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Offline Talls92

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #120 on: Oct 16, 2012, 04:41 AM »
I built this hut just after christmas. 1/2" plywood floor and end walls.Bought a tarp for the sides and top. Got old skies that are on 12" high runners that are hinged so when pulling the hut its 12" off the ice. when we are ready to set up they fold up and off to the side. Made it to fit my truck bed so tailgate can shut. Its heavy, needs 2 people to unload and load. but pulls not bad by hand. Awesome for me & the kid. (Image removed from quote.)

How does this style hold up in wind?  I'm looking at building one like this but being able to have it somewhat quiet in the wind and not having the side cave in on me either

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #121 on: Oct 17, 2012, 08:20 PM »
It worked out great. I have 1 bar that holds the 2 ends apart thus making the sides taunt. Warm, easy to heat. I made a small fold up shelf for the back wall. ONLY draw back is the weight. 2 people can handle it with no problem but buy your self- forget it. I stacked on top of it when folded up everything you can think of and had no problems all on a Smitty sled base. Honesty it held up better than my clam flip over

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #122 on: Oct 17, 2012, 09:16 PM »
Yeah im plannin on building one like this and put it on some kind of sled so I can pull it around easily

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #123 on: Oct 30, 2012, 11:19 AM »
I just finished my shack, it is 8x24 with 5 holes. It is solar powered and is hauled with a scissor trailer, The nice thing is if it breaks through the ice i can come back in the spring and get it lol  Here is a couple of picture


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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #124 on: Oct 30, 2012, 11:39 AM »
Campingonh2o, that is an AMAZING shanty to say the least.  It looks better than some hotel rooms I've stayed in.  I bet you could make a lot of money making them and selling them and the plans.CONGRATULATIONS on a GREAT shanty.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #125 on: Oct 30, 2012, 12:51 PM »
Campingonh2o, that is an AMAZING shanty to say the least.  It looks better than some hotel rooms I've stayed in.  I bet you could make a lot of money making them and selling them and the plans.CONGRATULATIONS on a GREAT shanty.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #126 on: Oct 30, 2012, 12:56 PM »
campingonh2o, I'd spend time in that shanty even if I wasn't ice fishing! Nice!
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #127 on: Nov 14, 2012, 03:00 PM »
New Ice Shanty Plans web site.  http://www.shantypods.com

The link did not work.  Does anyone have a picture or built one. ? Is it just s Ontario hut?
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #128 on: Nov 20, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Nice set up.................... ..looks comfortable too.
            

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #129 on: Nov 26, 2012, 04:54 AM »
Any idea what it weighs? The idea of using a pontoon is GREAT!!

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #130 on: Dec 11, 2012, 06:41 AM »
I have not weighed it but just the pontoon no motor should have been close to 1400lb acording to my research.

 I tried to keep weight down but actually was not terrible worried about it. I figured if it has no motor it saves #300 and i removed motor mount to save another #100. So the 1/4 luan interior weights a little less then the motor did  (and is now spread out over boat) and the windows weight about the same as the motor mount. That leaves the wood structure and roof panels. My main goal was will it float  and float level. Not that i will use it as a "houseboat" but  "if" it does break through i do not want to have to recover it from the bottom.  I move this with a single axle older pontoon trailer with a hand crank. It handles it very well now granted i do not intend on taking on the highway as it is 10ft from the water at my pond. I would feel comfortable hauling  this on the highway if i had a good dual axel trailer.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #131 on: Aug 12, 2013, 05:19 AM »
very nice going

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #132 on: Nov 19, 2013, 08:13 PM »
I live in a camp trailer, it sort of looks a lot like my livingroom.     Nice job!
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #133 on: Jan 24, 2015, 02:31 PM »
Here she is. Got sick of fishing in the cold. First ever ice shanty I've ever built. Its a tip over onto junk skis i had laying around.  4 1/2 6 1/2. Why does it always end up heavier than you planned?  ??http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/Themes/IceShanty2011/images/bbc/img.gif
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #134 on: Jan 24, 2015, 03:15 PM »
Here she is. Got sick of fishing in the cold. First ever ice shanty I've ever built. Its a tip over onto junk skis i had laying around.  4 1/2 6 1/2. Why does it always end up heavier than you planned?  ??http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/Themes/IceShanty2011/images/bbc/img.gif

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #136 on: Mar 02, 2015, 11:08 AM »
I looked through all those links, pretty cool.

How many people do you think bought that first issue listed there and actually built a 24 ft. houseboat from the plans listed in there?

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #137 on: Mar 02, 2015, 07:52 PM »
Maybe 2
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #138 on: Sep 29, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Update:  Picture of my "Shanty" during a flood last spring.Had to add some lines to it so it didn't float off.  Kinda nice to not have to worry about water damage. Wife and I fished out of it in the flood was great during the rain storms. Has worked great for me, in the summer its a great cabin and the winter great place to watch the game and the tip ups!

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #140 on: Feb 02, 2017, 09:24 PM »
That guy in the pic is using a Ronco Pocket Fisherman which has not been made in over 30 years.  I discount that whole publication based on that one photograph unless there is compelling reason not to. Those guys are just pandering fools - both "to" and "are" types.
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #141 on: Mar 14, 2017, 09:39 PM »
I probably have that issue of Mother Earth news in a tote in my basement.  Note the publication date was 1986, about the right for the pocket fisherman and the fishin magician.  Built a wood burning stove and metal brake from their plans, cool down to earth stuff.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #142 on: Mar 15, 2017, 07:29 AM »
I just sold my collection of Mother Earth News last month. It was a great magazine in that era. It got so like so many magazines it was more adds than articles.

I think it was Rapalla that put out a rod similar to the one in the photo. I think that my son has the one I had.

 



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