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Sled and porty GTG outing


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14 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Probably the first weekend the lakes won’t be packed this winter!!!

 

After this cold snap shouldn't have to worry about ice is most areas. I cringe for the amount of traffic we are going to see on the lakes after this cold snap. I selfishly hope we get some snow to restrict travel. The thundering herds are going to be bonkers.

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22 minutes ago, chaffmj said:

By the way that pic was taken in 2012. I am a lot better looking now! ?

Goes without saying doesn’t it? ?

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3 hours ago, chaffmj said:

By the way that pic was taken in 2012. I am a lot better looking now! ?

 

It was just nice of Foss to let you hold up two of his fish! ?

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10 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

It was just nice of Foss to let you hold up two of his fish! ?

 

Ouch, that really hurt. I was with Jim Almquist from Duluth that day. Ah the good old days on Burntside!

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I heard shagwa has been giving 14-16 inch crappies by the limits out off Sandy point!! ?

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9 hours ago, chaffmj said:

 

Ouch, that really hurt. I was with Jim Almquist from Duluth that day. Ah the good old days on Burntside!


I was going to say ouch for ya when I read that but thought I better let you handle it!

 

2 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

I heard shagwa has been giving 14-16 inch crappies by the limits out off Sandy point!! ?

 

Lunker Plunkers are working the best but don’t tell anyone!

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1.6K reads and no takers. What a bunch of wussy! 

It's only been -20 below on the weekends. ?

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just need to set a date and location and see who shows. Should have plenty of ice for a while now. Maybe remove the sled requirement and see what happens lol

 

I would consider meeting up on a border water like Big Stone, Traverse etc. 

 

But I would also be intrigued to see a big group of some of you die hards party fish some big pressured MN lake and see what results some of you guys produce.

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well there has been talk of a  of a GTG later thinking of chasing kitties..................

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Well I was kind of thinking a bunch of guys on sleds terrorizing a lake for this GTG. ?

Not...............................a brunch GTG!  ?

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On 1/27/2021 at 11:16 AM, leech~~ said:

So out of 567 reads. No ones got a sled and porty but 2 guys and 1 with a broken down one? ?

I know this is a old post, but I just picked up a sled to ice fish with and would love to travel a lake with some others. Especially as this will be my first time trying it. Maybe if and when we get some hardwater that works,  we try this call out again? Thanks

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32 minutes ago, TheClassicyIndy said:

I know this is a old post, but I just picked up a sled to ice fish with and would love to travel a lake with some others. Especially as this will be my first time trying it. Maybe if and when we get some hardwater that works,  we try this call out again? Thanks

Cool, what kind of sled did you get?  Post some pictures if your setting it up for Ice fishing! 👍

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2 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Cool, what kind of sled did you get?  Post some pictures if your setting it up for Ice fishing! 👍

Thanks. It's nothing fancy. 97 Polaris Indy Classic touring. Been working on it for a few months. Was kind of a mess when I got it. Seems to be working pretty well now. I'm trying to get a back rack I got for it. But its proving difficult due to some creative welding from previous owner. I want to hang a 35gal tote on the back for gear. I also want to try to mount some brackets I have on the front for auger. It's all still a work in progress. My primary concern was to get it mechanically sound before I started getting it hardwater fishing ready.

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9 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Cool, what kind of sled did you get?  

The handle didn’t give it away? 😅
 

Welcome @TheClassicyIndy!  
 

This leech guy does know a few things about sleds though and can help you out.  I may actually have a lot of time this winter to play.  We’ll see how things shake out.

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21 hours ago, TheClassicyIndy said:

Thanks. It's nothing fancy. 97 Polaris Indy Classic touring. Been working on it for a few months. Was kind of a mess when I got it. Seems to be working pretty well now. I'm trying to get a back rack I got for it. But its proving difficult due to some creative welding from previous owner. I want to hang a 35gal tote on the back for gear. I also want to try to mount some brackets I have on the front for auger. It's all still a work in progress. My primary concern was to get it mechanically sound before I started getting it hardwater fishing ready.

 

Something like this? 

Mechanical dependability is key to me. I don't care If my sled looks like a Rat ride as long as it gets my butt back off the lake!  😁  

 

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Probably looks a lot like the 1995 Indi 500 Classic I got this past June. 2 cylinder + reverse. Ran good but modified the track/suspension a bit than sold excess parts.

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On 10/9/2021 at 9:35 PM, leech~~ said:

 

Something like this? 

Mechanical dependability is key to me. I don't care If my sled looks like a Rat ride as long as it gets my butt back off the lake!  😁  

 

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You got it. This is what it looked like when I got it in early August. I have since sourced a decent seat, replaced the reverse gears, chain, fluids, cleaned the carbs, new fuel lines and lots of other little things. It might need more motor work. It doesn't have a sway bar (it was removed by previous owns. 

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3 hours ago, TheClassicyIndy said:

You got it. This is what it looked like when I got it in early August. I have since sourced a decent seat, replaced the reverse gears, chain, fluids, cleaned the carbs, new fuel lines and lots of other little things. It might need more motor work. It doesn't have a sway bar (it was removed by previous owns. 

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How many miles are on it?  You may want to do a compression check before you throw more money at it. 

Most of them are over for the year but there are still some.  Keep an eye out for Snowmobile swap meets.  You might be able to find a seat and other parts!  👍

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11 hours ago, leech~~ said:

How many miles are on it?  You may want to do a compression check before you throw more money at it. 

Most of them are over for the year but there are still some.  Keep an eye out for Snowmobile swap meets.  You might be able to find a seat and other parts!  👍

It has 38xx miles. I picked it up for $400. I did find a nice seat for it for $65. Compression was about 100psi for both cylinders. I have been told that can work, but might be harder to start. Maybe next summer I can work on the top end. The one thing it does do is I have a fair amount of dark colored fluid coming out of the exhaust and laying down below the Y pipe off the manifold. Not sure what that is. I had tried to make sure it wasn't running too rich. It can start right up most of the time. We shall see how it does when cold.

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The only thing that I can think would be leaking out of the exhaust would be unburnt 2-stroke oil, maybe leftover from someone oiling the cylinders for the offseason?

 

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Agreed Skunkedagain.

I never count how my sled is running after sitting all summer until a good lake run to burn out all that stable craap! 😉

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On 10/11/2021 at 8:30 PM, TheClassicyIndy said:

You got it. This is what it looked like when I got it in early August. I have since sourced a decent seat, replaced the reverse gears, chain, fluids, cleaned the carbs, new fuel lines and lots of other little things. It might need more motor work. It doesn't have a sway bar (it was removed by previous owns. 

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I wonder if some of that car headlight polish would clean up that windshield a bit?  

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