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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.
  16. You'll get minimally twice what they offer for a core exchange at most places by bring it directly to a scrap facility. The last time I brought in old deep cycle batteries, I got close to $100 for the three. I think the prices are down a bit for lead compared to that time. I found prices from .25-37 cents a lb for car batteries. There are a bunch of places along the river north of downtown Minneapolis, also there is a place north of Hugo and one in Cambridge that I know of.
  17. The purpose of this fact sheet The purpose of this factsheet is to provide the legal requirements related to the harvesting, sale, and purchase of wild mushrooms. Regulations on Wild Mushroom Sales The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has specific regulations for individuals who harvest and wish to sell wild mushrooms. To learn more about becoming an MDA approved source, or to inquire about an MDA license, call the MDA Dairy and Food Inspection Division at 651-201-6027. There are specific regulations in the Minnesota Food Code (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4626) regarding wild mushrooms. The Minnesota Food Code requires that all food sold or served to the public must be obtained from an approved source. Minnesota Food Code Links to the many Minnesota Rules that pertain to food safety. Who may sell wild mushrooms? Qualified mushroom identification experts The Minnesota Food Code states that a food establishment may only purchase wild mushrooms from an approved source where each mushroom is individually inspected and found to be safe by a mushroom identification expert. The Minnesota Food Code defines a mushroom identification expert as someone whose knowledge of mushroom species has been “…verified and approved by the regulatory authority through the successful completion of a wild mushroom identification course provided by either an accredited college or university or a mycological society.” Individuals that harvest and sell mushrooms grown only on their own or rented land may not be required to be licensed, but must still comply with all other applicable rules and regulations, including documentation of training as a mushroom identification expert. According to Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4626, cultivated wild mushrooms species are considered to be from a safe source, if they are grown, harvested, and processed in a facility that is regulated by the food regulatory agency that has jurisdiction over the operation. Wild mushrooms, including those from independent harvesters, that are sold in packaged form by a regulated processing plant are also considered to be from a safe source. These plants are licensed by MDA, and they employ one or more recognized mushroom identification experts. Which Wild Mushrooms may be Sold by an Individual Harvester in Minnesota? Morels The morel mushroom is currently the only wild mushroom that may be sold directly to markets, restaurants, or consumers in Minnesota. No mushroom identification experts have been certified to sell any wild mushrooms except morel mushrooms at this time.
  18. MinnKota suggests a 60 amp is warranted for the 50# PD.
  19. Typically counties offer pretty cheap bare-root trees through their water and soil conservation programs. Washington Co is $35 per 25 trees for the different species offered. Tree pickup is April 26th here.
  20. We've got a pretty long driveway, it's packed dirt and gravel with some really old patches of decaying asphalt. Essentially every third year we get a few yards of class 5 delivered, more than we need in one year anyway since most of the cost of the material is delivery. I usually spread about half right away to the areas in need of grading, then I move the remainder to a concrete pad for use in the subsequent years to fill as needed. I have a compact tractor with loader bucket, but a wheelbarrow would certainly work to get it to the areas needing the fill. Most of the work is done with a spade and rake.
  21. Yeah, using first year plant starts for onions is very important, not only for size, but also for storage potential. The little onion bulbs are going into their second year of life; as a biennial, they really want to make seed during the second year, they have a lot more going on than just growing like the first year plants.
  22. I don't know the most recent compatible chip, but pretty sure that 09 and older work with the H2O.
  23. fishwater

    My Ion broke

    Iambjm - thanks for posting your assessment of the inner workings of the safety mechanism of the Ion handle. I was hoping that if mine broke, I could fix it by doing as you suggest and rigging it to not require the safety paddle at all. I figure between the delay, and removing the battery during transport, the trigger safety is a bit overkill anyway.
  24. Not securing the sled in a trailer is an accident waiting to happen IMO. My buddy has a Yetti that he hauls his sled inside. He has a T-bar ski clamp and uses hyfax type ski-skins.
  25. Handbrake and MakeMKV is what I use for pulling video files off DVD. Both are freeware. Make MKV strips the files off the DVD, Handbrake puts them into the desired format for digital playback. Both are super easy to use.
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