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    Dan
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  1. vtx1029

    White Bear Lake

    look for the big group of people out from Bellaire beach
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    Battery Longevity In Ice House

    Some radio's can be really power hungry. I'd just use a simple bluetooth speaker or some sort of standalone boom box of sorts (for example my makita radio can run for around 50 hours on a single battery). If your lights are not already switch them over to LED. Both of these are easily done to reduce current draw. If you search amazon you can also buy and install PWM led dimmers on all your lights, only turn them up as bright as needed. The great thing about PWM is it reduces your current draw unlike resistor based dimmers of past. Lastly I would take an actual reading at the battery and right where its wired (your results should be very close) when your alarm goes off. You may have a bad Co/lp alarm or the following issues that increase resistance to your alarm in turn dropping the voltage it sees: poor connections, too small of gauge wiring, excessive wire length.
  3. Have a marcum LX9 also use a couple Lowrance units. After using them side by side there are features I like on both but just comparing sonar units I'd have to say that my lowrance units squeak out a win for me over the Marcum. Both are very close to the same performance. The Marcum is much easier to just plop and fish where the lowrance units you have to dial in for each situation. I've never been a traditional flasher guy and never see the need to after using a graph.
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    Nils Master Usa

    Sorry you have had such a bad experience with your nils. I've only had great experiences with mine.
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    Drum Brakes Or Disks?

    Seems a little expensive if its a single axle but maybe not. I've seen guys selling stacks of brakes on craig list before... Go drum. Disc are just going to rust every time out and much more expensive.
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    K-drill roll call and update

    I picked up a new 8" K-drill last year and tried out what all the hype was about. It is light and it cuts ok, but I went back to my nils, it cuts faster with less force and only weighs a couple pounds more.
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    Ice Castle Mini Toy Hauler advice please

    Just curious if you ever weighed your shack to see how close it was to the listed weight?
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    Ice Castle Spare tire carrier

    Give miltona blacksmith a call. He can fab anything you can dream up (also charges reasonable prices). I know he builds tire carriers for some of the wheelhouse MFG's
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    When to buy wheelhouse

    You'd have to visually inspect the pads. Some guys like to crank on trailer brakes so they can wear down fast if people do that. That said you should be able to get 15-25,000 miles out of a set if used properly. for bearing sizes just take them into northern tool they should have what you need.
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    Clam Pop-up Screen Tents

    My friend has had one for 3 years. Its one of the only clam products I would recommend. They are pretty awesome. They hold up in complete downpours and some pretty decent wind storms. Get the one with zip down sides if you can afford it.
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    When to buy wheelhouse

    Take a look at the Glaciers too. There's been some dealers slashing prices lately.
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    6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    Nice work! looks like a great setup
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    Fish House rv Build

    Your bed is pretty awesome! thanks for sharing. Got a link for that winch?
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    Unattended Lines?

    shouldn't matter anyway as I read it if its a tip-up just have to be within 200'
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    Unattended Lines?

    Have bluetooth alarms on it
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