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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 pm

Hi all.

I am planning on going out to the beach on the 30th September - Saturday after tomorrow.

Who is interested in coming along, I am thinking on Clacton this time as south end was a nightmare with the stones... and all the rubbish...

If anyone is interested please let me know.


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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Resurgam » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:52 am

Too far for me old son, but a bit of company on the beach is always good and also improves personal security.

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:39 pm

I am planning to go to the beach on the 28/10/17, Clacton if anyone interested in joining me?
PM me.
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:21 pm

Bingle wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Hello. I have only recently bought a detector and joined your forum. I am near Exeter so can access local beaches fairly easily. However, due to various and unforseen commitments, I may not be able to start enjoying the hobby until the New Year. I understand (at least I think I do) some of the problems re the "buddies" scenario.
Cons:
Meeting Strangers at a perhaps unfamilier spot.
The best way to meet others is through a club, but some of these choose to limit their membership in a slightly stricter way than I would like.
Planning the meet. It may be difficult to agree a mutually convenient date.
If one does live near the coast, then a spur of the moment decision probably won't match others.
Pros:
Companionship, safety and security against others, especially officialdom.
Chance to compare styles of detecting and detectors.
Social aspect; pint of beer and a natter (putting the world to right!) at a hostelry on the way home.
In conclusion, it may be that beach detecting is for the loner? No ties, no times to adhere to and the exclusive instant change of mind to go round into the next bay"
Mind you, it would be nice to share a pint or two (I almost said "three"!) on the way home.
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Not sure about the suggestion that beach detecting is for 'loners' though. There are many perfectly sociable people who are interested in metal detecting but want to treat it simply as a casual hobby and are not as committed, and never will be, as the many detectorists with 30-40 years' experience.

Many people also aren't perhaps sufficiently self-confident (or committed to the hobby) to approach farmers, etc. for inland permissions and joining a club, as you suggest, means further obligations which you might not want / be able to satisfy.

The thrill of finding an artefact on a beach, however mundane, and working out / researching its provenance is just as satisfying as any other find. Depends whether you're a 'treasure hunter' or your interest is more in history, archaeology and research.

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by jcmaloney » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Off topic but the reason most clubs limit their memberships is evidenced well by this thread.....very few willing to "do". ;)

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by oldartefact » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:53 pm

jcmaloney wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:26 pm
Off topic but the reason most clubs limit their memberships is evidenced well by this thread.....very few willing to "do". ;)
Think that the problem is that when one does "do" ... there is a general lack of thanks, complaints and grumbling... they dont realise that the do'ers are doing it for them ... so eventually, one by one, the do'ers give up...
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:42 pm

Back onto the note of an informal beach meet up is anyone interested for this Friday 27th if no one interested in Saturday?
Let me know to arrange a meeting place..
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by stillair1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi, all being well I'm off to frinton tomorrow with partner and dog. Training the mrs with her new 400i. x; Should be there about mid onwards.
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:59 pm

stillair1 wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:09 pm
Hi, all being well I'm off to frinton tomorrow with partner and dog. Training the mrs with her new 400i. x; Should be there about mid onwards.
neil
bummer I missed that, how did you get on with the 400i on the beach, mine didn't work so great in the wet and was noisy on the dry...

look forward to hearing from you.

maybe next time we can all meet up..
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by stillair1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:12 am

Hi 400i is still work in progress, frinton was a bit busy I'm trying a custom setting, notching out anything below 70 and using iron audio. Tried Thorpe bay last sunday, plenty of junk there ring pulls lumps of ali .
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 pm

stillair1 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:12 am
Hi 400i is still work in progress, frinton was a bit busy I'm trying a custom setting, notching out anything below 70 and using iron audio. Tried Thorpe bay last sunday, plenty of junk there ring pulls lumps of ali .
have a watch of Geoff beepingmad on YouTube, he has some great videos of the 400 working on wet sand too, I couldn't detect like that but he has it working, my problem is that by notching out all them numbers your missing so much of the good stuff, unless your just hunting for modern coins its all good.

perhaps one day we can actually arrange an MDF beach dig.. that would be good!! [:) ::g
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by stillair1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:01 am

Hi Adam, yep I've been looking at all the videos on the 400 as you do. I'll be back at Thorpe bay soon for another session to test me new pointer when it arrives ;)) . As you say discriminate too much and you loose stuff.
An mdf beach meet would be good, though I suspect better weather would be more conducive.
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by greatchi » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:18 am

Hi all

I am heading to Clacton beach on Saturday 11th November @7am if anyone wants to meet

Only my second time out so looking forward to it

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by stillair1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:17 pm

Hi Tony please report back, I'm tied up this weekend​ with appointments, Clacton 's a bit to far this week end to fit in.
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by greatchi » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:08 am

Hi Neil

Yes, I am bout an hour away as well

Will let you know how it goes

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by greatchi » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 pm

2 Hours on clacton beach and found diddly squat

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Post by stillair1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:23 pm

Keep at it Tony, I've now managed to get a couple of hrs out early tomorrow, but the tides are all wrong at 6.30am. It could be a very short trip to Southend. Roll on next weekend.
A bit nippy I got there at 7am left at 9 with a pound ( 400i breaks it duck) and plenty of ali fragments and other junk.

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Post by Jollyboy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:56 am

Fraisethorpe Beach, Nr Bridlington....Sunday 19/11/17 any takers?

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Post by niceguyfrankie » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 pm

had a quick hunt on Southend beach the weekend, few new monitories and a hell of a lot of bottle caps, onwards and upwards
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Post by stillair1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:51 pm

If the weather holds,I shall be at Southend early Sunday morning, around the roslin and ocean beach area.
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Post by greatchi » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:35 pm

Although I have a bad neck at the moment I might be able to make Southend for an hour or so on Sunday

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Post by stillair1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Ok Tony I'll be there 7am til about 9.30/ 10 ish. Swinging either Garrett or whites idx.
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by DanM » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:51 pm

I've just joined this forum having been detecting for around five years (but having taken the last couple of years off due to health) - and am quite literally itching to get out. I'm not flush with regards to permissions, but beach detecting as you've all put above ticks all of the boxes. I'm located in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire (Midlands) and usually enjoy a day-trip up to Talacre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talacre).

The main beach is approved to be detected on, plenty of history in the area (Training range within the second world war, numerous old beach-properties that have since been knocked down that were situated on the beach and nearby dunes) - and have pulled some fantastic little military relics out of the ground there! I appreciate it's getting colder and darker, but should anybody feel relatively robust, feel free to drop me a private message (or post here) and we can all get out. More the merrier! :D ::g

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