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Fan-cooled or liquid-cooled snowmobile for fishing?

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I'm thinking of getting a used snowmobile for ice fishng. I'd like a 2-up with reverse and electric start. The main question is what would perform better fan-cooled or liquid-cooled? I have very little experience with the pros and cons of either. Again this would be used almost exclusively for ice fishing in temps above 0 degress. I will also post this on the snowmobile board.

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The liquid cooled would offer more protection against overheating on warm days. It also would have more potential maintenance issues too.

LB

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I would actually lean toward a fan cooled sled. When I am towing my Fishtrap, I usually take it pretty easy and I have found my liquid runs a bit warm cuz I'm not throwing enough snow up the tunnel to the coolant lines.

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For strictly ice fishing, I would go fan cooled no doubt. Like the poster above mentioned, if you are pulling a fish house you won't be going fast enough to keep throwing snow on the exchangers. With a pair of ice scratchers, you can drive a fan cooled sled on glare ice and keep the slides lubricated.

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I agree with the fan-cooled for this purpose. My liquid ran hot once because of not enough snow. It really didn't dawn on me at the time that's why it was getting close to overheating.

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