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Old 01-13-2018, 05:13 PM
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Default First Ring That Fits for 2018!

After missing a nice window to hunt on Thursday, I was determined to get out today when I saw there was another window available. The thing is that the long MLK weekend on South Beach gets crazy with but I figured that if I got there at 9:30am I could get my hunt in and get out before the craziness began. So thatís what I did. In preparation for going out today, I tried on my wet suit since it was little cool and I expected it to be cloudy. (Conditions that have had me shivering before on past winter water hunts) But after 5 minutes of having it on, I was just too hot so I took it back off and decided to chance it. Iím glad I did as I drove to the beach the early morning cloudiness gave way to a very nice sun. I got in the water and it wasnít too bad. As I worked myself quickly to the area that I wanted to get to, I saw a dry sand pirate with an Excal (and I thought to myself what a waste!) At about the 2Ĺ hour mark I found a very nice, boulder and rocky patch and was hitting some greenies. The junk ring shows up, and the next target a few minutes later was white goodness! I knew it was good but since I had people nearby I put it away quickly. I was now certain I was on the board for 2018 and was now working for #2. The next target after that again a few minutes after was the big silver & onyx ring. A bit of time after that in the same area was silver and onyx ring #2. I hunted for 5 hours with the last hour feeling a little cold and ended up seeing 3 other pirates working the deeper water. When I left the beach, which had lots of people and was walking to my car, the craziness on South Beach was just getting started. At home, I inspect the ring and itís marked 999.5 which I suspect is platinum, weighs 8.25 grs and has a womanís name inscribed. I am so glad that I got out today was able to get on the board with a nice plat!
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:44 PM
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Nice finds Felix except for those worthless pennies you are infatuated with

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Old 01-13-2018, 05:46 PM
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WTG CONGRATS FelixtheCat
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:49 PM
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Awesome sauce man, congrats!

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Old 01-13-2018, 05:57 PM
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A plat from China very nice. Chunky. 足白金..

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Old 01-13-2018, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve View post
A plat from China very nice. Chunky. 足白金..
Yeah I noticed it didn't have "Plat" written and had Chinese characters. Are those characters you wrote "platinum" in Chinese? If they are thanks!

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:10 PM
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:15 PM
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Nice chunk!! And a fitter!!

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:42 PM
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Great job getting out in there and finding the treasure! Still waiting for my first platinum.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:18 PM
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Beautiful score!

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:25 PM
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Platinum! I'm jelly!...just kidding. Excellent score Felix.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:33 PM
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:39 PM
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Nice goin'! Did you show Master Cylinder and Rock Bottom?

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Old 01-13-2018, 11:22 PM
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Never seen 999.5 plat posted before, awesome score man! Silvers look good too!

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:02 AM
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Wow! That plat ring ia a beauty..WTG

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Old 01-14-2018, 01:27 AM
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Great stuff man, congrats!

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Old 01-14-2018, 01:40 AM
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I am happy for you Felix. You got a good one you can show off. Good for you. What you going to do with them crusty pennies. I know what you can do. Seed the sand in front of them Minlabs...

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:14 AM
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Awesome hunt Felix and congrats on getting on the board for 2018!

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:36 AM
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Great job !! Nice way to start the New Year....Keep at it man... I`m jealous of you people down south while I sit here in 3 degree temps wondering what to do...HH !

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Old 01-14-2018, 11:43 AM
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Nice and chunky!

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