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Need a good PI unit
Date: February 21, 2005 10:05AM
Need a good PI unit. I have heard too many problems with the Excalibur. The tesoro sand shark did not work for me. It was in the shop too much. That leaves fisher CZ-20, Detectorpro PI whites surfmaster PI. Any thoughts on these or are there others that are better. Mostly florida beach hunting. in and out of water. Thanks guys

Re: Need a good PI unit
Mike (Virginia Beach)
Date: February 21, 2005 11:10AM
I'm not one who would want a PI unit. I want to have some idea what I'm digging. Personally, I have the Excalibur and like it a lot. I also have a CZ-70 and you can't beat Fisher quality. So my choice, given you criteria, would be the CZ-20. If you were willing to accept an ID machine, as the CZ-20 is not a PI unit.

I Think the Whites
Seeker (ak)
Date: February 21, 2005 05:11PM
Surfmaster PI Pro is a good choice, won't cost you and arm and a leg and a friend recently traveled to Hawaii with his and came back with 7 rings, some were heavy Platinum....HH..Geo

Re: Need a good PI unit
Date: February 21, 2005 05:25PM
I went to daytona in nov. & jan. had to leave my pi the room just to much iron after the storms was wishing my sovern was a water machine,it worked great!

look at the HH Pulse, nice unit. al
Date: February 21, 2005 06:19PM
Re: I Think the Whites - I agree, unless u want one of the best - check out surfscanner - above banner -Mr bill - "Eric Foster" all hand made - $$$$ - but great
va beach max
Date: February 21, 2005 06:34PM
Nick - there are many pros and cons with a P I - u need to weight them carefully
va beach max
Date: February 21, 2005 06:36PM
HH PI is the way 2 go never nice unit and the $ is right!!!!!!! HH
Darryl from MA.
Date: February 21, 2005 07:55PM
South Florida beaches are full of iron bits, nails, etc.
Date: February 22, 2005 09:00AM
I don't know anyone who uses a PI down there. Excal and CZ-20s are the choice.

Re: Need a good PI unit
Gulf Hunter
Date: February 23, 2005 09:52AM
You may be amazed, but I use the Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II with surprizing results. I consider myself to be novice in my ability since I have only been water hunting since June '03. My take on Galveston surf includes 7 pieces of gold and at least 12 silver and much clad. Don't under estimate the Garrett because it is cheaper.

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