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  1. I did. It did not appear to be epoxied in but it did not come out easily so I left it in place, stuck a wooden dowel in, epoxied it and put nylon nut and bolt in as a field expedient repair. I have not ordered a replacement yet. Tim
  2. Mine broke also. Same story, just walking down the beach and it fell off. I have no idea how I broke it.. Cheers, Tim
  3. Thanks Chase, I jumped on that $30 off. Good to have some spare since low latency seems to get harder and harder to find. Cheers, Tim
  4. And the winner is Cuiagau! It was a fun day at the beach, at the end of the day I was comparing finds with my buddy and he pulls out his half of the bull ring. He asked if I had any idea what it was. I told him I know exactly what it is, it's half a bull ring. Here's the other half of it. He looked at me like I was crazy. I clicked them together and explained how they put it through a bulls nose and use it to lead him. The put them in any obstreperous bovine they need to control. Lots of the locals wear nose rings up here also. Tim
  5. I found almost the exact same thing. I found the one on the left, my buddy found the one on the right. Tim Ps, do you know what it is? Tim
  6. I forgot to add that the most desirable water is deionized water
  7. Beautiful ring!! This will work with patience, I use this on shipwreck silver coins. Go to the store and get s gallon of distilled water, put the ring on the window sill in a little jar and cover it with distilled water. Every week you can top it off and rinse it with a little detergent. The black will dissolve and become a little slimy. If you can get some lab grade 18 megohm water it works even better. I've used my mineralized tap water and it works well. Cheers, Tim
  8. The swollen battery is probably my fault. This is the situation that led up to the swollen battery: When I got off the beach and in to my truck I plugged the spare battery in to the charger running off an inverter. Later in the day I hooked the charger up to the battery was still on the detector while still in the truck. Even later that day I had to drive up north to take care of some issues, the detector was still hooked up to the charger. Yesterday's detecting session I detected until the battery died- it ran the normal time about 3 hours. when I swapped batterie
  9. This could happen to you!! Long slow romantic walk on the beach this morning. Almost 3 hours in it's time to change the battery. I take the battery off the detector to make the swap and look at it and holy cow the thing is bulbous! I suspect this is what happens when you don't practice safe charging. I was just thinking about the recent threads on the beautiful batteries OBN is making and thinking I don't need to get one, I've got two perfectly good batteries. I'm going to rethink that. HELP OBN! Tim
  10. This is my "field expedient" really low budget Connector Protector. My original plan was to simple add a piece of 3/4" pvc to the end of the shaft to protect that frail looking little connector in case a fall. That done I thought if I add a 90* elbow and a "tee" them it sorta kinda protects the battery also. If you decide to try this, the only little trick is the 3/4" pvc doesn't quite fit over the end of the detector shaft. You need to make sure the black end cap that has the connector is flush (may require a tiny bit of sanding). you need to heat your piece of 3/4" pvc with a heat gu
  11. WILLY, RICK, ALEXANDRE, I can report the exact same results and identical settings as used by Carolina. My beach is in northern California, very steep beach, very fast water. Extremely stable for me. Tim
  12. I just learned the secret handshake to get in the club, and now the club closed down!
  13. Great job as usual Mitchel, I'm way north of you and use the 15" almost all summer long on the beach. I switch back and forth with the 11" to keep myself honest. Wintertime my beach gets much more mineralization and the 15 just wears me out with all the signals. When I switch back to the 11" I feel naked without the 15! I have a small patch of beach (100'x100') that has produced gold. I pound it relentlessly with the 11 and continue to find little bits. I come back with the 15 and pound it again and find even more little bits and deep coins the 11 misses. It's a great tool to have in the
  14. Mr Phrunt, I can give you a little info. I bought one of the two Vallons that Rick had. Carl Morelands Geotech forum has about all the information you can digest. Currently the Vallon thread is up to 77 pages. I use the Vallon on the beach in addition to the Equinox. I use the Equinox probably 95% of the time. I often carry the Vallon on my back to use when I hit that certain situation on my particular beach where the mineralization cripples the equinox. I am waiting for my Impulse and expect the Vallon will get retired. The Vallon is an awesome piece of kit for the price. you can
  15. Since Steve went with the Tau Tronics i went with the Trond, see if there is any differences. To look at the thing it appears identical to the Tau. I mated it to a plug I had for my Vallon VMH3 and it works like a champion, I like it a lot. I see a few practical problems for use on the beach. -Clearly it isnt wàter tight so no wading. -In the picture the blue ring is the switch, A grain of sand can get in there and I'm sure will mess it up. -The charging port is also uncovered, in short order the salty beach mist and fog will do it in. I have been using
  16. Good reviews: you have both mentioned lanyards for your machines. Last year I decided I wanted to try one on the beach and saw the old paddle leash i had on my kayak. I tried it and I use it always now. It's just a woven nylon tube with 3/8 sick cord inside. Loop on one end and Velcro on the other. It's nominally 48" long at rest. Here is a picture from Amazon. This one is $13 on Amazon and a similar one at my local sports store was twice that. One of my concerns was being able to get out of the thing if i got knocked downin the surf. In an emergency I can slip this. Search for kayak pad
  17. Freaking Awesome reporting, music to my ears. Godspeed to you tomorrow. Tim
  18. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the stainless vs titanium? Thanks Tim
  19. That was cool while it lasted, the page was populating as I was clicking. Now it's gone.
  20. Thanks Steve, I have not pulled the trigger yet. One of my pet peaves is USB mini and micro charging plugs. The tiniest piece of debris get in either end of the plug and the charging gets wonky. Really like the newer USB C plug, much easier to clean the debris out. You know the situation, the plug doesn't mate up perfectly, so you have to hold your mouth just right then balance the cable position just perfect and hope nothing moves. The offending fly speck never just blows out our comes out with a few taps. You have to find a very thin wire the size of frogs hair to dislodge the speck.
  21. With eager anticipation I assume many of the early adopters are currently using the Equinox and as such are addicted to wireless headphones. Recent posts on Bluetooth transmitters by Chase and others have tried the Trond and Tautronics and seem to have more success with the Trond. Which direction are you guys headed on Bluetooth transmitters for the Impulse? Tim
  22. to to add to what Steve said you can't go wrong with either the Excalibur or the CZ 21 one nice thing about the cz-21 is Fisher / First Texas is still repairing and upgrading those machines so you can send that thing in and they'll make it brand new. I sent my cz-21 in 2 years ago to have a potentiometer replaced for $60 and they did a total upgrade to the machine for no additonal cost. Both the CZ and the Excalibur are armored tanks that are good to as deep as you'll ever go diving on air. Tim
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