Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi Steve - I know you sometimes have concerns re: shaft length.

I use a length that's about the same as you (from your other posts about other machines)...I saw a post somewhere that said the shaft for the MDT is too short for a 6' guy - what's your opinion on that - are you fully extended and is that ok for you?

Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, barryny said:

Hi Steve - I know you sometimes have concerns re: shaft length.

I use a length that's about the same as you (from your other posts about other machines)...I saw a post somewhere that said the shaft for the MDT is too short for a 6' guy - what's your opinion on that - are you fully extended and is that ok for you?

Thanks!

I am just guessing but I think I run my out rod out farther than is the norm. I’m 5’11” but I like a little reach because I like to cover a wide swath on each pass, especially in the water. I have found that 42” from forward edge of grip to coil bolt is my preferred maximum length and while sometimes I may run shorter than this I like a detector to hit that magic number. The MDT at full extension just happens to be 42” from forward edge of grip to coil bolt so good for me.

Some people 6’ or more keep the coil closer to their feet and so will be happy. Anyone taller than me liking a similar reach will be less than happy.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Learning a new machine with new Technology is fun. Keep at it Steve.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By Denny
      How many of MDT users like the tones of disc mode?   I don’t like it. It sounds like a toy.   Mixed mode is what I use.

      Tarsacci MDT 8000 control panel and LCD display
       
    • By Steve Herschbach
      The MDT 8000 has an IP68 rating - up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. I’d call that more a wading detector than a mask & snorkel detector. On the other hand, I’d bet the MDT is at least as waterproof as an Equinox, if not more so.  I don’t think any of these so-called 10 foot detectors have a genuine waterproof rating exceeding IP68, simply based on the coil and headphone connectors being employed
      The question being, how deep for how long? Who, if anyone, has had the MDT submerged for more than a few hours? I’d assume that simply wading using the supplied headphones, with controls submerged nor more than a foot or two, would be good almost indefinitely? Though technically that’s not what the rating says. Up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
      Anyone doing fully submersible? I just missed on a used set of Tony Eisenhower phones for the MDT, so I know that they at least are being made for the MDT. Is anyone else making underwater phones for the unit? I’ve got a set of Minelab yellow Koss I’ve considered converting, but need to prove I’d actually be sticking my head in the water more than I’m doing now before I’d go that route.
      The machine appears tight enough. The only thing I’d wish for off hand is that Dimitar double the number of threads on the battery cap. They seem sufficient, but just barely, and a few more turns would add some psychological safety at least.

    • By Aaron
      Here’s a little test I inadvertently stumbled upon....
      Thanks!
      Aaron
       
×
×
  • Create New...