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Everything posted by JustSwell

  1. Very nice to see. I very often have mine set at the 4th pin hole as well because it's usable to detect with and quickly fits in vehicles at that length. However I'm still occasionally pushing it to the 2nd hole as it feels like a more natural swing for me. I might be willing to give that up though for the ability to get really short for water use.
  2. I did notice on the replacement 35 that inside the unit after taking off the cap, just below the inner threads on ether side there is a gap and this new one had grease shoved into those gaps that I'm not sure my first one had. At least I didn't notice it on the first one. Might want to check if yours has that area greased. I'll try to get a picture of it up later but it's of course all black inside.
  3. Got the replacement profind35 today so the battle between the carrot and 35 continues. Hope you got yours going or replaced soon.
  4. Update on the waterlogged 35: After posting about sending it in quickly to service and their quick replies that it was done, I got an email the next day or two that it was replaced and was on it's way. Arrived today, new box. Battery went in and did a quick test. Now I need to get it back on the hunt. Minelab was nice and fast about everything. UPS was really fast on the RMA, Fedex made me wait an extra day on the return from what their email report said. It all happened pretty fast but that's also how quick our summer is vaporizing.
  5. I was definitely thinking about that with the shorty thought. Being able to stand in a ditch or trench and scan the sides more easily. We have roads being replaced around here this summer and there were plenty of trenches this may have worked well on. I've been up on shorelines where the water is digging the ground away and creating small cliff edges. I've held the equinox up at those banks for a short while but it gets to the arm sooner then later and can get awkward. I wonder if detecting for gold on the side of a mountain it would come in handy at times to have a shorty. I agree h
  6. It sure does look like a good length for snorkeling now that you say that. Being short and with the small coil it probably goes through the water better. Just out past arms reach and able to get along side a ridge. I haven't taken the equinox diving full under at all yet, but have been out up to my shoulder depth. Light as it is the water drags on it pretty good with the standard coil. Slow moving like that as I can feel the pressure it puts on the poles.
  7. Thanks for all the hints! To this part, I picked this up from all the videos and items i read before I got started. Haven't left a hole open even once. Glad I got the pinpointers because I'm definitely going easier on the sod holes now that I'm not digging through every shred of roots. Found so many items stuck up in sod roots early on but without a pointer I was destroying it all searching. I also have had a few comments from people either thanking me for hauling out the trash, they see me at the vehicle emptying it all, or it just generally gets a smile while crushing a can and poc
  8. This I think I've heard quite a bit in soft dry beach sand. However in that type of sand I will never really know if the coin was actually standing on edge down below once I've scooped it. But knowing this happens now will help demystify why some might sound off this way and maybe why sometimes the side of the coil seems to initially find it. Thank you for explaining this.
  9. Would this be a bad idea or has someone already hacked one up and did this using a 6 inch coil?
  10. I've been following that direction from many. Dig we must. I wonder about the 6in coil option. My 800 at least has been putting me on the spot more than not. When I ultimately find a target, if I've kept my original X bearings the original location the 800 pointed out has been that perfect. The trouble seems to start once I break ground and the new variables come into play during double checks on the way down. The coil can't be swung as needed in a hole, or likely doesn't fit in at all. Swinging above the hole the detector is seeing ground over the targets on the left and right of the swing
  11. Update on my 35's service call. Got the RMA and ups'd it in. 1.5 days later I'm getting emails in triplicate saying we received it, we repaired it, and we've shipped it back and here's your tracking number. Next week it should arrive. I was initially told over the phone they would replace it. I got the impression over the phone they don't mess around with repairs once it fully fills with water. However two of these emails clearly talked about repairs, one of them talked about possibly sending me a bill for repairs. I'm thinking they are just canned/automated emails. Hoping they are.
  12. Nice finds! Sand beach or beach volleyball area or other? Deep or shallow? Did you bother with the numbers or just go off sound?
