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Metal Detecting => Beach and Water Hunting => Topic started by: Keith on August 19, 2018, 02:56 PM

Title: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Keith on August 19, 2018, 02:56 PM
Found something an Australian uses, i wonder where we can get these ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjwqU3IRz2Q
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Brendan on August 19, 2018, 05:17 PM
Hi Keith,  that plastic scoop almost looks home made. I am sure a person could make a scoop like that with a plastic spade. Otherwise a person could find out by a metal detector dealer they should have beach scoops in stock.

Cheers and Happy Hunting :)
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Clarence Florentino (Salvo) on August 20, 2018, 04:43 PM
I bought a similar plastic shovel from an industrial supply store (they sell equipment for use in the fishing industry) and had a buddy saw it into shape and drill the holes - works great on wet sand!
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Chris Twine on August 20, 2018, 05:44 PM
I have never used a plastic scoop - it just looks like it can break so easily...
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Keith on August 21, 2018, 06:32 AM
Thanks for your replies, i think around the pole reinforcement would be the weakest spot, underwater makes good sense to check quickly if the target has been scooped or not, especially when holding your breath or partial visibility through the surf.
I'll try the fishing tackle shops and let you know if i find anything.
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Paul van Heerden on August 24, 2018, 08:45 AM
You can buy those plastic shovels at places that sell hazmat clearing supplies. Those spades are used when cleaning up hazardous material spills. You will just have to drill the holes yourself
Title: Re: Recovery Tools - Beach & Surf
Post by: Keith on August 24, 2018, 01:30 PM
Thankyou Paul for your insight, yes seems this is not available at commercial outlets, i'll try industrial and let you know, thanks again! :)

http://www.spilltech.co.za/
Yip there it is, a bit shallow but will work, they call them spark proof shovels.