Trolling motor as an ice eater?

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  1. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Refuge Member

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    Anyone ever tried converting a trolling motor into an ice eater? Seems like it would work if you could keep it anchored in some sort of frame or something.
     
  2. spg

    spg Senior Refuge Member

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    Use to hunt with an old timer that used a small gas motor, I think it was one of those used on a canoe, maybe a 2 hp. He would fire it up at night and would run all night moving a current across the pond. He drove 2 pipes into the pond bottom and fixed a 2 x 8 piece of bord to the pipes . Mounted the motor and let it run. The only thing he had to do to modifie the motor was to connect a 5 gallon gas can to the fuel line so that the motor wouldn't run out of gas at night.
     
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    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    cracks me up every time I watch it.
     
  4. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    you gonna put the prop at the water line with the whole rig above it? Or try and make the prop spray up somehow? There was a device one time that did that. Maybe a mallard machine? Dunno if you could bypass the intermittent timer on it and get the same result.
     
  5. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    There was a thread about this not long ago. May want to do a search.
     
  6. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Dang I was expecting him to go thru the iceā˜¹
     

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