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About MontAmmie

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    Bottlecap Beach, FL
  • Interests:
    Treasure hunting of any kind!
  • Gear Used:
    Garrett Infinium, White's DFX, toyhauler, ATV, various gold pans and crevice tools, Nikon D800.

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  1. Equinox Battery Replacement Program?

    My husband's cell phone battery died about 6 months ago. There is a Cell Phone store 1.5 miles from our house and it took them about 10 minutes to install a new one. So, no, I don't worry about cell phone batteries. A metal detector, which will probably need to be mailed to a service center for who-knows-how-long, after 2 or 3 years of use, actually is a concern to me. "DUG THAT OFFICIAL MINELAB EQUINOX 800-600 GROUP" I don't know who runs it, but they must be at least affiliated with Minelab in some way or Minelab would make them remove the "official" part, right?
  2. Equinox Battery Replacement Program?

    Looks like I'm getting some haters on the FB page for pointing out that Li-on batteries are usually only good for 2-3 years, at best. If this is the direction that Minelab wants to go with the EQ, then that is, of course, their prerogative to do so. However, I just hope they will be completely upfront with consumers about the lifespan of the battery, and the exact procedure which will be necessary when the battery degrades. Those of us purchasing an EQ off the shelf need to check the date of manufacture. Apparently the battery will start to degrade on day one, whether it is being used or not. Also we need to be careful about leaving it in the car trunk in July as heat seems to cause them to degrade faster.
  3. Equinox Battery Replacement Program?

    Why can't they just use some rechargeable AA's like my Infinium and my DFX? Easy to find, recharge and replace as needed. I know it has to be waterproof and all that, but it shouldn't be that hard to make a waterproof battery compartment!
  4. Hey Steve! I had a question that I posted on the official Facebook Equinox page, that no one seems to be able to answer (officially anyway). Maybe you can shed some light on this? "I have a question about the built-in lithium battery. I know they last a long time and can be re-charged hundreds of times. But what happens when the battery wears out? Will you have to send it to Minelab to be replaced? I plan to use my Equinox for many years! Thanks!" Sherry
  5. I've been in "the trenches" few times since the hurricane. I didn't find much except lead fishing weights. The upper beaches were stripped bare of targets during the fall storms, nothing but seaweed and pieces of canslaw. The hunting is dismal here in Melbourne and even I'm starting to get discouraged. No gold or silver for 3 weeks (unless you count yard sales) and even the clad is scarce.
  6. Quest For Silver

    I think I know where this is. Looks like one of the old houses in Coolidge, Montana that we visited a couple of years ago. Yeah, I was just itching to fire up the DFX, but I think that might have been frowned upon.
  7. When To Walk Away....

    OMG I hate those things. They are a perfect 08 from every direction on the DFX. Just like Hubby's 14 K wedding ring.
  8. You guys are making me cold. It's gonna be a bone-chilling 66 degrees at 7 am tomorrow, but I'll be putting on my sweatpants and long sleeves and hitting that low tide anyway!
  9. Like New White's Bigfoot Coil Only $525!

    Let's see, he's swinging that DFX really fast and it looks like the coil is about a foot off the sand. I've never been blessed with a bigfoot, so maybe it will still find stuff like that, I dunno. I know mine wouldn't with a stock coil. Regardless, I hope I can still swing mine at 89 years old.
  10. Saying Hello

    Welcome, G!
  11. Dang, Al, nothing? I was thinking about going up there in a day or so, when it quits raining, the surf calms down, and the low tide time gets a little more convenient. The only problem is that we're also supposed to get a little preview of January in a day or so. Wednesday's high is only supposed to be 74, which is almost pleasant unless you're in the water or wet. The water is still warm, so it might not be too bad. Man, I hate to see winter coming. I really despise having to hunt in a wetsuit. Better enjoy the beach "erosion" while we can. The big sand dump is still right on schedule for late 2018, early 2019. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2017/06/02/beach-project-rides-rocky-road/355384001/?hootPostID=67f7b180b8bfcc5496069749fc0cc93c
  12. Steve, if you don't mind me asking, how many hours did it take you to acquire that magnificent hoard? That would be about 10-12 hours worth on our barren beaches. My results may be skewed since I don't usually dig low-high tones unless signals of any kind are REALLY scarce. About the best thing you're gonna get on our beaches with a low-high is a quarter, and I have yet to see one worth digging out a foot of sand for. Our beaches around Indiatlantic are weird. Jewelry of any kind is rare. I'm doing really well if I find one piece in a 4 hour hunt, BUT out of the jewelry I do find, about half is either gold or silver (mostly silver). At Cocoa, about 12 miles north of here, I can collect a pouch full of fake crappy bling in about 2 hours. But out of about 10 trips up there this year I've managed only one thing that was the real deal. Strange. Happy Hunting! Sherry
  13. Hey, Peg! Rough ain't even the word for it! I got in about knee deep today and I thought that riptide was gonna take my scoop and my arm off right along with it. Maybe we could go down to Turtle Trail and find us some "real" reales when you get back! Thanks, Steve. The Infinium is just like any other detector, you just gotta spend the quality time with it to learn its language. Once you do, you really won't be digging much more trash than with a VLF machine. If you live near any sort of civilization, it was probably EMI you were hearing. Mine will get noisy if I'm close to Cocoa Beach Pier or even a beachfront hotel sometimes. Did you find anything at Destin? I'm thinking about making it one of our stops next spring when we leave Indian Harbour Beach. Sherry
  14. Rod, I don't know where in PA you live, but it can't be too far from some New England beaches? The stuff they are finding up there in the rocks after the sand is washed away by autumn storms is amazing.
  15. I'd rather have a big gold ring.