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« on: August 21, 2009, 04:25:43 pm »
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With hurricane Bill comming up the east coast, I think sunday will be a good time to hit the DE/MD beaches. I have a ACE 250 (my 1st machine) and my dad has a PRIZM 4. The waves should be pretty big, and 10ft swells. We are going to a beach which there is a known spanish ship wreck only a few hundred yards off the beach. Where should we start looking? Dry sand? or right at the top of where the waves are comming in? I know our machines are not the best for wet sand, but can knock the sens. down a bit so we can hit the sand. We are going for rings and old spanish half pennies, and gold guinees. What methods should we use hunting the beach after this hurricane with these machines?

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 04:30:53 pm »
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There will be some cutting action along the sand. From the wave cut to the waterline should be the area to hit since the older finds will be nearer to the surface there. Your Ace250 is fine for beach hunting having a built in ground balance that adjusts to conditions. Just retune it often over an area you know to be metal free and you should be fine.

Have fun and stay out of the water. Don't let the big ones sneak up on you while you are focusing on the ground. Be careful. Then come back here and show off your finds.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 04:36:14 pm »
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What do you meen about "retune it often" I never heard that about the 250.

Last trip down i didnt do much detecting, but my dad found 2 rings within 2 hours on the beach. One gold class ring with diamonds and a big ruby, and a sterling silver peach ring. It was light in weight, but a ring overall.

I usually dont descriminate when hunting the beach, because the sand is so easy to dig with a scoop, that i rather dig everything so I know that "foil" or "pull tab" I passed wasnt a ring.

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Good theory to dig it all.

About retuning, if you believe the Ace is acting strange, recycle the power and allow it to retune to the beach condition where you are at that time.

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 04:45:24 pm »
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Thats a new one, never heard that.

So just turn it off, and the back on again?

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 04:51:38 pm »
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Thats a new one, never heard that.

So just turn it off, and the back on again?


Correct!

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 04:57:04 pm »
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Quote:Posted by GoldDigger1950
Correct!


Wrong!!!

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Wrong!!!


We've had this discussion before. Go the the Garratt website for details. If you must, ask them by e-mail and they'll set you right.

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 05:12:49 pm »
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press and hold(<10 sec) the on/off button until you hear a beep. This will reset the EPROM to all factory defaults.

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 05:17:22 pm »
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press and hold(<10 sec) the on/off button until you hear a beep. This will reset the EPROM to all factory defaults.


Well if you hold it that's sure to set everything to factory settings but the manual and Garratt all agree on my assessment. If you turn it off and on again, it will retune all settings to your current program and, in particular, retune the automatic ground balance.

Why would you reset everything just to retune the ground balance? Remember, I'm just talking about that odd little warbling you get when you move from one area to another with different mineralization.

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