"The vortex alone beats out the gold hog. I recently tuned my a52 banker/ dredge combo by adding vortex and making some changes for the banker. my fine gold recovery is incredible. raised expanded metal is a good idea also.
"I notice the Gold Prospectors Forum of America has a hierarchy of "ranks" based on the number of posts a member makes. Are there degrees of access to the site and does that depend on one's activity and rank at that site?"