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    us
    Oct 2015
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
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    Looking for a Source for the UPPER SHAFT Replacement on my CTX 3030

    Hey Guys,
    This week I found myself working my 3030 in some surf a bit larger than I was comfortable in. So as I was exiting the water, a large wave caught me on the back and down I went. My scoop was pointing toward the water but my detector, toward the sand. I put Way to much pressure on the shaft as I fell and the Upper Square Shaft (#76E002) snapped right at the handle housing junction.

    Does anyone know a good source for these (Other than MineLab)? I'd like to get two. One for the replacement and one as a spare for my bag.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jerry
    Have permission... Fill your holes... Dispose of all trash properly... OR... don't metal detect.

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    us
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    It broke right there,.....

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    The square shaft?

    It may be possible to find some material close in size.

    What does it measure across the flats?
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    Oct 2015
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanMan View Post
    It broke right there,.....

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    The square shaft?

    It may be possible to find some material close in size.

    What does it measure across the flats?
    Yep! Right at that junction, Sanman. I was on a trip in the Islands and luckily I'd packed the star bit that fit the housing screws. So as a Temp Fix, I just removed the section in the handle, then reinstalled the remaining shaft there. That puts the lower-shaft lock right up against the housing and losing about 10" of overall shaft length.

    The OD of the shaft across the square is 1-1/16". It's real thin-wall material though. That's so the lower shaft can slide inside of it. The wall thickness is a fraction larger than 1/32". The lower round shaft OD is 1-3/32".

    Jerry
    Have permission... Fill your holes... Dispose of all trash properly... OR... don't metal detect.

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    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.
    222
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryp49 View Post
    Yep! Right at that junction, Sanman. I was on a trip in the Islands and luckily I'd packed the star bit that fit the housing screws. So as a Temp Fix, I just removed the section in the handle, then reinstalled the remaining shaft there. That puts the lower-shaft lock right up against the housing and losing about 10" of overall shaft length.

    The OD of the shaft across the square is 1-1/16". It's real thin-wall material though. That's so the lower shaft can slide inside of it. The wall thickness is a fraction larger than 1/32". The lower round shaft OD is 1-3/32".

    Jerry
    I wish I had one of those units here so I could think and figure on it.

    Ok, well,........

    First check the Mcmaster carr book, (website).
    https://www.mcmaster.com/square-tubing



    Also I will try to sort out a source I used for carbon fiber tubing a few years ago.

    Square makes it tougher, round tubing is easier to com by.


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    Give me a chance to think about this a bit.

    Meanwhile search and see what you can find on the internet.
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    Oct 2015
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I really appreciate that Sanman!

    Jerry
    Have permission... Fill your holes... Dispose of all trash properly... OR... don't metal detect.

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    Apr 2012
    West Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryp49 View Post
    I really appreciate that Sanman!

    Jerry
    Never a problem Jerry.

    I'm always willing to help whenever I can.

    Wish I had the time to help more often.

    But there is so much work now a days, maybe when things ease up some.
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    us
    Oct 2015
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    MineLab CTX3030 Garrett Infinium LS, Garrett AT Pro, Gray Ghost Amphibian Headphones, Garrett Pin-Pointer AT, RTGBB6tip Scoop
    55
    50 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Does anyone know a good source for these (Other than MineLab)?
    I'd like to get two. One for the replacement and one as a spare for my bag.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jerry
    Have permission... Fill your holes... Dispose of all trash properly... OR... don't metal detect.

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2015
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    MineLab CTX3030 Garrett Infinium LS, Garrett AT Pro, Gray Ghost Amphibian Headphones, Garrett Pin-Pointer AT, RTGBB6tip Scoop
    55
    50 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    UPDATE:
    I was able to order the upper shafts for my CTX-3030 directly from the MineLab Repair facility in PA. John helped me with the order and was Great to work with.
    The total cost for two shafts & shipping, I feel, was Very reasonable. I'm expecting delivery of them today.
    Sometimes I'm cautious about calling MineLab about replacement parts as they tend to not want to sell parts to the general public. Maybe my past business with them was helpful on this order, I don't know.

    Thanks to all who replied,
    Jerry
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