Author Topic: First Prep of the season!  (Read 809 times)

Offline Nosaj

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First Prep of the season!
« on: Sep 06, 2020, 12:39 PM »
Time for some tent waterproofing.
After 3 seasons I started to get some leaking through the seams in the valley when it would rain.  I used a Starbright product that I believe someone on IS reccomend last year.

We are getting closer!

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I just read the fine print on the bottle and saw that it is not for laminated,  backed or laminated fabrics.  I hope this is not a problem.   I believe that the insulated fabric is thermal bonded and not glued.  We will see.  I did not see any immediate issues after it had dried.




Offline Sylvanboat

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2020, 12:56 PM »
Hard to believe Sept already. The tub on my flipover has a small hole I need to fix.  Better get on it.

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2020, 04:33 PM »
I going to put my flashers on the charge, starting up the auger and detailing the sled.
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Offline Monticatgeek

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2020, 06:38 PM »
Hopefully I will be placing my order for some new stuff this coming week or the next. once I get the order it will be time to load up all my reels with new line for the year again. also tricking out my one hub house this year with some of the new hub accessories that Clam is introducing this season. between the cooler weather lately and watching ice fishing videos on you tube I am starting to get the itch real bad again. Bring on the ice. goal for me is that I want to be on ice by the Saturday after thanksgiving if mother nature allows it. Flashers have been charged up and are ready to go. would like to possibly get a panoptic system this year but that is not a priority really but would be nice if I can swing it.
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Offline IceAddict87

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2020, 09:06 PM »
Iím going to put my vexís on the charger, hopefully get a chance to take them out on the boat and do a little jigging with short rods this fall. Iím going to hold off until mid November to get the otter down out of the rafters, maybe.... just out of curiosity what does everyone else do to prep and what is your timeline for prep?

Offline DR.SPECKLER

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2020, 09:09 PM »
I need to spray my shappell 6500 widehouse with some Kind of waterproof spray.i havent been using it because it leaks pretty bad even with a little snow on top.was waterproof the first 4 years i had it.

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2020, 05:27 PM »
Along with re-spooling my reels, checking and re-checking my tackle and other gear, and this...


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Offline helimpd124

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2020, 06:38 PM »
I drug my flip over and small sled out and cleaned all the trash out of it. The number of empty 1 lb propane bottles was mind boggling.

Threw the marcum and battery box on the charger and I'm going to respool all my rods soon. Need to get the oil changed on my atv as well before its game time.

Offline bart

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2020, 06:17 AM »
Along with re-spooling my reels, checking and re-checking my tackle and other gear, and this...



I have line on reels that has been on them 10+ years. I'll be respooling all my ice reels also. This is a year for that wall-hanger, getting prep for that momment!  ;)
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Offline Sylvanboat

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2020, 06:19 AM »
I drug my flip over and small sled out and cleaned all the trash out of it. The number of empty 1 lb propane bottles was mind boggling.

I bought the Flame King rechargeable system last year and it works well.

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2020, 09:05 AM »
Been charging my SLA batteries thru the summer and now its time to start restringing reels.  Have an order coming today, so this will get done the week.  The flipovers are next - making sure that no mice have gotten into them and decide on what tackle I will order.  Looking for some good plastics this year.  Couple sites are starting to load up their websites so that may be awhile yet to decide. 

Weather is starting to change so this only means one thing.  May squeeze in a few fall walleye trips yet, not sure on this, but if we can swing it, should be a good one.
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Offline helimpd124

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2020, 04:26 PM »
I bought the Flame King rechargeable system last year and it works well.

I want to get that set up. Unfortunately a good portion of the bottles in my sleds were picked up off the ice.

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Re: First Prep of the season!
« Reply #12 on: Sep 15, 2020, 04:19 PM »
The snowmobile is all clean and polished, draining the old gas and putting in some fresh gas next. Auger all cleaned up, put in some fresh mixed fuel. The auger started right up and sounds good. Flashers all charged up, pretty much started out charged anyway. Ordered new line for nearly all my ice rods. Also ordered a couple of special items to make a scoop holder on the sled, to keep it an hand while run and gunning. Hoping to hit the ice hard this year!

Also ordered Gulp waxies and some Maki plastics if this virus is still an issue...
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