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  1. It will actually take longer with greater distraction looking for the lift remote and holding the lift button in for the 7 seconds to get the ducer out of the hole than pulling by hand. Good way to loose that trophy fish
  2. Was a guy out of St. Peter MN making & selling this ducer lift called a Strong Arm for $200 last year. Can't find him on Google so I don't know if he is still making them. Strong Arm lift.mp4
  3. Wasn't sure what this thing was so I googled it. Guess I'll have to wait another year or so before I can duplicate with my spare parts.
  4. Convection heaters always puts hot air at the ceiling and cold air on the floor. Fans may help slightly. By the time you buy fans, spend a season trying different positioning of the fans you might be better off with forced air. You can get a 19,000 BTU Suburban for $385 or less with a little searching. https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-2446ABK-Nt-20SEQ-Furnace-Black/dp/B00HSO2QL2 You can mount it in the V as shown with 2ea. 90 deg. 1 1/2" rigid conduit from Mensrds on intake & exhaust ports, perfect fit. Run 2 or 3 - 4" round got air ducts on wall to mid point of lower bunk. (Or 1 1/2 x 12 steel duct as in my above post.). Put a deflector in front outside intake/exhaust ports to keep road spray pot of the ports when going down the road. Equals comfort + through out the house.
  5. Fish Ottertail mid day (gin clear water) summer & winter 50 to 120 FOW. Cisco balls/clouds 100 ft. + diameter suspended 20 to 35' walleye just below. Trick is finding the balls in miles of deep water. Bait balls also effective in shallow waters. Targeting Fall Walleye pulling minnows & crawlers found bait ball 17 FOW marking lots below. Switched to leech on second pass got some really nice Blue Gill on Sand, Itasca Co. Great family fish fry.
  6. Small tabs welded mid frame.
  7. No, not normal. Only time I have had any frost inside is when I forget to fully close and lock my windows. I have them open when drilling holes.
  8. I have a Suburban NT-20 SQ, 19,000 BTU vented in my 6.5 X 12 wheelhouse. I drill my 6 holes (8") with house fully up taking extreme steps making sure no snow, ice or water gets on the floor. I also found a unique way to 100% seal my holes so no outside air gets into my house through the holes. My house is also well sealed. At -22 deg. with 20 mph wind my furnace run time us about 18-20 min. per hour and my windows don't even "fog up" with 3 guys fishing. Drilling or re-driling holes in a skid, it's nearly impossible to avoid avoiding snow, ice shavings & water on the inside floor which may be the source of inside moisture. Maybe venting as leech suggested will help, our even power vent until the floor dries could help. Sorta like taking a shower in a bathroom without a bath fan, when a bit of condensation shows up on the mirror.
  9. You might want to clean and replace Reed Valves before er-doing carbs. Ther have a tendency to bow and contact surface gets cruddy with age.
  10. I agree with Del, Roundup is extremely effective. I spray a back lot line fence, in and around front flower/Bush garden, edge of shed etc. twice annual - areas hard to weed whip & I hate constant pulling green weeds. You can get a gallon of "Ready to Use" for $12, no mixing required. I use a pump hand sprayer, spray the leaves which turn yellow in 4 to 5 days and brown flat on the ground in a couple weeks. Following year you can er-seed grass.
  11. Won't work! I have an electric heater in my 6.5' x 12' "non sleeper" wheel house, 3" insulated top, sides & bottom, tyvek wrapped. Electric heater's are 1,500 watt (leech post above). It takes about 3 hours to raise the temp from 0, or below to 60 deg. I plug it in at home the night before to pre heat the inside for next day fishing. Also get cabin/motel on overnight trips, and remove WH each night, plug in heater overnight clean fish and keep warm for next day. The top shelf 2000 watt Honda @ $1,100 has a STARTING watt of 2000 & RUNNING watt of 1,600 watt. If I recall, you used pink poly hard foam on roof & sides with no insulation on floor. Pink Poly 2" is 7.5R for walls & roof, 0 on floor. My R factor is 13.5 fully insulated. Your electric heater will run 100% of time using Max power from a 2000 watt generator and be lucky to get above 50 deg. Last summer I put a 19,000 BTU Suburban $318.00 new in my house. At -14 deg. it ran 22 min per hour. I get about 65 hrs of fish time on a 20# tank at below 0 temps. Suburban price now gone up a bit but you can do better if you shop around. Electric heater in yellow circle
  12. Impractable - your on Mille Lacs, sky getting dark, you pick up an AIS signal on your app 14 miles SW of your location heading north in your direction at 72 MPH. Amazed by the boat speed you call your buddy Joe one of two in MN who also has the AIS system & find out he is on 169 in his F150 heading to Leach, just forgot to turn off his chart plotter after bragging about his new $900 AIS with his neighbor before leaving home, you know the guy that has to have every electronic available. All those dozen or so guys in there 14' Lunds cranked up there Scott Attwaters and are heading to shore at the frightening speed of 4 MPH trying to beat the on-coming storm and 4' waves. They really have no desire for those newfangled useless things.
  13. Yes it does use Text along with all the other communication media on your phone. Two methods, Export GPX or share. Export GPX can put the marker, track or route on your chart plotter device if its bluetooth or WiFi linked to your phone. Share sends out to selected contact by chosen media, email, messages, face book, Twitter, what ever is on your phone. Very quick, very effective. My Share Media: top row are frequent people one touch send.
  14. Import/export works great sharing on the Boating App, Garmin Chart plotters that use Active Captian, going to Lakemaster/Humminbird with FishSmart. Even put a waypoint on Google Map. The share function fails on the Garmin Basecamp, program used to import/export GPX to many of the garmin Hand Helds. If your in cell range a the Smart Phone Text works quickly to share your location with friends.
  15. @BunchOfish Totally agree, prices are outrageous, and yes my 90' crestline serves me well. I also build my fishing stuff. Wheel house 4 years ago pic 1, added power lift winches last fall. Just completed my second under water camera self contained in case (upper left insert) pic 2. Wireless remote camera deploy/retrieve, rotate and DVR record video. Wired and wireless video to othee monitors, runs on M18 Milwaukee battery or external 12v power. Video quality (lower right insert) equal to Marcum, Vex or Aqua Vu. Ice augers made from modified Mora hand augers and variety of adapters from steel shaft. Also did an auto jigger. Just a few of my very inexpensive fishing products.
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