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Extensions yet???


crappieDean

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Heading up this weekend and wondering if the extension is needed yet? want to be prepared for anything. Thanks

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Last weekend there were a couple times when I came real close to needing one. I wish I would have brought one along. In most spots I fished there wasn't a need for one, but there were a couple areas where I needed to jam my motor into the snow just to get it through the ice. This inturn got water on my throttle and froze it open. That puts a quick end to drilling of more holes.

I would bring one just to be safe.

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You might not believe it but I had to put one on in December and I have not taken it off. Cann't lose it that way. grin.gif If you end up in rough piled ice and are drilling from a house you will need it. Remember that URL froze up during a 30+ mph wind. The ice piles are deep.

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I was up out of JR's last thursday and I was also real close to needing it. The way I see it bring it along and if you dont use it you dont use it. But in turn it would be hard to use it if it is at home!!!! Good luck

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I leave mine on all the time. Keeps water off all the controls and its nice to use in the fish house.

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A couple years ago, two neighbors of a fishing buddy went to Red for a late season trip. They had a new out-of-the-box Lazer auger. They decided to drill one hole to see whether they needed to install the extention. As the auger was breaking through the bottom of the hole, it stuck, with the powerhead flat to the ice. They decided to chisel out so they could remove the power head. The chisel shattered the gearbox. When they removed the screw holding the powerhead and the shaft together, the shaft dropped to the bottom of the lake. One hole and the auger was toasted. The extention doesn't do much good in the box. grin.gif

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got GPS points for where this happened confused.gif

If so, at least you know where there's one piece of artificial structure. tongue.gif

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about 48 hours away and the extension is coming along! Thanks everybody! It's slabbin' time!

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We had no problem drilling most of our holes today without an extension. A couple of the holes we reopened were close because of the slush pile. But it never hurts to bring it along.

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