clam shanties

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2007/12/30 15:43:42 (permalink)

clam shanties

do any off you guys out there own a clam and if you do can you let me know how you like it
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    gut
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    RE: clam shanties 2007/12/30 16:43:20 (permalink)
    I have a Clam 460 (2 man) and like it. Goes up and down easy! 2 foldup chairs for inside instead of buckets make it easier on the back.
    Black Cat heater and single burner propane stove made me put long days on the ice. Could have been a little wider but would have added to much bulk in my opinion...Gut

    GOD bless America!
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/01 12:12:34 (permalink)
    I have 2.  Goog shelters at a good price.w_w.

    If it has fins and gills, I'm there.

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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/02 07:05:12 (permalink)
    I have a Frabil Speed Shak Cub that I like. Then I have a clam 6800 that I got a good deal on. It is so big that I probably will never use it. I would sell it,for a decent price. I would then buy a flip over two man with seats.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/02 19:43:27 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I have a Frabil Speed Shak Cub that I like. Then I have a clam 6800 that I got a good deal on. It is so big that I probably will never use it. I would sell it,for a decent price. I would then buy a flip over two man with seats.
    What is the price you are looking at for the 6800 ? Also a friend of mine has a 3 person flip over , its a frabill  he bought it last year & after seeing the 5600 & 6800 down at Cabelas,was talking about selling it ,may be there is a swap in the making???? Thanks for any info     Paul
    post edited by eye-c-man - 2008/01/02 19:49:45
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/04 09:37:23 (permalink)
    I would swap for a nice 2-3 man flip over. As my 6800 has never been used I would save someone $100 or perhaps a bit more on the store prices, if I was to sell it.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/04 17:08:22 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I would swap for a nice 2-3 man flip over. As my 6800 has never been used I would save someone $100 or perhaps a bit more on the store prices, if I was to sell it.
    Guess we should see how far away we live from each other before we start dealing , i live about 12 miles south of pittsburgh. Where are you from ?      Paul
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/04 21:46:10 (permalink)
    I live in Franklin Pa. If we get some ice I'll be located on top of it in many locations including Erie, and lakes all around my area. However as most others do,weekdays I will have to work. My boy and I sneak out lots of evenings though. I am in no hurry though. Be glad to meet on ice with shanty to show. That is if we ever get good ice.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/05 00:40:57 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I live in Franklin Pa. If we get some ice I'll be located on top of it in many locations including Erie, and lakes all around my area. However as most others do,weekdays I will have to work. My boy and I sneak out lots of evenings though. I am in no hurry though. Be glad to meet on ice with shanty to show. That is if we ever get good ice.
    Right now that looks like a big IF. Yes i still have to do the weekday thing myself . Would it be possible to come up your way & bring his shanty & do the comparision at your house?     Thanks Paul
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/05 20:11:40 (permalink)
    eye-c-man, It would help if I knew what mod# your Frabill is, then I would know if I was even interested in it.
     
    Parker31, Sorry for kind of taking over this thread, we should move it to items for sale I guess. I didn't expect this to develope.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/05 23:19:49 (permalink)
    lol dont worry about it you guys actully helped me thanks guys
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/05 23:44:58 (permalink)
    Parker31, The clam6800 is a nice shanty, however it is big and actually to big for my son and I.We allways grab the smaller Frabill. The 6800 would be great if we didn't jump around like we do or were fishing more than two people.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/06 00:11:49 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    eye-c-man, It would help if I knew what mod# your Frabill is, then I would know if I was even interested in it.

    Parker31, Sorry for kind of taking over this thread, we should move it to items for sale I guess. I didn't expect this to develope.
    Treesparrow, sorry about that i guess i was jumping the gun a little. Its a frabill ice cruiser 300.
    post edited by eye-c-man - 2008/01/06 00:15:38
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/06 20:13:59 (permalink)
    eye-c-man, Sorry I have a Toyota Pickup with a 72" bed.  I would want a nice but slightly roomy 2 man flipover. I want to downsize! But thank you anyway!!!
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/07 00:24:25 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    eye-c-man, Sorry I have a Toyota Pickup with a 72" bed.  I would want a nice but slightly roomy 2 man flipover. I want to downsize! But thank you anyway!!!
    No problem, so what is youre asking price for the 6800?  My buddy was talking about buying either a 5600 or the 6800 & selling his. No hurry.... the weather men are calling for 67 degrees here on thursday  Paul
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/07 11:29:04 (permalink)
    Treesparrow , Going to hit Two mile this afternoon , they stocked the 5th and my  daughter asked to go (really had to twist dad's arm !!!) Eric , who was out with the crew  last year said he loved my clam and would like one for himself . Give me a shout and I will hook you guy's up , or stop by the boat launch this after noon and we can drown some minnies !!! Good luck , be safe , Jake
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/08 09:03:52 (permalink)
    I would want about $300for the 6800 I bought it two summers ago. I thought we used it once on Eaton however my boy says we didn't. It is heavy and large,look at the stats on it. I figured if we had a gang it would be useful. When going with my boy we just grab the Frabill Cub. We would like a two man flip over then if we have company we would take the Cub also. We also need a flasher.
      Parameticjake, I was busy last evening. The 6800 is not something one person wants to lug by themselves. The little Cub I have with gear is a load any distance. Even on Two Mile With Snow it is a pull to get to the pine or beyond. We should build a set of skies for under either of them.
     I don't need to sell the 6800 however I would quickly buy a flipover with seats or a Flasher with the money.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/09 18:33:20 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I would want about $300for the 6800 I bought it two summers ago. I thought we used it once on Eaton however my boy says we didn't. It is heavy and large,look at the stats on it. I figured if we had a gang it would be useful. When going with my boy we just grab the Frabill Cub. We would like a two man flip over then if we have company we would take the Cub also. We also need a flasher.
    Parameticjake, I was busy last evening. The 6800 is not something one person wants to lug by themselves. The little Cub I have with gear is a load any distance. Even on Two Mile With Snow it is a pull to get to the pine or beyond. We should build a set of skies for under either of them.
    I don't need to sell the 6800 however I would quickly buy a flipover with seats or a Flasher with the money.
    I don't know what type of flasher you are looking for but i have a 4-5 year old vexilar fl-8 slt ice fishing pro pack with a soft protective case & mag shield that i probably used 5 times, still in original box that i would be willing to swap for the 6800, probably worth @ $300 also.  Thanks  Paul
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/10 18:55:25 (permalink)
    I would buy one of the new Fl 12 or 20s. They are so easy to see and have some new features that would be helpful.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/10 20:15:40 (permalink)
    Read the reviews on those. They say they're hard to see in sunlight and that the lens scratches easily.
    post edited by chauncy - 2008/01/10 20:16:57
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/11 12:16:38 (permalink)
    I have a FL-12 and it is sometimes hard to see with the sun at the right angle. I just move around the hole keeping the sun to the back of the unit, seems to work. As far as the lense scratching I haven't had that problem yet.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/11 13:58:24 (permalink)
    I'm not knocking the unit by any means. Any vex is great. I have 2. 8 and 18.  Was saying that the flat screen is more prone to being bumped and scratched by other equipment if its not protected. Just make sure you get the carrying case with the newer models.
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    RE: clam shanties 2008/01/13 13:40:29 (permalink)
    Thanks guys, Maybe you could help me with something. I am pondering weather to buy an 12 or 20 and I am unsure of the usefulness of the bottom zoom. Also is the bottom zoom on all the time? Perhaps I should read the reviews on the 12& 20s. Maybe that 8 SLT would be adequate for how I fish. Where are these Reviews?
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