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5 hours ago, phrunt said:

He's new to detecting like myself and yet to find gold with either detector, as we all know that first nugget is by far the hardest and unfortunately he doesn't have anyone to show him the ropes.  I asked how his GBP was going as seeing he had an endless skunk with his SDC I was hoping he was tearing it up on the GBP.  I guess there is no point buying an aftermarket coil for the SDC if the stock one has yet to find gold is what he was meaning.  He's in the same situation I was in a year ago, he's finding gold with his sluice/dredge but not his detectors.  It's hard to put the winning combination down to spend a lot of time on the one that isn't working for you, I know the situation well.

I am wondering if Minelab dealers will be selling the coils seeing they void your warranty if damage is caused by using them.  It doesn't sound like Minelab are pleased Coiltek made these coils.

The new coils for the SDC-2300 by CoilTek will not void your warranty.  Trevor himself told me this.

CoilTek has a great working relationship with Minelab and in fact makes coils for the X-Terra series, the FBS series detectors, the CTX-3030 and of course the SD, GP and GPX series.  Minelab is best known for spending time making "Metal Sensing Technology" and new detectors that fin us more treasures.  Would you want to be the Minelab Engineer that gets handed the job of "making a coil"? 

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16 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Should I take mine with me to OZ?

You better take more than 1 machine for sure.  Back when I went there to donate sweat to the flies, I took 2 GP-3500's and a GB-2.  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.  The SDC-2300 being so compact is a serious consideration in my book.

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21 minutes ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

The new coils for the SDC-2300 by CoilTek will not void your warranty.  Trevor himself told me this.

CoilTek has a great working relationship with Minelab and in fact makes coils for the X-Terra series, the FBS series detectors, the CTX-3030 and of course the SD, GP and GPX series.  Minelab is best known for spending time making "Metal Sensing Technology" and new detectors that fin us more treasures.  Would you want to be the Minelab Engineer that gets handed the job of "making a coil"? 

Thanks Gerry, I think what was dealer was meaning is if you use the Coiltek coil and get it wet and kill your machine it won't be covered by warranty, where as with the standard coil it's all fine as it's waterproof. 

Not using the coils will void your warranty, sorry if what I was saying was confusing and I was misunderstood.

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3 hours ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

You better take more than 1 machine for sure.  Back when I went there to donate sweat to the flies, I took 2 GP-3500's and a GB-2.  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.  The SDC-2300 being so compact is a serious consideration in my book.

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

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

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10 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Many of us have SDCs out of warranty so I think Coiltek is wanting us to be the purchasers.

Mitchel

Same would apply with out of warranty Zed's  for these aftermarket coils for the Zed being made by the Russian company. They obviously can be made & work so you have to wonder what is behind Minelab not wanting to make other sizes. They made a reasonable range of coils for the SD, GP & GPX PI's. 

JW :smile: 

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I wonder if by doing the conversion if you can go back with the old coil to be waterproof.  Main thing I need my SDC for is to be waterprooof.  At least the coil!

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36 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

Same would apply with out of warranty Zed's  for these aftermarket coils for the Zed being made by the Russian company. They obviously can be made & work so you have to wonder what is behind Minelab not wanting to make other sizes. They made a reasonable range of coils for the SD, GP & GPX PI's. 

JW :smile: 

Kiwi, I think making other coils for the 7000 wouldn't be as profitable as selling you another  detector.   A guy with a 7000 who wants a smaller coil is forced to buy an SDC or GPX.  Too bad the new SDC coils are not advertised as waterproof. I used to use the old joey coiltec in the creek and it worked great for awhile ?

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Coiltek has that Platypus coil that is water proof.  I want to start using it on the beach!

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47 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

Coiltek has that Platypus coil that is water proof.  I want to start using it on the beach!

The modern Joey 10x5's are submersible too, older ones were just water resistant. 

https://www.coiltek.com.au/coils/goldhunting/10-x-5-goldhunting/

This is why it's such a puzzle why they didn't make the SDC coils waterproof as one of the SDC coils is the Joey's shape/size.

 

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5 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.

Gold rat found a 0.015gr piece in front of me with the 6" coil on the Nox othe piece was 0.045 gr not bad for  aVLF

 

 

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