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Ice sled plans
« on: Oct 25, 2004, 01:57 PM »
Looking for a set of plans for an icefishing sled, that I can build as a project in my carpentry class. Any plans would be appreciated, I like the one Esox made that attached to his Jet Sled, but I would like any. Please email them to me at  trx450r19@netscape.net     
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #1 on: Oct 25, 2004, 04:11 PM »
Redeyes,
Here's the 3 criteria for an ice fishing sled;
-Light
-Durable
-Unique
Here's mine,




I've never seen 2 alike. It's part of icefishing.
Think it out...you'll do just fine.
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #2 on: Oct 25, 2004, 04:18 PM »
atta boy RG give the lad some direction!!red eyes i hope you post a pic when you finish your project!!

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2004, 05:54 PM »
thanks RG, Ill have to do some more research, but I do like your design, nice sled. What kind of wood did you use. Pine?
Ill have to make something that will hold my shanty, and one that I can tow behind my quad w/o the sled tipping over. could add some milkcrates to the front and back, to hold bait, buckets, etc.
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2004, 06:05 PM »
RQFIXIT  that sled looks super   do you have some dimensions and if you were to make a new one what would you change? :tipup:
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #5 on: Oct 26, 2004, 03:34 AM »
My materials were a bit out of the ordinary. At the time, I owned an architectural millwork company and had lots of scrap to choose from. That is 14mm Baltic Birch plywood...typically used for fixturing.

Use what you have or can get easily. It's not gonna be the last sled you build.....it's the first and it'll evolve as you evolve into an ice fisher.

I like my little sled. Generally I use it when It's nice and I don't need my trap. I wouldn't change anything. It has enough rod storage for 6 rods and enough room for a few hours worth of jigs ::)

I'd have to measure it but I'd say around 3' long and 18" wide.

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #6 on: Oct 26, 2004, 03:46 AM »
that is an awesome homey job there, rg. but that wouldn't hold all my sh*t, I still bring every thing including the kitchen sink.  ;) but differently an awesome looking sled.  :)
red-eyes, you should check out slipbobs jet sled, he has a nice modified sled.
maybe he'll drop a post with a picture for ya.  :)

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #7 on: Oct 26, 2004, 03:53 AM »
red-eyes, check out slipbobs sled, here you go.
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=11896.0
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #8 on: Oct 26, 2004, 09:44 AM »
Red Eyes,
I'll get you some info when I get the photos online. I don't have dimentional drawings, but the pics might help. The design really depends on how much of what you want to carry.

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #9 on: Oct 26, 2004, 09:51 AM »
Hey this is a cool topic I too want to build a sled/windbreak.I also bring alot of gear jiffy 3hp pails rods and other gear any and all pics help a lot thanks for sharing yours RG!I look forward to seeing some more!!

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #10 on: Oct 26, 2004, 01:32 PM »
slipbobs sled is another great idea, i'd prolly add some plywood sides tho. Y not just use aluminum flat plate rather then tubing.
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #11 on: Oct 26, 2004, 04:30 PM »
Redeyes,
Now you're catching on ;D
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #12 on: Oct 26, 2004, 06:20 PM »
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #13 on: Oct 26, 2004, 06:55 PM »
cool, but I bet it gets stuck in snow easy  ???
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #15 on: Oct 26, 2004, 10:34 PM »
jerry that is a cool sled/wind breaker.  ;D

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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #16 on: Oct 27, 2004, 06:21 AM »
It won't help in your class unless you build it out of wood.  Still, it's a cool sled.  Here's mine:





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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #17 on: Oct 27, 2004, 01:01 PM »
Ill show you guys a pic. of mine, when I am done. Just started drawing up the plans, we have alot of useful material left from building our new house.ie. closet racks, pvc pipe,plywood,2x4s, hinges,etc. all I really need to buy is a jet sled, and some aluminum flat plate.
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #18 on: Oct 27, 2004, 02:32 PM »
Awesome RG.
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Re: Ice sled plans
« Reply #19 on: Oct 27, 2004, 04:47 PM »
Redeyes,
Just remember...less is better. The more you build the more you pull through the snow. Keep things light and manageable. DON'T OVERBUILD!

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