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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #580 on: Apr 06, 2017, 06:54 AM »
Good tune!
Looking lonelier and lonelier out there!

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #581 on: Apr 10, 2017, 09:08 AM »
Checking the bob houses after a snow storm...

https://youtu.be/etJTVl1lReA


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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #582 on: Apr 10, 2017, 01:53 PM »

So after having it for a full ice fishing season, how did the new ride stack up?

Looks like it was ripping through the snow without issue...

Thanks for the video..

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #583 on: Apr 10, 2017, 04:27 PM »
So after having it for a full ice fishing season, how did the new ride stack up?

Looks like it was ripping through the snow without issue...

Thanks for the video..

Good and Bad actually.

Good:
I used it in all conditions this season and it did not let me down. In deep slush, it didn't go fast (around 7 mph) but it didn't stop either. Normally it will go around 15 - 25 mph depending on conditions but honestly that's too fast with no suspension. It's better to just take your time and go.
It pulled my house without any issues but of course i make sure conditions were right for pulling the house.
Plenty of room inside for all my gear and wife. Didn't need to use a tow sled but only a couple of times which was nice, not filling up a sled with slush or snow as added weight.
It was very warm inside, some advise that Adrien gave me a couple of years ago was to not get the heater. He was absolutely right. The engine generates enough heat that for most of the winter i didn't put on a coat while inside. It was nice to not have to dress all up in full winter gear to go to and from the bob house.
CH felt a lot more comfortable and safe in it as well.

The Bad:
I didn't really use my wheeler nor snowmobile but only a few times this season even though i registered both. Not sure what i'll do next season in terms of registration. For sure the Argo but the other 2.....not sure. Maybe as needed i will.
You don't go fast like a mentioned above but as we are getting older, it's probably better to go slow and steady anyways.
When i got it, Green Ghost asked me why did i buy that?!?! A little confused by his question at the time. He mentioned that everybody will be asking for help to move their bob houses now that they know this is on the lake. He was dead on. I don't mind helping others however when i was asked it was usually in not ideal moving conditions by others. I need to learn to say NO or wait until things get better. I ended up smoking a belt and turns out they aren't cheap.
It's big to trailer and requires more room for parking. I have a parking spot at Wellington so it wasn't an issue.
No suspension like a wheeler or snowmobile but with balloon tires, it wasn't too bad.
No door, you have to climb in and out. After a few times, you develop a system for climbing in and out plus it gives me an opportunity to check out CH's back side.... :) so i guess this should be under the "Good".

Modification:
I have some modifications to make to it this season. The auger rack i put on the front was too much weight bouncing around and ended up braking the bracket that holds the front brush guard on the Argo. Im glad I did in a weird way because it was an after market front brush guard. The winch on the front is interchangeable so it can be hooked up to the rear of the Argo however with the front brush guard, i wasn't able to remove the winch. The brush guard supports were in the way of removing the winch. Glad i was never in a situation where i had to use the winch on the back. I like the brush guard for a couple of reasons, for the super bright LED lights and for easy access to my chisel. I am planning to modify the brush guard and put it back on this summer. Right now i have it off.
I'll need to come up with another way or place perhaps to mount my auger. Luckily i have a couple of friends that are very good welders. Thats another project for this summer.
I would love to put a hard top / sides on this Argo but being warned about being tipsy should it go into the water i.e.: top heavy. The canopy works very well and no issues but eventually it will tear or get worn. Something to think about in the future.

I plan to take it to Vermont soon for service work and see what that brings. I at the least need a new belt.

So all in all, i would say it was a great investment for CH and I. We are both glad we had the opportunity to get it and plan to take care of it so it will last hopefully our life time.

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #584 on: Apr 10, 2017, 05:47 PM »
Good and Bad actually.

Good:
I used it in all conditions this season and it did not let me down. In deep slush, it didn't go fast (around 7 mph) but it didn't stop either. Normally it will go around 15 - 25 mph depending on conditions but honestly that's too fast with no suspension. It's better to just take your time and go.
It pulled my house without any issues but of course i make sure conditions were right for pulling the house.
Plenty of room inside for all my gear and wife. Didn't need to use a tow sled but only a couple of times which was nice, not filling up a sled with slush or snow as added weight.
It was very warm inside, some advise that Adrien gave me a couple of years ago was to not get the heater. He was absolutely right. The engine generates enough heat that for most of the winter i didn't put on a coat while inside. It was nice to not have to dress all up in full winter gear to go to and from the bob house.
CH felt a lot more comfortable and safe in it as well.

The Bad:
I didn't really use my wheeler nor snowmobile but only a few times this season even though i registered both. Not sure what i'll do next season in terms of registration. For sure the Argo but the other 2.....not sure. Maybe as needed i will.
You don't go fast like a mentioned above but as we are getting older, it's probably better to go slow and steady anyways.
When i got it, Green Ghost asked me why did i buy that?!?! A little confused by his question at the time. He mentioned that everybody will be asking for help to move their bob houses now that they know this is on the lake. He was dead on. I don't mind helping others however when i was asked it was usually in not ideal moving conditions by others. I need to learn to say NO or wait until things get better. I ended up smoking a belt and turns out they aren't cheap.
It's big to trailer and requires more room for parking. I have a parking spot at Wellington so it wasn't an issue.
No suspension like a wheeler or snowmobile but with balloon tires, it wasn't too bad.
No door, you have to climb in and out. After a few times, you develop a system for climbing in and out plus it gives me an opportunity to check out CH's back side.... :) so i guess this should be under the "Good".

