be truly waterproof up to this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mham2 View Post
    It developed a crack in both the headphone cable and coil cable allowing moisture to get in on control BD. I also own an equinox 800 which is a good detector but I always grabbed my Excalibur when going in the water .I am thinking about buying a new Excalibur . My question is for veteran Excalibur users . Is the Excalibur still your go to detector for salt water ?
    Water proof 200 ft(66 m) one of the best for under water and saltwater. Waterproof is a big deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mham2 View Post
    It developed a crack in both the headphone cable and coil cable allowing moisture to get in on control BD. I also own an equinox 800 which is a good detector but I always grabbed my Excalibur when going in the water .I am thinking about buying a new Excalibur . My question is for veteran Excalibur users . Is the Excalibur still your go to detector for salt water ?
    Yes. My favorite with the mods is about 10 years old. It's my baby
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