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  1. Without looking at mine to be sure ... if the spring clip in the lower shaft that snaps into the hole in the upper shaft is like the great majority of the spring clips; then to make the lower shaft shorter is a matter of pulling out the spring clip, drilling a hole the desired length down the rod, cutting the rod shorter and reinserting the spring clip in the new hole. Just make sure the hole you drill is lined up. Thanks for reporting another clamp that does not work well. I can feel an improvement in the works.
  2. Congrats on the newborn. I always found having a three year old around a fun time. They grow so fast that they are grown up and out of the house before you know what happened. Enjoy balancing your time between detecting, family, work and what ever else is going on. Thanks for the AQ report.
  3. Excellent. My back is sore thinking about the digging. Please do let us know results if you get the big one tested.
  4. Let me add to my experiences with the rod clamp type used on the AQ. Most of my detectors use the same type. For the dirt detectors, they work just fine and are not problematic at all. Even my trusted, well used CZ6a uses a clamp that looks the same and it gets salt spray that is wind carried, but does not get dunked in the water; that clamp has worked fine for decades. The detectors that get used in the water, even with rinsing after every use, that have that type of clamp, get very stiff and or seize up. That is part of the reason my other water detectors get put on aftermarket shafts or I m
  5. Clive, Thanks for mentioning the peak. I'm hearing that fuller sound on small foils and little split shot sinkers ... and will need to think more about discerning the "bitty" responses and peaks when I'm over a target. Funny how quickly I became one with the HHPulse. This one (AQ) is going to take me more time, yet it is definitely showing me it's potential. Thanks for the words of wisdom. Cheers, tvr
  6. Today I went to shorten the rod by one notch to put the coil closer to my feet for water hunting. I have been hunting, both in and out of the water with a length more suited to wet sand sweeping. It was very difficult to get the locking mechanism loosened up so I could slide the rod. Same issue I've had before with similar locking mechanisms when used in salt water; particularly with fine sediment in the water. Please change to a different type of locking mechanism. The one in the first picture is the AQ, and I do not like it since it is already freezing up and took a lot of work to
  7. I think you are right on that one. With the decaying leaves and goose droppings in the sediment; many scoops come up with the smell of a failed septic system.
  8. I'm finding a wider swing over targets (wide enough to make sure both edges of the coil clear the target by half a coil width or more) gets more of a double or modulated sound on bad targets in all metal, even at slower coil speeds due to drag in the water. Still not much time on the AQ but am getting more and more interested in seeing the release of the 8 inch coil. I've got a water pump to replace on my truck so I might be done detecting for the week. Good luck to you if you get out.
  9. Something about the combination of brackish water, a lot of decaying organic matter and fertilizer run-off in this area that tarnishes gold and cakes up and eats silver. Not sure of the chemistry of it all but it is tough on silver.
  10. Interesting hunt with the AQ. First thing I find out in the water is that my gauntlets are leaking; oh well, not that cold; first time they have been used since this past February. Pulled a couple handfuls of lead, a couple nickles and what I'm pretty sure was a silver ring. The ring took a long time and many scoops to get up out of the bottom. Yesterday, I would have been well over my head in the water where the ring was. It had the kind of crusting that I see on silver rings in these waters. When I went to work with a dental pick to work the layer of crud off, the ring started to disintegrat
  11. Low water at the local hole today. Low enough that I had wet sand to do some testing with. I can call fish hooks well in the wet sand in all metal ... but not well in the water where I don't have the same ability to change coil speed like over the wet sand. Got lots of lead today, not too many fish hooks other than those attached to rigs with lead or with brass swivels. A couple of deep nickles, one really deep spark plug and one junk child's ring. Was chest deep over a target that sounded really good ... and the battery died. Didn't pack the second one because I had to take care of some other
  12. Sounds very similar to the 15 inch in that regard. Thanks for the report. Looking forward to a production run being available. Unfortunate about you being put in the squeeze with confidentiality commitment vs. the "ask Joe" exposure. Nothing for you to apologize about.
  13. When I put my old CZ20 on a straight shaft, I had bad coil float going on. It was not a buoyant coil; the box was a little buoyant and the angle between the box, arm rest and coil caused the coil lift. Moving the box up the shaft completely changed it to where I could make it neutral. Would like to hear Willy's informed answer; yet there are several ways to deal with it if it is.
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