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Old 12-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What to look for in a snowmobile for ice fishing?

I'm looking at getting a couple sleds for trail running and ice fishing. What do I need to look for as far as a machine built for pulling fish houses and gear, general snow/slush on lake ice etc? Any helpful tips would be appreciated..
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I'm looking at getting a couple sleds for trail running and ice fishing. What do I need to look for as far as a machine built for pulling fish houses and gear, general snow/slush on lake ice etc? Any helpful tips would be appreciated..
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A tall windshield looks gay, but it works perfect for ice fishing. Keeps that -50 wind chill off the noggin. As far as slush goes, almost any machine can get stuck in that stuff. Best to avoid it.

One of my best ice machines is a '85 Skidoo 250 cc Citation. Light, nimble, tall windshield.

Any sled will work for ice fishing, if you wanta trail ride then you want/need more power and handling.
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Electric start is REALLY nice to have. If I ever buy a snow machine again, it will have electric start.
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Electric start is REALLY nice to have. If I ever buy a snow machine again, it will have electric start.
Dude, Its MANLY to pull start them-
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agreed Slayer electric start is for Sallys, ice fishing machine
= 2 seater, fan cooled,touring machine, 440 fine size. Bigg lugged tracks will get hot, melt hyfax, overheat etc. Tall windshield is very nice at -20 degrees.......
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I don't know guys....I've had conversations with the pull start when I had one. Actually the sled was on the receiving end and the conversation kinda' went like this "God**** fu***** machine you better fu***** start on the next God**** pull.........." as you're huffing and puffing trying to pull the cord for the 30th time.

It gets more colorful when your on the ice, after getting up at 3am, drilling a bunch of holes, and are getting tired and cold.

Bob, I believe you had the same conversation with your sled in some slush last year at Blue Mesa if I remember right

As mentioned....it's not necessary, but it's nice to have.
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I don't know guys....I've had conversations with the pull start when I had one. Actually the sled was on the receiving end and the conversation kinda' went like this "God**** fu***** machine you better fu***** start on the next God**** pull.........." as you're huffing and puffing trying to pull the cord for the 30th time.

It gets more colorful when your on the ice, after getting up at 3am, drilling a bunch of holes, and are getting tired and cold.

Bob, I believe you had the same conversation with your sled in some slush last year at Blue Mesa if I remember right

As mentioned....it's not necessary, but it's nice to have.
Nice to have but what better way to warm up in the temperatures? My buddy's sled does this and I look at it from this stand point, I am not cold all of a sudden anymore...
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Also there's this thing called maintenence and tuning-- :P
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I don't know guys....I've had conversations with the pull start when I had one. Actually the sled was on the receiving end and the conversation kinda' went like this "God**** fu***** machine you better fu***** start on the next God**** pull.........." as you're huffing and puffing trying to pull the cord for the 30th time.

It gets more colorful when your on the ice, after getting up at 3am, drilling a bunch of holes, and are getting tired and cold.

Bob, I believe you had the same conversation with your sled in some slush last year at Blue Mesa if I remember right

As mentioned....it's not necessary, but it's nice to have.
Ed its the same bunch that wouldnt be caught dead without their power auger...manly would be to drill a hole by hand...
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