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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