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Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« on: Feb 25, 2021, 09:54 AM »
I am designing a new shanty.

Looking for opinions please!

If I make the shanty sled with holes in the bottom, will the snow fill the shanty while towing?
Or do you think it could get caught when objects stick up on shore or on the lake?

I know it would work fine on slick ice (no snow) but will I have to engineer a way to keep out the snow?

Thanks
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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2021, 10:30 AM »
Hole covers!! Google them!!
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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2021, 10:56 AM »
I am designing a new shanty.

Looking for opinions please!

If I make the shanty sled with holes in the bottom, will the snow fill the shanty while towing?
Or do you think it could get caught when objects stick up on shore or on the lake?

I know it would work fine on slick ice (no snow) but will I have to engineer a way to keep out the snow?

Thanks
i can tell you my jet sled developed a hole and the corner from dragging and the amount of snow that thing scoops up is  crazy...

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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2021, 10:59 AM »
I am designing a new shanty.

Looking for opinions please!

If I make the shanty sled with holes in the bottom, will the snow fill the shanty while towing?
Or do you think it could get caught when objects stick up on shore or on the lake?

I know it would work fine on slick ice (no snow) but will I have to engineer a way to keep out the snow?

Thanks

Look for some info/photos of the Shappell Bay Runner - might provide you with some ideas for your project.

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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2021, 11:38 AM »
i can tell you my jet sled developed a hole and the corner from dragging and the amount of snow that thing scoops up is  crazy...
Thats what I'm worried about!
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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2021, 11:40 AM »
When we got thick ice we use to have a homemade hut we put 3 holes with covers and hinges
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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2021, 11:42 AM »
Look for some info/photos of the Shappell Bay Runner - might provide you with some ideas for your project.
I checked the Shappell and that did answer some questions, Thanks
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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2021, 03:18 PM »
Yes open holes  will allow snow to come in the hut while towing in snow that kisses the bottom of the sled.   We used the piece of plywood cut from the hole and hinge it on one side and let it close against a stop block from the underside.  And yes I even had the hut get caught on raised ice chunks on the lake, so attach a solid latch on top of the hole cover.

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Re: Holes in Shanty FLOOR
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2021, 08:19 AM »
Yes open holes  will allow snow to come in the hut while towing in snow that kisses the bottom of the sled.   We used the piece of plywood cut from the hole and hinge it on one side and let it close against a stop block from the underside.  And yes I even had the hut get caught on raised ice chunks on the lake, so attach a solid latch on top of the hole cover.
I thank you! I will try to keep this in mind!
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