Sand Scoop Modification
Published: June 28, 2010
I own three sand scoops. The first one I bought from eBay works fine but requires a lot of bending and getting down on one knee.
The scoop is designed primarily for dry sand and is OK but getting up and down all day is a lot of work.
You can see that it will have a hard time in the wet sand and in the water.
The next sand scoop I purchased was a second hand, metal, short handle scoop. This has been my baby for about 8 months now – but it is getting beat up with me going to a local reservoir with a clay bottom.
You can see that this scoop has seen some wear and tear. It will still work – but it is on its last legs.
I picked up another short handle scoop when I was in Hawaii – this time from Craiglist for about $10. I didn’t notice it at the time I bought it, but the angle of the handle is all wrong for digging with your foot. This one is designed for dry sand only and used by pulling it back towards you.
I needed to get it modified and have the angle of the handle changed and re-welded. I explained this to my wife and uncle and they assured me that it could be done easily.
You can see the different angles.
I gave my wife the two scoops and she headed out and came back with the following:
Now, you can see that the angles of the two scoops match.
Repair Bill – 40 Thai Baht – $1.25 USD
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