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  1. Why does the State of Florida employ people that are not honest

    For those people who are interested in trying to fashion a new relationship with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research: Since this is an election season and Gov DeSantis IS running for re-election it seems to me that a group of 3-5 well spoken, calm and persuasive members of the salvage...
  2. Why does the State of Florida employ people that are not honest

    Mr Parsons - Do you see any opportunity for a cooperative relationship between the community of historic shipwreck salvage operators and the State of Florida's underwater archaeology department? Our side of this social equation believes that there could be an equitable partnership if there...
  3. Help for working with Wreckfinder Aquascan MC-3 magnetometer

    1) Call or email the folks at AquaScan. They can and will answer your 'area' question 2)According to the AquaScan manual, you would want to run 30 meter lanes to detect iron objects around 1 ton. 3)The closer to the the more the mag will pick up. Looking for cannons and anchors, I would suggest...
  4. Hang numbers

    I do, indeed. Hundreds that I have bought, borrowed and connived over the years. Send me an email at ropesfish@gmail.com and we can discuss. :)
  5. NUMA Contacts

    Since Cussler passed away, I doubt that the NUMA crew is active. Sufficient funding makes many things possible and all things more fun. Have you tried emailing the webmaster of the site?
  6. Endurance: Make of this what you will...

    They should go back with 1 or more ROVs to completely carefully photograph the vessel in as high resolution as technologically possible to enable high quality 3D photogrammetry to be done. When they get that rendered into a model, post it online as a virtual museum that people can explore to...
  7. <Finally> 12th Annual Treasure Hunters Cookout

    While I would have preferred to have seen all of you at the Cookout, now, due to Jim Wilson's photography skills and generosity you can see 200+ pictures here: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AG7zXS0UfcyWzls&id=AB2F2F709DB54160%2110028&cid=AB2F2F709DB54160
  8. <Finally> 12th Annual Treasure Hunters Cookout

    154 lbs of pork smoked, packed into coolers all ready to serve tomrrow. 20 Search and Salvage hats packed up. 83 Search and Salvage tee-shirts folded, labeled and ready for new homes. Many thanks to the folks who have attended in the past, those who will be there tomorrow and those who will be...
  9. New member looking for advice from the experienced!

    The State of Florida snagged it for their collection. That year we ended up giving the State 33% of what we found, including that 4 coin clump. That was painful. The agreement with the State says that they can take up to 20% of what is found on Each Wrecksite. The amount that any particular...
  10. <Finally> 12th Annual Treasure Hunters Cookout

    and thanks to you, sir for doing what you do as well.
  11. New member looking for advice from the experienced!

    That he is...he's been at this a long, long time and while I have had good captains in the past, I believe that this is going to be the best year to date for our little crew!
  12. <Finally> 12th Annual Treasure Hunters Cookout

    Dammit, Ivan! Wish you could make it!
  13. <Finally> 12th Annual Treasure Hunters Cookout

    Sunday, May 1, the day after the Cookout, I'll be putting on the 2nd Treasure Diver's Seminar. This will be on the same grounds at the Pennwood Motor Lodge. We will be getting started at 930 AM and should wrap it up at about 4 PM. (ish) Speakers include: Richard Sites - Treasure salvage of the...
  14. May 1, 2022: Treasure Coast Treasure Divers Seminar

    Sunday, May 1, the day after the Cookout, I'll be putting on the 2nd Treasure Diver's Seminar. This will be on the same grounds at the Pennwood Motor Lodge. We will be getting started at 930 AM and should wrap it up at about 4 PM. (ish) Speakers include: Richard Sites - Treasure salvage of the...
  15. New member looking for advice from the experienced!

    Yes sir! Josh Fisher Abt will be running the Showdown. I am very pleased about that as well as having Rob Kreiger running the Carib. Rob worked with Kane aboard Magruder for a long time. Now if I can get Sampson over here to complete the set, I'll be happy(er).
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