I'll add to this thread...... I ice fish in Wi, and out on Lake Michigan and Lake Erie (ice permitting) and at times off shore 10-12 miles, It's always something in the back of your mind what would one do out that far and have trouble? I will tell you I'm very particular on maintaining my machine, I have years ago stripped off all the plastics, removed and cleaned EVERY electrical connector on the ATV and installed dielectric grease on EVERY connector on the machine. I have installed a second battery. I run Sea Foam gas additive every time any gas is added to tank. I have a Marine VHF radio hard wired and installed on ATV and can contact the Coast Guard if an emergency arises (cell service is non existing when that far offshore). I have a Garmin GPS permanently mounted to front pod. I do carry a propane torch head as I already have the 1lb tanks for portable heater and ice auger fuel. I have flotation barrels on the front and back, a Nebulus Raft, two 2X10x8' planks, a throwable buoy, and hope I NEVER need any of this equipment!!! So far its working out just as planned!
YES, it floats as pictured, water line is 3" above bottom of foot wells, (I tried it out by driving it off a boat ramp into open water)
Everyone always lets me lead the way out on the ice, still trying to figure that out!!!!
JUNE 2017 & SEPTEMBER 2018 POLARIS FORUM ATV OF THE MONTH WINNER
2019 Sportsman 850 SP Premium
Removed all Warning Decals
3500# Polaris Winch W/Synthetic Rope
Winch Stopper Cable Line Saver
ATV-GURU.COM Front and Rear Bumpers
2" Receiver in Front Bumper
Kenda K587 HTR Bear Claws 26X9X14 & 26X11X14
Ultimate Series Windshield Fairing, Mid & Low Height Windshield
New Style Polaris Lock & Ride Rear Storage Box
Garmin GPS176C, Ram Mount
Polaris Rear View Mirrors
4" Front Rack Extender
Center Brake/Tail Light LED
Rear LED work lights/strobes
Built on March 27 2019
Purchased New April 13 2019 0.1 Hr .2 Mi
Power Sports Abrams, Wi
2006 Sportsman 800 EFI Twin
Purchased new to me on Aug 08 2016 97Hr's 811Mi
Sold Apr 07 2019 231 Hr 3126 Mi
"I am the majority!"
*WEAR A HELMET, I'M LIVING PROOF THEY WORK!
Last edited by FPD218; 02-10-2018 at 06:50 AM.