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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 11:37:58 AM »
Looks like Sebago Lake ..... Don't think it ever freezes completely being so deep?

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 06:47:53 PM »
Looks like Sebago Lake ..... Don't think it ever freezes completely being so deep?

Takes a long time to warm up and to cool down 300 foot deep Sebago. Got a plan B for Sunday. Will let you know how it goes

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2014, 06:27:40 PM »
Found a hole big enough for the boat. Used Steve's boat today he wanted to winterize it  ::) That evinrude is pretty cool the way it does it automatically. The fishing was great and it was awesome to get on the water .....I was starting to get the shakes....Catching not so good. Steve was washing the boat when I left him getting an appreciation for just how trashed towing in the winter gets a boat. We usually take mine.


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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 06:37:49 PM »
Glad to see you got out there, Eric!

No chance of it here, with the ice we've got right now. We'll see how the next couple of weeks go.

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 12:40:11 PM »
Chapman's looked wide open from rt 78......

Hope for an early spring?

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 01:12:01 PM »
Went by Chapmans today and it did look wide open!

The water's really high right now, well into the bushes along Rte. 91. It's tempting to wet a line  ;D

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 08:58:42 AM »
Well, this current wave of very cold weather has everything iced over 100% again!

I had a temp of ZERO at 5:30 AM this morning. Brrrrr  :(

But on the bright side, the days are getting longer! It's no longer dark at 4:45 PM!

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 11:51:18 AM »
yes days are getting longer!! and the fishing equip is slowly arriving, half my reels are cleaned and lubed, tackle cleaned out and organized.  Next is get the boat in the garage, install new fish finder and recess the trolling motor foot pedal, its all slowly coming to gether.

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 01:47:16 PM »
yes days are getting longer!! and the fishing equip is slowly arriving, half my reels are cleaned and lubed, tackle cleaned out and organized.  Next is get the boat in the garage, install new fish finder and recess the trolling motor foot pedal, its all slowly coming to gether.

So I'm assuming that you got a new boat? What did you end up with after the whole warranty fiasco? Show some pictures!  ;D

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2014, 02:17:03 PM »
No new boat, they shipped it back to factory, welded it up, added some bracing. They did find more cracks, I think 4 total. Only thing left to do now is run it and see what happens. I got it back mid oct and only used it once since with no leaks. Will see what happens after a bunch of fishing trips and thousands of miles on a trailer. Hull is life time warranty, hope the boat does not spend a life time at the factory!!!! Boat leaked bad from July to sept, spent 6 weeks at factory. I REALLY HOPE WE CAN ENJOY A YEAR OF FISHING IN THE BOAT I PAY FOR!!! LOL

I am installing a DSI 7 and am buying a kit to recess the foot pedal.

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
Glad to hear they took care of it for you. That's what they should have done a long time ago!

Do us a favor and get some before/after shots of the recessed pedal install. I love seeing projects as they are completed  ;)

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2014, 09:38:28 AM »
Stopped by Chapman's Pond yesterday just to take a look. There were a few guys on the ice, right next to the boat ramp.

Another Hawg Forum member happened to be there talking to them and stopped at my truck to chat. He said that the ice was 4 inches thick, which surprised me in light of the very cold nights and days we've had. I really though it would be thicker, but then again it was wide open last week.

I sat there watching and then talking for at least 20 minutes but didn't see a single flag go up. I was told that they had caught just one bass at that point.

With the temps coming up this week, it definitely won't be thawing out anytime soon!

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Re: Ice Updates - Winter 2013/2014
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2014, 11:23:43 PM »
Chapmans can be a really slow pond for ice fishing action. Big fish potential but slow on the numbers!