With water hunting season in full swing having an FBS detector that can go in the water is a great options however, if you get water into the housing or battery compartment, your season will quickly come to an end - especially if you are searching in salt water. There has been a great deal of discussion on the forums about the O-Ring used on the battery compartment, the possible use of silicone and other pathways water can get into the housing with some truth and some fiction intermixed. So, a few points to consider:
If you are looking for an alternative to the Minelab kit, Treasure Hunting Outfitters offers the Minelab CTX 3030 0-Ring kit which includes two new battery compartment O-rings, two USB plug O-rings and a container of silicone grease along with instructions for installing and maintaining them. A $20 investment to ensure your CTX 3030 remains watertight during the height of the summer water hunting season is inexpensive insurance. In fact, these kits are less expensive than the Minelab kits which include three red battery compartment O-rings and two headphone jack plugs.
Order yours today for $19.95 including shipping in the U.S. Contact us for shipping costs outside the U.S.