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Author Topic: 1st time using my T2 on Aberavon beach 5th Aug. Come say Hi !  (Read 5247 times)
Phil Aberaman
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« on: July 31, 2018, 09:14:14 AM »

Hi All

Ive just bought a T2 and using it 1st time on the beach, ive owned an F75 in the past and know like the T2 they arent good wet sand machines.
What settings do you T2 users use on the wet stuff ?

If your on Aberavon on Sunday, come and say Hi !
It,ll be good to get to know peeps from here, ive been away from the hobby a few years.

i,ll be with my ole detecting bubby, im one looking puzzled and frustrated setting my T2 for wet sand lol
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 09:46:31 AM »

Hi Phil, if you are intent on beach Detecting, in my opinion you need to invest in a Minelab machine, they can be expensive new but there are a lot of good second hand ones out there.
Good hunting.
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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 10:04:33 AM »

Ive had a Explorer 11  and Advantage Pro,
Im not weedy but found the Explorer to heavy to be enjoyable.

The F75 and T2 (virtually the same machine), are more suited to my type of detecting, i like to cover a lot of ground quicker, The F75 worked ok to a point on wet sand but killed dry and all types of soil.
Im going to do more Beach detecting till i can find land again, Im surrounded by the stuff so shouldnt take long.

I havnt been Detecting for 7 years so have to re-learn everything,
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 02:04:19 PM »

The T2 is a great machine on dry land and not too bad on dry sand if you drop the sensitivity down but it's a nightmare on wet sand. Good luck with it, hopefully you will get a few inland permissions to go at. Welcome back to the fold.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 05:13:39 PM »

Cant go wrong with the T2 bud, forget the rest Wink I wouldn't use anything else now, been
detecting 35yrs.
As for T2 on beach. I couldn't say Huh , I have seen some vids of wet sand detecting with T2 , and when Ground balanced to the wet sand seems to work fine.
Goodhunting.
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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 07:50:33 PM »

Im going back to my roots really, beach hunting.

I started detecting in the early 80,s with a Garret treaure Ace, things where a lot simple then lol

If the T2 is anything like the F75 which it is, i,ll need to drop the sens down like you said Dungbeetle, manual Ground balance, turn the volume down and only dig repeatable signals


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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 07:55:37 PM »

Gad to say, i didnt see any other Detectorists out on Aberavon 8am till 2pm today id hate to think anyone was getting better luck than me and tecting buddy lol
Just post decimals ;0(
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 07:23:56 AM »

lots of sand on atm, will be down there next week sometime
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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 07:30:54 AM »

Yeah, very few targets on the main bay, except the hotrocks (coke)
Like the F75 my T2 didnt like the wet stuff, it worked but definetly lost a lot of depth.
My Explorer would have killed it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 07:54:50 AM »

minelabs defo for the beach, last time i went digging bullets etc from 12 inches in winter you can be digging them for 5 or less
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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 07:59:33 AM »

I will be looking for a dedicated beach machine in the future, but i needed the T2 for my local area which is mostly pasture and industrial.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2018, 08:04:21 AM »

fair , i dont do much land detecting don't have any permissions
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Phil Aberaman
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 08:26:42 AM »

That Machine have you got Matthew ?

Im not up on my frequency,s but i know continuous multi is best for wet sand like most of the high end Minelabs, but im wondering what single frequency machines (if any) would be a good beach detector.
I,ll google it when i get a minute.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 09:18:18 AM »

Try looking on ,metal detecting guys , you tube channel laser scout on wet sand ect a lot of detector tests on there from a unbiased user.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »

ctx3030 is my machine, i have had explorers before i upgraded.

Minelabs are great for beach unsure on any others.
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