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  1. #16
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    SoCal
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    Bummer. I think they could have sold them for 20% more than they were asking. Gotta respect people that make a great product for a great price.

    I was hoping to sell my two Bazookas in a couple of months and buy one GGT. Guess I should hold off on that :/
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    Yeah man. That's a bummer. Maybe a GoFundMe or kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new mold would work out.

  3. #18
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    I wouldn't mind paying $50 for a set of plans for an explorer. Maybe that's the way to go on with business.

  4. #19
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
    ROCKING GOLD GRABBER MINI- BGT PROSPECTOR- ANGUS MACKIRK EXPLORER- MILLER TABLE, MULTIPLE SUCKER TUBES, VARIOUS HAND TOOLS, PANS AND CLASSIFERS, FORS GOLD PLUS, MINELAB PRO 25 PINPOINTER- DIY ROD MILL
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    He needs to find a way to make this work. Its the best fluid bed on the market. And arguably the best sluice. I agree most would have been willing to pay more. I dable in selling and if he could sell for 25% more Thats huge...

    Down sizing to just one model is probably best but what size?... I love my nugget model. Easily backpacked. Its ideal. Anything larger is only useful at the bear campground. Thats where 90% of the customers proably are but the best model is the Nugget.
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  5. #20
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    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    I wouldn't mind paying $50 for a set of plans for an explorer. Maybe that's the way to go on with business.
    Funny you’d mention that...I just pitched that idea his way a few days ago. Could happen (fingers crossed!)
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  6. #21
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    Hi Folks, I appreciate everyones comments on the GGT sluices. The decision to stop production was a difficult one. From the start, our goal was to support the community of fluid bed sluice users and provide products for this group of prospectors. Over the past 18 months, we experienced increases in the cost of raw materials (ABS), two increases in fabrication (thermoforming), and a sizing adjustment to the number of thermoforming blanks that they could cut out of a 4'x8' sheet of ABS, which also increased costs. Then the need to replace the current mold used for the Explorer and Nugget at several thousands of dollars cost. Even without the mold issue (tried to repair but did not work), the cost of producing final products is no longer economical. Down the road, I may produce (not sure yet) a few MotherLode models. Will see... We did of course, ship all orders that were place and will be around to support existing customers, answer questions on setup and operating of sluices, and produce additional setup and operating videos on our sluices that customers have requested. I may also tinker around designing a completely new fluid bed system - for now, heavy pans to all. Hope to see some of you out on the rivers... Dennis - GGT

  7. #22

    Mar 2014
    NorCal
    Fisher GB2, Bazooka Prospector 36", EZ sluice, Blue Bowl..
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    Just out of curiosity, what part of the sluice was formed in the mold?
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  8. #23
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    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmbandits View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what part of the sluice was formed in the mold?
    The main tub
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  9. #24

    Mar 2014
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    I could build one without a mold, I think Todd was possibly doing so as well. I can see now looking at the tub and the change in angle would be the reasoning for a mold to achieve this, but wouldn't be needed but if the taper was the same from front to back as the original bazookas were. I could see making the whole thing out of sheet. More labor intense but possible.
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  10. #25
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    May 2009
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    K.I.S.S Just templates and glue two guys cutting and building.

    Paying other people to make them. will allow for Q.C. issues.

    The new attributes did not make it that much better of a sluice. If at all.
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  11. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmbandits View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what part of the sluice was formed in the mold?
    The bottom and side walls are one part, the transport deck is another part.

  12. #27
    us
    Sep 2012
    Tujunga, CA
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    Thanks grizzly. I did a griz/zook hybrid. While I liked the idea the execution was difficult to say the least.

  13. #28
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    The grizzly had a flat deck from one end to the other, right? And the material would drop through the grizzlies and then continue on to the fluid chamber? If that’s the case, I would like to hear if that feature was a plus or a minus or just a meh...

  14. #29

    Nov 2015
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    I would happily buy the plans too

  15. #30
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    Aug 2012
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    I've used the Grizzly & Bazooka and have to give the edge to the Grizzly, always thought you didn't charge enough for your sluices though. Your fluid bed sluices fill a void in the industry, sure hope you get back to production soon (even if just one or two models). Price them to make a good profit, miners will pay for a sure thing. Build it and they will come.

 

 
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