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redneck from ok, fish house
« on: Jun 11, 2015, 09:33 PM »
Well the wife and I moved to MN from OK on December 31st of 14.  It wasn't long after that I was invited to go ice fishing and that started my love affair with fishing the hard water.  Fishing in the clam was great, but once we fished in a wheel house I knew I had to have one.  I mentioned to my buddy that we had to build one, since I'm a maintenance mechanic and have all the tools and skills we'd need it was just a matter of materials.  Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, I get a call from that buddy saying he knew where to get a complete frame 16'x8' and a 4' vee, heavy duty 8 lug hubs with electric  brakes and aluminum wheels for imo a great price.  The materials alone would have cost us near what we paid. 

Last week I went to menards and picked up the materials for the floor, we got a great start on it today until we realized I picked up 1/2" marine grade plywood and it was just a little to soft for our liking so im swapping it for 3/4". Progress might be sporadic and slow at times, just a warning.






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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2015, 10:11 PM »
Nice start Red.  Keep postin with the progress

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #2 on: Jun 11, 2015, 11:42 PM »
You're off to a good start, good luck with the build.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2015, 06:07 AM »
Welcome to the Ice Shanty.com family. Please post the occasional picture as your build progresses.
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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2015, 06:42 AM »
Great start! Thanks for the look and welcome to IS!  @)

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2015, 08:57 AM »
redneckgearhead you should add your location to your profile ....GREAT BUILD ...keep the pics coming ..gets mighty lonely between last ice and first ice with out any motivational/inspirational stimuli....  pictures are a great help . Good Luck with your build. :clap: :clap: :clap:


 
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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2015, 01:06 PM »
redneckgearhead you should add your location to your profile ....GREAT BUILD ...keep the pics coming ..gets mighty lonely between last ice and first ice with out any motivational/inspirational stimuli....  pictures are a great help . Good Luck with your build. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Updated my location.  I'll keep the pics coming.  It may be a couple weeks before the next pics.  Have to work this weekend and a camping trip next weekend.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2015, 05:25 PM »
Looks like a great project! You should offer to take the Minnesotan's back to OkieLand and teach them a bit of noodlin' in return for introducing you to hardwater!  :roflmao: :thumbsup: :clap:

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Sweet build... :clap:
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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2015, 08:32 PM »
Looks like a great project! You should offer to take the Minnesotan's back to OkieLand and teach them a bit of noodlin' in return for introducing you to hardwater!  :roflmao: :thumbsup: :clap:

Lol no thanks. I ain't sticken my hand in a hole underwater that I can't see into, hoping something big bites it. 

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #10 on: Jun 13, 2015, 07:58 AM »
Looks like a great start cant wait to see your progress along the way.
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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #11 on: Jun 28, 2015, 10:13 PM »
Quick question,  the trailer is 8'2" wide, leaving a 2" space after the subfloor is laid down.  Can I just put my walls up on the 2x4 floor frame and then plywood the floor, or should I just bight the bullet and buy an extra sheet of plywood and fill in the 2"? Tia

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #12 on: Jun 29, 2015, 10:42 AM »
If it were me, I would build the walls out of 2x3's (2x6 cut in half) and do the walls first. That would give you a 2 5/8" wall frame and leave 1-1/8 of the base 2x4 frame to support your plywood floor.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #13 on: Jun 29, 2015, 05:05 PM »
Looking at your trailer photo it appears you have only one cable pulley to lift the house. I built mine same way (78 trailer to Wheel House) using the 1500# wench. After about 30 set-ups past season, the large gear in the wench wore out and the gears started to slip. Thankful I usually carry a 2 ton jack in my truck which allowed me to raise the house and install the wheel pin. I changed the configuration this past weekend making it a 2 pulley system. Works great, very little tension on the wench. Fleet Farm sells the solid steel pulleys. Large is 2" small on spring is 1.25".


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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #14 on: Jun 29, 2015, 11:46 PM »
You know papadarv,  I thought the same thing when I put the cables on, that another pulley would help.  But it's a professionally built frame.....I may look into it again.  Thanks for the tip.

And that about what we've decided to do.  We see no reason to have the floor run under the walls.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #15 on: Jun 30, 2015, 10:08 AM »
When I did my research on the "wheel lift" couple of years ago almost all professional built commercial houses used a single pulley wheel lift. Last fall at the Dec. River Center winter sports show, I did see almost all new pulley lift wheel houses had 2 pulleys including the Yetti 6X12 aluminum house.
http://www.yettifishhouse.com/features.html
Either single or 2, just a suggestion take a 2 ton floor jack with you. For me, it saved the day.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #16 on: Jun 30, 2015, 10:54 PM »
I checked out the viability of adding a second pully.  The holes are there, but i noticed i have 2500lb winches as well.  I may add the pully just fir ease of lifting if nothing else.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #17 on: Jul 01, 2015, 07:46 AM »
Great, let's see some more progress pic's as you continue in your build.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #18 on: Jul 02, 2015, 08:11 PM »
Got my plywood swapped out today.  Hoping I can get it installed soon.

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Re: redneck from ok, fish house
« Reply #19 on: Jul 03, 2015, 07:17 AM »
I would bite the bullet and run the ply wood all the way. It will give more stability to the walls. Some places you can buy partial sheets but I am sure you will find some place to use up the rest of that extra sheet when you get to finishing the inside.

 

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