  13. Nice find! I have ran into what sounds like the same exact occurrence more than once, on at least 3 finds and once where I never ended up finding it. No rings in these instances though. Beach 2, all deeper then a foot. Numbers change as I work my way down. I keep going till it surfaces. Once foil, once a tight collection of penny, nickel and tiny copper tube together, another was an oddly colored unknown water smoothed slag (still have to check it). When I see the numbers change after first digging in I start checking different angles and using the bob action to see if it chang
  14. My first real attempt to use the PF35 in a lake also ended filled up with water inside and a constant beeping/vibrating. Don't remember dropping it or doing anything forceful with it at all. By the solid feel of it you would think it's bullet proof. Could only see maybe a seam pin hole, not sure. Cap was really tight to take off. After days trying to let it dry out for not, I finally called service and they called back with an RMA the next day. They were really nice about it. Just before sending back, i tested it one last time and it seemed to work again. I'm not sure how many days dryin
  15. i must be tired. this is going over my head tonight. What stupid thing did I say now? The 35 is on it's way to service. They were really quick to respond with the RMA and nice about it.
  16. I'm no 20 year expert so gains of salt and all. I don't know if my local areas are just crazy mineralized or what but I'm often running it way below 20 to calm it down and I feel like it's pointing out everything. Junk next to treasures everywhere too often perfectly separated next to each other that I purposely check by digging into the side of my coin hole quick to find the junk nearby and validate that. I had real trouble early on in my areas when sensitivity was always 20 or above. I've really only had a few spots where 20 and above worked well. I feel it is going to depend on you
  17. I've read some of the quick reviews here of the upgrade. I just have one question. Is there anything I need to relearn to do differently because of the update? I would still definitely count myself as a novice with this thing yet.
  18. I guess if you find a spot with a really neatly stacked and lost cache of coins his video may show you could mistake it for big iron. I'll try his test myself and maybe also just drop a small pile of silver in one spot without stacking them so neatly. I wouldn't want to miss out on a big pile of silver coins. But then again I tend to still dig almost everything for fear of missing the goods.
  19. I'll keep that thought and bob's tip in mind if I get mine working again. My 35 hasn't even seen mud yet, just dry beach sand and then the dip into a rocky lake. I remember looking at those tiny speaker holes and just like with the Equinox wondering how they get good sound while still waterproofing them. Little bugger perks up ears of passersby when I'm finding things. Makes for good conversation anyway. Both the 35 and the carrot have sped up my finds so much and ended all those vanishing finds I was having before. Can't live without them now. I hadn't really taken enough advan
  20. Really interesting project! I hope you find endless nuggets and gold moon dust.
  21. TRX might be calling me. These things aint cheap though and seeing that 35 suck up all that water so quickly has me a bit concerned.
  22. A little update on my use of the used carrot and the profind35. good and bad news of course. The good news is the carrot hasn't failed me once yet, even though it looks like its previous owner used it to scrape car brakes or something. It's been a solid pointer even if it mostly only finds clad coins so far. The Profind was working almost flawlessly as well, on dry land. Found a tiny 925 ring within a nest of junk deep in park sand last week with the 35. It really works when it works! I had noticed that if I ever turned it up to full power I could get it to false repeatedly just by ti
  23. I had just bought a used carrot AT from a friend who was buying one of the new carrots with the wireless addon. Like others here he said the carrot works great. This used AT looks like it has gone through a tornado yet seems to work fine. But my brother snagged me a ML profind 35 new for a birthday gift days later. Also seems to work good. Both seem to work fine so far with the Equinox and in freshwater I've tried but I haven't been to saltwater yet. Does anyone know if either of these are useful around saltwater beaches or in the saltwater at all? All the profind says on the box
  24. I've got a thousand bottle caps to one gold earring in that 12-19 range on the beach. When I found the earring, two feet away I got an identical number and thought for sure I had a pair. Instead, a bottle cap. ? I've since found this trick handy: All metal, then backup a bit and get the tip of the coil over it verses the center. Tells me right away I'm on a cap again. Only time it's tougher now is when numerous items right next to each other. As much as I want to notch some junk out I know Im not ready and am still digging pretty much all except these easy
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