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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #30 on: Nov 21, 2017, 10:36 AM »
very well done! love the auger lightening and blade cover

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #31 on: Nov 21, 2017, 11:16 AM »
You guys think the PVC auger cover would work for a Nils?  Going to be buying a Nils, and I've heard the stock cover is garbage.  Was going to buy a Cold Snap, but PVC is cheaper...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #32 on: Nov 21, 2017, 03:02 PM »
You guys think the PVC auger cover would work for a Nils?  Going to be buying a Nils, and I've heard the stock cover is garbage.  Was going to buy a Cold Snap, but PVC is cheaper...

Plastic bucket and a bungee cord to hold it on??

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #33 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:41 PM »
You guys think the PVC auger cover would work for a Nils?  Going to be buying a Nils, and I've heard the stock cover is garbage.  Was going to buy a Cold Snap, but PVC is cheaper...
Use a Strike Master lazer cover on my Nils




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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #34 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:00 PM »
You guys think the PVC auger cover would work for a Nils?  Going to be buying a Nils, and I've heard the stock cover is garbage.  Was going to buy a Cold Snap, but PVC is cheaper...

All augers, EVERY KIND, except Mora, come with, or have aftermarket cover options that are suitable... They just don't make anything good for them, so I made that.. It won't work the same with a Nils, at least I don't believe, I don't have one in hand..

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #35 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:02 PM »
Thanks for all the support and comments guys...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #36 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:03 PM »
Use a Strike Master lazer cover on my Nils




Looks like a good option!

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #37 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Some good work ice scratcher, respect a man that thinks outside the box a little.
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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #38 on: Nov 21, 2017, 07:36 PM »
Some good work ice scratcher, respect a man that thinks outside the box a little.

Thanks, I respect your signature!

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #39 on: Nov 21, 2017, 07:49 PM »
All augers, EVERY KIND, except Mora, come with, or have aftermarket cover options that are suitable... They just don't make anything good for them, so I made that.. It won't work the same with a Nils, at least I don't believe, I don't have one in hand..

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Maybe a large pvc pipe cap and a bungee cord?? I am sure ice scratcher will figure one out he's macgyver  of the ice fishing world.. lol's  so let not hi jack the thread over a little cover..so time to start a thread about it..

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #40 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09:10 PM »
I love the PVC cover . I used the idea on my mora .   For Nils it's hard to beat the cold snap covers . There not homemade or cheap but they work and fit great .

http://www.coldsnapcover.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=141/mode=prod/prd141.htm

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #41 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09:19 PM »
I love the PVC cover . I used the idea on my mora .   For Nils it's hard to beat the cold snap covers . There not homemade or cheap but they work and fit great .

http://www.coldsnapcover.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=141/mode=prod/prd141.htm

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That's what I've read about the cold snap covers, they just work great...

I think about half of the moras never get broken, because they blow away, so light and flimsy... Lol..

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #42 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09:23 PM »
Maybe a large pvc pipe cap and a bungee cord?? I am sure ice scratcher will figure one out he's macgyver  of the ice fishing world.. lol's  so let not hi jack the thread over a little cover..so time to start a thread about it..

Thanks CW!

I thought about a PVC cap, seemed totally logical, easy and.....(after a few phone calls)

Not cheap lol..

Anything over 4" was just nutz expensive..Like over $25 or so...

But I'm always looking for alternatives, and would love to share if I find something..

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #43 on: Nov 21, 2017, 10:00 PM »
Use a Strike Master lazer cover on my Nils




That's not much better then the nils cover.....Cold snap can't be beat.

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #44 on: Nov 21, 2017, 10:29 PM »
On that Mora style PVC cover, just to add, I also drilled small drain holes in the bottom, so no matter the position of the rig, it will drain as things melt. Don't have to worry about rusting as much...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #45 on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:02 AM »
I've been a fan of your fabrication & designs Scratcher, all well done! But lets face it, not everyone has your talent for it. I came up with a rod holder system I'd like to share with you and the group. I try to keep things as cheap and down dirty as possible, something the most challenged can fabricate. Here is my rod holder system I've been using for several years on three different flip shacks. You will need a heavy coat hanger and a drill. Secure if a big fish is on unattended, and fast hook set when attended. The shape can be made anyway that works for your particular sled and rod with a little experimentation. The small drilled holes do minimal damage to the tub. Hope this helps some people save some time and money. Again, great thread Ice Scratcher!














