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Author Topic: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas  (Read 5622 times)

Gray Boat

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #20 on: Mar 15, 2010, 06:27 PM »
culling out equipment?  are you crazy?  i'm one of those guys that brings the kitchen sink and then some. 
actually...i was thinking about adding a potato gun to the rig...it's all about good times.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #21 on: Mar 16, 2010, 05:16 AM »
that is sooo hard to do   But this last trip I made yesterday I was able to cull down some of the stuff I haul went from 2 magnum sleds to 1 magnum and a small otter sled!

Holy crap hazzy.  That was culled???????????

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #22 on: Mar 16, 2010, 06:36 AM »
Slow down. Keep it under 25. Even with a jet sled or otter there is no suspension and you are beating the crap out of everything you own. JP's dogsled is what my buddie has and they work awesome but again, no suspension. 40 is not recommended. I have ridden 2 guys on the back of the dog sled, it works good but I have yet to meet the guy that wants to ride it over about 20. I have also seen a few take pretty good diggers from the back too. Ten miles at 25 takes less than a 1/2 hour. Life is too short to "be in a hurry"  ;D

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #23 on: Mar 16, 2010, 07:10 AM »
mines similar made from a big plastic truck box, ive never dumped it with the wheeler with even three people sitting on it with one holding an auger. when i built mine the pivot goes side to side with some action up and down, but its pretty fixed from much tilting action, maybe look at the pivot design a little closer. mines alot longer and probably doesnt jump as much but it is still on the narrow side

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #24 on: Mar 16, 2010, 05:20 PM »
The potato gun is a necessity for next season. I hate seagulls. Would be awesome to get into a gull with a heavy spud.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #25 on: Mar 16, 2010, 09:05 PM »
The potato gun is a necessity for next season. I hate seagulls. Would be awesome to get into a gull with a heavy spud.

Potato!  Heck!  Use yellow perch!

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #26 on: Mar 17, 2010, 06:48 PM »
I added a "box" top to my JetSled XL this year.  Two doors.  1/4" plywood, coated with West Marine
epoxy on the outside, then painted black, and a bit of aluminum trim.  With the UHMW strips on the bottom
of the Jet Sled, and a heavy duty hitch from Shappell, I was pleased with this rig.  It's not too heavy; holds
a ton!  Still pulls easy.  Provides protection for my gear.  Serves as a wind break and a table or a seat.
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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #27 on: Mar 18, 2010, 05:47 AM »
Very wise and a very nice job.  I like it better than the open style.  Weighs a little more but the benefit of dry equipment
inside offsets the weight.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #28 on: Mar 18, 2010, 12:31 PM »
can you still fit an auger in there with the doors closed ???
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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #29 on: Mar 18, 2010, 08:32 PM »
can you still fit an auger in there with the doors closed ???

Yes.  I usually carry the blue foam flooring squares, and my Shappell 6000, Mr. Buddy,  5lb propane tank, a couple folding chairs (wooden), small aluminum folding table, a small 48qt cooler, extra jackets, etc.  I carry my auger, bait and pack basket (tip ups) on my snow sled/rack.  There is all kinds of room in that sled.  The box is 12" tall.  It is fairly light weight too.   I have even put my small jetsled inside it.  I pull the small one by hand when I set up my traps sometimes.  I think I posted a pictures of my snowsled/rack somewhere on here in the past.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #30 on: Mar 19, 2010, 06:22 PM »
thanks for posting mainedog.  i'm still in the planning stage of the project.  my sled will definitly be a welded metal "traditional style" dog sled like jp's.  the overall layout is still on the drawing board.  i'm undetermined if i'm going to make a box of some kind or bolt a jet sled w/cover onto it for a snow free storage area. 

the good news is i have about 8 months to complete the project.   ;D

i'll be sure to post a completed pic of "Project High Speed"

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #31 on: Dec 02, 2013, 08:57 AM »
So did you ever get this sled built?

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #32 on: Dec 02, 2013, 09:21 AM »



This thing has been a beast for me and is still in good shape.  I have 0 dollars in it, as I got all of it as scrap.  It holds tons of gear, can hold a rider on back, stays up on the snow pretty well. The biggest down fall was I had no ridgid hitch and it could be a hassell.  Also I would add a cover over my gear this year to keep out spray.  But for a cheap no cost rig it worked well for me but I'm upgrading to a otter

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #33 on: Dec 02, 2013, 10:41 AM »
Boy, this thread started a long time ago.
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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #34 on: Dec 02, 2013, 06:34 PM »
Guess some of us have been around here too long.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #35 on: Dec 02, 2013, 08:34 PM »
Wow!  Yup that's an old one.

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #36 on: Dec 02, 2013, 08:47 PM »
I used a dog sled for years an I'm glad I was young.  We renamed them drag sleds, they pack off and fill full of slush and snow and end up weighing twice their actual weight by the time you get to your spot.  The otter with the cover is the best I have ever used.
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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #37 on: Dec 02, 2013, 08:56 PM »
I used a dog sled for years an I'm glad I was young.  We renamed them drag sleds, they pack off and fill full of slush and snow and end up weighing twice their actual weight by the time you get to your spot.  The otter with the cover is the best I have ever used.
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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #38 on: Dec 02, 2013, 09:05 PM »
I just use a jet sled most of the time now

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Re: dog sled pics - plans - or ideas
« Reply #39 on: Dec 03, 2013, 08:56 AM »
Build a Komatik sled. They are made for arctic expeditions. You tip that over and you have problems man.



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