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Title: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 11, 2007, 05:21 PM
Someone had removed my original thread (from Oct 27, 2004) full of usefull info so I'll start over again.

Click here for Old FT Tips Board (http://www.iceshanty.com/archives/forum2/index.php?topic=14164.0)


Last season I recieved a few PM's asking advise on rigging the Fish Traps. Yesterday I recieved an e-mail with a few questions so I figured I would start a post with some tips and hopefully others will add to it. ;D

1)Instead of tying the pull rope thru the holes I added SS eye bolts and SS fender washers.
2)On the rear I did the same (SS eye bolts, fender washers) for a tie down point for my anchors on windy days. I use brass snap connectors tied to the end of the anchor ropes for a quick connect/disconnect.

Yesterdays questions were regarding the transport of an auger on the Fish Trap. Years ago I learned the hard way how much oil drips out the exhaust and stains the tent. I came up with two solutions which work when combined. The first was to switch to Opti 2 oil. Reduced the smoke, less oil dripping from the exhaust and revs higher. The second was to get a gym bag with two zippers that just fit over the power head. I slip the bag over the power head and pull the zippers and the dripping is contained. At the end of each season I wash it and I'm good to go next season. One extra tip is to keep the blade cover on the auger when transporting. Here are a few pic's :

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv89%2Ficepounder%2FFishTrapResized1.jpg&hash=2b10cc3feafa8093c60a298c984dcf5b)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv89%2Ficepounder%2FAugerResized1.jpg&hash=659fe06867bcc927845b8b266c26c113)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv89%2Ficepounder%2FAugerResized2.jpg&hash=64304c6240dceb0a98416a27289318c0)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 11, 2007, 05:36 PM

It's hard recreating all the tips but here's another for rod holders.

I wanted a rod holder to keep the rod within easy reach and easily detachable. The one I found and liked the best was Outdoor Creations Hot Rod Holder. Here's some pics :

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishfinder.com%2Fpictures%2Fdata%2F500%2Fmedium%2FFishTrap_Rod_holder_001.jpg&hash=6e2761be861d9275be84150559e62df1)
Mounted with rods.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishfinder.com%2Fpictures%2Fdata%2F500%2Fmedium%2FFishTrap_Rod_holder_002.jpg&hash=02b41e66d5950b2b65dc7be87aef84f9)
Close up of holder.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Arse on Jan 12, 2007, 02:17 PM
Lonewolf, I'm new here and I found your tips to be very helpful, then they disappeared. I finally found them in the archives at http://www.iceshanty.com/archives/forum2/index.php?topic=14164.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/archives/forum2/index.php?topic=14164.0)

Mike
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 14, 2007, 10:16 AM

They weren't even there a week ago. IceShanty retrieved them and restored them to the archives.
I had recieved many PM's asking where the thread was as members wanted use the many tips from other members, mods and myself.
I'm still looking into who had removed it.



Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: BUSCHLITE on Jan 16, 2007, 04:27 PM
Thanks for getting this thread back on top. I just bought a Scout and the tips will be gratefully appreciated. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: jepik on Jan 17, 2007, 09:27 AM
what lub. to use on tent poles?..I have tried taking poles apart and  sanding inside edge...everything from wd 40 to car wax...they all help...did anybody find something new to try? ;) ;)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 17, 2007, 05:06 PM

I've found car wax to work the best. Over the years I've tried silicone, WD-40, etc. but the car wax is quick, clean and simple. Also you don't stain the tent with the car wax like you can with the spray on products ... they can drip out on the tent.

 
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: feasanthunter on Jan 17, 2007, 05:44 PM
I bought a guide last month, used car wax on the poles and it was a big improvement . I also waxed the slides for the seats. New shanty, new Vex, no ice :(
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: empty hook on Jan 17, 2007, 05:55 PM
I've found car wax to work the best. Over the years I've tried silicone, WD-40, etc. but the car wax is quick, clean and simple. Also you don't stain the tent with the car wax like you can with the spray on products ... they can drip out on the tent.

