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Paul Waldowski

Maiden Voyage

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Paul Waldowski

I know that alot of FM'ers have been following the building of this Fishhouse and it went on its Maiden Voyage earlier this week. Thought I would share a few photos. It actually pulled alot easier than even we thought, there were many that shook there head and thought it wouldn't move at all grin

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only ice

Very Nice!! Can we get some inside Pics!!

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Paul Waldowski

onlyice,

You can see pics Here

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jltimm

I've never seen a "Pole Barn" on the ice before! grin Great Pics!

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troutmadness

That is an unreal house, How many holes? dimensions?

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Shack

Great to see that awesome shack out on the ice.

I bet that took awhile to block and bank grin.

Thanks for sharing!

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fishnhooks

Paul,

Nice house!. Thanks for showing us those pics. Won't be able to miss that one out there on the lake.

"hooks"

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landscaper

I bet that took awhile to block and bank grin.

WHat do you mean by Block and bank i know what banking is but is blocking...just plain blocking it up off the ice??? sorry for not knowin

what model is the plow truck ?? how old

thanks!

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Paul Waldowski

House is 18x28, has 22 holes and sleeps 12.

Truck is a 1964 International 2 Ton with a 304.

Blocking consists of putting blocks under the skids, so the skids don't freeze down to the ice. This one is blocked up 6 inches and is doing fine.

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BuckKiller

sweet house. I saw that out on the ice yesterday. Ill will proabably have to rent that some time.

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Tom Linderholm

Awesome Paul! Can't wait to see that in Feb when the Duluth crew comes to visit ya!

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Sandmannd

That is the most insane house I've ever seen. Congrats on getting that out on the ice.

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landscaper

i dont know if i said it before in my last post but thats a big house!! glad to see it on the ice!!!!! how thick of ice can/will you pull it out on??

if i may ask whats the reason for the "old" plow truck?

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fishgutz77

That thing is the Bomb!

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mrfish1991

is it just me or does the second picture make it look like the truck has 4" long spikes coming out of the tires....sweet truck

and awsome house...12 ppl is a little bit busy for me though

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hanson

Thats Awesome!!

18 x 28 = 500 sq. ft. of Ice Shack!!

Guy could really cover the top of a rockpile with that thing. Wouldn't have to worry about folks moving in on you either.

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machohorn

Nice house Paul! Joe really loved those old trucks, can they plow and tow.

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eelpout1

NICE UNIT! the house is cool too! LOL- YEOWSER thats one big unit What kind of wieght you talking there. A guy could stay for....weeks in that baby. Thanks for the picks paul.

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landscaper

man i just cant get enough of that rig....you have to post more pictures!

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Iambjm

We saw it up close and it looks like a garage out on the ice.

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Jim W

I will be staying in the Ice Hilton this Sunday. I am bringing the whole family. Really looking forward to trying this beaut out.

I'll give a repo when we get back.

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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JDR724

I saw that bad boy when I was up there. The beds are nice. There's plenty of room, phone chargers. The TV wasn't in at that time. What size did you put in there Paul?

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perchking

Paul, That is nice...

Any idea what it weighs?

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wplatehunter

Very nice looking house.

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Jim W

Well, needless to say..."Incredible"!! The Ice Hilton as I refer to it is absolutely wonderful!

From the the heater set on it's lowest setting, keeping the house warm enough for shorts and T's, to the LED lighting above every pair of holes..this baby is meant for fishing out of!

27 Inch TV/DVD, Micro-wave, stove bunks...etc and holes completely around the exterior. Each hole equipped with it's own rattle wheel as well. Talk about ammo!

Once again my wife out fished me..and my kids were introduced to Mille Lacs. Sort of...a bit cushy for a first go round.

Paul, you always are and have been a gentlemen and a concerned operator! Thanks for making our stay a positive one!!!!

Now get out and nail a few for yourself!!!

Jim W

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