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The Minelab Excalibur has been hailed as the best beach metal detector in the world and is widely used by many metal detectorists, both hobbyists and professionals alike. This book takes the reader through the first six months of the author owning and searching almost every day with a Minelab Excalibur and gives a valuable insight into what the potential user of such a machine is bound to experience. Minelab Excalibur Diary provides an unparalleled look at the ups and downs of mastering the Minelab Excalibur and deals with the problems that the beginner is likely to experience with his new machine. It also covers some of the modifications that can be made to make beach metal detecting easier, as well as dealing with the changing conditions of beaches and tides that can make a day’s shore hunting either a golden success or a complete failure. Perhaps most importantly, the book also conveys to the reader the necessity of developing the right attitude to successful beach metal detecting with the Minelab Excalibur metal detector. Minelab Excalibur Diary is unique in as much as it is the true record of a metal detectorist’s first seven months spent in a concentrated effort searching a single Thai beach rather than a conventional guide or a reference book. Although the diary is set on a beach in Thailand, the book provides a valuable and enjoyable read and will assist the owners of Minelab Excalibur metal detectors to a greater understanding of both their machines and the shorelines of any beaches in any country in the world.

Peter Jaggs is from Essex in England and has spent the best part of the past twenty five years in Thailand since he was in his early twenties and has visited every province in the country. Peter has always believed that real work is a necessary evil and should only be undertaken when funds are required for the extended bouts of bar-hopping, fishing and hanging out on beaches he much prefers.However, he does enjoy writing about his beloved second home and has had articles, stories and poems published in several newspapers and magazines. Although Peter loves women – especially of the Thai variety – he is not married because he feels that a wife would be as much of a hindrance to his freedom and irresponsible lifestyle as a regular job. Besides this, no female on God’s earth could put up with him for any length of time apart from his mother.Peter is currently based between Devon, England and Pattaya City and spends an equal amount of time in each of his two homes with frequent excursions to other favourite venues in Asia. Peter also wrote the first ever book in the English language published on freshwater fishing in Thailand.