Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Quality Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > Beach and Water Hunting

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default Stavr scoop ***UPDATE**** Last page

Just got word from Ruslan that my M-10 was ready to ship.. I sent the payment now is the hard part. THE WAIT!!!!!!

OHHHH it is going to be a very hard next week or so.

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 09-25-2012, 01:51 PM
JBEXPRESS's Avatar
JBEXPRESS JBEXPRESS is offline
Lunch Time Bandit
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 11,969
Default

Try to forget about it.. Then next thing you know it will be out for delivery Let us know how it works out for you! AND SHOW SOME PICS!

__________________
Subscribe To ( Hanging With JB ) on YouTube...

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 09-25-2012, 02:14 PM
Jack Flynn's Avatar
Jack Flynn Jack Flynn is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Martinez, Ga.
Posts: 1,139
Default

Whatcha gonna use in that Ga. red clay and sand mix?
Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 09-25-2012, 02:45 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

He said it will be off to air mail in the morning.

I will use it at the lakes. I used a friends Aluminum scoop with a SS lip this past weekend. It worked great.

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 09-25-2012, 03:01 PM
kagarise's Avatar
kagarise kagarise is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL/Sydney, NSW
Posts: 222
Default

i was surprised how fast mine got here.
and its well worth the wait
he makes a top notch product
Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 09-25-2012, 03:44 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

Originally Posted by kagarise View post
i was surprised how fast mine got here.
and its well worth the wait
he makes a top notch product
How long did it take to get here?

I have been waiting for it to be ready for about 20 days already. He had his welder go down. But from what everyone has said it is well worth the wait.

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 09-25-2012, 06:53 PM
18kRonin's Avatar
18kRonin 18kRonin is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Treasure Island
Posts: 2,313
Default

Congrats WildDigger, Ruslan makes great scoops I highly recomend them. Have you preped your handle? There's a few things you can do to use up some of that waiting time.

Ruslan recommends paraffin or surf wax to waterproof the handle, makes it last longer and stops the handle getting water logged keeping the weight down.

I use surf wax and melt it into the wood with a heat gun let it soak in and apply more wax until the handle is thoroughly coated.
I also use a strip of plastic from a drink bottle as a shim leaving 1/2 an inch or so sticking out of the SS tube then wrap the join with electrical tape to stop water and sand getting in, that way if the handle should break clean off at the tube just pull out the plastic with pliers and the handle should drop out. Also a thing to do is drill a hole at both ends of the handle and if the handle does break (god forbid) then it's easy to just remove the broken part from the SS tube, turn the handle around and you're back in business.

Well that's the theory have had a good ash handle fitted with the grain alined just right in mine for 9 months of hard digging now and no problems.

Good luck and a speedy delivery.

__________________
Garrett Ace 250, Minelab Excal II #2, White's Surf PI Dual Field, Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Sovereign GT with 13" Ultimate coil, 3 Stavr Scoops Evroexcavator-2 V.33 x1 Evroexcavator-2 V.22 x2

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #8  
Old 09-25-2012, 08:35 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

I was thinking of using a fiberglass handle. I see a few people using them on you tube.

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 09-25-2012, 10:10 PM
18kRonin's Avatar
18kRonin 18kRonin is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Treasure Island
Posts: 2,313
Default

Originally Posted by WildDigger View post
I was thinking of using a fiberglass handle. I see a few people using them on you tube.
Sounds like a good plan, what size tube did you order on your scoop?
Keep us posted on how the fiberglass handle performs

__________________
Garrett Ace 250, Minelab Excal II #2, White's Surf PI Dual Field, Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Sovereign GT with 13" Ultimate coil, 3 Stavr Scoops Evroexcavator-2 V.33 x1 Evroexcavator-2 V.22 x2

Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

32mm I have seen where everyone has to sand a handle down for the smaller one but know that I thought about a fiberglass handle the smaller one might have been better. lol

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 09-25-2012, 10:29 PM
18kRonin's Avatar
18kRonin 18kRonin is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Treasure Island
Posts: 2,313
Default

No problem, better to have the bigger size you can always shim it out. Think I'd go for the larger size tube too with the M-10. When or if I get a heavy gold chain the M-10 will be the first thing on my shopping list. I've got an Evroexcavator 2.22 a great all rounder but think that M-10 would be a great match for the DF.

__________________
Garrett Ace 250, Minelab Excal II #2, White's Surf PI Dual Field, Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Sovereign GT with 13" Ultimate coil, 3 Stavr Scoops Evroexcavator-2 V.33 x1 Evroexcavator-2 V.22 x2

Reply With Quote


  #12  
Old 09-25-2012, 11:18 PM
Max-VaBeach-Va's Avatar
Max-VaBeach-Va Max-VaBeach-Va is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Baylake Pines section of Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,368
Default 12 days travel on 1st one

8 days travel on next two and 10 days on another one.
i also have a new M10 coming.
i sold the others and kept one of the evroexcavator2.22 and use it daily now.
got the M10 for the rocky areas around here.

__________________
<")))))><(
please subscribe to my youtube channel - gravediggermax

Reply With Quote


  #13  
Old 09-25-2012, 11:27 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

Cool. So it may make it before I go north. Lol. I may get a chance at a swimming hole in Ohio.

Max how is your fiberglass handle working?

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #14  
Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 PM
73cj5's Avatar
73cj5 73cj5 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NE PA
Posts: 1,121
Smile

What is the total cost with the western union and freight?

