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Canvas Craft Insulated Double Flip

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I can't wait for ice season! For room and warmth, I'll be sheltered with a Canvas Craft, Norpac insulated, double-flip this year. I have double back-to-back seats. I believe we will warm and roomy now! I don't think a double heater will be needed due to the Norpac insulated material. Am I right? What else do I need for this setup (besides hard water)?

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No clue dave.. I do know that I too wish to get the norpac... I have seen first hand days when I needed a heater when a norpac house didnt... But I still think there will be times when you need to fire up a little heat.. at night for sure.

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I got fish out of the same house last winter.

The Norpac insulation byCanvas Craft makes a huge difference.

Instead of the heat poring out through the fabric its stays in the house. The heat inside is even throughout the house.

My next shelter is going to have Norpac Insulation.

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I have the big buddy heater for my r2 tec model 300 house.Lots of times we have the windows pulled off and the door open because it gets to warm in there.

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How much heater will you need in a shelter with Nopac.

I know for a fact that in my years of fishing in non insulated shelters that a Mr Heater cooker in an Otter Lodge or Clam Voyager sized portable will be be on the High setting when temps are -10. Expect a lot of frost on the walls of the shelter with hot and cold spots in that space. Thats 12,000 btu's running constantly to heat a space of around 48 sq. ft.

Although my time using an insulated with Norpac is limited I would say you'll need half the amount of BTUs and you'll have less cold spots in the shelter. I could see a Buddy heater heating that 48 sq. ft instead of a Mr Heater. Less noise, less fumes, less propane usage, and more floor and working space made available.

The double flip overs are huge. If non insulated I'd opt for two Mr Heaters on each side rather then a double burner in one location. Instead of hauling two propane tanks I'd T off one tank then run two hoses. You'll at least spread the heat out rather then 24,000 BTU's in one spot. A double flip over with Nopac, you could use that same setup, for sure you'll use a lower heat setting. I could see two Buddy heaters heating that Norpac double flip over in most situations.

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Last winter I fished in sub -20's. We had the double flip over from Canvas Craft and I had a heater on each end and we were fine.

On a day at say 10 degrees, one sunflower is plenty and thats for a huge amount of space and like heating two Otter Lodge houses for size.

These insulated houses are one of the best things that have come out for the ice fisherman since the flasher. yes, they are that nice.

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I did not fish out of norpack sled, but I have fished out a Canvas Craft's flip over for about 8 years!

All I can say is WoW!

It has held up great! wink

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I fish out of a 6x8 with norpac. I can stay out in the house all night with a big buddy heater set on low and sleep in comfort.

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I have the double with norpac. above +10 and 1 heater on med is fine, below that and one side will be colder then the other. We use a big buddy on each end set to low and all the holes stay open. always remember that the wind will be blowing some what and that will leave the one side thats not heated quite a bit colder then the heated side. I will never fish with out norpac again! LOW -28 wind gusting at 20-35 fishing with just a long sleeve shirt and plenty warm with settings at med. well worth the money.

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Ah, just what I like to hear.....warm! Thanks for the info, guys. I think I'll try a small fan and one sunflower heater to circulate the air.

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Yup, as I've been told, my Canvas Craft double-flip Norpac insulated shelter is......WARM grin

I didn't get a fan rigged up yet but one sunflower heater, on low, gets to be a bit warm inside the CC insulated shelter. Once warm, I think I'll have to mainatin temp with a Mr.Heater Jr. I have. I haven't tried that yet but expect good results.

Last Saturday, with the snowstorm and high I was also impressed with no "wind flap" of the canvas.

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That Norpac is the bomb! I got the Canvas Craft Northlander 8x8 and the buddy heater had to be on low. I did turn it up to medium when the wind started kicking because some stapels let loos on one side of the floor that held the tent to the floor and that was my fault not Canvas Craft.

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Mid season post to report my CC Norpac shelter is performing as claimed. Once I was accustomed to setting up a double-flip, it really only takes another minute to set up than a single-flip shelter. I'm very happy with its performance.

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