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  3. Pushbutton start

    Ya! What Del said! " had a thing on the floor ..."
  4. Sous Vide Turkey

    They been around a long time; make lots of appliances. Saw lots of their stuff in the Dayton's/Macy's. http://www.trendsettermarketing.net/crux-brings-style-and-ease-to-your-kitchen-available-exclusively-at-macys-and-macys-com/
  5. Sous Vide Turkey

    Never heard of that brand but it is a good price.
  6. Pushbutton start

    Why do we need those new fangled solenoid things? My 41 Plymouth had a thing on the floor that worked the starter. And another one for the high beams. Bunch of sissies!
  7. Sous Vide Turkey

    no tanks...............
  8. Solar Heat Ice Fishing Shack

    That's exactly what I have in this system. Aluminum insect screen around a 2x2 frame that sits in the blocks along the perimeter of the interior of the box if you see in the construction pictures.
  9. Sous Vide Turkey

    SALE! https://www.macys.com/shop/product/crux-14636-sous-vide-professional-style-cooker?ID=4890373&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CAWELAID=120156340016722258&CAAGID=45680870783&CATCI=pla-380116730066&CATARGETID=120156340018375608&cadevice=c&cm_mmc=Google_Home_Electrics_PLA-_-Electrics+-+Sous+Vide+-+GS_Crux-_-224387946218-_-pg2005863_c_kclickid_82f7e307-d305-4674-8675-393feed1ada3&trackingid=439x2005863&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyr2tgY7V1wIViWp-Ch3PLAaJEAYYBCABEgJBjPD_BwE
  10. Fall Success

    Congrats!
  11. First Ice

    I was out last nite----7 inches of ice
  12. Pushbutton start

    Man wouldn't I love to have a nice F100! Years ago had a PU from Ford with that rock solid, dependable straight six! What a piece of work. I traded if off and the fella I traded it to did the same and it went through a bunch of owners. And the last time I saw the carcass of the thing it rigged to big saw (24" blade) and was being used to cut firewood and slabs for cabins. Hell, it may still be running!!
  13. First Ice

    Just enough ice to get away from the in-laws.
  14. FLx 28 or Marcum Lx6 or 7

    Have you tied it using low power?
  15. FLx 28 or Marcum Lx6 or 7

    The proview is a POS. To start off..you can't control the cone angle for dump. Turning the gain up to get a wider cone angle makes the lure signal and other signals huge blobs. Even when the gain is turned to the lowest setting, the proview never narrows to a 9*So in shallow water when a guy wants a wide bean and sharp signal returns the proview is a blobby POS. Because the gain needs to be high to get the wider beam.In 30ft of water where you want a narrow beam to keep your buddies lure off your display the proview never gets narrow enough turned all the way down.With a tri beam you can fine tune everything 1,000% better. I had a unit with a tri beam next to a unit with the pro view.........that night we were sending the pro view in for an exchange to get the tri beam
  16. Solar Heat Ice Fishing Shack

    This is very cool! After seeing your post I did some research online and it all looks very simple. The one I saw just used window screens layer with some separation between with a sheet of plexiglass covering it all. I always thought making a windmill with an old 80s chevy alternator would work pretty slick to keep a battery charged in a hard sided house. It seems like there is always wind but not always sun. It would definitely be nice to come out to the house and have it warm.
  17. Pushbutton start

    Well it probably wouldn't hook up to the old Ford F100 anyway.
  18. Pushbutton start

    I am puzzled by this fascination with push button starting in vehicles. What is the advantage over time tested and simple metal key? Why would I want to add one more 'doo-dad" to my trucks electric system that complicates things? Seems to me the push button start feature is mainly offered to trap young drivers into thinking it is something new and "totally cool". It has been around for a long time but why the big fuss now. Can somebody explain it to an old fashioned key user?
  19. What did you do to your Camper/RV this week?

    What is in your camper now and why wouldn't you just replace it with the same thing? Have you checked the price on both units for replacement? Which one is more affordable. Pros and Cons of using each? Let us know. Thanks Piya. Oh by the way. Why is you name Stanley above and Piya below?
  20. Sous Vide Turkey

    Might have to get a Sous thingy and give it a try one of these days. Today the turkey is going on the Weber using the rotisserie. Charcoal with chunks of hickory for flavor. Charcoal will be on the sides and a drip pan will be under the bird. I always put 2 boxes of Swanson's chicken broth in the drip pan for my gravy. Should be ready after the Vikes game or at least that is the plan.
  21. What did you do to your Camper/RV this week?

    I need to solve the problem of hot water. And I expected that this could be a portable water heater. Which water heater would you recommend to buy?
  22. Hey guys come on up to the GTG and see if you can go home with the Nord Lord. We will have our usual pizza party in the lodge Friday night. Potluck on the ice at noon on Saturday. We will be spearing the Third River Flowage on Winnie. Last report I heard was they have 5 inches of ice.
  23. GTG?

    I've been asleep at the switch I'll get a thread going.
  24. New ice house law 11/20/2017

    Yet another bull chit fee from the government.
  25. Will it sink?

    If you can push it out yourself I would feel safe at 5-6”
  26. GTG?

  27. No, but it does come with a hardshell "special Ed' helmet and 2 extra Smurf stickers.
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