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alumabass

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flip up shelters
« on: Oct 22, 2011, 03:01 PM »
I have been thinking about stepping up from my Clam 2000.  I have looked at the Nanook thermal, and I like it.  I have not seen the Yukon TC, so I cannot comare it to the Nanook.  Do you think the thermal is a must?  The Nanook is $100.00 less.  Is there another brand I should be looking at?  I saw that Northern Tool has the best price on the Nanook Thermal at $399.99.  Would the Yukon TC be a big step up from the Nanook?  Sorry my questions are all over the board, just trying to make a decision before the ice comes!

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Re: New Flip Over
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2011, 06:39 PM »
I bought a new Nanook last Monday.  Could not justify the 100 more for thermal.  If there was a full floor I might have thought about the thermal.  I open a close my huts so much it would not be beneficial.  Long time Clam loyal, and still happy with the product.  The only thing i did was move the left seat 2 inches to the end of the sled.  More room between 2 right handed fishermen.
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Re: New Flip Over
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2011, 06:48 PM »
I have been thinking about stepping up from my Clam 2000.  I have looked at the Nanook thermal, and I like it.  I have not seen the Yukon TC, so I cannot comare it to the Nanook.  Do you think the thermal is a must?  The Nanook is $100.00 less.  Is there another brand I should be looking at?  I saw that Northern Tool has the best price on the Nanook Thermal at $399.99.  Would the Yukon TC be a big step up from the Nanook?  Sorry my questions are all over the board, just trying to make a decision before the ice comes!

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Arlo

A lot of guys justify it as why pay more for thermal when you have a 20 some degree floor? Thermal is nice for the condensation, and if you fish really cold areas of the country (by us it gets -20+ and an average day its not much more than 5-15 with the wind) they are nice, but not necessary. I personally dont have thermal, and only on the really cold -20 days do I wish I had it. PS I love flip overs. I will never go back to suitcase style. Clam has an issue with bolts and quality, that being said they are pretty nice. Otter is the best but also the most heavy and expensive. If it was me I would go with Frabill! They are great shanties, great seats, great tubs, great canvas, great bolts...everything!!!! Trekker II and Guardian are great shelters!
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Re: New Flip Over
« Reply #3 on: Oct 22, 2011, 06:58 PM »
I like my thermal top for the fact I don't have water dripping on me and it does seem to get a lot warmer. Less propane I guess but either way a flip style is nice and very fast to setup. The frabills are really nice too. I think this would be a good excuse to go to bait shop or scheels or whatever you have and sit in them and try it out and see what's gonna be the best for you. Last year when I got mine I grabbed all the things that I use off the shelves and set them up in the shed to see how it felt and such.

Clam has supposedly got their hardware issues solved so I wouldn't be too concerned with that.

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Re: New Flip Over
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2011, 07:06 AM »
Why not check out an Otter shack??? You do get what you pay for with them.




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flip up shelters
« Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:31 PM »
Hello   I am new here and I want to look up ice shelter reviews   how would I search that?   I have a clam x4 now but I was looking to get a smaller one that I could set up myself    thanks in advance

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:35 PM »
Welcome Powerwagon
First of all you have to have at least 5 posts I do believe, then you can use the search engine. Good luck!

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #7 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:46 PM »
thanks    just looking through the pics on here    i am getting excited to hit the ice

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #8 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:52 PM »
[quote    i am getting excited to hit the ice
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 We are all getting excited to hit the ice. Powerwagon , welcome aboard !! :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #9 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:53 PM »
Welcome PW

 Yeah ya need 5 post and then ya can look up stuff. But to answer your question, the topic of flip-over shelters has been beat ta death. There are many types, brands, colors.  It boils down to what ya want/looking for in a shelter. I am a Otter person myself. I just purchased a cottage style. expensive but roomy. I like the seat and it wieghted in at 71 pounds. I worry about the poles in very cold temps having to be extended. other then that, like everyone here, I am pumped for the season.

 Good luck with what ever you choose.
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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #10 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:55 PM »
Welcome to the shanty, on the community page down towards the bottom, check out the ice shack tip threads, there is a lot of reviews in there also !

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #11 on: Oct 29, 2011, 04:57 PM »
otter is my preference   are they made in North America ?  I had to replace all the hardware on the clam i bought last year  do you have the thermal model?

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #12 on: Oct 29, 2011, 05:24 PM »
PowerWagon....Welcome to the site....you're gonna find hundreds of opinions here on EVERYTHING....especial ly Shelters & Electronics..... you really do have to check them all out and decide what's best for your sitution.   You want to be able to set up yourself, and fast, and light???   YOu should check out the "Hub Style" shelters.   I use an "Estman Ice Cube 4 man" shelter.....it's really lightweight, sets up in less than five minutes, really roomy inside, comes iwth 5 Ice Anchors, 2 Ice Fishing Chairs, and it's own carry bag with shoulder straps.  You cn carry it like a back-pack, or just buy a small Jet Sled ($40) to pul it and your other gear.   I got my Ice Cube for $125.00
Anyway.....  Welcome once again, and have a great season!!

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #13 on: Oct 29, 2011, 05:37 PM »
          Welcome to IS, it's the site of sites. Now this is my take on flip overs. I had Shappell's Rover & found w/all my stuff heater, flasher, poles, bait, tackle box I needed more room so last year I bought Frabill's Trekker 2 man flip over & wished I had one yrs. ago. I leave the 2nd seat home gives me plenty of room & not that heavy 70lbs.

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #14 on: Oct 29, 2011, 05:56 PM »
Welcome Powerwagon. You might not get these responses from all over the world if you put a "Location" in your profile.
It really doesn't matter though ~ we are all on the same page.      :icefish:
      

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #15 on: Oct 29, 2011, 06:10 PM »
If I didn't already have a Quick Flip II I would be looking to buy a new Eskimo Fatfish 767 or 949.

I am pretty new here too and can say you will not find a better site and group of iCeAhOlIcS.
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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #16 on: Oct 29, 2011, 06:48 PM »
hey PW give us something to work with like how many days U live in the shack are U on foot , do you fish really windy days,snow fall you get the pic ,the guys on here will shell out more info, who better than the gents that do it all the time ;) 
     

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #17 on: Oct 29, 2011, 08:26 PM »
          Welcome to IS, it's the site of sites. Now this is my take on flip overs. I had Shappell's Rover & found w/all my stuff heater, flasher, poles, bait, tackle box I needed more room so last year I bought Frabill's Trekker 2 man flip over & wished I had one yrs. ago. I leave the 2nd seat home gives me plenty of room & not that heavy 70lbs.
hey dude! ive been eye balling the trekker to use as a one man myself...im 6ft 250 lbs...hows that baby handle draggin in snow? slush? etc...i know i know they all suck in the deep stuff etc...but generally speaking is it a nautilus machine to drag around?

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #18 on: Oct 29, 2011, 08:41 PM »
okay this is great  I am looking for something that is well made and I like my space . I pull my clam and a 64" sled behind my snowmobile  like a "B" train.  i use a flasher and I have all the Mr. Heater small propane heaters.I also have a permanent shack on the same lake, Last Mountain Lake in Saskatchewan I want a big 2 man around 100 pounds max. I fish 30 to 40 days a year

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Re: flip up shelters
« Reply #19 on: Oct 30, 2011, 08:00 AM »
PW ,PM sent
     

 

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