Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

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Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by sponge » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:35 am

I have used just about every version of the Minelab Sovereign for over twenty years or so - they are fantastic on the beach.

The problem is that the coil on my Sovereign GT is cracked through all of the use it has had & im looking to replace it ASAP. The stock 10.5 inch Tornado coils are no longer in stock anywhere so it looks like I will have to buy another brand.

The ones I am looking at are:

Nel 8.5 x 12.5 Hunter coil.
Detech 14 x 10 DD Eliptical.
Detech 13 inch Ultimate

As I have only ever used the original Minelab coils - I am totally in the dark about the other brands that are out there & was wondering if any of you guys out there could offer any advice ?

I suppose I could bite the bullet & buy an Equinox for the beach - but I have great confidence in my Sovereign & would like to keep her going for a little while longer.

Any help & advice will be greatly appreciated.


Cheers. Chris aka Sponge



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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by JLSeagul » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:00 pm

Hi Chris

Don't forget about the 15" WOT coil a great coil for the beach which I was using today. Have you tried fixing your broken cracked coil with fiberglass resin I've done some repairs with resin on coils in the past and it works fine. ::g .The WOT coil is one of the best strong and stable on
the sovereign.

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by sponge » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Hi JLS

I have already tried resin to repair the coil & its hanging on in there - just !!

Thanks for the advice about the WOT coil - hadnt considered this one.

Regards

Sponge

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by TheMellowedMole » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:33 pm

Hi Chris.
I use the detech 13" ultimate coil on a minelab explorer se with results that im very happy with.
It gets used on land and the beach with equal preformance on both.
I think that its a great coil.
It also gives me good depth as well.

TMM.

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by skythepig » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:23 am

Hi I used the detech 13" ultimate coil on my sovereign for about 8 years and it was good on both beach and land. :;@
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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by Machinist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:45 am

I have a Detech 13" Ultimate on my old Sovereign XS2, great coil and very light as well.

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by sponge » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:45 pm

It looks like the Detech !3" Ultimate coil then - thanks guys.

Chris

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by TheMellowedMole » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:23 pm

sponge wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:45 pm
It looks like the Detech !3" Ultimate coil then - thanks guys.

Chris
Happy hunting with your new coil Chris.
Hope it brings you many good finds ::g

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Re: Minlab Sovereign Coil Choice.

Post by Sewin » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:34 pm

If you have still not ordered a coil, I can highly recommend the 14" Coiltek WOT and the Nel 15".
Friends have had 13" Detech fail on them within 12 months or just after 12 months.

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