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Any one using the Simplex on wet salt sand or in the water?

tvr

Well-known member
I did a search on beach and salt in the Simplex forum and am not finding much at all. Would like to hear how it does over wet salt sand and wading in the salt water if anyone has done so. It seems that if it does OK, it may be an easy to pack back up detector for when I fly places ... once things open up again.
Also may be a possible good start for the grand kids too.
 

Hank68

Active member
Being a vlf machine it will struggle on the salt water beaches, never used it but that's the nature of the beast so to speak, wet sand that is , dry sand should be ok though .
 

tvr

Well-known member
Thanks for a reply. I've used my F75LTD, that will ground balance to the wet salt, on the wet salt sand and it does pretty well, but that detector is not water proof. Looking for some replies with actual experience with the simplex in these conditions.
 

Dave_E

Member
The Beach Mode on Nokta Makro machines has special sauce that makes them much better than other VLF machines in salt and wet sand.
 
The Beach Mode on Nokta Makro machines has special sauce that makes them much better than other VLF machines in salt and wet sand.
I'm considering purchasing a Nokta Makro Simplex plus but I have 4 good machines. I've got Garrett GTI-1500 and At-Pro, Tesoro Vaquero and Bandido 2 micro max and am wondering is the Simplex really worth it. I've talked to some dealers that will not take them back if something goes wrong and a couple dealers that refuse to carry them because of problems in the past. I would respect your opinion on this. Thanks
 

tvr

Well-known member
Thanks. I watched a couple of the Gigmaster Simplex videos. It looks like it may work well as a back up and for the grand children. I was a bit disgusted to see Gigmaster and his buddy uncover a can and rather than picking it up and properly disposing it, they reburied it.
 

adolfo.martinez

New member
I'm considering purchasing a Nokta Makro Simplex plus but I have 4 good machines. I've got Garrett GTI-1500 and At-Pro, Tesoro Vaquero and Bandido 2 micro max and am wondering is the Simplex really worth it. I've talked to some dealers that will not take them back if something goes wrong and a couple dealers that refuse to carry them because of problems in the past. I would respect your opinion on this. Thanks
Hi

I used to have the Tesoro Vaquero and AT Pro.
The Simplex has some nice features that Garret and Tesoro did not.
i.e. Front Light, Vibration Mode, Mute, Iron Volume, and some more that I can not recall right now.
For an Authorized Dealer I have a great experience with El Dorado Metal Detectors ( https://www.eldoradodetectors.com/ ) very nice people.

Best Regards

Adolfo from Monterrey, México.
 

JohnMilton

New member
I did a search on beach and salt in the Simplex forum and am not finding much at all. Would like to hear how it does over wet salt sand and wading in the salt water if anyone has done so. It seems that if it does OK, it may be an easy to pack back up detector for when I fly places ... once things open up again.
Also may be a possible good start for the grand kids too.
I tried it for several hours in So Cal. Pretty chatty in wet sand, even with lower sensitivity. Have not had a chance to test it since update. It did great on upper slope and dry sand.
 

sasquache

Active member
I used my simplex + on the salt water beach here up in Maine found no issues at all very stable with little to no chatter and supper depth!
 

JohnnyBeepGood

New member
I am in southern Maine, pre pandemic had it out on wet sand worked fine on both Maine and New Hampshire beaches love it, I second the depth finding it goes deep. Looking forward to when I can go back, having some fun in woods had 2 oxen shoes last weekend, this is my go to machine my only problem is the speaker stopped working about a month ago, any one else have that happen? It’s still under warranty but I can’t part with it now, when cabin fever hits I need to go swinging my goal this year is a large sent plenty of silver and IHP but large copper has been elusive to me think I am the only guy in my are still looking for one
 
I have only been to the beach one time with the Simplex+. I hunted the wet sand up to the dry sand behind a night club/bar. I ground balanced to 0.0 and hunted for about 2 hours. I found the Simplex+ to be very stable on the wet sand and was hitting targets deep. I didn't measure the depth, but was having to really work the sand scoop to get down to where the targets were. I am not a beach hunter, so I can not make comparisons, but I know I can go to the beach and hunt without worry with the Simplex+.
 
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