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Hi there Trevor, Thank you for chiming in. Nothing quite like getting it from the horse's mouth. I meant that in a nice way.:biggrin:

Very best of luck to you out there

JW :smile:

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17 hours ago, Coiltek said:

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 decision whether you think the new GOLD EXTREME coils are for you.

Trevor.

It’s always nice when manufacturers pay direct attention to their customers. Good job Trevor and thanks! 👍

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On 3/10/2019 at 4:32 PM, Hard Prospector said:

Any pics of this mod would be much appreciated..............

Its an ongoing project........ i can hear the 3d printer  humming now.....lol

 

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2 hours ago, vanursepaul said:

Its an ongoing project........ i can hear the 3d printer  humming now.....lol

 

Nah, printed an arm cuff for it awhile back and put temporary one back on the Monster, now am waiting for a 11" Coiltek to complement it. Made a new year resolution to use it more but so far this year no score, time for the big gun Z.

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On March 9, 2019 at 9:08 AM, Lunk said:

Ask, and ye shall receive:

ctmenquiry@coiltek.com.au

I asked and received!:laugh:

but you all got the same answer here first :laugh:

So you can put the 8 back on and have the same original waterproof detector.

no waterproof coils coming :sad: Sorry beach hunters.

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Now Minelab comes out with a statement saying how precise their detectors and coils are made for certain machines (SDC-2300).  I agree with some of what they are saying.  At the same time, other coil options will find me more gold.  Just like with the new Flat wound coils of NuggetFinder and Coiltek, they perform better in many situations to allow the end users more gold. 

Just like the very popular Coiltek 15" WOT coil for 15+ years, which is still popular today, it will allow your detector to do more things.

I'm not going to get into a Yes or No, Right or Wrong here as I just try to give detector and coil options to my customers.  Here is what I would do.  Those who use their SDC-2300's on land for Prospecting, I would not hesitate 1 bit of getting an accessory coil to allow for more options, terrains, depths of different sizes of gold, ground coverage and overall value.

If you are one of the few who do hunt in the water?  Keep on swinging and having fun/success with the machine they way it is.

Minelab did the same thing to Doc years ago with his aftermarket battery system, which is very popular and both parties are still here with thousands of happy customers.

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11 hours ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

Now Minelab comes out with a statement saying how precise their detectors and coils are made for certain machines (SDC-2300).

Hi Gerry,

Do you have a link to the statement? Or was this something sent only to dealers?

Personally I have no doubt the SDC was very finely tuned to the 8” mono coil. Some loss of small gold sensitivity may occur with other coils. But if you believe ground coverage matters, and I do, giving up a little to get more coverage.... well, we have been making that trade off for as long as there have been detectors.

Edit: found it......

PRODUCT NOTICE & WARRANTY STATEMENT

The SDC 2300 has established a strong following in many markets globally and is one of the most popular gold prospecting machines in the Minelab range. The SDC is the result of comprehensive Research and Development by Minelab, and is produced to exacting specifications, with proprietary assembly processes and is supported by Minelab’s 3 year warranty.

The SDC is tuned for its 8” coil to maximise performance and yield, particularly on smaller nuggets, and is a sealed and robust unit. Minelab does not produce any alternative coils or after market coils for the SDC 2300.

Recently, Coiltek has introduced aftermarket coils that can be retrofitted to the SDC 2300. These have been developed independently of Minelab and Minelab has not had any involvement with these coils. Minelab cannot and does not provide any information or support regarding the use of these coils. Minelab does not guarantee the SDC 2300’s performance when used in conjunction with these coils.

The SDC is manufactured by Minelab in a standard configuration designed to be robust and offering easy to use high performance; any changes to the product may alter its performance. Further, such modifications  may materially impact the ability of Minelab to support and warrant your SDC 2300. The SDC 2300 is not designed for changing coils nor for use with other coil sizes and specifically any damage which is assessed by Minelab or its Authorised Service Centres (ASCs) as having  resulted from such modification will not be covered by the Minelab warranty.

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Hi Gerry, I am a big fan of "you can't have enough coils":laugh: Simon can vouch for that after seeing my coil cupboard. I am with you. Every individual coil has its own personality & signature on certain size, shape, makeup, orientation in the ground & depths of gold. Each one can be a game changer going over the same ground. I have proved this to myself countless times when swinging my GP/GPX machines. The flat wound coils just being the latest & have proved themselves to me as well.👍 The GPZ is just such a weapon in its own right.....& of course..... being the latest in technology & so does the business. Love it. :wub:

Good luck out there

JW :smile:  

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For me MLs basically saying the SDC is unique and the first of its kind, being made "tuned" to one coil, but is that going to hold water if as we`ve found with MLs PI range from the SD to the GPX, aftermarket coils rule. Will the Coiltek SDC coils prove MLs "tuned" SDC is no different to its other PIs? Look at the new flat wound coils and how they`ve narrowed the difference between the Xs and the Z. Warranty concerns?

I think a lot of us go for performance first and if these aftermarket coils prove successful, market force will rule, as it will with the Zs aftermarket coils. For me ML rules no doubt with gold detector tech. but not so with coils.

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That must have been the email my dealer got about the coils and voiding the warranty although it sounded like his information was conveyed verbally.  It gave me the impression it's probably put him off selling the coils.  He did say Minelab weren't too happy about the coils which is clear from that email to dealers...

Gerry is right, if you're only using your SDC on land I am betting the coils will provide some benefits, possibly a lot going by what aftermarket coils have done for the GPX, it will remain rain proof using them.  If you're going in water it's best to leave your SDC alone and possibly not bother with the coils.

If it was me, I'd be buying them 🙂

If Minelab don't want to produce coils for their products that's their problem, a market will form, it has with NF/Coiltek/Detech with the GP/GPX and now the SDC starting and it's happening now for the Zed too with the Russians making coils which I am guessing the others will follow once the Russian coils go mainstream.

I to this day have trouble understanding why they refuse to make many coils for their products when clearly the demand is there.  If they made another coil for the Equinox they'd sell like hotcakes, they'd sell out before dealers even get them.  Somebody at Minelab isn't doing their job well making these decisions.  The powers that be probably know nothing about the hobby they're making decisions for.

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