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GaryC/Oregon Coast

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  1. OK Joe, enough of the Iron Man philosophy! I don't want you pushing the boundaries again! Rest Up and get back on here. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  2. Actually his name is Raymond Block ( http://leavennotrace.org/ ). He is kind of a one man band when it comes to the environment and trash pickup on Coastal 101, beaches and roads throughout the state. You can usually see him single handed along all those roads picking up trash and depositing the secured up bags of trash along the roadside for the municipalities to dispose of. When I took the picture his whale was only partially built and was quite a lot filled in when New Years Eve came. On his website you can see it being torched and being pulled out to sea. I did go down and do some detecting with my Impulse a couple of times after the first but did not come up with much. A small metal cross, pieces of it's chain, some coins, sinkers, somebodies keys (old, not from this event), lots of nails all in the lower wet portion. The sneaker waves and rolling logs in the surf made it difficult to concentrate with one eye on the ocean and one on your target. Got soaked twice from the surges of rushing water which are on you in a second. Never turn your back on an Oregon beach wave!! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  3. Was on my Oregon beach today Surf Perch fishing and met this guy who was building a whale out of driftwood. He pegged all the pieces together with wood pins! Kind of an environmentalist guy. He is going to torch it off New Year's Eve. Looks like a good place to detect the next day if all the people show up to watch it! Too rough to catch anything. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  4. Nice finds! I'm also experiencing/struggling with the falsing on my Oregon beaches, in the wet (with the AQ). I also get the falsing swinging one way than the other. Using very similar settings as you. Still looking for my first Oregon beach gold with the AQ. Very slim pickings up this way. Looking for those King Tides later this month. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  5. AND, it's an off center die ERROR coin! NICE!!!! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  6. Ya, when you spin the coin/medallion it puts the two images together. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  7. Nice spinner (last photo), looks like it's missing the cage to hold the coin/medallion. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  8. Second photo looks to be the bottom to a Frozen Charlotte doll. Looks like the upper body and head snapped off. Made of bisque porcelain. Very common play doll through the thirties. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  9. Lead was used to seal the can after filling. Lots of turn-of-the-century food containers used this method. Not the most healthy of choice! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  10. Saw it! Very disappointing. Not sure I can believe the Gold Coin find! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  11. There had better be a lake in Hamilton! Hard to leave this one. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  12. Looks to be pot metal to me. Not very good definition in it's appearance. Maybe a fantasy ring? GaryC/Oregon Coast
  13. I would think the finds would be around the bags in the depressions, just a thought. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  14. RR, Yup, when there isn't anything there, there just isn't anything there! "I was using my Evolution scoop on the right on the picture and it was a pleasure to dig." Just got one recently and IT IS a pleasure to dig with, Love It! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  15. Welcome Chuckwalla, I actually got to detect many of the abandoned homes you pictured at Eagle Mountain about twenty years ago. Hitched my way in on an Eagle Mtn. Mine tour arranged by the Yucaipa Historical Society. I only got about two hours of hunt time in before we had to leave, but did manage a few silvers, wheats and cool do dads from under all those clothes lines that were behind those dwellings. I haven't heard of anyone getting in there legally, since. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  16. So, are these bottles and jugs washing down into the pond/stream? from the bank? Very nice assortment for a days work. Gary/C Oregon Coast
  17. Persistence, Patience, Perserverence!!! Doesn't matter what equipment you have! BINGO! Gary/C Oregon Coast
  18. Sorry to the next 50 on the waiting list( I know the pain), will not be letting this one go too soon. Gary/C Oregon Coast
  19. Sorry for the delay in putting my experiences on paper, I received my AQ 8-7-20. I have lived in Oregon now for the last three years. Coming from California I was use to un-ending tourists, vacationers, locals streaming to the beaches all year long. Here in Oregon I now have to live with the fact that many of my close, local beaches are just not popular with "In the water" type of beach goers. These beaches do not have the throngs of people lying a towel out and sunning themselves all day long. Most are lucky to get a few hours of towel sitting and then start looking for a wind break to hide behind. That being said, if I drive 50 to 250 miles north the populace does have access to a few more popular sunning beaches. My first outing was right down to my local beach, three miles away. Just wanted to see how the AQ acted on my black sand beach and to my water. I'll have to say it took me awhile to get it calmed down in and near water, even on wet sand. Ended up with the Frequency at 10.5, ATS at 9, Sensitivity at 6. This allowed me to run it with some faultsing during my swings. I just have to slow down my swings and it was more quiet. Second outing was to an inland fresh water reservoir (120 mile round trip) where they have been draining it for only four days. This is a huge reservoir and takes over a month to drain it down before storms hit. The beach areas had only about ten yards exposed to the mud bottom and no where near to the end of where people jump off the end of the dock. The mud was un-digable with a scoop. Like working in modeling clay. I'll have to wait until it gets a little more dried out and use a shovel. Will try and hit it next month. Anyway the AQ worked very well in freshwater at the presets. Third outing was to a beach south of me (80 mile round trip). Actually hit two beaches here same settings were needed to keep the AQ stable while swinging. These beaches were very clean of trash so I got a good three hours in with the AQ. I had the exact same experiences other owners reported with hair pins, bottle caps, wire bits, etc. Like every new owner, especially me, I dug all signals using the All Metal and Tone settings, switching back and forth before digging. Learning this machine will take me awhile but I like the sound of it. It reminds me of using my old Mine Lab 4000 gold machine. Similar in sound and especially reactions to hot rocks. Fourth outing was yesterday, a beach north of me (400 mile round trip). Actually I hit three beaches but stayed at the first one for a long time. Nice clean beach. I usually take my Nox 800 out on it first to test for trash and if it looks good go and get the Impulse. I got a lot of practice in yesterday. Digging almost everything and comparing sounds and switching between All Metal and Tone. I did not take any pictures of my trash or coins or toys found. Every body has enough pictures of the bad stuff. I will be staying with my settings for a while as they seem to be good for my beaches. I waited a long time to get this machine and I am not sorry I have it. You have to realize, and it's been written before. The AQ will not be for every beach hunter. It has to be used in conjunction with other machines. It's not a coin machine and will drive you crazy if you are wanting it for coins. My trips did not score any jewelry or gold. Not that I wasn't trying but because (I believe) my beaches are not in use as So. Cal. beaches are throughout the year. Lower numbers of people on the beach at shorter summer type weather will just not have the abundance of what I was used to finding in California. You will see a report when I do score gold!! Bottom line, I hope the AQ (re-worked model) is a monetary success for Fisher. I do see however people buying this machine and being very un-happy with it in the short term. Many new detectorists or seasoned ones either don't have the time to put in on the learning curve or just get frustrated with the limits this water machine has. Limits being it's not a coin machine (many detectorists will not remember this when purchasing the AQ). So I predict you will see lots of them for re-sale, maybe six months after the final version has been released. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  20. You must be hunting under a floating jewelry store with chicken wire for a floor!! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  21. What are you AQ guys/gals using to protect your coil bottoms with?, marine epoxy? By the way what does a new replacement coil cost? GaryC/Oregon Coast
  22. Slim, Thanks for the report. Which coast are you on? Trying to get a handle on where these machines are ending up. Thanks, GaryC/Oregon Coast
  23. ALEXANDRE, I assume the tide was out? What would have been the depth of the water where you were hunting if the tide was in? Appreciate the video! Thanks, GaryC/Oregon Coast
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