Ice Hole

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  • Birthday 01/06/1975

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  1. Ice Hole

    2012 Trophy with what engine?????

    I battled the same decision a couple of years ago on a 185 Tournament Sport. I went with the Suzuki and I don't regret my decision one bit. Very quiet, good on fuel, good low-end power, and just a very smooth engine. I'd certainly buy it again. Agree with the others on here also - you wouldn't go wrong with the Yamaha either. If dealer service on the Suzuki wasn't available to me, I likely would've gone with the Yamaha and probably would've been just as happy.
  2. Unless something is different with 2012's, I thought transport mode had to be turned off - it's not something that's going to go off on its own. Believe I read this somewhere, but I'm not 100% certain - someone please correct me if I'm wrong: On the F150, transport mode is exited by turning the key to "ON," pressing the brake pedal five times, then pressing the hazard switch four times.
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    Gas Vs. Diesel

    A longer warranty doesn't necessarily mean better quality. When companies can't compete on performance, styling, brand recognition, etc., warranties often become a marketing tool used to help sell a product. Kia and Hyundai have some of the best warranties in the auto industry - does that make their quality better than Honda and Toyota?
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    First Oil change?

    New Ecoboost here as well, only 1200 miles so far. I plan on changing oil soon before the towing season, even though the dealer said it's not needed. I figure it's cheap maintenance and certainly doesn't hurt.
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    Ford F150 Ecoboost?

    I know the feeling. I just wanted to test drive one in late February, and every time one hit the lot, it was sold immediately. Finally got a chance to drive one as I was a bit skeptical, but I was very impressed. Dealer had an FX4 w/Ecoboost and luxury package on order, so I got my hands on it and picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Still under 1000 miles, averaging low 18 mpg, but it's tough to keep the foot off the accelerator. Obviously nobody can speak for its long-term reliability at this point, but from first impressions, there's a good reason that Ford isn't having any problems selling them.
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    Android Updates

    The official Froyo build for the T-Mobile Vibrant was released today. It won't be delivered over-the-air, but can be updated through KiesMini.
  7. I believe the setting for disabling 3G is now here: Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > GSM only
  8. Wi-fi is used to connect to a wireless network, so if you have access to a wireless network, the phone will use the network for internet activities versus sending data through your provider. For example, at home I have Wi-Fi turned on so it will use my home wireless network. It's fast and efficient - uses less power than sending data through the provider. However, if a wireless network is not available and you hve it turned on, it continues to search for one, using up battery life. I haven't found turning the GPS on/off to make any difference, as I've found that the phone does not activate the GPS unless I'm actually using an application (Google Maps/Navigation/My Tracks, etc) that makes use of it. As for turning 2G/3G on/off, that's now a good question! The Vibrant received an over-the-air update last week with the JI6 firmware to fix the GPS issues, and now I'm not finding that setting anymore!
  9. Good advice. It does have auto-adjustment of brightness. This can help tremendously. If you go to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use, you'll see what's been using your battery. Your display will be the biggest culprit.
  10. I have a Vibrant as well. It's a simply awesome phone! Do not use a task killer. I won't go into details as you can search the internet for yourself (Google's Android developers blog, Android Forums, etc), but the Android OS is nothing like Windows. Using a task killer on your phone will actually wear the battery down quicker because it's constantly working to do something that the OS is already doing very efficiently. My battery life got better on my phone after it was used for a few days. It also gets better as you learn how to use it. Things like decreasing screen brightness, don't use live wallpapers, use wallpapers with dark colors, turn off wi-fi when not in use, turn off 3g if you don't need it, etc. Also, if you have widgets/apps that update frequently (weatherbug, sports updates, etc.), decrease the update occurrence. Unfortunately, smartphones are tough on batteries. However, I have no problem getting a full day with moderate use out of the battery out of this phone. Hope this helps!
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    Berkley Gulp

    An even better solution is the liqua-bait locker made by Plano.
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    Which is better for me?

    I really can't speak for the Trophy, but I have a '08 185 Tournament Sport. I went with the Tournament Sport over a 185 Trophy simply because I liked the layout of the boat better. I don't honestly know if the hull design is much different as is simply looked liked the floor of the boat was lower in the Trophy. I believe (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that the 185 Tournament Sport is actually wider than a 175 Trophy, and the width can make a big difference on larger waters. I'm very happy with the 185 Tournament Sport and it can handle some pretty rough water. Now, I've never fished Lake Michigan out of it, but it has handled well on some of the larger lakes in Minnesota with decent winds.
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    Portable shack storeage

    Do a search for Racor Heavy Lift - I use one for my Otter Lodge, works awesome.
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    Which motor ?

    I'd vote Suzuki or Yamaha. Unless you're incapable of removing a couple of screws, it isn't a challenge to change oil on a Suzuki.
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    Retractable roof on new stadium

    From 1961 to 1981, the Twins averaged between three and four rainouts a year. The highest number of rainouts in a season (or snow-outs) was seven. Although it may seem like there are a lot of cancelled games, it's far from the truth. Less than 5% on average. Let's look at it a different way. I have no problems renting a cabin on a lake for a week with the risk of bad weather, nor do I expect the DNR to put a roof over part of the lake to ensure that I have good weather because it's simply not a good way to spend my tax dollars. I'm willing to take the risk that I'll get some good weather for my seven days, and I might get a rainout or two. If I buy tickets for a week's worth of Twins games, why should I expect anything different?