Okay so i have a great deal on a minelab equinox 800! They want $300 for it. This will be my first metal detector and I live at the beach. I've read from you that it's basically the standard at the beach which excites me a lot. However for a new user is this a good detector? I am pretty sure I will only use it at the beach year round. I've also read about the flooding issue with the detector. Someone on another channel suggested that I waterproof it with a silicone based waterproofing agent. These folks go s as far to say that it wouldn't void the manufacturer warranty either. They also suggested that I somehow transfer the warranty to myself when I buy it? Not exactly sure if any of that is true. Anyway on to the other questions that I have . Did the quality of a pin pointer really matter? Like can I get away with buying one for like $30-50? And also with the beach scoop who do you recommend I buy from to get one that Is a one stop shop. I don't mind spending on this item I suppose because of the salt water situation I'm going to. I blue it needs to be welded preferably and stainless steel to keep the rust from happening.... but anyway thank you so much for your YouTube channel and you have a lifetime subscriber!