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SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: August 28, 2017 08:11PM
Version 2.0 with more carbon fiber, MORE!! Here she is ready for her maiden voyage tomorrow at the beach, 56.5 ounces with 8 AA batteries ready for action. The fancy Minelab arm cup pad adds another 2.6 oz but its comfy.



That's right I drilled a bunch of 1/2 holes in Minelabs overkill lower rod which took out 1/2 ounce of dead weight.



Redesigned the lower rod clamp to shave more weight.



She looks FIERCE I like it!



The handle under the rubber grip is also now carbon fiber.



I also molded a carbon fiber arm cup to shave more weight.




Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: August 28, 2017 08:57PM
That's what they COULD have been right out of the box! When I first got my EX2 and met the guy who had it,when I saw it in person I thought to myself.."Well that's kinda goofy looking!" Good thing I got over it,I'd never think of letting it go anywhere now that I know what I know. But if it looked like THAT...I would've given the guy extra! A lot extra! That is an absolutely professional series of mods on that thing,too bad it's a one-off. That is what is known as a "LOOKER"!
Well done sir!:smoke:

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: chipper97
Date: August 28, 2017 09:07PM
That is a Sweeeeet looking outfit! You, sir are a master craftsman and very clever. My humble opinion.

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: tiftaaft
Date: August 28, 2017 09:19PM
Here I am trying to figure out a broken cam lock and you are redesigning an entire rig! Haha. That is a hot setup Charles!! Awesome!!!

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: IntoTheWild1995
Date: August 29, 2017 03:58AM
Beautiful.... it looks so different from original one i love it.

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: BigTony
Date: August 29, 2017 07:33AM
Charles, that looks terrifiic, everyone will want one. You beat the new minelab release coming this September, ha ha ha.

Best of luck with it.

Tony



BigTony

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: david.di
Date: August 29, 2017 07:54PM
Hi Charles,
The mod/conversion looks great. Thanks for showing.:thumbup:
While your're at it , unless you've already done so, you can remove the speaker.
Not sure how much weight is shed by doing so, but you seem on a roll to reduce the weight.
I took out the speaker for reasons other than weight, blocked off the speaker vents, sealed off the shell join with a bead of urethane ( limit the ingress of water if ever it got dunked).
I use my Explorer 11 with a dedicated earphone/headphone socket.(it's a chest mounted unit)
Works very well.
I don't ever miss the internal speaker at all.

Regards

David Di



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2017 07:56PM by david.di.

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: August 29, 2017 08:47PM
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david.di
Hi Charles,
The mod/conversion looks great. Thanks for showing.:thumbup:
While your're at it , unless you've already done so, you can remove the speaker.
Not sure how much weight is shed by doing so, but you seem on a roll to reduce the weight.
I took out the speaker for reasons other than weight, blocked off the speaker vents, sealed off the shell join with a bead of urethane ( limit the ingress of water if ever it got dunked).
I use my Explorer 11 with a dedicated earphone/headphone socket.(it's a chest mounted unit)
Works very well.
I don't ever miss the internal speaker at all.

Regards

David Di

I always remove the speaker, sadly as you know this saves very little weight its a fraction of an ounce. I remove it like you so I can seal up the speaker vents to keep the sand and water out.

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: August 29, 2017 09:46PM
Hey Charles, where ya buying the carbon fiber rods?

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Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: August 30, 2017 01:00AM
Amazing. Beautiful work.

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher F19
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: synthnut
Date: August 31, 2017 06:48AM
SHOW OFF !!!!!!.........:lmfao:...........SERIOUSLY......TOTALLY SMOKIN !!!!!!......:super:

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Do you now have two coil connectors? If so, why?N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: August 31, 2017 03:30PM

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Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Frank in NH
Date: August 31, 2017 03:43PM
Charles what are you going to do too your Deus when you get it? :devil:

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: August 31, 2017 05:09PM
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Frank in NH
Charles what are you going to do too your Deus when you get it? :devil:

I'm thinking Charles is going to go wireless ยต-ear buds with a flexible solar panel on the Deus logo ball cap. :thumbup:


How did the maiden voyage go?


Rich -



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2017 05:10PM by Rich (Utah).

Re: SE Pro Modded
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: August 31, 2017 07:22PM
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Dan(NM)
Hey Charles, where ya buying the carbon fiber rods?

Rock West Composites https://www.rockwestcomposites.com/

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