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RTG Pro Aluminum 6" Travel Water Scoop (#RTGBBtv6) for Metal Detecting
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- The handle is 40" long
- Overall length of this scoop approximately 48"
- Rubber hand grip for comfort
- Long handle travel scoop
- Weighs 4-1/2 pounds
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|Package Height||6.5 x 11.5 x 45.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||4.1 pounds|
Here is our aluminum 6" travel water scoop. it is our lightweight shallow water & beach scoop designed for travel. The aluminum bucket has 5/8" diameter holes punched into the sides & the back of the scoop. The bucket of the sand scoop is 6 " in diameter by 11" long. The aluminum 1-1/4" diameter handle is welded at a 20 Degree Angle so you can use your foot on the back of this scoop to push it into the sand. The handle comes apart in the middle for traveling purposes. There is a top reinforced aluminum brace to give this scoop added durability. The handle is 40" long making the overall length of this scoop approximately 48". the handle has a rubber hand grip for comfort. Made in the U.S.A.. if you are a traveler - this is the scoop for you! this is an excellent choice for a long handle travel scoop. This scoop weighs 4-1/2 LB.
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The scoop is also extremely well constructed. I was really impressed with the quality of the welds. They look solid and were large enough that I'm unconcerned about wear and tear. Overall, the construction, weight, and usability make this a 5-star product.
The scoop connects at the middle with a set of sheet metal screws. There's a tube inside of the tube (if that makes sense) that the top end and bottom end connect to. As a result, this is a VERY strong design, and there's zero flex (that I could tell) at the screw. The stress is distributed over the internal pipe.
The aluminum scoop is light enough that it was VERY easy to lug around on the beach (I just had to figure out how to keep it out of the way of my coil and not bang people I finally settled on either dragging the scoop, or holding it near the scoop head and leaning the handle behind me. As for use? WOW... what a pleasure it was to simply scoop out sand while standing up, and then wave the coil over the hole. Unlike land digging, no bending over required! And SO much easier than using a small trowel. Faster, too! As a result, I probably dug twice as many targets.
Basically, you scoop the sand, and then run your metal detector's coil over the new hole. If there is still a signal, dump the sand from the scoop and dig again. If not, the object is in the scoop. Shake or dump and spread to find. Even in the water, digging was no problem, and the scoop's vent hole size resulted in VERY little effort to "shake" out the sand and leave the objects. Great design.
I had no problem with the handle length or the fact it was a straight handle. I'm 5'10".
Only thing I'd recommend to folks is that you get a set of gloves for the first couple times you use this (I did, and was VERY glad), as the aluminum creates a patina (grey oxidation) that rubs off onto your hands or clothes (if you bump or lay the handle against yourself). Basically, you'll have grey hands/marks if you use this in saltwater initially. I found that after it was rubbed down with sand/gloves, the patina was worn away, and it went back to being shiny aluminum with nothing transferred to my hands. It wasn't a problem, but I wanted to note it for folks that they should just be careful with it the first time used, if you're wearing light colored clothes.
Also recommend washing down with freshwater after use, just to keep things nice (saltwater will eventually pit aluminum).
One suggestion and observation. you will handle this scoop my its long aluminum tubular handle. You hands are going to turn gray from the aluminum. Spray paint the handle with white paint and you will avoid this.