 
I also use car wax.  I put a thin layer on and don't remove the film seems to last longer.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: toy4runner4x4 on Jan 22, 2007, 09:59 AM
I just got an aqua-vu scout and wanted to know if anyone has theirs mounted to their fish trap? Pics would be great. Thanks.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: jepik on Jan 30, 2007, 12:04 PM
does anybody know how to get past page 4.... 1-27 05...in the fish trap tips..would like to find all the missing info. from 1-27--05 to present... ???
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: NJ PIKER on Jan 30, 2007, 05:14 PM
otter makes a nice rod holder also
all you need to do is drill 2 holes[all hardware included]
got mine at Cabelas for $ 12 :tipup:
 http://eelement.appolis.com/OTTEROUTDOORS/eproddetail.asp?S=67&P=5050&PubID=4393&V=7&PID=1064&iss= (http://eelement.appolis.com/OTTEROUTDOORS/eproddetail.asp?S=67&P=5050&PubID=4393&V=7&PID=1064&iss=)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Dave C on Feb 11, 2007, 08:35 PM
Want to let everyone know that my idea of using medium size binder clips (rather than the supplied screws) to hold the tent onto the sled has worked great. No slippage in the tent from wind or use. I have loaded the tent into my pickup many times this winter and the binder clips have held fast. Also, no rust so far. So, this spring I will pop the clips off, take the tent off and store inside and store the tent in my shed. No mouse prroblems eating holes in the fabric. If anyone else has tried it, let me know how they worked for you.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: jepik on Feb 15, 2007, 05:55 PM
do you put the cover on when pulling behind a quad or snowmobile every time you move...I read and I believe it was in this thread what is the best way to put the cover on...with all the clothes on and being 67 it begins to be pain...thinking about mud flaps on the back of the quad....any help would be appr. thanks... ;) ;)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: gldnrcher on Feb 17, 2007, 01:17 PM
It's hard recreating all the tips but here's another for rod holders.

I wanted a rod holder to keep the rod within easy reach and easily detachable. The one I found and liked the best was Outdoor Creations Hot Rod Holder. Here's some pics :

(http://www.myfishfinder.com/pictures/data/500/medium/FishTrap_Rod_holder_001.jpg)
Mounted with rods.

(http://www.myfishfinder.com/pictures/data/500/medium/FishTrap_Rod_holder_002.jpg)
Close up of holder.
hello lonewolf I think these are your pics the rod holders look great where did you find them I looked at the usual places but no luck I'm gonna try to search the manu.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Feb 17, 2007, 02:39 PM
hello lonewolf I think these are your pics the rod holders look great where did you find them I looked at the usual places but no luck I'm gonna try to search the manu.

I believe Thorne Bros still carry them.  :)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Wolf Point on Mar 01, 2007, 09:31 AM
As a new owner of a Fish Trap X2, I was interested in the preferred way to setup and take down the trap. I e-mailed Clam, and the engineers replied with the following recommended procedure:

Set-Up


1) From outside the shelter, standing on the side that will be the rear wall when erected, start with the  lowest hoop in the stack and work upwards, pulling on each hoop from outside the tent and until you feel the buttons engage.
 
2) From either side/end of the shelter, flip them all forward.

3) Go inside and install the Roof Spreaders, then the Front Spreaders, and finally the Rear Spreader/s (Spreader count varies with shelter style/configuration – smaller shelters use only a Rear Spreader).


Take-Down

 

1) Remove all Spreaders and lay in the bottom of Base. For Adjustable Spreaders, snug the Tension Knobs after compacting so that they don’t vibrate out during transit.
 
2) Start with the rear wall Hoop and compress both buttons and retract the Hoop, then the same with next inward Hoop, and then the third inward Hoop.
 
3) Step out and swing the Porch Hoop on the previously retracted Hoops while at the same time disengaging buttons and retracting.
 
4) Go around the shelter and tuck the Tent material in between the rested Hoops the best you can to keep the Tent material from dragging during transit – a Travel Cover works great here to hold everything together.
Note: Make sure that the Tent material is clear of the Canopy Brackets to minimize rubbing.

Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: bladebait on Mar 14, 2007, 03:38 PM
Anybody that has a new Fish Trap with the swivel seat I suggest putting some loc-tite on the screws that go into the actual chair from the long black cylindrical tubes. This will prevent seat wobble and the screws from working loose.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Dave C on Nov 05, 2007, 08:24 PM
My original post from last year got lost too. I secured my tent with office binders (the medium size) rather that using screws and it worked great. I pinched off the chrome pinchers to make a cleaner install. Squeezed the pinchers back in at the end of the season and took them off. This allowed me to take the tent off and store inside away from critters in my shed. I would recommend this method as it held fine all season. No holes in the tent from screws and I think the binders actually hold better than the screws.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: scavengerj on Dec 05, 2007, 08:05 PM
LoneWolf,
Thanks for the Outdoor Creations rod holder pics!!!! I added two of them to mine. They are pretty nice! I am not throwing stones so please don't take any offense to this but, you use a cover for your auger to catch any oil that may drip out. Over the course of a season of use and being stored, do you accumilate alot of oil in that bag? Just wondering how you go about cleaning it? I like the idea, I just have some reservations about it. Do you wash it in the washing machine? Doesn't that gunk up the machine any? What about the waste water being contaminated with oil??
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Hollywood703 on Dec 07, 2007, 01:47 PM
I am not speaking of what lonewolf does, but my speculation of this:

If he isnt planning on using it for anthing else but to keep engine oil from getting all over, why would it need to be cleaned?
If there is a lot of oil coming out of the auger 1....have it checked as something is wrong and 2, soak up the oil with paper towel etc. the only issue would be leaving a pool of oil in the bag for a length of time. Once again you should only be talking a little bit of oil from the exhaust......otherwise, something needs to be fixed. This is just a fix, so that the little oil drips dont end up in your shanty. I would venture to say that that bag will last 7-10 years before needing to be cleaned unless extremely heavy usage..
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Dec 10, 2007, 09:11 PM

The reason for the bag is to catch any oil that may come from the exhaust. Since I've been using the Amsoil 100:1 there is very little but there is some. I have no stains on my Trap or in my truck and it's on and off in seconds.
As for washing it does not go in my washing machine. I simply use a rag with a little Simple Green and wipe it out .. there isn't much.   

Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: In the Dark on Dec 30, 2007, 03:45 PM
On the SS eye bolts, what side did you use?  How did you tie a poly-braided rope on there?

Thanks
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Turkeyhunter10ga on Jan 11, 2008, 12:14 PM
I just got an aqua-vu scout and wanted to know if anyone has theirs mounted to their fish trap? Pics would be great. Thanks.

sorry no pics but i did make a hinged shelf out of 1x6 , attached hinges to front of tub and a hinged support leg for the front of shelf , i place my aqua view on this so its easier viewing instead of looking way down on the ice and into the tube for monitor. and when done or travelling just remove the aqua view and fold the shelf over back towards the seat.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: RealityCheck on Jan 13, 2008, 07:39 PM
I have a clam pro and use 1 dual mantle lantern for light and heat.  I used to use a propane lantern but that would not burn as well in cold temps.  If it is cold out....zero degrees or less I recommend two lanterns or a buddy heater.  I fish alone so has anyone out there figured out a way to compartmentalize everything.  I currently use 2 -5 gallon buckets to hold everything including my limit of fish when I come off ice.  So my gear gets slimed cuzz it has to share a bucket with all of my monster ::) fish.  Any ideas on a "manual" auger holder?  I absolutley hate it when my auger falls off my sled.....and I don't notice till I am on the other side of teh lake >:(
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 20, 2008, 01:25 PM
On the SS eye bolts, what side did you use?  How did you tie a poly-braided rope on there?

Thanks

I don't understand as to what side ? The eye is on the outside of the tub.

As for the poly rope .. I splice it ( weave it). You can tie but it won't hold unless you epoxy it.


Doug >))))>
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: In the Dark on Jan 21, 2008, 01:38 PM
I don't understand as to what side ? The eye is on the outside of the tub.

As for the poly rope .. I splice it ( weave it). You can tie but it won't hold unless you epoxy it.


Doug >))))>



Oops.  I meant to ask what size.  I checked some hardware stores and I was having some difficulty finding a decent diameter bolt that was short enough to lock down.  Do you use a lot of washers and does the bolt stick out on the inside of the sled by quite a lot when you are done installing.

Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Kierran on Jan 30, 2008, 11:20 AM
My original post from last year got lost too. I secured my tent with office binders (the medium size) rather that using screws and it worked great. I pinched off the chrome pinchers to make a cleaner install. Squeezed the pinchers back in at the end of the season and took them off. This allowed me to take the tent off and store inside away from critters in my shed. I would recommend this method as it held fine all season. No holes in the tent from screws and I think the binders actually hold better than the screws.

