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1 hour ago, Badger-NH said:

 I hope they don't add weight to the coil design just to appease the water hunters. That would leave all us non water hunters swinging a heavier coil. It's so easy to add a weight to the coil if you want it to sink. Filling the rod with sand would help as well.

I guess they would not do such a silly thing😉

The 8" coil is coming with a removable coil cover (65gr). That could be used as a ballast in the water if the coil happens to float.

Without coil cover, it is very light since it is made with glass bubble-filled epoxy as is the 12.5" coil model.

We strongly feel that a coil cover is optional as the back of the coil is made of very hard epoxy.

Le Jag has never used a coil cover for many years without any visible wearing.

Ask Joe, he has field tested the proto.

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Well, here I sit - recovering from some minor surgery - the sitting part made more difficult - no more details available.... Today I had Fisher ship the 25th AQ LTD. If I had any idea why it is s

Sorry I did not speak up earlier. I made a verbal agreement not to speak of the 8 inch coil with anyone except one person at Fisher Labs.   The 8 inch coil does not float...Stays on the bottom pe

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19 hours ago, Carolina said:

So Willy, is that a yes it is buoyant? Thanks

 

19 hours ago, Carolina said:

So Willy, is that a yes it is buoyant? Thanks

Ask Joe, he has tested it

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1 hour ago, Willy said:

 

ASK jOE, HE HAS TESTED IT;

Why yell at me Willy? Was a simple question.

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1 hour ago, Carolina said:

Why yell at me Willy? Was a simple question.

Sorry, it was not my intention, just upper case by accident

 

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Sorry I did not speak up earlier. I made a verbal agreement not to speak of the 8 inch coil with anyone except one person at Fisher Labs. 

 The 8 inch coil does not float...Stays on the bottom perfectly without effort if your cuffed to the shaft. Letting go of the detector, not cuffed in, it has a slight, very slow lift. In my words it is "Perfect". No effort is needed to keep it on the bottom while hunting. Moves thru the water like any other small 8 inch coil, very smooth.... 

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Yes, Joe has the only one “in the wild”. It may or may not be identical to the production version, but I suspect it’s buoyancy will be the same.

P.S. Thanks for the well wishes. It was a minor but uncomfortable procedure and as of today - I am pretty much back to normal.

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1 hour ago, Joe Beechnut OBN said:

Stays on the bottom perfectly without effort if your cuffed to the shaft. Letting go of the detector, not cuffed in, it has a slight, very slow lift.

Sounds very similar to the 15 inch in that regard. Thanks for the report. Looking forward to a production run being available.

Unfortunate about you being put in the squeeze with confidentiality commitment vs. the "ask Joe" exposure.  Nothing for you to apologize about.

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Joe, buddy, you are just to darn famous...... expect more NDAs.   Sooooo are you allowed to spill the beans on what that additional 15% power consumption gets us?

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6 hours ago, dewcon4414 said:

Joe, buddy, you are just to darn famous...... expect more NDAs.   Sooooo are you allowed to spill the beans on what that additional 15% power consumption gets us?

Be interesting to know what kind of performance it has in iron beach sites. That is if Joe is allowed to state.

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On 10/23/2020 at 4:23 PM, Willy said:

I guess they would not do such a silly thing😉

The 8" coil is coming with a removable coil cover (65gr). That could be used as a ballast in the water if the coil happens to float.

Without coil cover, it is very light since it is made with glass bubble-filled epoxy as is the 12.5" coil model.

We strongly feel that a coil cover is optional as the back of the coil is made of very hard epoxy.

Le Jag has never used a coil cover for many years without any visible wearing.

Ask Joe, he has field tested the proto.

I add
that if you set the impulse
most sensitive = all metals
maximum sensitivity
Minimum ATS
the slightest impact or scraping with the sand
will make some noise!
to fetch the whispers / in perfect silence
you have to be closest to the sand = without touching it
== therefore no wear .....
+ of course, it's different in the water

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