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For those who are contemplating a new shaft and considering buying one of Steve's, have no reservations.  It is the absolute best I've seen since I bought my first detector in 1970.  My review of his work:

 

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THANKS, Colonel!  

I appreciate your kind words, and your support/endorsement!

Steve

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On 2/5/2020 at 10:33 AM, steveg said:

kac --

Let me begin by saying that drain holes are an optional inclusion; they are not "standard" on any of my shafts, but I am happy to include a drain hole at no extra charge, for any customer that wants one.  

With that said, due to there being no button holes in the shaft (all the way up to the connection point where my lower two sections connect to the upper "S" shaft section), then water infiltration into the shaft would be minimal, unless submerged all the way up to that upper connection point.  I produce my Equinox shafts the same way -- no button holes, and thus very little water infiltration unless submerged all the way to the arm cuff (where the cuff holes exist). 

While I am not a water hunter, many of my customers are, and very few have requested their shafts to be built with drain holes.  The vast majority do not (as most feel that it's just another place to let water INTO the shaft).  Of those who have chosen NOT to include a drain hole, none have reported any negatives to me, based on their choice not to include it.  They seem to like the shaft as is -- with no drain holes. 

If you prefer a drain hole, it's something that would typically be included on the bottom of the lowest shaft section, down near the plastic coil connection piece.  Again, I'm happy to include it for any customer who requests it, but most do not.  Further, if you purchased a shaft WITHOUT a drain hole, and then later decided you'd prefer one, sending the lower rod back to me, to have the drain hole drilled, would be no problem at all.  I'm pretty easy to work with!

Thanks for asking!

Steve

    Taping that drain hole before wading would stop that leak.   Unwrapping the tape afterwards , drains the shaft.     I and others have taped over speaker holes on our water machines and others.  Necessary maybe not, just a peace of mind thing.

 

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On 2/5/2020 at 10:33 AM, steveg said:

kac --

Let me begin by saying that drain holes are an optional inclusion; they are not "standard" on any of my shafts, but I am happy to include a drain hole at no extra charge, for any customer that wants one.  

With that said, due to there being no button holes in the shaft (all the way up to the connection point where my lower two sections connect to the upper "S" shaft section), then water infiltration into the shaft would be minimal, unless submerged all the way up to that upper connection point.  I produce my Equinox shafts the same way -- no button holes, and thus very little water infiltration unless submerged all the way to the arm cuff (where the cuff holes exist). 

While I am not a water hunter, many of my customers are, and very few have requested their shafts to be built with drain holes.  The vast majority do not (as most feel that it's just another place to let water INTO the shaft).  Of those who have chosen NOT to include a drain hole, none have reported any negatives to me, based on their choice not to include it.  They seem to like the shaft as is -- with no drain holes. 

If you prefer a drain hole, it's something that would typically be included on the bottom of the lowest shaft section, down near the plastic coil connection piece.  Again, I'm happy to include it for any customer who requests it, but most do not.  Further, if you purchased a shaft WITHOUT a drain hole, and then later decided you'd prefer one, sending the lower rod back to me, to have the drain hole drilled, would be no problem at all.  I'm pretty easy to work with!

Thanks for asking!

Steve

Taping over the drain hole would fix any concern.  To check for any water simply unwrap the tape.

I and others tape over speaker holes that arn't needed with headphones.    Necessary, I don't know. Just a piece of mind thing.

 

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Dancer,

Yep, for someone who MAY want a drain hole, but would be concerned about water/sand/dirt intrusion INTO the shaft, through the drain hole, then that's certainly an option...order WITH the drain hole, but put a piece of tape on it (and unwrap the tape to drain it, if it fills with water).

Thanks, Dancer!

Steve

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