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  1. I would look at both. Providing they are both in excellent shape I would go with whichever you can get a better deal on. There were very little if any change from 2006 to 2012. Without seeing them I would go for the 2006 because it has less miles. But both are pretty low for a Honda. I personally have a 1997 Foreman 400 and I would never part with it. Honda makes the most bullet proof quad on the market PERIOD!!
  2. I really can't comment on the other brands all I can say is I have over 400 hours on my Yamaha 2000iu and it runs like the day I bought it. It will run over 10 hours on less than a gallon of gas powering the TV and keeping batteries charged on the RV while hunting. I have put in a couple new NGK plugs and change the amsoil in it once a year. I only run non Oxy. I bought it for $899 brand new and it has more than paid for itself. Good luck on your purchase.
  3. I have a strikemaster strike light with the steel auger and love it to death. If I had to buy a new auger tomorrow I would probably buy the Honda Lite. However a close second would be the Eskimo HC40. I fish out of portables. If I was buying an auger for a wheel house it would be for sure the ION. Good luck on your purchase. They are all great augers!! There are a lot of good choices out there and they all drill holes it really is a personal choice, and how you fish.
  4. On the bottle it states good to -50. To test I put a full gallon of 2 different brands outside last night. I had -12. One brand was just about solid actually had the bottom pushed out. and the other was slushy. What gives? I usally blow out my lines and just pour it in traps and a little in each holding tank. But for those that run it through lines I am not sure I would.
  5. If you want newer technology and better go Marcum. If you want old reliable go vexi. Me I jumped ship to Marcum a few years back and havn't looked back. As far as interference. I fish all the time with vexilar and Marcum in the same house with no issues. You just have to adjust IR on both units until they clear up.
  6. Why are all the seating heights so dang low?? I want to upgrade my older clam, but not happy with how shallow the sleds are and low the seat heights are. Why can clam not make a one man with the same seating height as the 2 man x2 or similar?? Just seems to me that the quaility goes down each year and the price goes up. Come on Man.
  7. I will be building a few small box blinds for my father in law and sister in law to keep them warm next year. Anything I can do to keep him hunting... I bought a new hunting parka this year from the big C store. It has the new thinsulate and I was quite surprised at how warm it is. Sunday morning it was 7 degrees when I went out and sat until past 11 when we had to get going. I wasn't cold at all. I do not think a propane heater would be an issue at all. I would say we are much more smelly and out of place than propane. A deer will smell us way sooner than a heater.
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    ATV Cart?

    I am looking for a pull behind cart to haul some gear through the woods. I have been looking at a few on the internet but dang are they expensive. Some as much as $800. Anyone have one they bought for closer to $200. Would you buy again? Thanks!!
  9. I cracked my yamaha 115 motor coweling. A new one is $500. Anyone know of a place that could fix it?
  10. I am replacing the Casting Deck in a Alumacraft boat that is rotten. I bought a sheet of 3/4" Marine grade from the Local "M" Store. Do I have to do anything other than cut, carpet and screw?
  11. There are many good synthetics out there including Amsoil. If you are going to use Amsoil the best way to buy is directly from their HSOforum. Become a preferred customer with a small fee and you get the products discounted and delivered to your door. You will save a bunch of money this way. The dealers will charge you a couple bucks a quart which adds up in a hurry. That is how I buy all my amsoil products.
  12. ATV's no problem, that what we used on the 3 different lakes we fished. Most of the access's were truck driveable last weekend so ATV's will be fine. You may have to drive around the main access points a bit with the quads though.
