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  1. fishwater

    Locator for kayak

    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. fishwater

    Lake trout blanks

    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. fishwater

    In line reels... Which is best

    +1. As far as the multiplier inlines go, it's junk, junk and more junk IMO.
  4. fishwater

    10 Inch Ion, what's the verdict?

    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. fishwater

    auger extensions

    Get a clam drill plate extension, they fit the Ion and are adjustable. I believe the shortest hole gives 6 inches of extension.
  6. fishwater

    Shipping a boat

    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. fishwater

    Nokian tires

    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. fishwater

    Ripping DVD's to use on Tablet

    To decode and find the movie files, I use MakeMKV. I then use Handbrake to trans-code into MP4 format.
  9. fishwater

    Tablet suggestions?

    I recommend them. We have a Tab S and an older Tab pro, both are super devices.
  10. fishwater

    Peet boot dryer?

    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. fishwater

    Longer Noodle Rods

    Nothing wrong with ordering 30" rods either.
  12. fishwater

    What flasher(s) play well with a Marcum LX7?

    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. fishwater

    Best way to remove weeds and grass from a garden?

    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. fishwater

    New Trolling Motor

    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.