I used to be a regular contribiter to the forums but since moving from California to here in Utah 3 years ago, I have only gone detecting a handful of times. I still have my trusty Minelab Safari which has paid for itself many, many times over in gold and silver. I used to live just about 1 hr from the beach and now I'm over 400 miles from it. Man, I miss my beach detecting trips! I'm still in the game though!! G.S.