Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

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Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:11 pm

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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:14 pm

It's carriage bolts, threaded rod, etc.
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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:15 pm

Leave something for the legs. The wing nuts...
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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:21 pm

It seems to work best when nearly horizontal. I wish I'd used my big 4-horse motor.
This work ok but is weak IMO.
Its a stern mount el cheapo motor I broke years ago.
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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:23 pm

I put a 50-foot extension cord on it. I land ducks 50 feet in front of my blind using this thing and a mojo right on top of it.
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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:24 pm

Charging the marine battery while camping is my weakness.
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Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby teddysberna » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:01 am

Silly question, but how do you keep the connections dry and clear? I assume you have it spliced and shrink wrapped, but wouldn't mind seeing some pics of the electrical housing stuff as well...
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Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby Fowlhunter22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:17 am

thank you for posting this. I have an old trolling motor i am about to attempt at making an ice eater. If you dont mind I may have some questions. Such as what lb thrust is your motor? and do you just use a marine battery to run it?
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Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:08 am

I forget the pounds of thrust but want to say 35 for some reason.
Electrical connections are spliced, soldered, siliconed, and wrapped with outdoor electrical tape.
Itś a three speed motor, that is why two wires are not connected at all. Thatś low and medium...
I put a household plug on the end of the cord, wired a household box with a switch on board the boat, and thatś how I run it.
I know there is a better way but I cobbled this together from stuff I already had. The whole idea was make is as cheap as possible. I spent maybe $10 making it.
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Re: Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby aunt betty » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:06 pm

Here's a picture of legs on it. Conduit cut to length, ends hammered flat, and drilled. Wing nuts go on the bolts that stuck out. By shoving the legs into the mud, or not, the depth and angle can be adjusted.
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Re: Home-made ice-eater "again"

Postby frydaddy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:52 pm

looks to me like it will work just fine, but your dog doesn't seem to be too excited about it !!! :yes:
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