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  1. Kdrill or Nils

    Someone is telling me Nils is out of auger business. True?
  2. Kdrill or Nils

    I live in central MN but northern MN is still home. Winter is my favorite season. It was always tradition back in the day just before Thanksgiving to deer hunt Sunday ice fish Monday. We are well before that this year up there. They have been driving sleds from Baudette to Waskish I'm hoping it only gets better
  3. Kdrill or Nils

    They've been ice fishing Upper Red since Nov 7th Were on track for a traditional winter
  4. lets see your ice rides

    I keep it on and only fish Upper Red Lake. I'm spoiled
  5. lets see your ice rides

  6. StrikeMaster issue

    I called D Rock, they recommend replacing the drill. Hoping to find someone that can repair
  7. StrikeMaster issue

    I have a StrikeMaster Ice Auger (I believe 9") It is of the 4 blade design; 2 larger bladed and 2 smaller blades that predrill the hole. I have installed new blades but the auger still does not cut like good/consistently. Although it is not obvious I am thinking the flighting maybe bent. Is there a service center that I can take the auger to have it checked out and straightened if needed?
  8. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    Getting closer to getting the interior finished up
  9. Wheelhouse flooring help

    My floor is marine grade plywood they use for docks and stuff. It is a better grade green treat. I filled all screw holes and cracks and applied the Herculiner direct. I only fished out of it one winter but I have no signs of it coming up or peeling
  10. Wheelhouse flooring help

    I put Herculiner bed liner on the floor of my build. Turned out nice, I like it
  11. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    I agree things are adding up but best to build the house I want/enjoy. I can still slide it around in the garage. I hope to find a way to weight it when done
  12. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    The way the hitch is designed snow is pushed down and under the house. The whole house slides on top of the snow like a big toboggan. No plowing. I pull the house with a tracked ATV. The tracks do throw up a bit of snow that ends up on top of the plastic on the hitch but that is easily removed with a shovel and the hitch folds up out of the way when not in use so I'm not tripping over it
  13. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    No problem with the hitch or plastic on it. You seeing a potential issue? I wanted to finish the inside so went with foam board instead of spray foam. Walls are 1" square with 1" foam in-between.
  14. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    I went with 3/16 UHMW. The plastic has backer throughout whether it the 2x2 floor joists of foam board so 3/16 is plenty thick. If it were hollow on the back side I would probably go thicker. I have 2 spear holes which have 2 round hole covers in each spear door. I once pull the house right after a good powder snow. I did get some snow blow up around door/cover seams in the floor. Otherwise snow fills the spear hole cavity creating a seal and I get very little in the house. I did not have the interior finished last winter. Any exposed aluminum will build up frost and then drip. I'm in the process of adding ferring strips and 1/2 foam board to the interior to cover any aluminum and cedar T&G interior. I'm concerned if I don't have the interior sealed tight warm humid air can get to the aluminum, condense and create a wet spot. I think if I was to do it again I would ferr and add foam board to the exterior keeping the aluminum from freezing. 1' x 2' Anderson window I use it as a spear house so I didn't want a lot of window to cover, just something to peak out of Not a problem, it's been a fun build. Look forward to using it again this winter
  15. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    My first solar project