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  • Location:
    north shore, MA
  • Interests:
    fishing, metal detecting, rock collecting, gold panning
  • Gear Used:
    Makro Kruzer, Equinox 800, Garrett Pro-pointer

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  1. I've been wondering for a while why bottle caps tend to have the scratchy sound. I can't seem to find an answer on google either. Is it because of the rivets in the sides of the cap or ferrous material inside the cap?
  2. What recovery speed are you guys using ? I burried a steel ring and then a penny 12 - 15" in wet beach sand and was only able to hear them with recovery speed set to 1 on Beach 1 with the sensitivity cranked all the way to 25.
  3. Competition is fierce, but it's also a race against time. Here in New England the beaches are currently sanded in. There is several feet of soft sand on the new Hampshire and North shore mass beaches making recovery very difficult if you don't get there shortly after the object is dropped. Last Sunday I gave up on a target that was over 18" down. My best luck has been recent drops on early Sunday evening.
  4. I've only been detecting about a year and here in New England we are infested with lobster traps from the new lobster gold rush. They break up into pieces and litter the beaches deep in the sand or on top. I had the Garrett ATX and it went very deep, but even with the iron discrimination button it still loved those Lobster Traps. With the Makro Kruzer or Equinox 800 I don't have any issues with traps. Also the ATX coil cable corroded on me even though I washed it after every trip and sand would constantly get in the rod joints. I couldn't find replacement cables and it seemed difficult to replace anyway due to the way it was constructed. Garrett actually replaced the whole coil under warranty and I sold it on Ebay to someone in Texas who doesn't have to worry about lobster traps. The equinox is a lot more forgiving to a beginner like myself and is easier on my shoulder, though its still harder to maneuver than the Kruzer even though they are the same weight i think. I may see if i can get an Equinox coil that I can move in the water easier. Both the Kruzer and ATX seem to have some issues with hot rocks. The tones of the Kruzer fatigue my ears and I accidentally ended up in the wrong mode frequently due to the menu settings/layout. The only reason I bought the Kruzer was because the local metal detecting store near me hates Minelab's customer service and convinced me the recovery speed on the Kruzer would be far superior. After reading this forum and others, I wanted the simultaneous multi frequency so I grabbed the equinox. Overall I'm happy with the Equinox though I still have yet to tinker with the recovery speed. I've been leaving it on the default 6 in beach 2. No issues with lobster traps(or hot rocks so far). My only issue is with salt water getting in the coil cover and causing falsing end of swing occasionally.
  5. Well sure enough I found this big earring tonight ringing in at 8.
  6. Wow that's astounding! Those rings look beautiful. What numbers are you digging on the equinox? 12 and up? I've learned the bottle cap trick by switching the detector into 10khz, but i'm afraid I'm still going to be missing potential targets.
  7. I live just north of Boston and when I wrote the post I was actually thinking about the South Boston beaches that seem pretty calm with minimal wave action at least during the summer. The beach I was detecting at definitely doesn't get cuts like that in the video. I have a feeling it may get churned up a little with a Noreaster though. From what you guys are saying the substrate and the troughs are important. On this beach I was detecting last night up on the sand, the clay was down about 6-8 inches . I have a suspicion the clays is not too deep out the bay itself. Last summer I was getting fouled up by clams. Seems like there was an invasion of them in Revere. I had no idea lakes could be so productive, especially up in Ontario where I didn't think people swam in the water as much. I was thinking about trying some beaches in lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. I'm going to try sandy river beaches as well - maybe the St Lawrence river in upstate New York.
  8. Hi all, I've been doing a bit of reading on strategies for detecting at the beach and some general advice I've found is to go where there are areas of erosion or where the sand is lower. At a local beach I go to, there is no tide. Does that mean the rings sink to the bottom only to remain inaccessible? Do you think its better to skip water detecting at these beaches in favor of ocean beaches with more current?
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