I was hoping to find a used 2.22 but know luck yet

__________________
Excal OBN Custom w/ WOT, S12, 10 BBS, Excal 1000 Blue Hip Mounted, Tesoro Sidewinder, Vaquero /CSC, Garret Propointer, Lesche Trowel, Sampson Shovel, STAVR Euroexcavator 2.2, RTG Travel Scoop

Reply With Quote


  #15  
Old 09-26-2012, 12:07 AM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

Originally Posted by 73cj5 View post
What is the total cost with the western union and freight?

I was hoping to find a used 2.22 but know luck yet
I used the western union iPhone app and did bank to cash transfer. It was only 10 more. So 180 total.

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


  #16  
Old 09-26-2012, 02:01 AM
stewart73's Avatar
stewart73 stewart73 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pretty far away...
Posts: 4,987
Default

Mine took about a week to ship if I remember correctly...only a few days to Japan and then stuck in customs for a few days. Will be worth it though when it arrives!
Reply With Quote


  #17  
Old 09-26-2012, 05:48 AM
Max-VaBeach-Va's Avatar
Max-VaBeach-Va Max-VaBeach-Va is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Baylake Pines section of Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,368
Default wild digger and 73cj5

Originally Posted by 73cj5 View post
What is the total cost with the western union and freight?

I was hoping to find a used 2.22 but know luck yet
.
.
for us here, we went to local grocery chain that has western union and they charged like 23.00 bucks to forward money.
.
.
so far the fiberglass is great - the dia. is smaller - jury is still out on that......after using the 1.25" wood for many years, the smaller dia. fiberglass is different.

i need to add something to inside so it will float when i let it go, with the wood, i just tossed it aside when deep, but with this one i have to hold it when working deep.

__________________
<")))))><(
please subscribe to my youtube channel - gravediggermax

Reply With Quote


  #18  
Old 09-26-2012, 10:48 AM
rc2125's Avatar
rc2125 rc2125 is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana/Michigan border
Posts: 140
Default

Got a stavr evro 2.2 awhile back, I think it arrived on the 14th or 15th day from when it was shipped. Ordered a Krepish shortly after, still waiting for that, wanted slightly smaller holes for sugar sand rock-free spots.

Sealing the fiberglass handle can be done several ways, makes it float real nice. On mine, for my stavr, I used 3/4" long cut-off pieces of solid fiberglass rod to make "plugs" which are marine-epoxied in both ends, the lower end also has a 10" reinforcement insert epoxied in place. Just make sure to plug the lower end above where the screw goes thru...

Most fiberglass handles on heavier duty rakes/hoes found in lowe's type stores vary in wall thickness and are usually 31 or 31.5mm outside diameter. The yellow fiberglass poles that electric and phone company folks use are exactly 32mm with much thicker wall diameters, "dickie" brand poles. I guess you could use just about anything to just form a "stopper" inside the tube, then fill with like an inch of marine epoxy to form a solid plug.

On the wood handles, I've had good luck using MANY coats of poly clear coat spray to keep the water out.
Reply With Quote


  #19  
Old 09-26-2012, 11:31 AM
kagarise's Avatar
kagarise kagarise is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL/Sydney, NSW
Posts: 222
Default

it was here in under two weeks if i remember correctly
Reply With Quote


  #20  
Old 09-26-2012, 02:04 PM
WildDigger's Avatar
WildDigger WildDigger is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winder, Ga
Posts: 12,146
Default

Originally Posted by rc2125 View post
Got a stavr evro 2.2 awhile back, I think it arrived on the 14th or 15th day from when it was shipped. Ordered a Krepish shortly after, still waiting for that, wanted slightly smaller holes for sugar sand rock-free spots.

Sealing the fiberglass handle can be done several ways, makes it float real nice. On mine, for my stavr, I used 3/4" long cut-off pieces of solid fiberglass rod to make "plugs" which are marine-epoxied in both ends, the lower end also has a 10" reinforcement insert epoxied in place. Just make sure to plug the lower end above where the screw goes thru...

Most fiberglass handles on heavier duty rakes/hoes found in lowe's type stores vary in wall thickness and are usually 31 or 31.5mm outside diameter. The yellow fiberglass poles that electric and phone company folks use are exactly 32mm with much thicker wall diameters, "dickie" brand poles. I guess you could use just about anything to just form a "stopper" inside the tube, then fill with like an inch of marine epoxy to form a solid plug.

On the wood handles, I've had good luck using MANY coats of poly clear coat spray to keep the water out.
2 things what do you use to plug it? More fiberglass? And where do you find the Dickie poles?

__________________
2020: Silver=5 925=0 Gold=0 Plat=0 Indians=0 LC= 0 Junk Rings=0
MineLab Equinox 800
Videos of hunts here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3lt5YN59j_6NrzpC9yg0g

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stavr scoop Drich Beach and Water Hunting 52 03-06-2014 10:53 AM
Stavr makes a nice scoop...But is it worth the hassle? UPDATE post #37 CanSlaw Beach and Water Hunting 67 06-21-2013 12:42 AM
I Know What's Better Than A Stavr Scoop fsa46 Beach and Water Hunting 16 01-23-2012 10:20 PM
Page# 3,UPDATE,UPDATE,UPDATE....Platinum & Gold & Big Diamonds too! Janster Lost and Found 82 11-01-2011 04:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.