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    Newbie, coinmaster for beach?

    Hello all, new to the forum. Just purchased the coinmaster to get started in the new hobby, will it work ok at the beach, in the wet sand? Thx to all!

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    Welcome .... Yes .... Your Coinmaster will work in the wet sand. Just go down to the wet sand and set up. Keep your coil from physically touching the wet sand. I would recommend that you use very little discrimination or run in All Metal mode as you don't want to knock out small gold. If you get a lot of chatter, you may have to drop your sensitivity a tad.

    Remember, your detector is an 8Khz, single frequency machine, so if you move from the wet to the dry sand, or vice versa, you should do a ground balance.

    Hope this is helpful.
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    thx deolslyfox, what is meant by ground balance, not on the machine? hope these ? arent to stupid, just gettin started!

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    Just run parallel to the water. If you go in the water you may have some falsing as the sea water goes over the coil when the waves come in. It's better when the coil is either out of the water or under the water.... just not inbetween.

    You may also have some falsing in the transition area between wet and dry sand.

    Freshwater beaches are different and you can hunt those easily. Salt water can be a bit tougher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastie View Post
    thx deolslyfox, what is meant by ground balance, not on the machine? hope these ? arent to stupid, just gettin started!
    When you get to the wet sand, just stand in one place and bob the coil up and down a few times. Your machine will take care of everything for you ....
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    Thx for the info, will give it a try.....HH

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    I was told by a Whites dealer that you cannot ground balance the Coinmaster's... I have the Coinmaster Pro and even asked him about it and he said nope... So how am i supposed to figure out who is telling the truth or not...
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    yea, bobbin the coil up and down does not ground balance the coinmaster, it is pre-set. Didnt do well at all on the wet sand, did ok in dry.

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    Im taking mine to myrtle beach this summer, i cant wait ive always wanted to detect at the beach....maybe ill have upgraded by then also ...!!! HMMMM.....
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