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  1. Depth IN the water ? I have had the 15" in the saltwater 4 times now and it hits deep on small targets ...But.... I find the depth meter is not always correct and I dont hunt with a measuring tape . In the water I am not about to to quickly swap over to the 11" coil to compare, I may never find that exact spot again. The only way I can see that comparison happening is for 2 hunters with the same machine and the exact same settings, each with a different coil to compare a signal and then dig it and try to measure its depth under 2 or 3 feet (or more) of ocean. As Chase said, there are so many variables that can affect depth I had to use Tracking & constantly adjust Sensitivity yesterday to keep it quiet due to black sand...but that is no different to 11" coil for this beach. IN the water everything is much harder - just extracting a deep target with wave action buffeting you and with fast collapsing sand can be a challenge (let alone measuring it) - as I found yesterday. The sand fell in as fast as I could dig, so only fast digging and accuracy worked. I find the 15 OK to swing underwater but obviously not as light as the 11. It seems to handle minerals and conditions equal to the 11. My 15" smacks a 5gram gold ring but depth measurement underwater is almost never going to be accurate IMHO.
  2. Gday cobber, yep I do, it helps the balance IMHO. Mine weighs 125grams - but it may depend upon how far behind the arm rest you put it I just did 3 hours up to waist deep in the ocean todays low tide with the 15" and found it manageable In the park the 15" is a dream to use. Happy swingin Darwoody 😊
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    New Coil And Upgraded Armrest

    Yes, Jeff Herke (indian Nations Detectors) has been selling good solid metal arm cuffs for years He is great to deal with too. I had one on my ETrac a few years ago but didnt know they would fit an Equinox.
  4. G'day, I have been a very lucky guy to have been using the new Equinox 15x12" coil . I decided not to tease anyone with threads about it until it was out there and becoming available to the public. As they are starting to trickle through now I will now say what a awesome coil this coil this thing is. Light for size, very sensitive for a big coil, good pinpointing and really great depth ( depth at the beach amazes me and gives me a workout to dig targets ), Its Spring here and I am just getting back into the water with the warmer temperatures so hopefully some gold jewellery will fall in my scoop . Even though Winter at the beach here is a bit slow, I have done some wet sand + some shallow saltwater hunting when some very low tides occurred. This 15" coil is stable (as good as the 11") in the saltwater and IMHO it is not difficult to swing underwater in light - medium wave action. Most of my hunting has been for modern coins in parklands and a few beach hunts. I have found stacks of $1 and $2 coins and almost least one ring every time that I have had it out...most have been silver - one gold ring to date. The 11" coil has not been back on my Eq800 since I have had the 15" , the bigger coverage it provides suits my style of hunting very well. So if you are thinking of a good Christmas present for yourself this is one that I highly recommend and is one that will probably pay for itself in no time. cheers from Downunder and happy hunting 😀
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    High K Gold

    Nope, mine has been a mixture. Got just a lowly 9k ring this morning 😀 ( TID 17 ) ...but I guess it depends upon what tones/signal you dig.
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    Nox Cuff..... Broke

    Cool, that makes sense. I also have a counter weight I made up for the large coil. I have heard of other cuffs breaking but I wonder what % are on non-standard shafts ? Mine is a carbon 22mmOD and I had to put 2 wraps of black duct tape over the top of 22mm of carbon tube to get a snug arm cuff fit. Without it my arm cuff groans and creaks with a bit of torque (like a big swing)
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    Nox Cuff..... Broke

    Hi Dewy, Good to hear ML are sending a fast replacement I am trying to follow your photo...the arm cuff is next to the shaft collar lock ....is that right ? happy huntin
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    Equinox 800 Will Not Update!

    Hi, Sorry to hear. Have you tried doing a Factory Reset on the 800 before plugging it in ? ...just a thought. If no joy I would contact your dealer or Minelab Service Dept.
  9. Take a backward step ? not me mine is running smoother
  10. Good onya mate, well deserved as you went the extra yards to find that ring. I won way back in 2010 for returning a WWII war medal that I found ...so I know the buzz that an important return gives you the Minelab prize is the bonus.
  11. Congrats Simon....a very worthy monthly winning find. 😉
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    Platinum Ring / Negative #'s

    Some people talking about disappearing target on Findmall forum Equinox page I hope its OK to refer to that and put a link...if not please feel free to delete this Steve 😊 https://www.findmall.com/read.php?107,2460627 and another from Gary Draytons site http://hardcoretreasurehunting.blogspot.com/2015/08/disappearing-signals.html
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    Platinum Ring / Negative #'s

    Hi, Nice ring, congrats.😉 Signal gone : I think a lot of beach and soil hunters have have this happen. I can put my hand up. I think they call it " disturbing the coil inductance" and sometimes also "the halo effect" Once a hole is dug in moist ground it upsets the way the detector reads the ground and the target disappears Basically, as you found - the target is still there and to keep digging deeper I remember reading a properly explained answer to this recently but I now cant find it...maybe Steve can help ? Negative numbers & Jumpy numbers (on good non ferrous targets) you often get right at the edge of the detectors depth capability Happy swinging 😊
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    Nox Carbon Fiber Rods

    Saltwater hunting will blister the standard shaft even when you rinse carefully with freshwater after each immersion. Those twist shaft locks grab and hold sand which is hard to remove and makes them difficult to use. Carbon fibre tube with say a Plugger shaft lock (or similar) solves these beach hunters woes.
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    Got A Penny This Morning

    Nice, well done Sir. 😁