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Kelly P...midweek looking good?

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Kelly,

My group is stoked and ready to fish on the 26th and 27th. We will be in a regular full-sized pickup and plan to be at the minnow station around noon to 1pm...

how far do you think we'll be out? any trouble on the road with a pickup? we'll bring an auger to hole hop a bit during the day...just curious if there's still about 16" of ice?

Hope you and John and family have a Merry Christmas!

STEEPLECHASER2

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It looks good to go. We'll pull the houses out tomorrow and X-Mass day. The main road is in good shape and is the only road. Everybody's sticking pretty close to it so far. 16+ inches of ice under the main road, less off it.

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Kelly... I'm assuming you just pull your houses out on other resorts right? You don't have your own landing or anything, do you?

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We go out of Hillman's road. We all share the plowing on the main road and then usually us and Foster (Club Red) split off from there. It gives us 9 plows working together so when the breakdowns start happening we can still have 1 or 2 plows moving. grin.gif

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when the breakdowns start happening we can still have 1 or 2 plows moving.
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Don't forget that it also combines three mechanic/welders to keep two trucks running at all times. grin.gif

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That's what I kind of figured.

Next queston.. Do you know Kenny Neu? grin.gif

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Come on guys do we have to start talking about breakdowns already the season is just starting

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As soon as the temps drop below freezing the trucks start whining and thinking of reasons they shouldn't have to go out there again. grin.gif The first day is usually when you find the broken things from last year that you didn't notice.

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when the breakdowns start happening we can still have 1 or 2 plows moving.
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Don't forget that it also combines three mechanic/welders to keep two trucks running at all times. grin.gif


Kelly/Jon, serious question here. What would you say was the best plow unit you've had there? I'm talking Make/model/year. There's plenty of people on here from all over the Region that have eyes out looking for stuff so perhaps if you stated what you're partial to, your Legion of Fans could be your eyes and ears and perhaps find you some deals.

I've noticed going through Hillman's road the collection of "extra parts" off to the side so it got me to thinking that maybe with a little bit of planning, all of us could help keep a rig going for years.

I know I've taken to the junkyard vehicles that someone else with talent could have resurrected.

Anyway, it's something to think about and perhaps work out a trade with another interested party.

Oh, and the rest of you smart alecks wink.gif can skip the "brand new make/model truck of your choice" because that will just lead to brand bashing and get this thread deleted. This is an honest attempt to help out ( if they want it) a couple of really great guys (and Patsy too!) using the power of the internet. -Pete

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Well as one of the mechanic/welders I would love to have a fleet of Mid 70 Fords and Chevy 4x4 3/4 ton trucks, manual trannis, big V8s with standard cabs and long boxes (we will just cut off anyways grin.gif.)

We are running a few newer 1 ton and 3/4 ton trucks and they are great but there is a lot to be said for the old point ignition, carbs and straight front axles. Pretty fustrating when a truck starts to act up and it has to be "plugged in" to a computer to figure out whats wrong. Used to just take one guy sitting on the fender and another cranking it over to fix them.

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Something pre "78" so it does not have electronics. The old plugs, distributor, coil and carb gave us just as good of mileage and power as the present computors/brains and we could fix them on the lake. A straight front axel. Independent front suspension can not handle plows. We either have to run a bald tire on the right front or twist off the axel. Basicly old,somewhat light, tough and simple. grin.gif

My all time favorite was an "76" F-250 frame with a F-350 running gear and a straight stick with a 300 6cyl. Buddy's all time fav was a "72" Jeep Cherokee frame and running gear with a car body on it. As much diving as Buddy does he likes smaller plow trucks so they fit back up through a smaller hole in the ice. grin.gif

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Ok people...they've replied, anybody got stuff like this laying around? Or if you see it, maybe you can inquire about it.

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kelly i heaR you but at least if the truck is whining that means that it is still good enough to be on the ice

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kelly,

should we check in at the minnow tomorrow and then call you for directions? Which truck will you be driving? did you talk Jon out of his new pickup yet???

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Check in at Hillman's and give me a call. You must have missed it. Last winter Jon's new truck met a quick and merciful death on the lake. Big wide crack and hit it lengthwise. Totaled out and he was demoted to the "da ugly truck". The one with body panels from different decades. grin.gif

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did you talk Jon out of his new pickup yet???


Ya that shiny truck met a horrible death. I was cruising across the lake in the darkness last year and found myself heading for a BIG crack in the ice. Steeering/braking was useless so I floored it and most likely would have bounced acrossed it and only suffered minor body damage..maybe the need for a good alingment. Instead the dang computer fired off the "No slip" feature, cut the throttle and power before doing the whole power distrubution trick. Needless to say the truck just kept slowing down and flashing SLIP SLIP SLIP as I kept yelling I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW and stomping on the pedal looking for more power.

Now a mid seventy class truck you would have stomped on it, black smoke would roll as she wound up and bounced to the other side. Pound the doors back in place with a sledge hammer, change out the bent rims and presto your back on the lake.

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[quote Pound the doors back in place with a sledge hammer, change out the bent rims and presto your back on the lake.


Course, we all know why God gave us 2 arms and 2 hands.... one to steer with and one to hold the door shut while you're plowing... we all know you won't find the sledge hammer till spring! grin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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we all know you won't find the sledge hammer till spring!
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Good Luck!

Ken


HA! I bungee strapped it to the inside of the topper!

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