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Author Topic: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?  (Read 10465 times)

COVEJEEPSXJ

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DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« on: Mar 03, 2009, 09:34 AM »
Has anyone on here made a custom flip-over style shanty? If so any advice?  Source for materials and hardware?

I made a custom sled using a large rubbermaid action packer and would like to try to make a flip-over style shanty that would attach to it.

I am thinking about using Boat Bimini Top hardware. For example:

http://www.sailrite.com/Deck-Hinge-Nylon-Black?sc=2&category=100275
http://www.sailrite.com/Jaw-Slide-Nylon-3-4-Black?sc=2&category=100275
http://www.sailrite.com/Eye-End-Inside-Nylon-3-4-Black?sc=2&category=100275
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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2009, 02:08 PM »
You got the right idea with the bimini top hardware. I was going to build one last year using electrical conduit and sew my own cover. I ended up getting a pop-up blind for x-mas so i did not get to build it this year. Maybe a project for the summer.
I looked at a lot of the pre-built ones based on an otter type sled to get ideas.

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 04, 2009, 06:54 PM »
HEY COVE I SENT YOU A MESSAGE HOPE THIS HELPS

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 04, 2009, 07:01 PM »
here are a few pics of a flip over I made last year.  Its kinda rustic and cheap-its nothing more than a pallet with built up sides and a tarp and  1x3 for the framework--its not much to look at but it serves its purpose--



                                             


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2009, 05:33 PM »

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2010, 07:11 PM »
I'm looking to build one also, but how do your hinges work?

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2010, 04:25 PM »
Here's my project from a year or two ago. A one man flipover shanty designed to work with a standard JetSled. The Frahillbilly. This project is currently gathering dust in my basement. Free to anyone who wants to come and get it. ;)

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=85267.0

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Just for the fun of it I was trying to price out building a DIY flip over.  I have a Frabill Ranger Solo and can see that building one really would not take a lot of technical knowhow.  Get the hang of bending conduit and you are on you way.

The only problem is once you add in the cost for a decent sled($50), hardware($40-50), seat($30) and a tent($50-?) you are now at the range of buying a low end new flip over or a higher end used unit.  Of course you can go cheaper on the above...bucket for seat, tarp for tent, cheap sled for $25, etc.

The tent becomes the "looks great" or "looks crappy"  point.  Your choices here are buy a replacement tent for a production unit(probably the best option), sew your own, piece together tarps, buy something already made that will work as a shanty tent...maybe a golf cart storage cover(very similar in size to shanty covers)???

Maybe sell the plans on Ebay for $2.50 per copy and get rich!!!
Bob (West Easton, PA) 

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:34 PM »
trooper great job and build thread,if you are still giving this away please pm me, I just got my neighbor started in ice fishing last year and this is about his price range,I have to see if he's up for a two hour drive each way, last year the two of us were in my scout at times just to warm (tight)

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:36 PM »
Nice shanty it's very original and probally a lot cheaper than the ones at the store.

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2017, 06:17 AM »
Here's my project from a year or two ago. A one man flipover shanty designed to work with a standard JetSled. The Frahillbilly. This project is currently gathering dust in my basement. Free to anyone who wants to come and get it. ;)

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=85267.0
I would gladly take that project off your hands, with  a little donation. Where are you located?

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Pretty sure he's not a member anymore.
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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2017, 05:13 PM »
To stay on topic, I've got an old Eskimo Quickflip1 skin - green color - that I got from a supporter (Fleet Farm maybe) and I intend to use 1/2" or 3/4" EMT for the whoops.  It's 30" wide so I'll build a deck that will go on a Smitty that will be the foundation for it all.  I hope to be able to put the flip over on/off the deck as needed.

That Bimini hardware has given me a few ideas for weight savings on the EMT.

Thanks for bumping this up.
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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2017, 09:43 AM »
I made my first flip 2 years ago using bimini hardware from a paddle boat.  I also salvaged some lightweight square tubing from a 10' x 10' outdoor pop up canopy that were extending.  I made it work but it took some doing.  I made my second flip over this year using emt.  It worked so much better being able to make things the right length  for the sled.  Emt was cheap too.  Galvanized and lightweight not to mention stronger than aluminum.  It worked awesome! Having a premaid skin will save you a ton of work.  Making the hinges, bending the poles, drilling the holes and mounting took me a few hours.  Sewing the cover took two days....Maybe more....

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 23, 2017, 05:16 AM »
you can always find a flipover with mouse damage for cheap. Now you got the poles and brackets and hopefully a good sled. Buy a replacement top or a crappy old top and your good to flip. Made one this year for less than 20 bucks and that is with a new sled and poles,bracket. Might be able to get more come spring as the seller had about 8.

 

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