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I have been chatting with a friend who hunts the gulf with many friends who get daily "warm water massages". He was telling me that most who wade the waters are using mostly the Equinox 900. He said there is a good amount of Deus II's and some Manticores too. He loves his Excal II's but has also switch to the Equinox 800. He is planning to move up North but told me if they were staying, He'd have a 900 too.
i have to agree with merril , if you are wet/dry sand detecting then the equinox but water/surf detecting the excalibur would be my first choice , but from watching merrils youtube videos there is a possiblilty of a new replacement machine for the excalibur at some future date , but minelab do keep news of any machines coming soon very close to there chest , so go for the equinox 900 and when you gain a lot more experience and gather up a lot of gold rings then purchase both machines . good hunting.
I think considering the past two years, Minelab has been too quiet. I think 2023 or 2024.
Ive never used the excalibur or the excalibur 2. The Equinox is meant to be plug and play and its a further iteration of SMF. I would lean Equinox if you are using it on the beach. If you are diving I would go Excalibur 2. It remains a go to for divers to this day.
Thanks for the reply, I try to watch all your YouTube vids ,I get good info from them, would like suggestion or vids how to hunt a steep slope beach ? Almost no wet sand