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Author Topic: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs  (Read 3465 times)

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Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« on: Feb 10, 2008, 10:02 AM »
Anyone know how to replace tension poles on Eskimo Quickfish shelters? I destroyed two yesterday up on Hidden.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2008, 03:34 PM »
LFischer@ardisam.com

1-800-345-6007 (customer service)

Give them a try, I have talked to them via email with no luck but have not called them yet, I have the same problem with my QF3 and after several emails I gave up, they demanded that I give them a part number and in my instructions the poles were not listed under a part number.  My QF experience has not been a good one, hope you have better luck.  :tipup:
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2008, 07:23 PM »
 I have talked to them about my QF 6 and all they need is a pole length.

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2008, 07:54 PM »
If you can get to fairbanks, sportsmans warehouse has replacement parts in the back. But tyou gotta talk to the right people.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #4 on: Feb 10, 2008, 08:19 PM »
If you can get to fairbanks, sportsmans warehouse has replacement parts in the back. But tyou gotta talk to the right people.

Thanks, I will go to SW and see if they have the parts I need. 
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2008, 12:34 PM »
Hey, pete if you find some replacement poles please tell me were you did as I also broke 1 this weekend up on the Swanson road lakes last weekend.

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2008, 08:39 PM »
If you find anything out from the quickfish guys let me know. I wouldnt mind having a few back up poles and joints.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2008, 11:20 PM »
I checked with Trustworthy Hardware here in Slowdotna today, and though they had no factory poles, they had solid fiberglass poles of the same diameter which could be cut to fit ($2.49 each). The hardware guy had fixed a few, and he explained how to replace them without taking apart the hub.

These poles are white, and heavier than the factory poles. I will try to repair my tent Friday night when I have some time, and will tell you how it went.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2008, 03:32 AM »
Did you get it fixed Pete?  I was thinking of conduit, or perhaps a piece as a temp fix... ;)
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2008, 01:28 PM »
Did you get it fixed Pete?  I was thinking of conduit, or perhaps a piece as a temp fix... ;)

The stuff they have is way more flexible than aluminum or steel, plus it is the same diameter. It is like the rods they use to mark driveways, plow blades and kid's 4-wheelers. I imagine one of those rods would work too.

My boy's 7th birthday party is on Saturday, and the wife is pushing me to be a participant, so will have to find some time to get it done.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #10 on: Feb 15, 2008, 10:50 PM »
The stuff they have is way more flexible than aluminum or steel, plus it is the same diameter. It is like the rods they use to mark driveways, plow blades and kid's 4-wheelers. I imagine one of those rods would work too.

My boy's 7th birthday party is on Saturday, and the wife is pushing me to be a participant, so will have to find some time to get it done.

Well, I got it fixed. I had to take the (2) hubs apart to pull out the broken poles. All you do is unscrew a nut, and pull off a plate. I measured each replacement fiberglass pole against the old ones and marked them. I then cut each broken pole off the metal ends that pivot inside the hubs and took them to a vice, and drilled out the waste fiberglass. Next I took a coarse file and reduced the size of one end of each replacement pole so that it fit into each metal pivot. I mixed up some epoxy, coated the ends of the poles, then forced them into the metal pivots and let them set. Finally, I pushed the other end of the poles up into their fabric sockets, oriented them correctly in the hubs, then placed the plates over the hubs and screwed the nuts on tightly.

The tent is now set up in the house drying, and seems to be working OK. There you have it. Altogether it took about an hour to fix. I'm going to buy a few more poles as I think I will be needing them and don't know if the supply will last.

Pete
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #11 on: Feb 16, 2008, 09:38 AM »
Thanks for the report pete I appreciate it. I'll have to get some poles and fix mine.

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2008, 01:13 AM »
Wife got me a trustworthy pole today but heck I splintered another today also, obviously she didn't think of gettin a couple . I think the setup is s@9# . Had higher hopes for the shanty but man it is junk.!

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2008, 02:30 AM »
You were out in this weather! You are a fishin' fool, and I stand in awe.

I think the white poles will be stronger, but they are heavier. We should persuade Trustworthy to get a bunch and sell them to us in bulk, eh? Certainly we aren't the only ones having bad luck w/ these units...?

That was a beauty of a laker BTW. Is that a krokodile I see dangling from its mouth?
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2008, 03:04 AM »
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That was a beauty of a laker BTW. Is that a krokodile I see dangling from its mouth?
It looks like a swedish pimple to me.
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #15 on: Feb 17, 2008, 10:21 AM »
It looks like a swedish pimple to me.
Travis

Yeah, but I couldn't find a pimple with that green inset. I did find  a Krokodile with it and with the little red dangly-flapper.

Marten.... I will find out!
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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2008, 01:20 PM »
yes it was a pimple. Cut some holes this morning but realized I didn't have my license after the shanty was set up any every thing. Decided I 'd better bag it as it is Sunday and I was sure the troopers would be out. Sure enough before I got to the highway I passed 1 going to the lake.

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #17 on: Mar 03, 2008, 03:09 AM »
I have talked to them about my QF 6 and all they need is a pole length.
This is the information I needed. Thanks.

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #18 on: Mar 03, 2008, 03:15 AM »
Wife got me a trustworthy pole today but heck I splintered another today also, obviously she didn't think of gettin a couple . I think the setup is s@9# . Had higher hopes for the shanty but man it is junk.!
I have the quickfish 3. The setup is tricky and takes practice. Broke my first pole yesterday. Have used this unit 30-40 times and I beat the heck out of it. I think the 35 mph winds bent an end on the rod and taking it down in the wind did the rest. Still like the product, light with plenty of room. 

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Re: Eskimo Quickfish 2 Repairs
« Reply #19 on: Mar 03, 2008, 10:50 AM »
I'd really like to hear more about how exactly you guys set up and take down your tents - I'm wondering if I got a good unit when you got defective ones, or if it's just a matter of time till it breaks, or if I'm doing something different than you.

First of all I am gentle with my quickfish 3, always dry it after use, and always keep it in the bag any other times. I spray the hubs with silicone spray every few trips after I started to notice some rust forming on the bolt.

When I get on the ice I take it out of the bag and stand it up with the feet to the ice.

Then I let the poles flop out and I spread the tent so I can kneel on one side wall/skirt area

Then I grab the roof strap and pop the roof out (I kind of use my free hand to put a little down force on one pole away from where I am pulling up)

Then I lift the roof with one hand while standing on the skirt and pop that side wall out

Then I do the same thing to the remaining side walls - support the roof with one hand while stepping on the skirt with the other - pop out the hub

to take it down I have only the vents open and I simply walk around and "punch" in the wall hubs

Then I slowly push the roof down as the air exits the vents and at some point near the ground (the roof hub is still popped out at this point) the roof stops going down and it wants to twist a small amount. I just help that twist, then pop the hub in and fold the legs up. If it's 20 below or colder I take the windows out before take-down.

This may seem like a lot but it happens fast.

Like I said I'd really like to hear if you guys with broken poles are doing anything different?

 

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