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I was thinking of asking for a Garrett Metal detecter for Christmas such as the Sea Hunter Mark II or the GTAX 1250 beach mode.
Has anyone here ever used one or know anything about them???
 

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YUP! When I was in my teens my Dad and I used to go out in the woods in the UP with his metal dectector and shovels. It was alot of fun! Never really found anything worth anything just alot of "treasures" from the logging days and arrowheads.
 

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I had a real good one like 15 years ago.... Don`t remember what kind....But I

found alot of gold bracelets and charms And stuff like that at Gull Island....
 

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QUOTE(The Perfect Fit @ Dec 5 2003, 12:57 PM)Thanks for the replies....
I thought that they might be fun to use..
The name brand is the problem on what to choose...
is there one for use under water for scuba diving????
Hmmmmm I bet no one ever looked in the lake around Gull.
 

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Being that I am part owner of a treasure salvage company in florida, I have had about 15 years worth of experience with them. I currently use the SeaHunter Mark II and have been very successful with it. I use it in florida, the Keys, up here in inland lakes as well as the Detroit river and have no comlaints. You can also use it on land for beach hunting. Last year was the first year I was ever able to get out to Gull and never had the time or opportuity to try it out. Gull would be fantastic, so would strawberry and the sand bar. Especially with some scuba or hookah equipment. You could probably do most of your fuel expenses and a few boat payments with you finds. I know I can with an area on the river I like to work, whe nI feel safe doing so.

If anyone ever want sto go out detecting or diving around some of the islands, give me a yell and see what we can set up.

Jim
 

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QUOTE(waxonwaxoff @ Dec 5 2003, 11:19 AM)Hey Jim, I'm a diver and if you ever want someone to go with you, give me a holler...
Sounds good. I know I wont be able to get in the water over the winter up here, (I'll be recovering from surgery, another post, another time) but spring time will find me fresh and ready to go. With being off most of the winter, I'll need to clean the waters of the favorite water hants to recover some $$


A friend of mine just found what he believes is a unknown wreck in about 40' of water in the sny. Says its pretty difficult to get to, but has some nice artifacts and relics laying about. Sure would be nice to get on her and try to identify her and her history.
 

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QUOTE(Taxman @ Dec 5 2003, 11:06 AM)QUOTE(The Perfect Fit @ Dec 5 2003, 12:57 PM) Thanks for the replies....
I thought that they might be fun to use..
The name brand is the problem on what to choose...
is there one for use under water for scuba diving????
Hmmmmm I bet no one ever looked in the lake around Gull.
This is another model out there by Garrett called the Infinium ls Land/Sea which goes to a depth of 200 feet... Pyrate Jim has the one that I was thinking of buying..
The Sea Hunter MarkII...
How does the Sea Hunter work on land????
 

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I've had mixed results on land, depending on metal content or "hot rocks/soil" Not a real big problem up here. Depth is a bit better, as I have recovered some nice gold rings, several with nice diamonds, at depths of 10+". It can pick up a 4 inch piece of metal at 2' and a 300 year old, 6' iron cannon at nearly 6' deep, although I was lucky on this one. Gold sounds beautiful in the headphones and silver is not that bad either.

Eventually, I will find me a $25,000.00 ring (they're out there and the insurance has been paid) and I can get us that SeaRay 360 we've been dreamng about.
 

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QUOTE(PyrateJim @ Dec 5 2003, 11:42 AM)I've had mixed results on land, depending on metal content or "hot rocks/soil" Not a real big problem up here. Depth is a bit better, as I have recovered some nice gold rings, several with nice diamonds, at depths of 10+". It can pick up a 4 inch piece of metal at 2' and a 300 year old, 6' iron cannon at nearly 6' deep, although I was lucky on this one. Gold sounds beautiful in the headphones and silver is not that bad either.

Eventually, I will find me a $25,000.00 ring (they're out there and the insurance has been paid) and I can get us that SeaRay 360 we've been dreamng about.
I hope you don't mind if I get a detector and I'm out there looking with ya...?

I just thought it might be a lot of fun..
 

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Never a problem. There is more than enough out there for the two of us, but no more, j/k


It's a lot of fun and you never really know what you have until you dig it up.
 

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QUOTE(PyrateJim @ Dec 5 2003, 01:12 PM)Being that I am part owner of a treasure salvage company in florida, I have had about 15 years worth of experience with them. I currently use the SeaHunter Mark II and have been very successful with it. I use it in florida, the Keys, up here in inland lakes as well as the Detroit river and have no comlaints. You can also use it on land for beach hunting. Last year was the first year I was ever able to get out to Gull and never had the time or opportuity to try it out. Gull would be fantastic, so would strawberry and the sand bar. Especially with some scuba or hookah equipment. You could probably do most of your fuel expenses and a few boat payments with you finds. I know I can with an area on the river I like to work, whe nI feel safe doing so.

If anyone ever want sto go out detecting or diving around some of the islands, give me a yell and see what we can set up.

Jim
I'll go diving.....(no Ice please
) let's plan on going to gull & the moot in the spring before the weeds and the
e-coli.
 

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QUOTE(PyrateJim @ Dec 5 2003, 11:42 AM)I've had mixed results on land, depending on metal content or "hot rocks/soil" Not a real big problem up here. Depth is a bit better, as I have recovered some nice gold rings, several with nice diamonds, at depths of 10+". It can pick up a 4 inch piece of metal at 2' and a 300 year old, 6' iron cannon at nearly 6' deep, although I was lucky on this one. Gold sounds beautiful in the headphones and silver is not that bad either.

Eventually, I will find me a $25,000.00 ring (they're out there and the insurance has been paid) and I can get us that SeaRay 360 we've been dreamng about.
Jim, were your finds on land or in the water???
 

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Sounds great. Wet suits are definately in order and so is an extra large goodie bag. Another great place is off the public beach at metro. I boat the anchoring area just outside and to the west of Mac 'n Rays would have some nice pickings as well.

I may have a related business starting up in the spring. Perhaps I can quit my real job and dive for a living up here and down south. Sure beats getting shot at or dragged under Escalades.
 

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QUOTE(PyrateJim @ Dec 5 2003, 11:12 AM)If anyone ever want sto go out detecting or diving around some of the islands, give me a yell and see what we can set up.

Jim
Jim, can you take the Sea Hunter II all the way under water or only a few feet deep???
And I would be interested in going out in the spring///
 

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I've had the Sea Hunter down to about 160 fsw so LSC is no problem. Even have an underwater video camera, on a tether, good to about 400 fsw. Most of my finds have been underwater, best being close to $800,000.00 in early 1700's jewlery in 1993, but many, MANY things since.
 

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QUOTE(PyrateJim @ Dec 5 2003, 01:03 PM)Most of my finds have been underwater, best being close to $800,000.00 in early 1700's jewlery in 1993, but many, MANY things since.
You have to be kidding me?????
 

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Take a look at hrd1715.com/gallerynf.html
Majority of the stuff you see are things I have found over the years. You are welcome to stop over the house and see the "Michon Collection" as long as it is not on loan.

If you are familiar with Mel Fisher and the finding of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, I used to work for him back in the earl 90's. The Atocha is valued to date at $400,000,000.00 and has only partially been recovered. My company is currently working a new shipwreck from 1715 off the east coast of florida that may prove to be very financially rewarding as well, not to mention a few projects in south america and a chance at Cuban waters in teh next year or so. You can catch me on shows on most education channels doing this stuff. Enough of my own horn though. Would love to get out on LSC and do some diving/metal detecting in the spring.
 
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