- Mar 16, 2014
- Detector(s) used
Beach:Fisher CZ-20, Beach Hunter ID 9.5" Whites DFX, Minelab Safari and Excalibur 2.
Park and Turf: Teknetics Gamma 6000,Teknetics Delta 4000,Nokta Fors Core
Loaners:ACE-250 9x12 and 7x9.
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
Was out this weekend doing my usual weekend beach hunts with my DFX and Nokta on hand with my dad.All was great till a storm rolled in from the ocean. The winds usually blow inland at a good 25MPH and in the dead of night with starless cloudy nights often times one cannot see storms rolling in. The only tell tell sign are the cloud to cloud lighting and sprites, which are at times a bit feeble to judge at distance. All i felt was a light drizzle on my arm. Suddenly it began, a cloud with a good 30 mph ground speed moved drenching me, my dad was much closer to the condo and took shelter with the Core. Needless to say my DFX got soaked baggie and all over the display and housing. In the rush to run towards the condo i forgot to power off the DFX, the display took the first hit by flickering. I proceeded to open the DFX and remove the battery in the rain before causing massive shorts. Luckily it was rainwater, i dismantled the DFX and air-dried all the electronics with a blow drier and checked electrical tolerances with a multi-tester. Needless to say im glad some manufacturers are getting with the program in this respect and are weather proofing their machines, while others still don't get it. I don't see the logic in designing a high end detector and omitting some cheap basic O-Rings.