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Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by George L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:55 pm

I am getting to the point where I can possibly go out Metal Detecting after being disabled with two broken feet..

I have not been Metal Detecting before, but have acquired a Garrett AT Pro and am eager to get using it.

I live in North Wales, so am looking for areas/buddies that are not too far away



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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by Magnas » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:49 pm

Hi George - Good to hear you’re almost back on your feet. I’m originally from Mancot, but now in Glasgow so I can’t help you with permissions I’m afraid. How close to the coast are you? I’ve heard the beaches can throw up some good stuff; bullets and the like.

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:50 pm

Hello George L, Sorry to hear of your predicament, feet are certainly an essential if we are to be independent so it' good that you are able to consider metal detecting as a hobby ::g

Whilst continuing to seek out a buddy in your area, are you able to consider the beaches near you?
The Welsh coast is not known for being accommodating on the wet sand but I'm sure that the AT Pro could be used without much issue on the upper reaches of dry sand (where they exist) and subject to a few (I'll call them 'tweeks') as I'm not that familiar with the AT Pro, Edit to add - it can be made perfectly usable on the wet sand too.

If you haven't already done so, you may like to check- out Garrett AT Pro forum for user's tips and experiences of the model. The AT Pro Forum

Good Luck ::g - Regards ss47
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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by Mike. T. » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:23 pm

Your best bet might be to join the Historical Search Society, MD club based in Mold.

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by Saffron » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:18 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Hello George L, Sorry to hear of your predicament, feet are certainly an essential if we are to be independent so it' good that you are able to consider metal detecting as a hobby ::g

Whilst continuing to seek out a buddy in your area, are you able to consider the beaches near you?
The Welsh coast is not known for being accommodating on the wet sand but I'm sure that the AT Pro could be used without much issue on the upper reaches of dry sand (where they exist) and subject to a few (I'll call them 'tweeks') as I'm not that familiar with the AT Pro.

If you haven't already done so, you may like to check- out Garrett AT Pro forum for user's tips and experiences of the model. The AT Pro Forum

Good Luck ::g - Regards ss47
I will second that about well done on being back on your feet.

Regarding the AT pro and beaches as SS47 said the Welsh coast can be a bit demanding. However, The Ferret (unfortunately no longer on here) used the AT pro to great effect on the North Somerset beaches, so with luck and "tweeks" you could be OK.

Evan

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by George L » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:41 pm

Magnas wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Hi George - Good to hear you’re almost back on your feet. I’m originally from Mancot, but now in Glasgow so I can’t help you with permissions I’m afraid. How close to the coast are you? I’ve heard the beaches can throw up some good stuff; bullets and the like.
You couldn't have been any closer if you tried.. I am in Connah's Quay.. I will try the beaches at Flint and Prestatyn.. Thanks
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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by George L » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:49 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Hello George L, Sorry to hear of your predicament, feet are certainly an essential if we are to be independent so it' good that you are able to consider metal detecting as a hobby ::g

Whilst continuing to seek out a buddy in your area, are you able to consider the beaches near you?
The Welsh coast is not known for being accommodating on the wet sand but I'm sure that the AT Pro could be used without much issue on the upper reaches of dry sand (where they exist) and subject to a few (I'll call them 'tweeks') as I'm not that familiar with the AT Pro, Edit to add - it can be made perfectly usable on the wet sand too.

If you haven't already done so, you may like to check- out Garrett AT Pro forum for user's tips and experiences of the model. The AT Pro Forum

Good Luck ::g - Regards ss47

Thanks for the thoughts there; the AT Pro is the waterproof detector and is also rated for salt water..

Just to add: I did actually check the forums you have suggested ( The AT Pro Forum ) for peoples views on the model prior to purchasing my detector.. I also perused the Garrett website for specifications

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by George L » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:13 pm

Mike. T. wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Your best bet might be to join the Historical Search Society, MD club based in Mold.
Thank you for the suggestion.. I rang them up and went along to tonight's meeting.. Nice people and very interesting stuff going on there. Joined-up tonight ::g

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by Mike. T. » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:53 pm

George L wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Mike. T. wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Your best bet might be to join the Historical Search Society, MD club based in Mold.
Thank you for the suggestion.. I rang them up and went along to tonight's meeting.. Nice people and very interesting stuff going on there. Joined-up tonight ::g

You're welcome. I might join them myself if the Wirral club is full. I lived very close to Mold for many years but never bothered joining them, but I can see the benefit of club membership now.

Just need to get that new detector first !

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Re: Looking for a buddy in North Wales or Cheshire local

Post by George L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:02 am

Mike. T. wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:23 pm

You're welcome. I might join them myself if the Wirral club is full. I lived very close to Mold for many years but never bothered joining them, but I can see the benefit of club membership now.

Just need to get that new detector first !

Well the membership of the Historical Search Society (moldhistoricalsearchsociety.co.uk/index.html) was only £20 for the year and that included a membership of the NCMD for the year which also encompassed Liability Insurance..

Regarding the detector, I have no experience but, I was reading about this one
Nokta Makro Simplex Waterproof Metal Detector with 11 DD Coil
and not only the price, but the reviews from different sources around the net where all positive and impressive

It might even be worthwhile asking in the MDF Shop if they are planing to stock/sell the model

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