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Re: The New Detech 13" Ultimate Coil For The Sovereign
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 29, 2012 10:12AM
They now have this coil in black. Picture below. By the way, I was just reading a current thread in the Explorer forum and this coil is only rated water resistant and not water proof. No wonder it's such a light coil and I saw a blurb or two about it trying to float a bit as it's probably not filled with epoxy. Even using micro balloons in the epoxy it would probably be hard to match it's light weight, so I'm not surprised by that.

I've seen a few of you Excal guys are using it for water hunting. I'd make sure to put rubber cement on the threads for the coil cable nut and also on the cable where the rubber sleeve slides down with the nut. Then tighten the nut by hand and then just a hair more with a wrench. Not too much or you might crack it. Even with those precautions if that coil casing gets one pin hole leak in it it could be lights out for that coil in the water. I've seen people use coils only rated water resistant in the water before but IMO that's a big risk. Coils filled with epoxy are the only way to insure that even a breach in the casing probably won't allow water to get to the vitals of the coil.

Far as I know only the 8 and 11" old Coinsearch coils and perhaps the 11" solid white old version of the Sun Ray S-12 are only rated water resistent. All other coils probably are waterproof, but the solid little ones such as the S-5 or Excelerator I'm not sure about. Spiderweb coils are all waterproof that I know of as they are filled with epoxy. The old BBS coils were heavy due to them being made before micro balloon technology mixed with the epoxy to save weight. That's why I figure all modern coils are so much lighter than those were.

What I'm hearing with the few lucky ones to have this coil already (Kellyco is still waiting on the Sovereign version and it's hard to find a source from over seas who will ship to the US from what I hear) is that it might be as deep as the 12x10 or deeper but nobody has really came out and said that one way or the other yet. I also hear it has some unique ability to sound off to coins in iron not seen on other round DD coils in some ways, but that it doesn't separate as well as the 12x10. That's just initial blurbs I've caught here and there so far so opinions may change on various aspects compared to the 12x10.



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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/29/2012 10:22AM by Critterhunter.





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