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Clam 1060

by , Posted to on 01/11/2006 12:31 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/18/2003
Location: ND
Was thinking of getting a clam 1060 wanted to if anybody,has one. An how they like it, I have a clamII man about 10 years old an looking to up grade. Was woundering how hard the 1060 was to set up an if you can tow behind truck to move from spot too spot. Thanks for any info. Paul <><
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by on 01/11/2006 2:28 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/17/2004
Location: ND
ive had the 1060 for 4 or 5 years and i love it. its not the easiest thing to move but... if you plan on moving alot id go with the clam voyager. my brother has that one.i can tear my house down at about the same rate that he can when its time to pack up for good. it just depends how much stuff you have in it to take out. ive moved my house when its been up before without any problems. as long as theres not too much snow.
the best part is the room.
i use treated plywood to cover up the ice. i also use the plywood as a template so i know where to drill my holes. three on each side.
hope this helps. ask if you need more.]
later :-)
Re: Clam 1060
by on 01/11/2006 2:40 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/01/2002
Location: ND
I just purchased one of these ice houses this fall and have used it maybe a half dozen times and just love it. One heater will keep it warm and I love the option of drilling the holes wherever you want and not having to mark the spot. I usually just flip open the plastic floor and drill the desired holes I need then set it up. The house is awesome in the wind and is very well designed. It takes about 10 minutes maybe to set depending on the speed you go but sets up very easily and I can tell than they did some research when they designed the layout of this house. I bought mine from cabelas when they had a deal with their credit card for $349 and scheels wanted $499 plus shipping. Best of luck in your purchase. This is my 3rd ice house I have owned and by far my favorite.
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by on 01/11/2006 7:35 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Rooms great, but in reality the floor design is very poor. You will need a large heater when it is cold to get it up to temp, but can be held with a small heater once warm.

We fished out of one on LOW and Devils Lake during some cold temps and flooding conditions because of snow. Both times we had the house freeze down even with plywood underneath the last time. Not many options for a portable that size in the industry. So really nothing to compare to. Frabril I think has an 8x8 and so does Sportsman. I guess after the dozen or so times I have fished out of my friends, I would not buy one mostly because of the floor. We fish when we can and cold temps and the floor do not mix. A fair winter like this and one would not have any problems, but we are going to get some cold temps if not this year but in upcoming seasons!
In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!
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by on 01/11/2006 10:03 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/01/2005
Location: ND

i agree that the floor is very weak. it's a very nice house otherwise. it's a plastic floor, very slippery and every step i took in it i felt like i was going to crack it. and once it's time to take it off the ice i'm afraid the floors going to crack too.

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by on 01/11/2006 11:45 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/01/2002
Location: ND
Its the same plastic floor that clam uses in all there houses and I dont think it feels week, also dont use the slush from the holes if it is cold out that is where many people run into problems, Soft powder snow works awesome then will not have any freezing problems.
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by on 01/12/2006 08:49 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Goosehunter freezing problems came from the flooding of the ice as water pushed up through the holes. Coupled with poor design of the floor and the water could not drain away and made the floor slippery or an ice cube. Great house if you can use it in perfect conditions.

My friend has a couple smaller children. He takes extra clothes along and outerwear for the kids because they will get more soaked in the house than playing in the snow outside!
In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!
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by on 01/12/2006 10:56 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/17/2004
Location: ND
hmmm i have a 6 and 9 year old that come with quite often and ive never had any problems with them getting wet in the house.
hardwaterman did you cut out holes in the plastic?
ive never noticed it to be a problem with the house sticking to the ice. im not saying it hasnt been stuck, im just saying it hasnt been a problem. i always remove any snow thats on top of the ice where im going to put my house. as far as the floor, i weigh about 225lbs and i havent had any problems with the floor breaking. and being 6'3", i like that i can stand up in it.
i use a dual heater so i have no problems being warm. of course when its -10, it can be a little chilly.
in my opinion, buy the house. you wont be disappointed.
....just my $.02
Re: Clam 1060
by on 01/12/2006 11:41 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/27/2002
Location: ND
Have fished with Goosehunter_ND in his house and will admit it is a good house. Hey hardwaterman, if your friends kids are getting more wet in the house than outside in the snow, that ain't the house's problem. I will admit the floor can get slippery, but it's still a very well built house. The floor folds out fairly big,(not sure to what exactly) but suits two people perfectly, and could fit more if neeeded.
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by on 01/12/2006 11:50 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: ND
Has anyone tried adding some adhesive grip strips to the plastic floor or do they not stick well to the plastic?

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Re: Clam 1060
by on 01/12/2006 2:12 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/17/2004
Location: ND
it must have to do with your boots. i dont have any problems when the floor is wet. i havent noticed my kids with one either.
it just might have to do with the beer intake :-) j/k
Re: Clam 1060
by on 02/18/2008 2:12 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2008
Location: ND
I purchased a 1060 a little over a year ago ($300 on clearance, I believe it was discontinued). We immediately figured there would be footing issues so we installed some adhesive grip sheets at the doorways. After 4 outings, our 5-gal buckets tore up 2 of the 6 sheets. In the end, we found that the footing isn't as treacherous as we thought even with the floor completely soaked. I may re-apply the sheets later with intent on being more careful around them, but they're not necessary. If you own one, make sure you clamp down the outrigger braces during tear-down. One of mine fell down a hole during set-up the next trip out. Luckily I was able to fish it out of 7 fow after 30-45 min of effort with a long piece of fencing wire!
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by on 02/18/2008 2:56 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2004
Location: ND
I just bought a flip over from Running Farm and Fleet. I got a three man Team Wild ice shelter. It is the equivelant to the Clam Yukon but about $200 less. I have had it for about a month and I just love it. This comes mounted on a sled so it is easy to move around and load into the back of my truck. It sets up in about 2 minutes and tears down in about the same. I have had a Clam with a plastic floor in it before and I am convinced that this is the way to go. If you are in or close to the Busmarck area and what to see or fish from it this weekend, I am planning a trip to Pollock this weekend. I live in Carson, ND.
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by on 02/18/2008 3:53 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/22/2003
Location: ND
I have a Northlander, out of Minnesota, and it is awesome. I bought it over the Clam, because I got to build the floor. I didn't like the floors in the Clams. At least this on is plywood. The only thing I did is put it on 2x2 runners to help with the freezing aspect. It is on it's 4th year, and still looks like new. It was also a little lighter, and quite a few pennies less.

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by on 02/18/2008 4:43 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2004
Location: ND
all4eyes, did you make a plywood floor to cover the whole inside of the icehouse or just an area where your feet at at while you are seated? I thought about some indoor/outdoor carpet but that might be hard to get up once it is imbedded into the ice.
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by on 02/18/2008 4:51 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/06/2007
Location: SD
Thumbs up to Team Wild!

Great portable ice shack. Worth every penny!

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by on 02/18/2008 7:21 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/22/2003
Location: ND
I bought the tarp, poles, hinge, and everything else as a kit, then I bought the plywood and built the floor. Basically all it is, is a clam with a plwwood floor. I just didn't like the way clam had the holes set up, so I went serching, and seen one on the ice at Darling one day, and decided thet is what I wanted. I would stay away from carpet, because it gets heavy when it is wet. A buddy of mine has a clam, and he took an old rubber bed met and cut it in half. I helped with that slippery floor, and it kept the toes a little warmer. I have the 6x8 Northlander and it weighs in at 110 lbs. I had a 2 person sled at one time and it weighd 85lbs. So it is a little heavier, but I have more room and it fits in the back of my shortbox pickup. I always had cold feet in that sled, now my toes are nice and warm.

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