Originally Posted by webos1
It is similar in that they are both made out of closed cell foam, I have one of those that I ordered with my tip-up from Arctic Fisherman. It does somewhat slow down the re-formation if ice but does nothing to stop it. The difference is the reflective material on my product that when used with a self adhesive air activated warmer will stop the ice from reforming in an ice hole. The Grabber body warmer that will be inclosed puts off an average temperature of 127 degrees. Less time scooping ice = more time fishing.
good luck with the patent,
couple of questions
have you actually tested this on ice last year? lets see some pix and report on how well it worked. not just statements it will
most of the time when i have been ice fishing the water level is at the top of the hole (i know it is not always) if i stick an air activated warmer on the botom it will get wet and stop working. and no i am not going to pile up the ice shavings around the hole to make an air space. refroze ice shavings have a majot tendancy to catch and cut/break fine ice lines
you say the average temp of these things are 127 dergees, how many BTU. it may be 127 deg but with out sufficient BTU it may not be able to keep up with the draw from all the ice and cold water.
i did not see a price, how much are these going to sell for,
untill they are proven on the ice, i dont see me spending much for it
good luck, hope you can answer my ?s