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Video Review Of Anderson Carbon Shaft For Equinox

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Going to have a review of a shaft coming up. Should be even better as it is two piece. Also from a long standing MFG source with a great rep. Stay tuned.

 

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I highly recommend the Anderson too.   Got a lot of hours on mine now and the coil is as tight as when i first got it.  I have one that i tested..... mine has double holes for the spring button.   He changed that.... but id highly recommend using a second hole.   Thats on of the main issues with the ML one.  It allows the coil to move ....... and then of course everything else does causing wear.  Keep the ML shaft as a travel shaft........ look at it this way you didnt have to buy a travel shaft...... WHICH would have cost you about the same as the Andersons.     

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Anyone slap it on a scale to see what the weight difference is?

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On 7/12/2018 at 5:07 AM, dewcon4414 said:

I highly recommend the Anderson too.   Got a lot of hours on mine now and the coil is as tight as when i first got it.  I have one that i tested..... mine has double holes for the spring button.   He changed that.... but id highly recommend using a second hole.   Thats on of the main issues with the ML one.  It allows the coil to move ....... and then of course everything else does causing wear.  Keep the ML shaft as a travel shaft........ look at it this way you didnt have to buy a travel shaft...... WHICH would have cost you about the same as the Andersons.     

Would the small coil Minelab has promised make the original shaft less problematic? how about with large coil that is promised as well? or will an aftermarket lower for the shaft of choice be necessary for every coil? what would the projected cost of such an arrangement be?

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Very nice!  Just got to wait for payday now.  Anywhere in the UK sell em?

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The Anderson shaft looks great and is on my wish list.  The Equinox handle thickness Calabash doesn't like is a function of what you have to do to seal the battery into the handle.

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Obviously anything that keeps the coil from moving much would help prevent wear on both the CF/Aluminum and those locks.   I think something as simple as drilling clean thru to make a hole for a double spring clip or nylon bolt would solve a lot.   If you water hunt..... just a lot of torque things will move and salt and sand will wear it faster.

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