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Offline doctorgee

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Preparation underway
« on: Oct 07, 2018, 10:48 AM »
Got the rig out and started preseasoning it. Got the bug very bad now!


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Offline Nosaj

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2018, 07:02 AM »
 :thumbsup: Nice looking setup!  I am starting to evaluate the gear and replacing my stores.  I just ordered backup auger blades (10" Ion), I wanted to get them last year however they were not available after mid season.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2018, 07:17 AM »
:thumbsup: Nice looking setup!  I am starting to evaluate the gear and replacing my stores.  I just ordered backup auger blades (10" Ion), I wanted to get them last year however they were not available after mid season.

Yeah, that's good thinking, there is some stuff you can't get past January, good idea to try and get those items early.
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Offline PerryABean

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2018, 07:54 AM »
I've also got the fever  :tipup:  This weekend I cleaned and organized all my salt water gear and put it away for the year. All the empty space motivated me to pull the ice fishing gear out of storage. I set the eskimo i5 up in the backyard to air out, organized and inventoried all my ice fishing lures and tackle. Maybe in a weekend or two I'll reline all my tip ups.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2018, 08:37 AM »
Nice!

I am in the market for a snow machine but have zero knowledge about them. found some nice machines on craigslist but scared to pull the trigger.
Just add water.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2018, 10:34 AM »
Nice!

I am in the market for a snow machine but have zero knowledge about them. found some nice machines on craigslist but scared to pull the trigger.

You can buy my other machine if you want! 2013 Ski Doo 800 E-tec with about 8k miles on it. I'm selling it to buy a '19.



Quote- fishslap: I use a variety:  whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2018, 01:46 PM »
Doc you may want to think about some type of cover or pad on the end of that k-drill. If that bungee breaks you may get a big surprise (if the drill comes forward). Looks like you could be the tip of the spear. 

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2018, 02:57 PM »
Safety third!
Quote- fishslap: I use a variety:  whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #8 on: Oct 09, 2018, 11:42 AM »
Nice...
I just serviced my wheeler and went through the bearings on the trailer. ..gave the chassis a fresh coat of under coating. .now just waiting on the ice.
"A mans got to know his limitations"

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2018, 12:46 PM »
Nice...
I just serviced my wheeler and went through the bearings on the trailer. ..gave the chassis a fresh coat of under coating. .now just waiting on the ice.
Figured you'd be on top of this, Joe.  ;)
Curious, what you undercoat your chassis with?
Thanks in advance.

Offline Nosaj

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2018, 12:50 PM »
I hit mine with fluid film in the spring and fall.



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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2018, 01:45 PM »
Figured you'd be on top of this, Joe.  ;)
Curious, what you undercoat your chassis with?
Thanks in advance.
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Spray under coat..works like a dream...I spray the inside of the trailer with truck bed liner...
Boats coming home tonight. ..winterizing this weekend.
Time to start trapping bait.
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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #12 on: Oct 10, 2018, 07:09 PM »
Figured you'd be on top of this, Joe.  ;)
Curious, what you undercoat your chassis with?
Thanks in advance.
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Spray under coat..works like a dream...I spray the inside of the trailer with truck bed liner...
Boats coming home tonight. ..winterizing this weekend.
Time to start trapping bait.
Thanks Nosaj and Roccus. I was thinking fluid film mixed with some light weight bar oil. Spray undercoat would be much easier and not as messy.  :) Wondered if you pulled your boat yet, Joe. Hope you had a good season.
I trapped some shiners a few weeks ago. I'll start again as soon as the beneficial bacteria is doing it's job.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2018, 09:57 AM »
After very little open water fishing this year I am really looking forward to the ice season this year. Just picked up a sled to tow the Bayrunner when conditions are a no go for the quad. Will fill the bait tank this weekend and toss in a few shiners and crawdads to get the tank stable and healthy for when the temps get low enough to start trapping. Still getting out here and there on the boat (fall smallies have been great this year)  so the ice gear is still on mothballs but it wont be long before summer stuff and ice stuff swaps locations. After some of the heat waves we saw this summer I'm definitely ready for a good ol New England winter...

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #14 on: Oct 12, 2018, 10:29 AM »
I hit mine with fluid film in the spring and fall.

When I had my Toyota Tacoma I had it Fluid Filmed. Stuff is awesome but smells yucky
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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2018, 06:30 PM »
When I had my Toyota Tacoma I had it Fluid Filmed. Stuff is awesome but smells yucky

Smelling yucky isn't always a bad thing if it works.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #16 on: Oct 12, 2018, 07:46 PM »
I love your enthusiasm fella's!! I would caution getting it out and organized too early though. There should be a warning label on your gear that says note to self, don't touch me until 11/1. When I pull out my gear in October I literally drive myself bonkers. I rig every rod in my arsenal and change my mind and switch it out. I epoxy my jigging raps twice. I organize and reorganize my baits. And worst of all I jig my rods at absolutely nothing but my imagination, pulling on the line to load the rod. Entranced.  Be careful fellas pulling your gear out to early can drive a man crazy!

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #17 on: Oct 12, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Bass Pro has all the ice gear out, augers and all. I was surprised to see some Ifish Pro's too.
Tight Lines!

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2018, 01:53 AM »
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Stuff is awesome but smells yucky

Smelling yucky isn't always a bad thing if it works.

True enough, Denny.  Smell follows function !!!   ;)
I'm not a fan of the smell either. But, it's made from lanolin (sheep grease) and works.

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Re: Preparation underway
« Reply #19 on: Oct 15, 2018, 11:46 AM »
You can buy my other machine if you want! 2013 Ski Doo 800 E-tec with about 8k miles on it. I'm selling it to buy a '19.
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PM me some details and $$. 
Just add water.

 



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