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11 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Ok, I feel a story coming on about your trip.

My trip now will consist of an 800 and a 7000.

Gerry said:   I sold one of my 3500's after the trip to Jack Lange, as the amount of gold I found did not allow the weight for me to take 3 machines back home.

Where is the story about all that gold you found Gerry?

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Hello all and there are some good points and discussion in this thread and I thought I'd jump in for a chat... Feel free to ask questions as the more you know the better you can make your own dec

All of about 3 ounces is all I was able to get my coil over.  Did manage 1 nice specimen though.

My favorite detector looks to have just gotten a lot better with Coilteks new line of coils for the Minelab SDC 2300. Not sure how it works changing coils yet but I’m excited. Now I just need a 10” co

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Hey Guys,

   That is correct, the new Coiltek coils for the SDC 2300 are not waterproof, but water resistant.  You can get them damp, work in the rain, but don't submerge them in the water.  I hunted for weeks with water resistant coils in the pouring rain, just didn't submerge them in water.  

We are also taking pre-orders on these 3 new searchcoils.  We have a pretty good list going right now, so anyone looking to purchase from their loyal dealer I would recommend giving them a call soon.  I'm sure there will be backorder on these coils for a bit, so I wouldn't wait too long.  

To contact us -

Rob's Detector Sales
rob@robsdetectors.com - email 
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A sdc in a Gold monster configuration or something more ergonomic will be better if i was to buy one i will change a lot of things......waterproof need another design of coils right???i guess those frisbee are really renowned for their buoyancy .I dont now much about looking for gold in creeks and cracks but i guess the coil need to have holes.

 

Something like that will be cool thats just my 2 cents of course

 

http://thrace-detectors.com/product/236/golden-mask-search-coil-5-spider-12-5cm.html

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, phrunt said:

That would be alright, but the best coil I've seen for our NZ Creeks is the GB2's 6.5" elliptical coil.  It's big bonus is being thin in thickness so can really get into crevices well.

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It is basically the same as a Nel Snake.  You don't need holes in a coil that small.  We have very fast flowing mountain side creeks so a bit of weight helps I think so being epoxy filled is nice.

I think an SDC waterproof coil in that configuration would be a killer.  I hope one day there is one for other Minelabs too.

I need to try a GB2 one day .But with my limited SDC experience i think u re right that could be a nice combo,i like small coils anyway

 

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4 hours ago, kiwijw said:

You would have to wonder, since Minelab have pre set the settings internally in the SDC, that they didn't optomise its performance to the 8" coil. Time will tell I guess.

JW :smile:

Didn't think of that, but I would assume its no big deal.

I think a smaller coil would be nice but needs to be waterproof for sure.  Even if the big ones were waterproof then this would be a fun and useful beach machine!

But what I really want to know is if you can put the orignal 8" back on and have the coil or the entire machine waterproof again.  

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2 hours ago, afreakofnature said:

But what I really want to know is if you can put the orignal 8" back on and have the coil or the entire machine waterproof again.

Ask, and ye shall receive:

ctmenquiry@coiltek.com.au

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2 hours ago, Lunk said:

Ask, and ye shall receive:

ctmenquiry@coiltek.com.au

Oh, Thanks Lunk, I think I shall.

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Just a thought, in the form of a question on this thread about the different aftermarket coils being offered for use with the SDC. Isn't the engineered timing on the SDC one maximized (with a super-fast decay rate) to find small gold? The range of timings on the GPX 5000 allows it to search in varying areas of mineralization, as to well as to optimize searching for larger-sized and deeper gold too, right? So, if the SDC has larger coils, I understand the depth advantage to a degree, but what about the limitations of the factory pulse timing?

I don't own an SDC, nor have I used one, so I am in no way a specialist on the machine, nor would I ever pretend to be, but I'm trying to understand the need or the drive to convert a machine maximized for small gold by up-gunning it with bigger coils (and coils that aren't waterproof to be used on a machine whose original advantage was being waterproof) when its specialized timing is designed to find small gold? (Is there enough of an advantage, regardless of the SDC factory timing, because it's lighter to swing?)

Hoping someone can explain the true advantage to up-gun the SDC vs. just using a 5000 with different coils (or the older 4000, 4500, or even the newer 4800).

All the best,

Lanny

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