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BEACH Detector
« on: October 29, 2014, 15:19 »
Has anyone any first-hand info on the Garrett Sea Hunter PI?

Reviews seem to come up ok, but just wondering................ ???

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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 16:56 »
They are fine. Built like a tank. When hip mounted very light. Don't care for the shaft but, easy to change.
Not much to go wrong. I can promise you will not be making a mistake.
I did like the Sand Shark but, just personally .i would say the Sea Hunter has a safer seal
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 17:33 »
Ditto the above CP, I have noticed you have had quite a collection and would have enjoyed the Disc modes, Seahunter operates best wide open, though I guess it's only sand your digging and you have a good scoop, in the water and wet sand is where it does it's best work, not many pull tabs and bobby pins up your way is there?......cheers Colin.
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 20:47 »
  I  checked  up on  both  tectas, here and  U.S.  forums, read  the reviews, the whole  bit. I was thinking  of  the Sand shark.  it  came  down  to $,s.  $789 aust. for  the S/S and   $1058 aust.  or  so, for  the  S/H
  the   Sand  Shark is lighter and  no descrim.  whilst the S/H   has  descrim. bit many  say it  isn't  effective.   no  reports  of  leaking  with S/S.  that I read, simple maintenance  may be  the key. life time  warranty  on the  S/S  is also   A  factor.      A  used  excal.  with warranty is the way to go, or  if  you can   s-  t - r - e -t - c - h  to a newie, more better.   toss a coin  eh. ;D
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 21:08 »
I've had both the Sov & Excal, & I reckon the Sov was a better detector...definitely found more with it than the Excal.

Beaches here flogged..just looking for an edge.   ::)

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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 21:25 »
I've had both the Sov & Excal, & I reckon the Sov was a better detector...definitely found more with it than the Excal.

Beaches here flogged..just looking for an edge.   ::)

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   I have  heard  that too  CP.  depends on  how  wet  you wanna  get  - 'spose.   :P
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 05:38 »
I've had both the Sov & Excal, & I reckon the Sov was a better detector...definitely found more with it than the Excal.

Beaches here flogged..just looking for an edge.   ::)

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I know you had the SPP but, i read the TDI Pro can be set up to discriminate out some junk.
Comes with a couple coils and, can be a gold detector.
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 17:03 »
It's all In the water .. CP .. and you'll find that's where it's at. .. time to be a old salty and get in. . 
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 20:48 »
Hello CP, I bought one recently as a backup water machine, Stalker's early assessment is very accurate wrt shaft and weight. 
It finds everything, and be prepared to dig everything, and it is prone to EMI. 
I let a family member use it he managed 30 bottle tops, to my handful of coins and 2 rings ??
They are a basic, robust and grunty machine make sure your digger is the same :)
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 22:52 »
The Sea Hunter mk 2 is a brilliant machine, just be prepared to dig, why anyone would pay double the  price for an Excalibur is beyond me, must have money to waste.
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2014, 00:11 »
The Sea Hunter mk 2 is a brilliant machine, just be prepared to dig, why anyone would pay double the  price for an Excalibur is beyond me, must have money to waste.

The Excal is a multifrequency waterproof VLF with discrimination.  Each would have their place.
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Re: BEACH Detector
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 04:13 »
The Sea Hunter mk 2 is a brilliant machine, just be prepared to dig, why anyone would pay double the  price for an Excalibur is beyond me, must have money to waste.

They both go to 200 ft one will find a cannon the other will null on it .. lol ..  The pi will penetrate  the black sand better.  But I'd go the excal just fot It's disk and cannons are too heavy for the bag ..
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