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  1. Hard travel case

    Just pack it in with your clothes. I gave up the separate bag for my detecting gear back 15+ years ago when the airlines were going to charge $75.00 each way to Cancun and back. With the $150 saved I bought a SS Scoop with a two-piece handle that would fit into my one suitcase. Everything I...
  2. Anderson shaft with Whites dual field

    I have a 3 inch piece of brass rod that slips into the lower shaft. It overcomes the buoyancy of the coil and the need for the constant force needed to keep the coil on the bottom and does not affect the detectors operation. Stainless steel rod could be used also. I have used this "fix" for some...
  3. back pain using scoop

    If you are in waders, try a back brace. I use one and it helps. but I have not tried one when in a bathing or wet suit. I have thought about doing so, but I do not know what the salt water would do to the brace's material. Also, summer digging is less strenuous than when in waders and digging...
  4. 🥇 BANNER My First US Gold Coin!

    It took me 30 years to find my first and second silver dollars. not another one since. Next year is my 40th year metal detecting, maybe I will get a nice anniversary present also. WELL DONE! WaterWalker
  5. 28 RING rings in 16 HOURS (7 days)

    Boy, those were the days even 5 years ago there were plenty of targets to dig. Today a three hour hunt yielded one silver and one titanium ring and only 6 coins. This year's totals are way down for 2016, and even going back to the 1980's. I see fewer swimmers, no alcohol, more water parks, kids...
  6. anyone live near here?

    It sure did not have the beach-goes back in the mid 1990's when I was there. How things change, as we all have.
  7. Car keys while water hunting

    If you have a FORD, you are in luck. You can get an optional KEY PAD at the dealer. The keypad is affixed to the car's door and you can set your own code. Bingo...leave everything locked up in the car, safe and sound as long as you do not forget the combo. I have a keypad on my Focus, and...
  8. 🏆 HONORABLE MENTION Double Ring Return

    Aren't dreams wonderful? Great return! Thanks from all those that love returning rings, and those receiving them back. WaterWalker, one of TheRingFinders.
  9. Favorite Sling/Harness

    For HEAVY detectors (i.e. ATX and ATPRO with an 18 inch coil) I use the Minelab PROSwing45. It is heavy duty with all kinds of adjustments with an equally heavy price. But the lesser harnesses just did to hold up my heaviest detectors. I did add a 3D printed attachment point instead of the...
  10. Equinox 600 battery wiring

    The is an electronic circuit board under the black cap. I could not find a replacement available in the US. The manufacturer of the package wanted to know how many 100s of the cell I wanted. They do not sell individual units. That leaves us going to Minelab repair at this time. The...
  11. Straight shaft vs straight over/ under for Excal

    which ever one you go with...MEASURE THE LENGTH fully assembled. I know of a few that have bought the BEHIND the elbow and the length as used while detecting would not fit into the detectorist's car. The OVER/UNDER did fit for length. I have the OVER/UNDER and it works well for me. Personally I...
  12. I got side tracked comparing the Nox 800 vs Excalibur II

    Each detector has it own strengths. I own both and can make a recommendation for each. Size, weight, cost, control features, discrimination, audio sounds, object(s) being searched for in the environment it is being used in, accessories available, and the list goes on. Each feature is important...
  13. Have to dream till cast comes off

    I counted 7 including the black sand beach in Iceland that I have been to. Great memories. Get healed up soon...
  14. Head Hunter

    I picked up an almost new DetectorPro HH Underwater model as a traveling back up some 4 years ago, except for the 8" coil, I usually swing a 15" coil, it is a great detector. Not a match for the Excalibur AT series or newer Equinox, but it is fun to use and compact for traveling. The coil woks...
  15. Coil size help please

    I love using a 15inch coil both fresh and salt water in the summertime...fresh drop, not looking for anything deep. The bigger the area, the faster you con move onto the next beach. Winter time in the rocks I'll go to a PI detector with an 8inch coil to get around the rocks and black sand. I've...
  16. Any thoughts where this coin came from ?

    Hijri to Gregorian date: 1370 = 1950
  17. Who has and uses the Titanium Extreme $690 scoop

    Paid for it before I bought it. And it has recovered more than the investment. But has not brought to the surface anything that my old scoop could not. However it has dug targets faster then my other scoops. My hobby has paid for itself many times over. And at 5 pounds lighter than my 1992...
  18. A first after detecting 45 yrs

    As for Orleans and Truro detecting. Tom from mass is legally detecting the area of the beach that is maintained by the town. That means he can detect the area of the beach that is between two lines that can be drawn one form each side of the parking lot perpendicular to the waters edge. Beyond...
  19. A first after detecting 45 yrs

    I've known from day one detecting (1982) that ALL FEDERAL property was OFF LIMITS to metal detecting. When searching for a specific lost item I have had a NPS Ranger with me and at their convenience. Back 15 or so years ago after many years detecting NY beaches including a town beach two of us...
  20. Should I FedX or bring detector and long handle scoop on plane

    Check local laws and enjoy your vacation. NOTE: Jamaica bans metal detectors of all kinds to be brought onto the island. Two of us traveling had all our detecting gear confiscated at customs at the airport. On the day we left it took over an hour to get our equipment back to pack before the...
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