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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #46 on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:35 AM »
I've been a fan of your fabrication & designs Scratcher, all well done! But lets face it, not everyone has your talent for it. I came up with a rod holder system I'd like to share with you and the group. I try to keep things as cheap and down dirty as possible, something the most challenged can fabricate.

Thanks Rugburn!!

Awesome design, I know you're capable of some metal work even I'm not able to do..

Quick, simple, cheap... But most importantly, effective!!

Love it man...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #47 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:47 AM »
Here is a few more pics of the old Yukon 2 man. Some are inward facing and some out. There are no rules, whatever works for your particular rod. And it's easy to make in field adjustments for a visitor with a different rod butt. The big deal is near zero weight, zero cost.












Didn't want to hijack your thread, just add to it!

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #48 on: Dec 07, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Didn't want to hijack your thread, just add to it!

Heck yeah, the only issue I have with that idea is I didn't think of it first... ;D

Really like the no weight, no cost..

Theoretically, I know aluminum wouldn't allow for more than a couple adjustments before work harding a snapping.. Stainless slightly tough for field adjustments.. Heavy coat hanger wins, but to keep rust at bay, maybe electrical shrink wrap before or maybe even after bending?

Anyone else that has innovation or ideas, please feel free to share...

Thanks again Rugburn!!

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #49 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:24 PM »
The key to the hole location lies in getting it close to the vertical wall of the tub, when leverage is applied downward on the rod tip, the tag end (down side) of your new rod holder makes contact with the wall. Bomb proof.

Plastic dip stuff would dress it up!   ;D

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #50 on: Jan 21, 2019, 08:52 PM »
Alright guys, since the photo bucket crash, all pictures of my creations are now unavailable...

I'm making this one thread as a compilation of my ideas, starting with the most recent pics that are still on my phone...

First off, my drill cover, made from an antifreeze gallon jug...

















Hoping you all find these items helpful..

Thanks for looking...

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I like it...saw the same on YouTube...thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #51 on: Jan 21, 2019, 09:43 PM »
I like it...saw the same on YouTube...thanks for sharing.

Certainly welcome..

What YouTube video? I'd like to see that if you have a link?

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #52 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:07 PM »
The PVC cover is clever but your hand is still near the blades when using. I suggest one of the Cold Snap covers. You pop the cover off and on with your foot, and your hands are ALWAYS safely out of harms way.


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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #53 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Alright guys, since the photo bucket crash, all pictures of my creations are now unavailable...

I'm making this one thread as a compilation of my ideas, starting with the most recent pics that are still on my phone...

First off, my drill cover, made from an antifreeze gallon jug...

















Hoping you all find these items helpful..

Thanks for looking...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #54 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:10 PM »
The PVC cover is clever but your hand is still near the blades when using. I suggest one of the Cold Snap covers. You pop the cover off and on with your foot, and your hands are ALWAYS safely out of harms way.


Except that his cover is for a Mora auger and Cold Snap doesn't make one for a Mora.

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #55 on: Jan 22, 2019, 05:23 PM »
Except that his cover is for a Mora auger and Cold Snap doesn't make one for a Mora.

Exactly, and Mora covers stink, and nobody makes an aftermarket that works...

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #56 on: Jan 22, 2019, 05:58 PM »
Great ideas Ice Scratcher!

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« Reply #57 on: Jan 22, 2019, 06:00 PM »
Great ideas Ice Scratcher!

Thanks man!

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #58 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:13 PM »
Exactly, and Mora covers stink, and nobody makes an aftermarket that works...

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Yup! I made one like yours and love it! Thanks for the idea! :)

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Re: Ice Scratcher's mods, improvements, and inventions..
« Reply #59 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:13 PM »
Yup! I made one like yours and love it! Thanks for the idea! :)

That's awesome, glad to hear!!

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