Thanks Dave for the good idea.  I got the binders free of charge from the office too.  Sshhh!

Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: pascoag icefisher on Apr 02, 2008, 09:39 PM
Nise set up

 :tipup: :tipup:
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Post by: Seedtree on Nov 10, 2008, 06:37 PM
Good tips on the car wax on the seat and spreader tubes.  It also is good on the zippers - helps to keep them smooth.

I also installed a couple of those rod holders - very nice. 
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Illinoizboy on Nov 10, 2008, 08:41 PM
I did a take off on your rod holders.
I had some light weight stick in the ground types with the circular ends.
I got some clear tubing from sears and ran it down on the circles.
I only made one bend at an up angle.
Drilled holes on either side just ahead of the metal corner.
Insert rods and they will stick in the ice. No need to permanently mount them.
I'm thinkin' they will also act as somewhat of a non skid item. ;D
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Post by: wnybassman on Dec 05, 2008, 08:00 PM
Last year I took the crappy stock seat out of my Scout and fitted my Ranger seat.  I had to lower the rails and use a slimline seat swivel so the whole business would fit under my tonneau cover on my truck.  Well, the seat was great, but it became evident that it was just too low.  So this time around I mounted a 3/4" pin deck plate to the original brackets the original seat was mounted to, and mounted the 3/4" pin plate to the seat.  Much better and comfortable to sit in, plus I can easily remove the seat for transportation.

What I will probably do in my Frabill Trekker II 2 man shack, is take one of the seat mounts and modify it to take another deck plate.  Then all I have to do is take the seat from one to the other.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2Fscoutseat1.jpg&hash=989839e3cdd19da639d6d792e8b552ca)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2Fscoutseat2.jpg&hash=32ca38c6573d5942b25650babd05feeb)
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: RedWolfUSAF on Dec 05, 2008, 08:02 PM
Good stuff........ 8)

What about that space on the inside of the pole brackets.... ?  That'd be a great place for a few junk drawers..... anybody come up with anything for that space?
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: J_Jaacks on Dec 05, 2008, 11:19 PM
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Dec 10, 2008, 08:25 AM
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?

Electrical supply store.

Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: scavengerj on Dec 10, 2008, 08:29 AM
I just wrote the company and the president, Ken Rheault, sent me a whole bag for free  ;D
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Post by: wnybassman on Dec 10, 2008, 10:26 PM
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?

My holders came with the mounting hardware.  Will probably look for something different as those always loosen up.
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Post by: Knoodles on Dec 12, 2008, 03:26 PM
Great tips.
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Post by: Illinoizboy on Dec 12, 2008, 10:38 PM
I found that out today with my mounted boat seat in my Scout.
Had cramp in my back and leg the whole 2 1/2 hour drive home.
70 miles at 3+MPH in traffic
I have a fishing bud that already has me set up with the drop in swivel. ;D
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: wnybassman on Dec 13, 2008, 04:47 PM
i got one! i call it a bungee cord!  ;)  :D

Exactly what I use to!!  Hook it on one side, up and over the seat and auger, then hooked on the other side.  I can tuck the fabric of the tent up in it to keeping it from dragging on the ice.  Quick and simple!!
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Hardguy on Dec 25, 2008, 07:27 PM
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Hardguy on Dec 25, 2008, 07:31 PM
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?
JJ those are called one hole straps. They also make two hole straps which would be even more secure if you dont mind drilling more holes. Anyway take the rod holder with you to the electrical supply house and check out which one fits best. The smaller ones are made for ground wire support. The larger ones are for mc cable or even conduit support.

Hardguy
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Post by: bee on Jan 03, 2009, 09:27 AM
I tried my scout yesterday for the first time and did not like the feel i got at all. The seat plain sucks. I was going to give up on it . Instead today I removed the whole seat deal and will use my tried and true camp seat. In doing so i removed 13 lbs. and the seat is just great. A lot more open room to carry items and modify as i go along
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Papinner on Jan 23, 2009, 02:49 PM
Has anyone ever made a flip down foot stool to keep your feet off the ice, I've been thinking about doing something like that but not sure how or if it would work
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: GrizlyGarou on Jan 27, 2009, 08:00 AM
Has anyone ever made a flip down foot stool to keep your feet off the ice, I've been thinking about doing something like that but not sure how or if it would work

I used to slide the seat back (I have the Scout) so my feet would sit on the edge of the tub nice and comfortably.  Now I have a piece of closed-cell foam I just put on the ice.  The foam doubles as a hole cover when I catch a fish I really want to keep from going back down the hole, too.  I guess you could put a piece of rope through the foam to keep it attached if you wanted.

Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Papinner on Jan 28, 2009, 09:27 AM
Thanks yesterday was my first day fishing in my scout and I dont think I'll need anything to keep my feet off the ice. I was really surprised at how warm it was in there. I didnt have a heater or a latern and it was 17 outside and the sun was shinning. I also made my own rod holders that are easily removable and a lot cheaper then the ones you buy. I'm very impressed with the scout I moved 5 times in 4 hours and its so easy to just get up and move. The tips on here really helped me out.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: Gill Jerker on Jan 29, 2009, 07:37 PM
Thanks yesterday was my first day fishing in my scout and I dont think I'll need anything to keep my feet off the ice. I was really surprised at how warm it was in there. I didnt have a heater or a latern and it was 17 outside and the sun was shinning. I also made my own rod holders that are easily removable and a lot cheaper then the ones you buy. I'm very impressed with the scout I moved 5 times in 4 hours and its so easy to just get up and move. The tips on here really helped me out.

Papinner, if you don't mind me asking, what did you give for your new scout?  I think I will be driving about 2 hours tomorrow to Michigan to get myself a new Pro.  I can drive about 30min and get a new Scout, but they want $250 for them at Gander, and I can buy the Pro for $299 (also at Gander).  I keep thinking $50 is worth having the extra room.

Thanks
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Post by: Papinner on Jan 31, 2009, 11:48 AM
I sent you a pm
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Post by: appleye on Feb 01, 2009, 06:34 AM
Great tips all. As for getting your feet off the ice, I picked up some floor mats made of plastic that have holes all through. Set them on the ice and your feet aren't on the ice and water. When I pack up band the mat on the ice and place it in the bottom and set every thing on top.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Feb 10, 2009, 01:30 PM


I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

Doug >))))>

Here's a pic :
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishfinder.com%2Fpictures%2Fdata%2F500%2Fmedium%2FRod_holder_hindge_resized.jpg&hash=cbed05b87fc5c37d050d2ccd76644af5)


 
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Post by: wnybassman on Feb 12, 2009, 04:34 PM

I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

Doug >))))>

Here's a pic :
(http://www.myfishfinder.com/pictures/data/500/medium/Rod_holder_hindge_resized.jpg)


 

A hinge!!   Brilliant!!   Now I have a project for tomorrow   ;)  I can put the hinge on both the Scout and the Trekker II and just swap the rod holders between the two.   
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: LoneWolf on Feb 13, 2009, 01:29 PM


I'm glad it helped .  ;)
Just make sure to check the end of the barrels. I found quite a few that looked like they would fit the rod holder shaft perfect only to find the barrels weren't round .. they were kinked almost in a triangle form.

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Post by: dcso3009 on Feb 15, 2009, 10:03 AM
I transport my Yukon on a hitch hauler on the back of my Durango.  If you put I-bolts on each end of the sled it makes a great tie down anchor point.  Also allows you to bungee your gear on the sled, or tow multiple units at one time (with a wheeler or snowmobile).  The ones I have it cut down so they do not stick so far into the sled.


 
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Post by: wnybassman on Feb 15, 2009, 09:55 PM
I transport my Yukon on a hitch hauler on the back of my Durango.  If you put I-bolts on each end of the sled it makes a great tie down anchor point.  Also allows you to bungee your gear on the sled, or tow multiple units at one time (with a wheeler or snowmobile).  The ones I have it cut down so they do not stick so far into the sled.

