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  1. I like the new Helix series - the Humminbird Helix 5 SI goes for under $500. You can do a transducer exchange for the thru-hull (hole in kayak) version.
  2. I just ordered 5 of the Batson .385x.105x72 solidglass series to make into laker rods. That was the most suggested blank while doing searches for lake trout ice rods that I came across.
  3. +1. As far as the multiplier inlines go, it's junk, junk and more junk IMO.
  4. My buddy made an adapter and runs his Nils 8" on his ION with great success. We were a little hesitant considering the slower rotational speed of the ion compared to the Tanaka powerhead, but it cuts super smooth.
  5. Get a clam drill plate extension, they fit the Ion and are adjustable. I believe the shortest hole gives 6 inches of extension.
  6. The older versions of the reata 186 and 210 previously had a hull that was more of a bass boat design. I believe they are all more of a multi-species designed hull now like the early reata 1850vs.
  7. I'm on my third set of the WR series for my car. I drive a lot and get good life and handling with them. A little expensive, but a better option than running two sets of tires IMO.
  8. To decode and find the movie files, I use MakeMKV. I then use Handbrake to trans-code into MP4 format.
  9. I recommend them. We have a Tab S and an older Tab pro, both are super devices.
  10. My Peet boot dryer doesn't have a fan either and only puts out a bit of heat. If you let it run with your boots over the dryer, the inside of the boots should feel fairly toasty after a little while. If the boots aren't warming, the heater is likely shot.
  11. Nothing wrong with ordering 30" rods either.
  12. I suggest getting a vexilar and run the risk of a bit of interference now and again. It is a better tool for marking fish immediately under the ice.
  13. One of my favorite methods to weed is to use a large propane torch; the Red Dragon brand are commonly available at places like Northern Tool, or Fleet Farm. If you're seeds haven't sprouted you can go fairly aggressively over the entire area, basically kill everything that is growing. If your seeds have sprouted, you can lay a segment of metal gutter, or something similar over the sprouts to protect them as you go. Oscillating stirrup style hoes are also pretty handy. They are also commonly called scuffle or hula hoes. Ammann and Glaser make good ones. A good sharp bladed hoe will clean up a garden quick. As far as mulch, I prefer oat straw. I have a trac vac grass collector that I use for collecting grass for border mulching, but I try not to put clippings into the cropping area.
  14. It's a solid motor except for the foot control IMO. I went through a foot control every year before getting the terrova. I've gone five years on the terrova and I'm only on my second pedal.
  15. We hauled a blue 1-man kayak into the Windmill Marina on 5/3. It was mostly submerged and floating downstream near the marina. We left it on the dock. It looked like it had been in the water for only a short amount of time. It didn't have any name or registration on it.
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