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Title: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on March 02, 2018, 08:25 AM
Hi Dudes & Dudettes
Well..well..well...where to begin...
(NB - observations are based on only the 1st hour on a heavy trash (bierproppie) beach, die ouens is dors hier rond)
1 - Beaches in Namibia "is nie vir sissies nie" meaning I had to dial-down the sensitivity on the beach mode 2 factory preset of 20 all the way to 16...at 20 it sounds like snap crackle 'n pop....
2 - Yes, this unit is FAST and as deep as my Seahunter MK2 in the dry beach
3- Yes -this unit will ID good targets over/under/above/next to junk....just have to listen, good tones sound through bad ones
4 - Yes - this unit can run on black/purple wet sand if you take the sensitivity down to 16'ish
5 - Bierproppies come in at anything between 13 - 18, air test shows gold rings to be in the same bracket :'( BUT I am going to check tomorrow in loco as I am sure that rings will give better/fuller tones as well as more stable ID's, proppies seem to jump more than solids) ala Xterra style..
6 - Lastly - Regardless whether you swing a 3030 or the 800, Ace 400i or Luke's light sabre...the old cliche will remain valid...it ultimately boils down to the operator holding it, any unit is only as good as how well the person who's operating it knows and understands his machine!
Good weekend to y'all..


Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on March 12, 2018, 09:04 AM
Top of the mornin' to ya ;D
Equinox on the beach.....need I say more....... 8)
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on April 03, 2018, 09:17 AM
"Day to fellow detectaholics...
..and so I went back to the spot....
Nox managed to pull this old-timer...(remember the days when the Toppies used to wear this (or with the black onyx stone)  :)
Good week to all...
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Openroad on April 03, 2018, 03:10 PM
Nice one!


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Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Paul van Heerden on April 03, 2018, 03:54 PM
Awesome find!!
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Brendan on April 03, 2018, 08:23 PM
Hi, wow awesome find. Congrats. :)
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on April 23, 2018, 08:20 AM
G'day to the Clan...
Yep...same spot..
4.6gr Palladium 950
VDI of 12/13 on the Nox..
cheers and good week to all.. :D
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Clarence Florentino on April 23, 2018, 09:41 AM
Another awesome find buddy, you killing it at the moment - I have some catching up to do  ;D
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on April 23, 2018, 10:18 AM
Appreciate Mr Salvo.... ;D
Yes, I believe you do Sir...no worries though...weekend-coming the tides are sweeet...
Believe we can klap n' ring or 2 between the 2 of us...
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Paul van Heerden on April 24, 2018, 08:27 AM
G'day to the Clan...
Yep...same spot..
4.6gr Palladium 950
VDI of 12/13 on the Nox..
cheers and good week to all.. :D

I hate you right now. Hahahaha

Well done!! :D
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: SCRUcc on April 24, 2018, 09:52 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Thx Paul...no worries :)....as you know, they pop up when least expected...
Title: Re: Equinox 800 on the beach - 1st hunt - Comments & Observations
Post by: Wayne W on May 30, 2018, 09:37 PM
Wow, you had a good run, cant wait to give it a bash myself #lotstolearn