Modification:
I have some modifications to make to it this season. The auger rack i put on the front was too much weight bouncing around and ended up braking the bracket that holds the front brush guard on the Argo. Im glad I did in a weird way because it was an after market front brush guard. The winch on the front is interchangeable so it can be hooked up to the rear of the Argo however with the front brush guard, i wasn't able to remove the winch. The brush guard supports were in the way of removing the winch. Glad i was never in a situation where i had to use the winch on the back. I like the brush guard for a couple of reasons, for the super bright LED lights and for easy access to my chisel. I am planning to modify the brush guard and put it back on this summer. Right now i have it off.
I'll need to come up with another way or place perhaps to mount my auger. Luckily i have a couple of friends that are very good welders. Thats another project for this summer.
I would love to put a hard top / sides on this Argo but being warned about being tipsy should it go into the water i.e.: top heavy. The canopy works very well and no issues but eventually it will tear or get worn. Something to think about in the future.

I plan to take it to Vermont soon for service work and see what that brings. I at the least need a new belt.

So all in all, i would say it was a great investment for CH and I. We are both glad we had the opportunity to get it and plan to take care of it so it will last hopefully our life time.

Wow! Great review, Jiggin!
Shobizz and I are hoping to get into one for next season.
Seems like a few times when we hauled one machine to the lake the conditions were better suited for the other.
With an Argo you're pretty much covered no matter what the conditions...
Also I could plow and give rides to the grand kids during the off seasons.
We have to see some in person before we make a decision on a 6x6 or an 8x8.
The 6x6 may be too small for this widebody but would be easier to trailer.
Where is the dealer in Vermont? Do they have Argos in stock?
Thanks!
Mowbizz (and yes! You will need to learn to say no rather than risk breaking your investment!)

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #585 on: Apr 10, 2017, 06:11 PM »

Thanks for the write up - makes perfect sense and not surprised you were everyone's go to guy... as the leader of the circus.

It's hard to say no to friends, but when it is just a matter of convenience and them not being in a jam, its is something that you should be able to say and they should respect without question.

Glad it worked out for you and you were happy.... and we had ice for  you to use it on this season.

Mowbizz good luck with your purchase... if you make it.

Dennis

P.S. I was at Sam's today and they had a 3 pack of Motorola Two way radios (https://www.samsclub.com/sams/motorola-3pk-2-way-t261tp/prod20601566.ip?xid=plp1120123-elec:product:1:2) for $50.00....   Just figured I'd mention it in case it was a good deal and there were any circus members looking to add to their collection.

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #586 on: Apr 10, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Thanks for the write up - makes perfect sense and not surprised you were everyone's go to guy... as the leader of the circus.

It's hard to say no to friends, but when it is just a matter of convenience and them not being in a jam, its is something that you should be able to say and they should respect without question.

Glad it worked out for you and you were happy.... and we had ice for  you to use it on this season.

Mowbizz good luck with your purchase... if you make it.

Dennis

P.S. I was at Sam's today and they had a 3 pack of Motorola Two way radios (https://www.samsclub.com/sams/motorola-3pk-2-way-t261tp/prod20601566.ip?xid=plp1120123-elec:product:1:2) for $50.00....   Just figured I'd mention it in case it was a good deal and there were any circus members looking to add to their collection.

Thanks Dennis! I'll post here if or when we make our decision.

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #587 on: Apr 18, 2017, 04:36 AM »

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #588 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06:58 AM »
Thanks for sharing Jiggin.
Missin the Hardwater already!!

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #589 on: Apr 19, 2017, 03:21 PM »
Second that ^
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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #590 on: Apr 25, 2017, 04:39 AM »
Episode 19

Get on up pah!

https://youtu.be/361D_aW70DU

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #591 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:16 AM »
 ;D

Love me some James brown baby!

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #592 on: Apr 26, 2017, 07:40 PM »
Get up off of that thing and jig till you feel better
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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #593 on: Apr 27, 2017, 03:53 PM »
That's great! How much more footage do you have to process from this winter? I love seeing the videos keep them coming

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #594 on: Apr 28, 2017, 03:18 AM »
That's great! How much more footage do you have to process from this winter? I love seeing the videos keep them coming

I still have a bunch more. I would guess there will be about 30 episodes when I'm done.

My goal is to release them every Tuesday if possible.

Stay tuned and thanks for the comments.

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #595 on: Apr 28, 2017, 05:29 AM »
Any pictures and or video from the gathering?

Thanks
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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #596 on: Apr 28, 2017, 06:27 AM »
Jiggin thank you for posting all the video episodes. You have become very skilled at flying your drone.
Steve

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #597 on: Apr 28, 2017, 07:34 PM »
Any pictures and or video from the gathering?

Thanks

Yes but haven't even viewed them yet.

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Re: Newfound Circus Season 2017
« Reply #598 on: Apr 28, 2017, 07:36 PM »
Jiggin thank you for posting all the video episodes. You have become very skilled at flying your drone.
Steve

Thanks Steve. So far no crashes.... yet! They are making these things just about idiot proof...hence getting "skilled".

 

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