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Garret sea hunter mark 2
« on: March 18, 2016, 15:47 »
Anyone used one of these on the beach how does it go in the wet sand etc.

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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 16:51 »
Eats it up, mate - wet sand/dry sand/in the water: no problems at all.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 18:23 »
I used one in the water with the big coil on it full time, it did a good job & found gold in well hunted spots :) on the beach I'd go for something with discrimination as it can be hard work digging all the junk.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 18:54 »
Love it, but hip mount it`s control box as its heavy after an hour or two.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 21:31 »
Thanks guys and i dont mind digging up junk haha keeps it interesting  :o
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 23:31 »
Dose not discriminate, so I dig up all the Clad coins and junk Jewellery on Perth beaches the others think are bottle tops.
Also goes awesomely deep, get a good scoop for the water or shovel for the sand as you will need it if you get the Sea hunter Mk 2.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 01:19 »
I hope you are not thinking about buying the  one on ebay at the moment that one is way way overpriced
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 09:53 »
Im looking at kellyco i can get it for quite cheap and still get it shipped here just not through them haha.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 22:21 »
As above to some degree. Tough as a tank detector. Very versatile due to the ability to change coils/headphones. Weight - is heavy with standard shaft, but this can be offset with a Plugger or Anderson shaft with control box set at the back (under/slightly behind elbow)....or hip-mount to reduce weight, just loop and secure at the control box end to avoid stress on the connection. Get a good scoop and be prepared to dig everything (not all double beeps are bobby-pins).  Large coil covers more ground but can be difficult to pinpoint with, especially in the water (I was folding the coil in line with the shaft and pinpointing with the tip of the coil). Grey Ghost Amphibian headphones are great, and have a volume control (this detector was designed as a diving detector so volume can be loud to some). When close to water, or in shallow water, the threshold will rise and fall (can be frustrating until you get used to it). My 2c worth, some may disagree.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 22:38 »
good write up Darwoody ;D
I used some foam in the headphones to cut the volume down, found the big coil a joy to use :)  & after a while pinpointing became no problem, a cheap stainless tube & minelab handle is all you need for a strait shaft conversion - think it cost $30 - $40.
a nice slow swing is a must for this unit.
if I was going back into sea water hunting I'd grab this unit again for sure.  
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 22:51 »
Awesome machine, that's for sure.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 12:03 »
Sea Hunter MK II is an excellent PI detector when used at suitable locations.

Both coil change and mode change are very useful features.

Some beaches/locations are PI friendly ... some not so much ... others not at all.

I use mine with the control housing chest mounted so have no worries with weight.
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2016, 10:41 »
I Totally Love My Sea Hunter Mk2. I Don't Mind Digging All Targets As Sometimes I Am plesantly suprised. I'd get another one in a heartbeat. 
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2016, 17:32 »
Sea Hunter MK II is an excellent PI detector when used at suitable locations.

Both coil change and mode change are very useful features.

Some beaches/locations are PI friendly ... some not so much ... others not at all.

I use mine with the control housing chest mounted so have no worries with weight.

what makes a beach PI friendly please ivanll as the beaches in my area have basalt in large quantities which can be registered on my F5 in all metal? Maybe answer in another thread please so as not to hijack this thread. :)
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Re: Garret sea hunter mark 2
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 09:51 »
Anyone used one of these on the beach how does it go in the wet sand etc.


what makes a beach PI friendly please ivanll as the beaches in my area have basalt in large quantities which can be registered on my F5 in all metal? Maybe answer in another thread please so as not to hijack this thread. :)

Since the question was in regards to a Garrett Sea Hunter MkII and not a Fisher F5 used in Tassie,  it is Not I that is hijacking this thread. ;)

Anyone with a beach PI detector will know how much difference there can be between beaches.

If you would like to speak from experience on these matters, then you are welcome to come North and have a go with any of my Garrett  Sea Hunter PI Detectors.

An Infinium LS is likely better on a salt water beach with basalt and black sand.

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