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    Frank DeLuca
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  1. Great work and always nice to see what your working on.
  2. Yes you use a corner fold. You google it I'm sure and find pictures but if you can imagine gift wrapping a box its like that.
  3. The Camera Compass works and if you forget it at home and end up wrapping the cord around an ice scoop or something you'll realize how good it does work. I picked up the Marcum pod with remote and I like that even more.
  4. I don't know where to find that list but you can contact Frabill at Customerservice@planomolding.com
  5. I notice the teardrop style jigs really spin on the way up. My line can be wound up like a rubber band. Then at every lift/jig you get one revolution. Half the time I'm using plastics and if you don't get them on straight it'll really spin. I've watches these things on the camera and cringe when they rotate when they should be sitting still. After you reel in let the jig spin and unwind while hanging with a few feet of line. A good time to do that is when your moving to the next hole. I'd rather not use a swivel because the sounder marks it and fish are attracted to it but its the lesser of evils. The swivel helps but your still getting some spin. Pause more often to let the jig unwind when there aren't any fish around. I'd like to hear what others are doing.
  6. When I'm after Gills, Ice Flies(ants) tipped with a waxie is what I start out with and pretty much stay with them. If I change anything its color.
  7. I lock the door at night, If the door gets kicked in it'll wake up the whole house including my guests, Smith&Wesson. The longevity of doors has a lot to do with quality of install. Next would lack of maintenance. I've seen plenty where everything is in good shape but the bottom of the jambs are rotted.
  8. Nice, storage and rack. Looks like the LED light bar is attached to the rack too.
  9. I use a Digger mount on my ATV and sled. Its fast and easy. I'm on the ice everyday testing and tweaking Nils blades. I rack the auger on every blade change and some days that could be 20 times so for the me the Digger is exactly what I need. The clamp on the Digger makes fast work of securing the auger and removal. The height of the Digger frees room on the rack for more gear. Once in a while we'll take my buddies ATV out fishing. Hes got no auger rack so we'll bungie the auger to the ATV rack. It works but it makes me appreciate the Digger rack all the more. Any rack would be an improvement there. In the past guys have posted their homemade racks and I hope they do so again.
  10. If the drill is underpowered you can lift but it isn't necessary to do that often. With my Milwaukee 2704 and 8" Nils I have no problem letting the drill work its way through 24" of ice in one shot.
  11. x3 on the solar panel. IMO perfect of your situation with the small amount of amp draw your using. I don't like the stove you've chosen. Instead of a sealed combustion chamber that draws outside air its air intake is an open bottom. Your life is depending on the stove drafting correctly. So you need to supply air for the stove to burn. You open a vent. What happens when the wind outside starts sucking air out the vent? It;ll take it from the chimney. No thanks.
  12. Could be a few reasons why your breaking blades. I'd contact Ardisam Phone: 715-822-2415 Phone: 800-345-6007
  13. It is only hard to start but runs fine at higher RPM without choke? Starving for gas. 1st the easy stuff. Eliminate the possibility of a vacuum in the gas tank by opening the gas cap and then tighten. Check for plugged filter inside the gas tank. Before you take the filter off remove the gas line from carb and see if the fuel gravity flows. If it does that isn't the problem. You could try carb adjust but that isn't a fix for a dirty carb. What you can do is remove the mixture screws and hope any debirs flushes out as you pull the engine off with choke on full and gas line hooked up. Before you remove the screws, turn them in till lightly seated counting the turns as you go. Replace screws to original position and try starting. Still have the problem, turn the low speed mixture screw out a 1/8 turn and try it. Repeat. If that doesn't work its time to take the carb apart again and clean it. Bring the carb to a small engine shop and ask for the rebuilt kit. It is only hard to start but runs fine at higher RPM without choke? Starving for gas. 1st the easy stuff. Eliminate the possibility of a vacuum in the gas tank by opening the gas cap and then tighten. Check for plugged filter inside the gas tank. Before you take the filter off remove the gas line from carb and see if the fuel gravity flows. If it does that isn't the problem. You could try carb adjust but that isn't a fix for a dirty carb. What you can do is remove the mixture screws and hope any debirs flushes out as you pull the engine off with choke on full and gas line hooked up. Before you remove the screws, turn them in till lightly seated counting the turns as you go. Replace screws to original position and try starting. Still have the problem, turn the low speed mixture screw out a 1/8 turn and try it. Repeat. If that doesn't work its time to take the carb apart again and clean it. Bring the carb to a small engine shop and ask for the rebuilt kit.
  14. Holes sleeves, banking, and circulate the warm air. Sometimes noise can turn the fish on. Seems if I warm up the truck or wheeler, sure enough the fish start biting. Hard to leave with fish under you and now your late for supper. One trip we had a group of guys fishing tipups for pike, We stood around in the center of our spread. When a flag went off, imagine a Survivor contest and who could get to the flag 1st. Tripping and tackling was OK. With all the commotion more flags would pop. I'm pretty sure no one wants to listen to some one's generator, especially if they don't have one. Somehow you just have to work it out. In the back of the truck insulates some of the sound and if covered protects it from snow. Be careful about putting a gen outside your shack. If the wind is right it can and has entered the shack and poisoned the occupants with carbon monoxide. IMO music doesn't attract fish and I think scares them BUT if you have your boom box turned up to drown out the neighbors gen it equals everything out.
  15. In the past I've found MarCum to be pretty fast with replacement. Did you contact them before you sent in your flasher and did they give you a RMA number? I'd follow up using that info from where you left off.