I do the same, both my shanties I have replaced the two "rope holes" with heavy duty stainless eyebolts with large stainless fender washers to spread the weight.  On the back I install the same eyebolt, but only a single one and right in the middle to act as a hitch in case I want to pull my Otter sled if I need more gear for gatherings etc.
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Post by: CBOYCE1 on Feb 18, 2009, 08:48 AM
I can't take credit for this tip polar bear passed this one on to me but I didn't see it on this thread yet so I thought I would share it.  The idea is having a rod box or just a storage container that is light, durable, cheap, and also drains water away from your gear.  The answer was flower planting containers.  I got mine at wal-mart for $9 dollars.  Polar bear uses multiple sizes that cover the whole sled area.  I just use the long container as a rod holder and scoop transport.  The nice thing about these is the water that comes off the scoop is drained into a pan away from your gear.  I attached the container with 3 screws to make it stay put.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi559.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss39%2Fcboyce23%2F100_1015.jpg&hash=a1ef4998e77be65765545ab17cec4e81)
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Post by: wnybassman on Feb 20, 2009, 02:24 PM
OK, I finally did the "hinge thing" for the rod holders today.  Too crappy to fish anyway.   I was afraid I got the wrong size because the hinge was a bit too small for the rod holder leg to fit in it.  Then I had a revelation to drill it out to the exact size I needed.  There was plenty of metal so thinning it was not an issue.  I'm not gonna bother to paint mine.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2FIce%2520Fishing%2Fscout_rodholders.jpg&hash=f6fb1d438082f8dffaa9676f13b7b30a)

If you also notice in that picture, I have a nifty rod holder that snaps onto a bucket that I have on the seat rail bracket.  This holder is VERY handy!!


Also, a thing I came up with a few years ago, is how I carry my heater.  The heater I use in this shack is the Coleman EventCat.  It came with a plastic holder, because apparently they are also used in golfcarts.  I mounted that holder on the back of the sled between the seat rail bracket and the tents pole brackets.  This heater NEVER blows out, so once I light it I just keep it running the rest of the day.   This caused a concern when hole hopping, where to put it?  It slips right in this holder and I don't have to worry about burning anything.  When I get ready to fish, out of the holder it comes, and onto the ice where I usually have it.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2FIce%2520Fishing%2Fscout_heater1.jpg&hash=08cf2440c93d1eee6b35446b7691dc34)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2FIce%2520Fishing%2Fscout_heater2.jpg&hash=bbc1e4036d31cfac29c01880d884d810)


And this is the stainless eyebolt I was talking about.  This is the one on the back I can use for a hitch, and there are two more on the front where the original line tie hole were in the sled.  I tie those climbing clip things onto the rope, so I can just clip the rope onto the eyebolts.  I use the same rope between the two shanties I have, just clip it onto the one I'm using that day.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs163%2Fwnybassman%2FIce%2520Fishing%2Fscout_hitch.jpg&hash=689aa5f8ffc4160c87d3985a6f86dd49)
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Post by: RedWolfUSAF on Feb 20, 2009, 08:31 PM
Can I let you borrow my Pro for a few weeks ::) ::)..... feel free to tinker.... ;)

Really nice mods Ba s s hole**!!!!!
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Post by: Kelly Johnson on Feb 22, 2009, 02:17 PM
WNYBASS...sweet!

I went to the hardware today to do that.
Of course I get very little time to myself and had the 6yo and 3yo and the hardware was a pitstop before sledding...so of course both kids have to tinkle in full sledding regalia in ACO ::) Than the little one smashes a glass globe replacement light. :-\

The pin on the hand grenade that are my children has been pulled and I see my time is dwindling and I can't find the right size....and than I found these for .99 ;D
I guess it's used to lock a loop into metal cable.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan-sportsman.com%2Fforum%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D266%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D6885&hash=50de632bf1c5572d48c7ef776b728266)

The rod holder was from Gander for 1.99. They were straight but I used the vise to give em an angle ;)

So when we got home...in the time it took my kids to take off their snow gear I had this...
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan-sportsman.com%2Fforum%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D266%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D6884&hash=bea42587529b4e7e530235435ce2068b)

Total cost-2.98
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Post by: howesfc on Aug 09, 2009, 10:31 AM

I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

Doug >))))>

Here's a pic :
(http://www.myfishfinder.com/pictures/data/500/medium/Rod_holder_hindge_resized.jpg)

LoneWolf thanks for another great tip,installed hinges for my rod holders worked great!
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Post by: Wiener on Oct 07, 2009, 09:17 AM
The office binder clips also work very well if you want to hang a rattle reel from the spreader poles.

