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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. @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.
  8. Supply & Demand - lot more garages than RV`s & ice Houses along with cagey marketing convincing buyers it's actually worth the sell price. Reason many pay $1000 for a plastic tub, a couple aluminum poles, multi layered fabric & 2 chairs and called a flip. You can get 100 minimum order ice augers made to your specs., shipped to your business for $33 each tax free than sell them for $200. Most of the stuff we buy for outdoors sports fall into this arena.
  9. Spot on @Hawg, an additional $200 is a small price to pay to keep one's wife & <2 year old child safe. Good Ventless heaters run $150 - $200. The Suburban vented 19,000 BTU runs $389. Last fall I found mine for $312, free shipping just took a bit of searching. My DIY 6.5 x 12 + V front wheel house has 3" batt insulation floor, walls and ceiling. At -17 deg my 19k Sunurban runs 5 cycles per hour 4 min per cycle inside temp at 70 deg. Clear windows, no headaches, no dripping water and no frozen shut door after it sets over night without heat. Fully automatic, flip a switch, set thermostat heat on. https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-2446ABK-Nt-20SEQ-Furnace-Black/dp/B00HSO2QL2/ref=asc_df_B00HSO2QL2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312094794632&hvpos=1o20&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11306086615406042177&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019473&hvtargid=pla-570834184548&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60223452937&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312094794632&hvpos=1o20&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11306086615406042177&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019473&hvtargid=pla-570834184548
  10. Contact Eskimo, you may have a pop up with older hubs that need a change order. I had the larger 949I, 2013 version, where the poles failed to rotate in the hub during set-up or take-down causing the poles to break. Got worse in really cold temps. Eskimo sent hub update kits and new poles at no cost.
  11. On a future light weight build you could include a power winch lift for another $175. A bit of wiring but really sweet to have in -15 temp & 30 mph snowy wind.
  12. I'm puzzled about your arguement comment we both said the same thing, Ice Castle side marker lights are attached to the side of the wheel house and not the fender (ScreenShot). I was just giving you a heads up on what I observed on your build. Your totally entitled to do whatever you desire.
  13. Side marker lights AKA fender lights are required (federal law) on all trailers 80" and larger in width. As tires and fenders are part of the trailer they count in the width so the side marker lights are required. Because wheel house fenders are attached to the wheel lift side marker lights are allowed attached to the side of the trailer/house near the center, as the bouncing wheel cause the lights to fail. Reflectors are also required one red at back and one amber at front each side. And yes, 6.5 Ice Castles and all other manufactured wheel houses have side markers. Top pic is an ice castle side marker light circled. Bottom pic my DIY wheel house. Where I had the lights on the fender and moved them to the side last fall after total fail due to short circuit. Link to light and reflector federal requirement. https://one.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/Trlrpstr.html
  14. On lights. You appear to be missing Fender lights. Amber forward/red back. Also the 3 rear top center lights.
  15. Couple of things to consider. Ventless or vent free heaters produce carbon monoxide. I don't see any vents in your build so you may need to crack your windows. Also propane produces .85 gallons of moisture for every gallon of propane burned. A 20# tank of propane holds 4.7 gallons of propane. You will put 4 gallons of moisture in your house for every 20# tank burned. Make sure you have a working CO detector.
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