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Offline whitebassbenny

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Gear box
« on: Dec 19, 2003, 07:33 PM »
            any tips on making a gear box to put all your ice fishing gear in.. thanks ben

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2003, 08:23 AM »
I'v got one that I use for nicer days thats 30x15x19-1/2".Nothing fancy except that it has a place in the front for a lantern that has plexy glass on two sides to help keep the heat from being blown away and has peg board on top to warm you hands and dry gloves.On the rear I put 2 hooks to hang  a milk crate on to carry the minnow bucket or extra gear.

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2003, 11:56 AM »
I use a big plactic tool box. It's big enough for my heater, jigs, line, gloves and food. Work very well!!! :'(
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Re:Gear box
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2003, 06:14 PM »
I just finished up mine....well for this season. I'll spend this winter figuring out what I want to change. It has 2 levels and you access the bottom through a panel in the top. I made the sides high enough so 6 gallon buckets would not tip over. I paln on adding a page on my site for how I built it....Kind of like what I did for my shanty.

 

 

 

 

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2003, 08:40 PM »
Beautiful Job Esox!

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2003, 09:05 PM »
ESOX - That is one sweet sled! Do you pull it by hand or use a snowmobile or atv? How much does it weigh? Great job!

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2003, 09:07 PM »
nicejob!!!!!!

 but how do u add pics???? i want to put mine up


 thanks Ben

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #7 on: Dec 21, 2003, 05:09 AM »
Thanks guys. It weighs about #63 and I pull it by hand. The ski's make all the difference. The jet sled was about useless in deep snow. Now it just rides up on top as slick as can be. I'll be testing it on the ice next weekend.

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #8 on: Dec 21, 2003, 06:39 AM »
Esox, that sled is nice!!!!! Can't wait to see your "how to" on your website.  

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #9 on: Dec 21, 2003, 07:55 AM »
Essox
Nice Sled!!! You forgot the oar locks. Looks like a great last ice sled for punky ice. Looks like you could float right to safty if needed.  But truely a great sled. Love the decales   ;D
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Re:Gear box
« Reply #10 on: Dec 21, 2003, 11:16 AM »
very nice sled bob..........your in the wrong business! you need to be an equipment fab man!  i agree though its not ness. how much it weighs it is how it pulls out to your spot.  bob is that 63 lbs with equipment?
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Re:Gear box
« Reply #11 on: Dec 21, 2003, 05:02 PM »
Perchchaser,
I'll try and get it up this week. Hard to tell with the holidays.

Cold feet,
I use canoe paddles. ;) I added the decals so the folks at Sheldons Inc would not disown me. ;) ;D

Bud,
#63 without gear....might not be correct since my scale is only suppose to go to 50#. I tried it in the snow and it pulls great. Should not be a problem with ALL of my gear. The jet sled was a pain in deep snow with any amount of gear.

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #12 on: Dec 21, 2003, 05:45 PM »
wow that will be a workout if you walk all the way out to the spot!  i thought i was tough pulling out a total of 75lbs.....lol.  course i got about 75 lbs more belly than you!  and when the daughter decides she wants a ride thats another 65 lbs.  no wonder i can't catch my breath till sometime tuesday after heading out for the weekend.
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Re:Gear box
« Reply #13 on: Dec 21, 2003, 06:37 PM »
Bud,
On skis this pulls better then the jet sled did carring half the weight. Plus, I'm not losing gear over the sides.

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Re:Gear box
« Reply #14 on: Dec 21, 2003, 08:04 PM »
nice sled  :D

 



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