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Old 29-01-2015, 12:19   #1
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Just curious if any of you guys do any treasure hunting while you are out sailing? I was thinking that you could drag a magnetometer behind as you sail or maybe run a high end sonar unit to look for subsurface formations. I'm sure most of that equipment is pretty costly so maybe you just snorkel with a metal detector in some of the more remote areas? Just a thought.

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Old 30-01-2015, 19:31   #2
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One bump and then I'll let it die.

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Don't know what a mango whatever is but I pulled up a treasure chest when stern trawling once. There was nothing really in it except for - well rotten chest, but we were sure excited until we figured that out.

Took it to some archeologists and had it dated. It was pretty old. Mid 19th century.
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Don't but I certainly have thought about it. Might invest in something before I take off cruising again.

By the way. What kind of boat is that in your avatar? Looks like fun.
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I can't tell you, if I did then you would want to follow me around and rob me of my millions that I have recovered from wrecked Spanish Galleons in the Caribe. Not really, but I have thought about that, only just exploring in the different places I go, if I don't find a wreck then hopefully the fishing would be good. There were many ship wrecks in the Caribbean in shallow water. I have an interest in the Civil War ships that were wrecked in Alaska, but have not done the research to pursue it.
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Don't but I certainly have thought about it. Might invest in something before I take off cruising again.

By the way. What kind of boat is that in your avatar? Looks like fun.

Skipmac it's a shot of the BMW Oracle trimaran. I happened upon it while cruising the web and thought it was cool.

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I pull up abandoned anchors when snorkeling-not sure if it counts but I've retrieved two large-ish danforths which saved some friends some booty/treasure/dollars.


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