Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Sandmannd

Would you pull the trigger on this?

Recommended Posts

Macgyver55

If it feels right to you, thats what matters.

What is the laptop worth? Which do you need more?

Equiring minds want to know........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Valv

A recent laptop is worth around $ 300 and up, if the sled is a runner, I would say it's a fair trade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sandmannd

This is probably around a year and half old laptop. I don't need it, I have a few of them. It's had the RAM beefed up to 1.5 gigs, has a 2 gig processor and 60 gig Hard Drive. Built in wireless as well. It comes with Windows XP and also Office XP with Frontpage ($400 value). I estimaged getting a sled or wheeler between $700 & $1000 for it. IT's not new but has little use and should last the average user a few year. They sell for $600 on ebay for this model with no office on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sandmannd

I have a lead on another sled as this one isn't read yet. Here's the scoop on it. Which one would you go for. More for ice fishing than anything but trails wouldn't be bad either.

1996 POLARIS ultra, triple, ONLY 2600 AND SOME CHANGE MILES ON IT. i GOT IT IN A BARTER, BUT HAVE LOST INTEREST IN IT. GOOD TRACK, AND AFTERMARKET SKI'S. FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN IT IS A BARGAIN. It was sitting since 2002. I HAVE IT REGISTERED TILL 2010, AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE TRAIL PASS I HAVE FOR SCOTT COUNTY, ALSO GOOD TILL 2010.

polaris1.jpg

polaris2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Being a life long Polaris owner I would stay away from the Ultra's.

Although it may be worth the Laptop!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChompChomp_YANK

i had a 97 ultra very heavy but fast, not the best sled for going slow pulling a shack i think it will load up & fowl the plugs. just my $.02

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MuleShack

 Originally Posted By: ChompChomp_YANK
i had a 97 ultra very heavy but fast, not the best sled for going slow pulling a shack i think it will load up & fowl the plugs. just my $.02

I would concur here...i dont think a triple in general is a good ice fishing sled due to the slow speeds and fouling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vikingmeatwad

I don't think I've ever heard anyone recommend the Polaris Triples.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lawdog

vikingmeatwad, you will hear lots of guys recommend the XLT's but not the Ultra's. I'm a Cat guy, but in my opinion the XLT's were good sleds from what I saw. The Ultra on the other hand was a big pile of manure!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

XLT's are aweseome..... just a little to heavy and you don't need the extra cyllinder for icefishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
edgeucator

i have a xlt i love the sled other than the fact it weighs as much as a cow, but its way fast and i never had a problem with it. i have taken it ice fishing a couple times and going slow is not good for the triples, they load up and start missing, if this happens just go wide open for a while without pulling and you should be fine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Wanderer
      It’s been interesting in Central MN so far.  There are plenty of lakes that have very walkable ice and ice that could hold ATV traffic but also several that stayed mostly to partly open for longer than expected.  Several lakes have both rideable ice and open water as of last weekend. There are only a couple lakes that I’ve been tracking that I would commit to an ATV ride on right now, especially with the new snow cover.  We lost the ability to see what “generation” of ice you were on this week.  On the plus side, we’ve had good ice making conditions all week. Short story: There are lakes that are ready to fish but don’t assume they all are.  Phone ahead to a resort or bait shop to find out about particular lakes if you don’t get the info here.  Buy your bait at the shop that gives you your key info. Be extra cautious this weekend until you’ve proven the ice you want to fish.
    • monstermoose78
      I moved this here as you will get better info
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      As far as I know, never been there.  I know it's great for splake, browns and lakers. 
    • JTeeth
      A return client for a couple years brought fish grips with him... After watching him mangle a couple fish I asked him not to bring them anymore. Big fish need more care when landing in my experience. I hand land most muskies. This helps with not bringing a green (not ready) fish into the boat to hurt itself and the boat. With musky fishing growing in popularity I'm noticing a lot more fish with net scars from green fish. For a young musky angler learn correct technique early. The scars after a 4 fish day are a badge of honor. One of the best gifts I've received for my musky gear is a good pair of wire cutters. I use them to cut hooks in an emergency or out of a poorly hooked fish. Or if you can find it...a jar of musky slime cologne, my wife loves it. Ha! Good luck
    • monstermoose78
      There was 7-10 inches last weekend 
    • ANYFISH2
      I have Hockey travels Saturday, good luck guys.
    • Horseshoe_Don
      Drove out the wheeler on the thickest ice.  Fishing for the first time. Had a solid 7" here.  But 50 yards away only 3".   Don
    • tview
      Thanks Moose . how much ice looking to bring wheeler?
    • Dirtyfisheyes
      Doesn’t get any better than the kdrill and the Milwaukee fuel 
    • OhioVike
      He will be fishing primarily from a boat in 2018!