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About Hoey

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  • Birthday 08/11/1960

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    Maple Grove, MN and Rocky Pt, USA
  1. Humminbird Ice 55 problem

    That was my first hunch. I would also check the ducer connection to make sure it is clean, dry, and tight. I run Vexilars and have had similar issues. Took the unit to the shop where they worked the cord coming out of the ducer, pulling outward and from side-to-side. They indicated that the sealant used often gets distorted and needs to be aligned - something about the positioning of the diodes. This may not be technically correct, but it works.
  2. Is there a home test for a regulator?

    Sounds like an orifice issue or frozen water (condensate) in the line, since there is enough pressure to get started, but not enough volume to maintain operation. After checking the orifices, one on the leading side of the regulator and one in the heater. Then with the house heated up, i.e. in heated garage or this spring, disconnect the line on both ends and blow out with compressed air.
  3. Engel orFrabill Aqua Life

    I have three Aqua Life units - used them when I had a wheel house since they were battery powered and had a 12 volt auxiliary cable. Pros - they kept the bait just fine. Cons - They are top heavy and tip over easily if not well secured; the air pump and battery compartment are fragile, prone to failure, had a couple replaced under warranty. Now with a cabin and deploying on sleds with portables, I use the three units to keep bait in the shed, powered by aquarium air pumps. Occasionally, I will take one out on the lake full of 8" suckers for pike fishing since they have more room than my 1.5 gal Frabill insulated bait buckets. I never heard of Engel before.
  4. First Thing That Pops Into Your Head-

    next wife tryouts
  5. Ice Castle Electrical

    I suggest pulling the GFCI and replacing it. Mine was all corroded and did not work, even though it looked fine.
  6. Locking your fish house?

    The COs can be on you in an unexpected instant. I have experienced and seen this happen many times. Always be ready for them to knock on the door at anytime, without warning.
  7. Gbh - Late Season

    Great question. Yes - In the morning it would come over the tree tops across the street/hwy, loop around over the pond, then around the front of the house, loop around back, and eventually land. When disturbed, it could easily lift off, fly. I was a little concerned that it was still around. It sure seemed to be picking and plucking its feathers a lot. Maybe a juvenile, a late bloomer?
  8. Gbh - Late Season

    We have had this Great Blue Heron hanging around our yard, mostly around the dock area to feed since it was not froze over. Last spotted on Sunday afternoon. I am sure it has pushed on with the snow, wind, and drop in temps.
  9. Solar Heat Ice Fishing Shack

    A damper could be placed inline with the supply air duct to either mix outdoor air or recirculated return air, this is air going into the panel. Modulate that damper with an actuator that is controlled by a simple temp sensor and modulating control, i.e. 0-10v signal.
  10. Hd Direct tv in a Fishhouse

    Digital antenna guy here. I had an RV, crank up antenna on my wheel house. Used it mostly in LOTW and was able to get 12 channels or so. The 4 broadcast, for profit CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox plus the .orgs PBS, Native American channel, and dang - can't recall the others. Always worked fine. I believe there was a signal booster on it too. Had - sold it.
  11. Garmin aquires Navionics

    This leaves Lowrance on an island.
  12. Fireplace question

    I believe an outdoor rated unit would be able to withstand the elements, mainly moisture and water intrusion. So if it is going to be mounted under a roof and inside walls, then an indoor rated unit should be fine.
  13. Hand Grips

    Thank you. Please tell me more.
  14. Hand Grips

    Somehow one of my guests lost a hand grip off my '96 Panterra - how could you not notice a missing grip or realize it was loose. So now I have purchased a set of new grips and some grip glue. Prior to this I have never heard of grip glue. Does anyone have experience, lessons learned on gluing on new grips? I plan to bring the sled into a heated shed for this procedure. I have read on various sites that the glue is really super-glue and that they end up with the grips only getting on half-way before the glue sets.
  15. I was going to recommend the I-pilot, but they want $800 for them, this is for the board, motor top, and remote. They are much nicer than the foot control.