Waterproof trolling motor for homemade ice eater

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  1. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    No I don't work for Ice Eater. They make a great products I can afford own one and a sump pump will clog up. Once again ping pong balls to bowling balls.
     
  2. gadwall52

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    Good for you that you can afford an ice eater. Your ice eater can't compete with my outboard engine. Ping pong balls to medicine balls .
     
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  3. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Wow great. I have a nice outboard motor on the flat bottom and a mud motor on my xpress.
     
  4. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Mud motor works better than an outboard for blowing out ice. Ice Eater works better than either one.
     
  5. rtjrex & MollyAnn

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    I agree Mr. Bill... Funny thing is, they are bit_hing about the cost of the ice eater and nothing being said about the genset to push it.. Ours is the Honda 2000 but lots use other kinds.
    Our ice eater is the 3/4hp and does a wonderful job.

    Me, Maggs, & Stuff'..............
     
  6. Spey

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    The jet-pump on my tiller 2-stroke 200hp moves ice pretty good ;-) Then again my 1st pump, a 25hp, was pretty effective too. Just depends on what county ya wanna push the ice to
     
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    I don't use ice eaters so I'm no help with them. But when using a boat I always break out a hole or two down current for my ice to float into. Works pretty slick. On a different note. Does anybody else get as big a kick as I do watching your buddy ( who has his back to the wind) about pee down both legs when you hit the first skim ice of the year running wide open. I find it hilarious watching their eyes get as big as saucers and desperately trying to find something to hold on to.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Bet a jet does work well. They are next to useless in my area, but I could see them moving water great for blowing out ice.
     
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    A blue tarp on top of the ice is the easiest and cheapest thing of all. No decoys needed.
     
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    I do not work for Mallard View but their Ice Eaters are the best improvement we have ever made to our duck hole. Nothing else even close.
     

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