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  1. Wiring Wheel House

    Go with the manufactured power supply. They are cleaner, easier, and much more practical. Personally, I like the Progressive Dynamics PD4045 but WFCO will still do the job. Also make sure you get a battery disconnect switch (I've got a Blue Sea Systems) to make sure any parasitic losses aren't happening between trips. I would suggest to not use an inverter at all. They are inefficient and I would suggest at least two batteries to make sure you always have enough power for your furnace if you are really considering an inverter. You don't have any big power draws but little things add up quick. Personal preference for myself and a majority of wheelhouse users is to just run the generator the whole weekend. Get yourself an extended run gas tank and don't worry about anything all weekend. You will need to change the oil in your generator before it runs out of gas. Having the generator on all weekend opens up a lot of other opportunities too, my favorite being the crock pot. Nothing better than a fresh 8 hour roast or chili while fishing.
  2. Any companies making a 10in hand auger?

    Go with the Eskimo HC40. 4-stroke and any fumes are gone before you're done scooping out your holes. Electric is nice if you're wanting to just push a button and drill but the HC40 will outlast any electric comparison, specially when you step up to a 10" auger.
  3. New Generator

    Always been a Honda guy but there is a fairly good daily deal on Amazon for a Briggs & Stratton 3000W generator for $900. Not very familiar with their generators but their engines have a solid reputation of being dependable. Looks like it has a lot of useful features such as build in wheels, fuel gauge, LCD power output gauge, hour meter, ect. Also has a built in fuel pump so there is the option to add an extended fuel tank. Not sure if anyone else here has tried their generators but just another option to add into the mix. https://www.amazon.com/Briggs-Stratton-30545-PowerSmart-3000-Watt/dp/B00IWJOOU8/ref=gbps_tit_s-3_1712_c2063639?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=d3152026-148f-4b24-a686-6518d33b1712&pf_rd_s=slot-3&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=gb_main&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=RTYQ0DGF4JF15XKM3MX3
  4. 2018 Yetti Re-design

    I agree with the wheel wells. I don't know how thick the plastic is but I do know that cold plastic and hard objects don't necessarily agree with each other. Personally I don't even like the look of the new wheel wells. To me they look cheesy with the large flare.
  5. 2018 Yetti Re-design

    Thanks for the hydro warning. Only way I'd upgrade shacks is to get an 8x21' with tandem hydro axles. I'm totally content right now with my 8x16 but just been kicking the idea lately. Going to need a little more confidence/reviews in the hydro's and the new glass roof before I drop over $18k on just a shell...
  6. 2018 Yetti Re-design

    Well Yetti just announced their 2018 model changes and they seem have listened to customers and are stepping it up in some ways. https://yettioutdoors.com/craftsmanship/. The biggest change I noticed was the shift to a fiberglass roof. We get at least one good hailstorm every year where I live and just trying to get a feel for how well a fiberglass roof would hold up versus a plywood/rubber roof like on my current shack?
  7. Rubber Roof Replacement Help

    Buddy of mine bought a used Ice Castle over the winter and the roof is getting soft in some spots. Not sure if there is a problem with the current rubber membrane leaking or if there is some framing/plywood issues in the ceiling. If the reason for the soft spots isn't due to punctures to the membrane is it possible to salvage it and re-use it? How hard is it to tear it off it Ice Castle used glue? If reusing the membrane is a lost cause what do you guys recommend for a new membrane? Thanks!
  8. Pine Planking SALE!

    I'm not building a shack right now but just throwing this out there. Menards is having a sale on their pine planking plus 11% off rebate. Menards Sale!
  9. Ion x or Strikemaster lithium lazer

    The real question I have, is that an actual bear skin rug?
  10. Ion x or Strikemaster lithium lazer

    No way I'd own an ION for my wheelhouse. I prefer a 10" hole and am not about to spend $800 for an auger when I can buy almost two Eskimo HC40's for that price. I emailed Ion about this and asked if they would be willing to swap out a 10″ blade for an 8″ combo for the price difference and increase in shipping. They were unwilling to do so, so I took my money elsewhere. I don’t believe that there isn’t enough interest in a 10″ Ion combo. Electric is the perfect drill for wheelhouses as there is no exhaust. Most wheelhouse owners I know, including myself, prefer a 10″ hole in their shack. Heck, even before I had my wheelhouse I preferred 10″ holes (not needed but personal preference). $800 is steep for an auger but the main reason I won't own a 10" ION is because I honestly believe the electric motor and system isn’t built to drive a 10″ bit. A 10″ bit has a lot more ice to remove than an 8″ bit (50sq in vs 79sq in) and torque to spin a larger diameter auger. All that increase in motor load requires much more amperage which could lead to premature failure if the motor and electrical system (wiring/circuit boards) was not designed for such a load. I also asked Ion about this concern of mine and their only reply was quote - “The 10″ will not be sold with the powerhead. The 10″ is an accessory only and does have to be purchased separately”. To me, that sounds a little fishy…
  11. Horizontal aluminum panels

    Computer power supplies are just as cheap and easier to install. In my opinion, relying on just a generator for power is risky if you have a furnace. Yes, Honda and Yamahas are fairly reliable but ice fishing is rarely ideal conditions for stuff to always work properly. Having a battery backup of some sort just to run your furnace and a few lights is well worth the $100 in materials. Even just a lawn mower battery to make it through the night would only cost you $35. You may never use it but I'd rather be safe then cold and sorry.
  12. Horizontal aluminum panels

    What will you be using to heat your shack?
  13. Horizontal aluminum panels

    Like Papa Bear said, unless you have 14' sheets you will have more seams. Not only will you have to deal with the vertical seams on the studs but you will also have to deal with the horizontal seams. More seams = more money and more chance for a leak. VHB tape is not cheap so the less you have to buy the better.
  14. Fish house mattresses

    Not sure what ice castle uses or even feels like. The super soft is similar to the HD36 just lest dense and softer (density and firmness are two different things). Having a thin topper on top helps with the firmness of the HD36. You get the initial soft/sinking feeling from the topper but then the support from the HD36. I haven't had any really large guys in my shack yet no one yet has even gotten close to bottoming out the 3" of HD36-HQ with the 1" super soft on top.
  15. Fish house mattresses

    I would suggest not just getting one foam density/firmness. For my cushions I went with 3" of the HD36-HQ and glued 1" Super Soft Foam on top. Everyone who sleeps on the beds in my shack always comment how comfortable my beds are. For a 82x76" bed it costs $150 for the foam and another $10 for the good glue which can be cut into 2-3 beds. I tried the LUX foam for my couch cushions and while the foam is nice for cushions, it is too firm for me to sleep on even with the 1" topper. I recently switched out the LUX foam to the HD36-HQ and am extremely happy.