Author Topic: Questions and Advice for Constructing a Wheelhouse for 2022 - 2023  (Read 3113 times)

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Is it just the picture? What size are those wheel/tires? The look tiny?

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Looks like 205/15's to me.....
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Must be the black wheels that create the illusion if thatís the size.

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Let's hope they're at least that size, wouldn't want to see us get blamed for the wrong size...... ;D



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The tires are 15 inches. Lol. They are good sized tires. I kinda took the pics at an angle. No pictures today. I got the frame all welded over the weekend and I go the swing arms all the way done. Now, I just have to get the swing arms installed. That should be nice and easy or it should be completely miserable hard to say at the moment. All I know is that getting everything perfectly measured out is going to be a son of a gun.

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Life has been a wee bit busy kind of getting in the way of my project. Did a bunch of work on the front trailer tounge assembly this weekend. Works well, painted now and waiting for it to dry.




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I also completed the rear ramp. Frame for actual structure is next. It better be cold with lots of ice this year because welding in 90 degrees sucks.

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Well, got the tongue assembly completed, painted and put together. I think it looks pretty good and it ever works. Score one for the good guys.
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This project is kicking my hind end. Should have paid more attention in physics. Wasn't it Archemedes who said "Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world." Either way, round one of my lever system was too hard to raise shack with weight of structure. I measured by putting building supplies on it and trying to raise it. Didn't work ...well...at least not without a lot of force so back to the drawing board. I redesigned the lever and angle of attachment and now I can raise and lower with about 10lbs of force with all building supplies for structure. Here is the updated pics. This week, construction of actual shack starts.






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Do you have 2 speed winches?

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And take the handles off the winch and make adapters so you can use a battery drill on them!! ;)
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Ice Nutz! If you donít have 2 speed, get them. Remember to that the less cable you have on a winch the lower the gear ratio and the easier to crank.

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so, I only have a winch on the front. The side wheels are raised and lowered using the bar as a lever and just using your own strength. I tried to design it like a Zack Shack. The idea it to be super mobile so I can drop and fish fast and move to a new location in under five minutes if I want too without any worry about cranking it up or down, running out of drill batteries or any other nonsense. Just grab the bar, push down, insert pin. The shack goes up and I can move. I am going to make the fender for the wheel a ski so I can use the lever arm to go the other way to put down a ski instead of a wheel when there is a lot of snow. I just ordered a sheet of one inch thick HDPE to make the ski out of.

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Started work on the actual structure last night. The metal I had was pretty rusty. Had to polish it down before I could get a reliable weld. Each one is pretty strong and only weighs about 10lbs. I weigh 220 and I could hang on them.

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Things are moving along. Slowly but surely I am getting it together. Ribbs are up. Few reinforcements and then the walls... and just for fun, one image down and one image up on the wheels.





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Isn't there a saying about the last 10 percent of a building project taking 90 percent of the time? Totally living that right now. I got the nose built. I got the floor put in. Last night I added the handles to the swing arms. Now it is time to cap the swing arms, paint the new work and add door framing around the rear door.

Then, build front door and frame. Hopefully siding soon. I bought some spray foam insulation, so that is next. With any luck, that will start going in this weekend.

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