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Joe D.

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  1. Everyone has covered the "speculation" thoroughly, especially Steve and Simon, Thanks all, good read!πŸ‘ Personally, if all things were equal among all the major players, I would still buy another brand, over Minelab at this point! Keeping in mind, i'm not a prospector here on Florida's Treasure Coast; primarily a beach hunter! (Used 5000??πŸ€”)! Their quality control, and management "style" has left a bad taste! And there are other's that are working much harder to earn our business! So, I'm content to let my units (800 and 540) fade into the parts bin! The 800 is almost there, as the power button has failed prematurely (won't shut off), and I really don't want to throw anymore money at a third replacement, even at the Pod replacement rate!😡 As for their Military discount, nice, but it's half hearted if it's not for all military vets throughout all the countries being sold! And it's gonna be negated buy price hikes!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  2. I'd say that today met most of the criteria for a great hunt, and definitely a beautiful day! Congrats on a nice merc and large cent!! That piece looks like part of a utensil possibly? Need something for scale with it!!πŸŽ‰πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  3. That's a "gotcha" story for sure!! Thanks for the laugh Caleb!🀣 Except for the damaged sub!!πŸ˜΅πŸ€ Hope you have time to really get some detecting in, on your off time between seasons!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  4. That "Rope of Rings", and all your myriad of finds, I'm sure, are amazing; and a huge amount of detecting! I don't think I've dug that many pull tabs, since I moved to the "Treasure" coast!πŸ˜† It doesn't account for much, but I do have the privilege of walking over 300+ year old Spanish Treasure on a few of our beaches here!!πŸ˜‚ we just can't get too any of it, except on rare occasions! Now if i could bring a dozer with me....πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  5. Love the launch and the finds!πŸ‘ I'm around the area you were describing in Florida! Although Cocoa Beach Pier isn't nearly as festive as yours, I do get to see some nice launches from just South of Cape Canaveral on a regular basis! Only wish I was up here when the Shuttle was active, as those were a sight to behold!! Good luck at your beaches in the future!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. DSmith, Sorry to hear both your health, and software issues! Hope you feel better!!πŸ™πŸ€ Hopefully Nokta can verify your strange appearing software! They would know!! Sounds very suspicious to me, sorta like the messages we get on our phones that are obviously spam and scams! Plenty of hackers that have the skills to do stuff like that! Glad to hear the Legend(s) are doing well otherwise, and if you have posted about how it compares to the two "top dogs" right now, other than cost, I missed it, and would be interested in reading! I had pre-ordered one, before release, but reeled myself in at the last minute, when there was a delay!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  7. Thanks for the indepth's, Jeff and Simon!πŸ‘ I was leaning more toward environmental factors/fewer good targets, as being alot of the issues, at least in the US! One of the reasons I keep my old detectors around, as some seem less prone to many of these issues! Sorta reminds me of the transition from vinyl, to tapes, to CD's, to digital music; some specific problems just don't get better with technology (and loose something in translation), no matter how good it is! Or I'm just being a nostalgic "old" fool! Either way, it's still just a hobby i enjoy, and i won't loose an sleep over it!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  8. Yep, send it back! They will just replace the pod! Just call and get an RA# first! Been through two 800 pods, and 2 11" in coils! 😡 Sad flawed design, and all to common!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  9. Just to clarify, I was laughing at the wife part!! The "gouging" silver part is sad indeed!!😡/πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  10. Good read Steve; Thanks! And also Thanks Chuck!πŸ‘ Another detector once owned and tested by Sven! Glad he's still around, and I still have one of the PI detectors he built, that i bought from him; actually my first PI!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  11. Another great round of camping/detecting fun! I just figured that many of the shallow good targets, you probably nabbed last year! And this year, you are more proficient with the D2, and your programs! Alot to be said about being in tune with what your swinging! But, as I recall, you weren't a slouch with the 600 either, albeit maybe a bit less accurate in target ID's, which is on the 600! Great job!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  12. Dave, couldn't laugh, and give you a thumbs up to boot, so here you go!! Steve doesn't limit these!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  13. Your definitely a shining example for endurance, and patience! That's alot of hours invested; again! Also, to me, proves you gotta dig the trash, to find the good stuff; as in clearing the way to the masked finds areas! Obviously, most are not willing to, or can't do that! Seems like a continuing winning formula for you! I wonder if anyone detecting after you does any better, or just gives up!πŸ˜† Anyway, gotta also give some credit to any (especially yours) spouse that endures our hobby, and the amount of hours away! I'm sure some relish their own time alone, but other's are not so understanding! πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘ PS- While I do miss your "Trash Art"ℒ️! If that was a consession to your wife; timewise, I completely understand, and commend your dedication to your "other" hobby?!!πŸ‘°πŸ˜‚
  14. Thank's SteveπŸ‘, Understood! I was the last post one that thread, so thought I'd start a new one that wasn't buried, as there were no more responses!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  15. Mine actually got here today! So I should be set for winter beach season to try it out; if we get a winter!🀞 Got a bigger coil for my TDI, and a backhoe to follow me around!πŸ˜œπŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  16. Some of the many variations available; this beind a few of the more common! If we could turn lead to gold....πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  17. Still and all, a great hunt!πŸ‘ But I think it's a sign of the times with gold, and good jewelry in general! Like coins in some ways, there just not being replenished like it used to be!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  18. Hello all, Just saw these on Ebay! But haven't seen anywhere else yet! Just thought I'd pass the info along, as I haven't seen Doc post about them recently, unless I missed it!! They are a new addition to his past offerings!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  19. Great post and great finds for a short hunt GL!! I think you may be working this spot much more in the future! Gotta be more to discover there! Also love the sight finds!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  20. Regardless of the old days, the pinpointer; and associated issues, are here to stay! A little wear and tear is no biggie, and easily delt with! And used, or new one's are easily had, if a replacement is needed!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  21. Thanks for putting that link up Pimento!πŸ‘ Under your post back than, is mine! And this is the same pinpointer still going strong! Just snapped this pic!! Same coating, newer tip cover, and newer bungee, and hundreds, if not thousands more times used!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  22. Have always had either/or a tip on, or a dip in Plasticoatℒ️! Both inexpensive insurance, and easy to remove! The thickness is nominal, so it shouldn't affect sensitivity at all! Hasn't on mine! Tips cheap on Ebay! And also a lanyard/bungee is cheap insurance for loss of pinpointers! Can't tell you how many times it's saved mine from loss, other than many!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  23. Great ingenuity, and modding! πŸ‘πŸ‘ Something I may suggest (though UnsolicitedπŸ™„) to help your design, is a 90Β° elbow for the coil connection! Gotta be out there somewhere by now! Maybe Tony Eisenhower knows, or can make?πŸ€” I'm guessing that the coil so close to the pod isn't causing any issues, as the detector is nullifying it upon startup?? One other question I have, is can the pod easily convert back to regular shaft use, and configuration? Looks like it does, but had to ask! I can see a few old "land" Noxes being converted to this soon for kneeling nugget duty!!😁 Great job!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
  24. Same here, also missed!😡 Great job, and luck on those finds Compass! Gold rings have become sparse the last several years, with all the cheaper options available, and the gold wearers passing on!!πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‘
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