• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

delcecchi

Had some storm damage to our new floe dock, most likely because they didn't tighten the retainer bolts on the plank thing when they put it in this spring.   The bracket on the dock and the aluminum hook on the plank got bent.

I called them several times, stopped in (only some kid around, left note) and emailed.    After first call, Michelle said they would be out.   Never showed.   Since then total ghost.  No response to email, phone messages, etc.   

Guess I need to escalate to Floe and see what they can do....   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wakemup

Hmm that is odd, Manick's has always done our docks and has been terrific. We came up earlier than expected this year and called Michelle and she sent the crew out the following day to put our dock in. This sounds out of the ordinary from my experience and I hope everything is ok with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

Update, I called and got michelle on the phone.   I have now sent some pictures on the cell and we will see what happens.   I'm hoping it is just the extra workload from the storms damaging lifts and stuff that have impeded the process.   Perhaps me getting relatively minor damage in the first of the storms was bad luck on my part. 

Got my fingers crossed, Manicks has been fine until this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Reid Saarela

Delcecchi, 

We have had similar experiences with manick. Nothing seems to get done until we call MULTIPLE times. Don’t know what the deal is. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CigarGuy

I've been using them for the past 6 years. I really like them, but agree with others......it always takes multiple phone calls to get a return call.  Joe and the other guys on the barge are always super friendly and helpful!  Not to mention when we first started using them a seasonal boat lift removal cost 90.00, next year it's going up to 140.00. That's 20.00 increase over last fall.  For the heck of it,  I checked some barge service prices in the cities, 140.00 is a good deal!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

This morning the barge showed up and they replaced the loop, and managed to bend the hook close enough (for some reason the hook thing is welded to the support member of the plank so is not replaceable.)   So, looks like we are good to go.   I might see if I can figure out a scheme to bend stuff a little more but this is ok for now.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TomWehler

Seriously need more competition barge wise as yer stuck with what is or do without and these people do get bizzy. No doubt room for a new company on east end.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

We didn't need a barge, good road access.

 Crew came by barge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Raven77

They come by barge because that is where they have all of their tools, generators, etc.  They are very busy and not always responsive but they do good work and are reasonably priced.  They just fixed the rail system in my boat house.  Took them a week to get here but they did great work.  I'm thankful to have them here!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

Yep, they do.  Sometimes Michelle seems a little overwhelmed.   They came and did the job.  I appreciate them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • CJH
      Fished a small west metro lake this afternoon.  Shallow was 6-7 inches, about 5 inches out in the middle, good solid ice.  This lake locked up early and didn't get messed up by wind or warm temps.  I drilled holes as I went just to keep checking the ice, since it was our first time out for the year.
    • Wanderer
      I stayed on the ice this afternoon and out of the woods.  I watched the sun fade with the last day of the ML season with mine in the truck at the access.   The darndest thing: the fishing was terrible.  Kept hoping I’d find em or it would pick up in the evening.  Neither really happened. 😔     Still, it’s been a good hunting year.  Thanks all of you that shared your season here!
    • monstermoose78
      I go bare hands
    • leech~~
      You may get two of these warm and waterproof, or waterproof and dexterity but you may be hard press to get all three as dexterity is hard to get with the other two in a glove.  The best I have been able to do is some Duck hunting gloves which aren't cheap. 
    • Spearing Machine
      Sunday evening report: Set up in 27 fow on 10 inches of ice off the West end of Ely island. I  fished from 2:40-5:00 tonight. Caught 4 and missed 2 more on the set line. Tossed everything back, about an 8 , 11, 13 and 15 inch fish. One on set line with plain red hook and chub near bottom and 3 jigging (one on a macho minnow and 2 on a flyer). Had a couple other good marks that didn't commit. Lots of wheeled/skid houses pulled out this weekend all over Mckinley/big bay area. About 3-4 inches of snow so good for travel with sleds or wheelers.
    • Wanderer
      Yah, that’s a tough situation @Kettle.  Neoprene are pretty much the trend but they still aren’t magic.  I bought a pair of diving gloves and they’re much better than any standard fishing glove.     I bet those Simms are nice.   Try to find a pair that fits well but aren’t too snug, and possibly have a breathable back.  
    • Wanderer
      Agreed, there always seems to be some geese over wintering.  I continue to see geese flying around and roosted in open rivers.  Swans too.  Had a pair circle me tonight while I was ice fishing.  It’s getting to be an ordinary thing - seeing swans in the winter.
    • GeluNumber1
      Went out last night for sturgeon. Considering it was my first outing of the year, I did okay with a couple sub-30" fish. Saw some dandies.
    • Mike89
      '   that's what i did in the end....
    • Kettle
      It's making ice but there were some pretty large open areas tonight