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Recent years some Very good water machines have been discontinued, are their replacements much better ?

Dancer

Well-known member
Most of you guys know more machines that I do. Back in 2013 when I was looking for my first (and only) water machine there were many to look at. I ended up with a Garrett Infinium, good buddy of mine went for the Whites Dualfield. For what we hunt, both machines have done well. Both of these machines, have been taken out of production. More than a few others I looked at back then, are gone too. So what other good water machines have bit the dust. And have they been replaced by much better machines?
 

basstrackerman

Active member
The xcal II is a good one. I believe it's BBS not PI. Garrett Sea Hunter II is a PI. I have a Tarsacci it's a mix and not fully waterproof, only to so many feet. It runs mixed domain technology.
 

basstrackerman

Active member
The xcal II is a good one. I believe it's BBS not PI. Garrett Sea Hunter II is a PI. I have a Tarsacci it's a mix and not fully waterproof, only to so many feet. It runs mixed domain technology.
Oops I misread that sentence, these are in production. Tesoros and Whites are gone.
 

tvr

Well-known member
Most of you guys know more machines that I do. Back in 2013 when I was looking for my first (and only) water machine there were many to look at. I ended up with a Garrett Infinium, good buddy of mine went for the Whites Dualfield. For what we hunt, both machines have done well. Both of these machines, have been taken out of production. More than a few others I looked at back then, are gone too. So what other good water machines have bit the dust. And have they been replaced by much better machines?
Tesoro Sand Shark and Tiger Shark are gone. Both would do well in the water but I don't consider either of them in the "best of" category although their price points were favorable. HeadHunter Pulse is gone. Great detector. Very good depth and informative audio for a pulse.

In my opinion, there are some pretty good water machines out there. Have not tried the Tarsacci MDT, but it looks like a good one. Have not tried the Equinox, it has a lot of users who swear by it, although I see several reports of flooded units and coil ears breaking. I've got Excal and an old reliable CZ20 (that this summer finally went unreliable, not ground balancing) both solidly built and are both very good, deep detectors. Of course the CZ20 has been replaced by the CZ21; essentially the same design with minor detail differences. The new Fisher Impulse AQ LTD is very impressive; yet with the very limited quantities and not a lot of information on a full production version, I think I need to wait for a full production version to declare it as an excellent detector that is in production. Full production version needs more battery capacity than the LTD and then there will be price point.
 

Nauti

Well-known member
I used to own a Whites Beach hunter 300.......brilliant underated detector,i would have one again in a heartbeat if they still made them.I sold mine when i moved away from the coast and now i am moving back i wish i still had it.I've owned all types of beach machines including minelabs and the 300 was better than any of them.
I now have a Garrett Seahunter mk2 for the low water line and wading and an etrac so its easier on the more contaminated areas of the beach,i don't believe anything else out there will give me much of a performance advantage over these two and i speak from experience of comparing them to other dedicated beach machines.
 
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