My Minelab Sovereign GT harness

I tried to sell all my detectors since I would be using the new Deus for the next 10 years for all terrains but anyway that didn’t last long lol. My Deus I, Minelab Sovereign 1991, Excalibur 1000 got sold but this one not. This is the innertyre harness I sew together to have the unit on my back so it wouldn’t be in my way. I used to have the Excalibur unit on my back with a double-camera harness but that one i sold. It worked well. The tube is a way of stopping that problem with the unit falsing when the cable near the unit is moving.

Falsing problem: I opened the unit to see where the coil cables go but found nothing wrong, all is very good inside. THen the coil cable itself is replaced not long ago by someone who does that so I suppose that is ok too (which is probably wrong but I don’t feel like cutting off more, since it’s short already).

I have a shitload of butyl rubber from tractor inner tyres and a lot of old shoulderbags that I cut to pieces for the straps so we’re good for a while 😀 THe magnets I got from some supermarket years ago but since they wern’t strong enough to close the cover, i cut off the magnets from a worn Deus case and sewed them on. I hope it works. The black thing in the middle is the exterior charger point that my one detector friend put in there so you won’t need to take off the battery every time. IT’s great. Those clips break anyway.

i’ll be trying this next weekend. I got a new jobsince yesterday (Friday) and I already had to ask if they could allow me next Friday off to go to the coast. I don’t wanna go just 2 days cos it’s a long drive for me. Also found someone who wnats to buy one of the Deus HF coils but I have to go and bring it to him on my way back above Brussels.

I did sell my Detech SEF 12×10 coil (and cameraharness) along with my Excalibur. I never tried with the original Minelab 10″ coil so next week I’ll see what it does. Always thought it would be superheavy cos I had the first generation and then the second one did have a lighter one but then i already had the Detech which was perfect. Found small silver and gold so i was fine with it. It’s not too expensive but now it’s a bit wait and see what the Minelab coil does for me.

Sold the Deus 2. Back to Deus I

After I took my Deus II to Montenegro for the underwater detecting at the beach, I traded it for some cash and a Deus I with HF coil. The reason is that I just can’t get along with how it sounds. In Montenegro i did take it underwater, but when am i going to snorkel again and find stuff to pay back what it cost ?
The sounds are so confusing to me, like when I was on Sutomore beach a lot of the targets turned out to be very small molten aluminium blobs, while everytime I thought i had a bigger target. I tried all sound settings and I’m tired of having an expensive detector and getting annoyed by it. Also I had a really bad year on the fields here, not justifying having this high-end find-it-all detector. I really liked the old Deus and used it in 2014 to wade in the sea and I found plenty so I’m just going to do that again. I’m not waiting to have a superdeep detector for the underwater part of beach anyway since i can’t dig that deep. I didn’t get my Sovereign GT sold for a decent price so I’ll use it again here at the Belgian coast

Here’s our photos from the 5-day trip in May 2022. The beaches of Houlgate and Villers-Sur-Mer had close to nothing to offer because there weren’t many people that time of year. I found 10 cents lol. I didn’t detect that much anyway.

I did a very stupid thing after swapping my own Deus II : i told my mate I wanted to buy his deus II because he offered it too cheap. I put it for sale and found another guy to trade his deus I and some cash.. and then it turned out my mate didn’ have the WS4 headphones included. So that’s what you get when being presumptious. And stupid. So I guess i did a bad deal there and I’m still trying to fix it as much as possible.

This one I’m selling now for 700. Found someone who wants to give that but I have to drive to there in a week. I have another WS5 and white coil from the other trade i did (moron). I thought I’d keep the WS5 because no one wants to spend more than 150 to that, which is almost what they’d pay for a WS4 too. But then again, I rather have 150 and use my own corded headphones if i ever need them (which is rarely). Today I detected the field and I can’t imagine I’m missing tones because everything is very clear and I’m not a person that digs the tiniest of whisp.

Today I went out for an hour on some grass/Weeds with the HF coil. Not sure why people like it that much. I had it before and alwyas felt like it found a lot less. My mate would find 18 coins for example, with his 13″ black coil and I’d have like 4. Plus he’d have the smallest silver coins and I didn’t have anything. Not lol :p So I got rid of all whites and x35 and kept my 28cm old version and I was very happy with it. One of the last times I got to go on a well known trampled field and I got an average of 1 target dug every 2 minutes. It’s amazing.

My setup for today’s first hunt of the season. Trying to see what everyone is tlaking about. Again. Will try next time with big black coil. Probably I’ll sell the white again.