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I Bought A Detect Ed Shaft And Like It

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Thanks for the tip on the Herke, With the 6" coil on does it give good stability?, The stock arm cuff and small coil make my Nox topple over all the time on the hilly terrain around here.

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I'd probably rather one with two legs and not the flat bit on the ground for better hillside balance on rough ground though.

 

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Thanks strick, that's more my style with the seperate legs.  I had a look on Aussie Ebay as that's the one we need to use here and Nel coils are selling that one shipped free from the Ukraine for a reasonable price.  It maybe the winner for me by the looks of it.  I've now ordered it.

I'm committing to my Equinox now, it's going to be my primary VLF detector so I'm getting it how I want it with the carbon fiber shaft and better arm cuff.  I've got the neoprene cover for it also and I've got all 3 coils and hoping for more.

For a VLF to replace it as my primary it would need to be something pretty special.   No longer is single frequency worth considering for me and it needs to do everything or I'm not interested.  A VLF for me now has to be able to find tiny gold and be equally as good at the beach and for coins and so on.  At the moment that's the Equinox and I can't see anything replacing that any time soon but I'd be happy if something did.

I was looking into the Gold Kruizer and Whites 24k but the more I thought about it the more I decided they'd be a waste of money, I want multi purpose and then I can master one machine rather than many.

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Phrunt, I replaced the one linked in the eBay add with the Herke cuff. The eBay cuff is made out of two pieces of bent sheet metal, I had a heck of a time getting it tight on my shaft and not wiggle, I ended up molding epoxy putty to it in order to get a decent fit. I can take pics of it if your interested. The stand portion is shorter and does not have as wide of a stance as the stock cuff. The Herke cuff does have two rubber feet on the bottom of the stand, it’s been as stable if not more then original cuff. I find it to be more stable with the 6” coil then with the stock coil.

 

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The one I linked on e bay fits the Detect ed shaft perfectly..its a little on the heavy side but it helps to balance out the nose heavy Nox

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7 minutes ago, strick said:

The one I linked on e bay fits the Detect ed shaft perfectly..its a little on the heavy side but it helps to balance out the nose heavy Nox

strick

I've ordered one 🙂

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Steel is probably not the best choice for those of us who venture into the water, especially saltwater.  There must be a reasonably priced alternative to the stock cuff which is pretty fragile and offers the “legs” Simon is looking for.

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Had one of the first carbon rods from ed /great rod but i think there is better now /going 2 get larger coil this may be better /https://youtu.be/9k1c-SFp8kI

love your thoughts cheers from oz hosey beach hunter

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4 hours ago, hosey said:

Had one of the first carbon rods from ed /great rod but i think there is better now /going 2 get larger coil this may be better /https://youtu.be/9k1c-SFp8kI

love your thoughts cheers from oz hosey beach hunter

Thanks, I did look into that one but the US is about the only country in the world I won't buy from, crazy shipping costs.  It'd be would cheaper to get a shaft from the Congo, Sahara Desert or a small village in the Amazon.

 

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5 hours ago, TedinVT said:

Steel is probably not the best choice for those of us who venture into the water, especially saltwater.  There must be a reasonably priced alternative to the stock cuff which is pretty fragile and offers the “legs” Simon is looking for.

That's a good point, I didn't even notice that. Fortunately I rarely go into salt water....too cold 🙂  It should handle the freshwater I go into fine.

 

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