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FlakMagnet last won the day on September 25 2014

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  1. FlakMagnet

    Equinox 800

    I also got an 800 from Bill and although I have not tried it out in the goldfields yet, I have spent about 25 hours using it on a beach near me and a park. On the beach it is deadly, period. I used it in mostly dry sand but even in wet sand and with the coil submerged, it sounds off clearly. The time spent in the park has also been surprisingly productive. I started out using the presets and gradually changed the settings to ways that suit my style and my ear. The 800 has a tonal language all it's own and it is important to pay attention to how it works because it has some "tells" that must be learned first-hand. At this stage I can say with certainty that I know the sound of clad pennies and unless there are other sounds coming in, prefer not to dig them and don't have to when I rely on the clarity of the signals the 800 gives. It discriminates surprisingly well and by that I mean there have been a good number of times I have heard a target under a ferrous sound. The 800 has a great many ways you can customize it to your way of hunting and to your auditory and visual preferences. I have found several hundred coins, a couple of (not valuable) rings and a bunch other assorted odds and ends. Although I am primarily a P.I. user (GPZ 7000 and GPX 5000), my overall impression is that for an experienced detectorist or a beginner this is the best machine I have ever used - but you must read the manual and watch some of the very generous videos that have been made by experienced users, they will put you ahead of your normal learning curve. I have included a link to one of the best videos I have seen and the one I used to set up my Park 1 settings in case you are interested. Thank you again Bill for your help and your clarity with how the orders were going.
  2. FlakMagnet

    Happy Birthday Flakmagnet

    Thank you gents. It has been a wonderful day and your wishes have added to it. Bob, guess we'll just have to figure out another hunt so I can get it back.
  3. FlakMagnet

    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    DOC I have seen how you got around before you got those pins. I can't imagine how much ground you'll cover now that you're pinned. Happy you are doing well.
  4. I also have dived on Spanish wrecks. The thrill of a lifetime.
  5. FlakMagnet

    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    Thanks Frank! I'm on it.
  6. FlakMagnet

    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    Are there any near-by motels like maybe in Erenberg? I don't own a camper. (some outdoorsman right? haha)
  7. If you have not read "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea" by Gary Kinder you are missing one of the most fascinating and intriguing accounts of a treasure hunt ever written. It is the story of the search for the S. S. Central America and if you are interested in this sort of thing, you will be riveted, it's wild.
  8. FlakMagnet

    Happiness Is Wanting What You Have

    So great to know you are out doing what you love again. Nice going.
  9. Not surprised everyone's pent-up expectations for this wildly anticipated machine would crash when you said that. It's kind of funny. I'm sure you didn't take it too seriously. Can't you just imagine all the whacky stuff that's gonna fly back and forth when everyone starts messing with theirs? Oooh boy.
  10. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.
  11. FlakMagnet

    Happy Birthday Beeper Bob

    Hi Bob, have a great Birthday. It was great seeing you the other day.
  12. FlakMagnet

    Happy Birthday Garimpo

    Hi Don, Happy Birthday. Long time without chatting. I hope you have a great day.
  13. You are going to be a heck of a detector operator if you found gold that size. Well done and welcome.
  14. FlakMagnet

    I've had enough....

    guys, It's a lot of rain. We are getting inundated as well but I'm thankful for what it's doing for the long run despite the short term inconvenience. Stay dry and get ready for a pretty exciting detecting season. best…
  15. FlakMagnet

    Barringer Crater in 3D

    Really interesting. Great work Clay.