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  1. Cuniagau, you are a calmer more judicious man than I. They are deciding what to do??? A bunch of us have had broken shafts and gotten them replaced. There is clearly a problem, they gave you a warranty. The response SHOULD be “we are so sorry, a new shaft is in today’s Mail. i have been a long time fan of Fisher/ FT. Its pretty hard to be a fan anymore. Best of luck to you! If they don’t respond to you favorably tomorrow, send me a pm and I will send you the one I fixed so at least you can hunt. Tim
  2. Mine broke just like yours during the minus tides. I did a quick repair until the new one arrived. Wooden dowel, epoxy and nylon nut and bolt. Good luck hunting!
  3. I don't know if I need washers or not but I am damn sure going to head to the store and stock up before they sell out of Grolsch just in case I need some washers. Tim
  4. Mitchel, you are on the right track. Keep on "rasping" off the dry dead skin. Don't try to get it all at once. Every couple of days take some off. In the mean time use your favorite moisturizer. I do like bag balm. In short order you will be tripping the light fantastic. It sure hurts for awhile tho.!! Tim
  5. I hunt the beach up on the north coast and use the 15" coil and like it. I use it in the summertime but switch back to the 11" coil in the winter. I find that the black sand is more concentrated in the winter and the machine can be overloaded with signals at times. It is a great tool to have at your disposal at times. Once you use it for awhile you feel naked when you switch back to the 11". I do use a counter weight with the 15" because it is so nose heavy. Tim
  6. It is! Sadly not that many people get it but the ones that do love it. Tim
  7. Welcome, I have no idea why this photo inverted! Maybe it's a california thing.
  8. You will feel naked when you switch back to the standard coil!. Tim
  9. 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
  10. Mine broke also. Same story, just walking down the beach and it fell off. I have no idea how I broke it.. Cheers, Tim
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I forgot to add that the most desirable water is deionized water
  15. 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
  16. 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 batteries I saw the one I took off was swollen. Some facts you may not know: The batteries don't get much more than lukewarm when I charge them I notice that once charged if you cycle the power on the charger on and off that the battery will charge 10 to 30 more minutes. My charger is electronically noisy, if I use it next to a fm radio tuned to a weak station it will inject a lot of static noise in to the radio audio. The other battery is just fine. This is what I think happened to my battery: The battery could well have gotten hot charging in the truck, sometimes its sunny here. the battery went through multiple charging cycles that day because every time I started the truck the power cycled to the charger and the battery charged just a little bit more. I think in this scenario that I abused the battery, it got hot and the case deformed. My takeaways are that I will not charge in the truck anymore and I will not let the power to the charger cycle when I am charging batteries. I have not opened the battery up to look inside in the event First Texas wants to take a look at this thing. I'm dying to open it up and look inside, If I do I will post the pictures for all you inquiring minds. One last comment; I am extremely happy with the detector and this very unusual way the detector ended up getting released. It is amazing that we are able to interact with the inventor and his design team, and the chief engineer for the whole company. This just doesn't happen in the real world and we are very lucky to be in this situation. I appreciate it very much. Thanks Rick, Alexandre, Willy, Le Jag and Geotech Carl. Cheers, Tim
  17. 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
  18. 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 gun and when it is soft slip it over the end and let it cool. It will be a very tight slip fit. You are good to go. Up next my pregnant battery. Tim
  19. 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
  20. I just learned the secret handshake to get in the club, and now the club closed down!
  21. 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 Arsenal. I do use a counter weight with the 15. Tim
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