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Coming up this weekend, wondering how thick the ice is. Any input would be appreciated.

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Plenty. I've been running my 1 ton plow truck all over with no trouble. Various parts of my anatomy are still clenched a little tight when I do it tho. grin.gif

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18 inches most places

There's also places where there's 18 inches of hard crusted snow on the 18 inches of ice. So either bring a sturdy shovel or an ext...(OH GEEZ, do I even have to say it confused.gif)

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fished out of Morts last weekend. Went to the end of his road with my 1 ton deisel and 8 x 20 house. Set up and popped holes to find only 14 in. of ice. That didn't inspire a lot of confidence. Moved in closer the next day and found a solid 20 in. Ah, much better,

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How about getting off the roads with a Tahoe? Are you finding any slush or snow areas with less than 10"?

THANKS!

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Im feeling pretty safe driving around in the 1 ton plow truck. When I'm out in new country I'm still driving with the windows down, Buddy scared us pretty good when he sunk the last one. When plowing I try to get past the big drifts as fast as posible because you can see that the ice is sunk down and know the ice is thinner there. It is 36 degrees right now. shocked.gif When it cools back off what snow we have left will be hard as concrete and we will not even need the ice. grin.gif

Almost all of the slush is frozen up solid. Foster hit a huge area of slush out from Rocky Point but it is in shallower then we fish crappies. He was just trying to take a shortcut home. This driving back home past the bar everynight is killing off any chance of profit this winter. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Kinda makes you wonder if you want to get back in truck doesn't it?
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I got everything ready to quickly back the truck up, hook up the house and go. Mr. Murphy must have been around though as I went to lower the house onto my hitch the tongue jack broke. Had to take the jack out of the truck and monkey around with that. All the while praying to the ice gods to just let me get out of there dry. Don't think my insurance agent would take to kindley to paying for my 06'crew cab crappie crib. Next time I drill a hole to check ice before dropping house. tongue.gif

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Been there, done that. It can really be shocking when the auger goes through way too fast. Like, what am I doing here,,,,I never really liked that truck anyway and the walk back really isn't all that long. grin.gifgrin.gif Isn't amazing how gingerly we can ease back into the truck to drive back? Like it's gonna make a difference. confused.gif

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Hey Kelly, I saw a great example of that two years ago. We were almost a mile out on Waubay Lake in South Dakota with ATVs in early April. Two guys drove up near us in a Suburban. They got out and drilled a hole. The auger pushed through the last six inches of rotten ice. They looked at each other, threw the auger in back, and drove toward the nearest shore as fast as their little wheels could take them. I wouldn't have given you even money that they would get out of it alive. grin.gif

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