  13. Quote: To the clowns from Minnesota that were fishing off of the Kanago access, if you would like me to drill a hole for you please just ask, I will be happy too. Sneaking into the area I just drilled out on your ATV and using one of my holes no more than 45 seconds after I drilled it is rude and frustrating, especially when there is a grand total of 2 other people on the entire lake. Quote: Creepworm, Though I understand your frustration with the terrible fishing on Sunday, your accounts were not exactly accurate as to our Clown like behavior... We too were all over the south bay on Sunday ariving at noon after fishing another un-productive lake. After drilling around 50-100 holes and moving many times throughout the day on the south side of the island. We decided to give it a try in one last spot where you were installing tire chains by. We picked this spot because of the success in the past. Not because we watched you catch fish or thought we would steal your holes. We set up 100 yds away from your truck. You did not have any fishing equiment on the ice, nor were you drilling holes while we snuck on in to fish your holes. We had no idea you were even fishing after watching you play around with your tire chains for over 10 minutes. We thought you just stopped to work on your truck. We fished one of the holes you drilled not knowing you even drilled them. We drilled all but one of our own holes again 100 yds from where you were working on your truck.. Also you forgot to add when you came over to us we offered to leave. You said it was ok. After fishing not more than 5 minutes we moved anyway out of repsect another hundred or so yds more to the south away from your fishing spot. We are again sorry for intruding on YOUR fishing area.
  14. I would third, Highbanks. We caught alot of the fish pictured on Highbanks facebook site. The first 2 days some of us fished out of their Sleeper shack #10 and did really well on perch. The third day we ventured about 5 miles out of one of their new roads and caught a load of perch, walleyes, and northerns between 10am and 4pm.
  15. Quote:2. At the end of each ice season I save all waypoints and icons to a chip so that when the unit eventually fails I only lose the info from that season. I do the same with the units in my boat each fall. Fishaholic I only wish I would have read this last year. It worked great last year. This year it will not turn on. I am bummed because my waypoints are lost!
  16. Buddy heaters are great when they are taken very well care of. They can be very finicky. I like my portable buddy for my 1 man clam. but for my bigger portable Otter I like the tried and true Sunflower.
  17. Walleye18 did they out fish other lures or are they all that was needed that day? I seen them on Fish Ed also and they mentioned them as one of the best lures for negative to neutral fish. Is that what you found.
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    ATV Tracks

    I have a honda 400 foreman and if I bought tracks for it and then upgraded to a new atv would the tracks work on both wheelers? I just don't have the room for a sled and want to be able to get places icefishing when there is deep snow. Thanks
  19. Anyone try these, if so how did they perform. I seen these on my last at my local sporting goods store. They looked interesting but didn't know if I wanted to give them a try or not.
  20. right now they have 20% off of all fishing hear. Killer deal on all electronics.
  21. The dog will need to be crated until the speration anxiety is under control. A few things I have done in the past for some of our foster dogs we have had. Put a piece of clothing or blanket that the Master has worn or slept with etc... Leaving a radio on in the room while away helps. As does covering the kennel with a bigger blanket while away. All 3 of these things help calm them.
  22. The best thing to use is actually a camper power converter. I have a WFCO 55 amp in my camper they can be had for about $180 online. It has a 3 stage 55amp charger that will charge your batteries and convert your 120ac to dc while your generator or land power is connected. Though alot of people will use an on board charger, because they are easy to use aftermarket. I think every Wheel house that has a battery system needs a charging system to manage battery power, either a power converter or a on board charger.
  23. I would also like to add I put in a 12 volt switch on the 2 extra batteries so If I take them out for my boat or something I can just turn the switch off and still be able to camp using my one main battery. You will so much more that wheel house once you have adequate battery reserve!!
  24. I don't think you can go wrong with either. The down side of the ION is if you were to be using the ATV or Snowmobile and it was cold. Keeping the battery warm. If you had your truck or wheel house to keep the battery warm than not much of an issue. I will say though that Lithium Ion batteries are much better than lead acid, or NI-Cad etc... I currently have the strike lite 2 and love it. I would like to upgrade to the Honda lite though for one reason. That is the bladder Honda uses for the oil. However the Ion is an option I will look at if I decide to upgrade. No gas or oil would be a wonderful thing as well!
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