I'll have to try the clips to hold the canvas on, it sounds like a great idea.


Wiener
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Post by: beeverfishing on Oct 29, 2009, 04:29 PM
LoneWolf,
Thanks for the Outdoor Creations rod holder pics!!!! I added two of them to mine. They are pretty nice! I am not throwing stones so please don't take any offense to this but, you use a cover for your auger to catch any oil that may drip out. Over the course of a season of use and being stored, do you accumilate alot of oil in that bag? Just wondering how you go about cleaning it? I like the idea, I just have some reservations about it. Do you wash it in the washing machine? Doesn't that gunk up the machine any? What about the waste water being contaminated with oil??
Couldn't be any worse then when your "average" mechanic washes his clothing..or his hands for that matter...
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Post by: fin-n-feather on Nov 13, 2009, 11:47 AM
Here are some mods I did to my trap the end of last year and just recently.  I purchased a light house cover for it from clam for $50 bucks.  I removed the seat to cut down on the weight (scout only weighs 39#'s now) and moved the rod canopy over to the side.  I also put removable skiis on my 2 man trap last year to make it easier to pull in the snow (and it worked so well that you can't even imagine!!!!) so I  put the same brackets on my scout and now the skiis can be used on either one.  Fin(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi470.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr67%2Fmrszyski%2F2009-10-18022.jpg&hash=6316c3c8a70e841e4c0ac9855b43eda7)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi470.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr67%2Fmrszyski%2F2009-10-18035.jpg&hash=3799deb892da24b70b8030bb3cd7fbd2)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi470.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr67%2Fmrszyski%2F2009-10-18037.jpg&hash=b2d46a4ea44255ac57bb66bb2be061f5)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi470.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr67%2Fmrszyski%2F2009-10-18038.jpg&hash=74bf0eacb08f7f47336709c3efc76248)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi470.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr67%2Fmrszyski%2FIMG00085.jpg&hash=42b73addd33e6f64e7e7ddb4961da432)
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Post by: jasonmeekhof on Nov 13, 2009, 12:05 PM
I like the mods Fin. I have been shopping for something compact that I can put in my trunk. Right now I have a Clam 2000, but a small trap like yours might just work. All else fails, I have a Jeep Cherokee I can use, but I like to use my car since it's good on gas. I like the lighthouse cover!
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Post by: IceMANCooketh on Nov 13, 2009, 07:37 PM
For those with the hinge/rod holder setup, I found a hinge that fits but it seems the rod holder will spin too much.

Have you run into this?
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Post by: jasonmeekhof on Nov 14, 2009, 08:00 AM
Maybe you can put a notch for the rod holder to lay in, use a dremel or a file. Then it won't swing unless you lift it up.
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Post by: TA on Nov 14, 2009, 09:11 PM
Maybe you can put a notch for the rod holder to lay in, use a dremel or a file. Then it won't swing unless you lift it up.

Great idea. :bow:
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Post by: CMMahy on Nov 20, 2009, 10:52 PM
Here's my take on runners for my Fish Trap Pro, just plain old black UHMW snowmobile sliders, no idea what sled they're from, but the parts guy agreed they were probably the standard sliders from a late '80s machine, attached with stainless hardware:
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Rod Holder, just going to try one for now, If I like it, the second one is going on the other side. Just some 1/8" cable saddles, with the saddle removed and some nylock nuts on the inside:
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I'll try and take some better pictures of the runners outside in the daylight, show the profile I used.
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Post by: billybass on Dec 07, 2009, 05:29 PM
cool cant wait for the weekend to try some of the ideas about storing your cloth or plastic moth balls best friends no holes! ;D come on ICE
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Post by: burtbomberz on Dec 16, 2009, 10:30 AM
for rod holders I use a piece of pvc about 6 inches long that has a diagnol slot cut in it.  The slot will then slide over the corner bracket on right and left sides of the clam.  I painted them black so they wont get lost on snow.  I seen the idea on one of these threads and they work absolutly great.  Couldn't possibly be easier to make.
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Post by: billybass on Dec 24, 2009, 02:03 PM
clam nanook owners, tried to move seats back i wouldnt made it real hard to get up from so u might not want to the pole holders work very well tho and the i bolts up front are great! them bears are warm tho good luck all and merry xmas! :bow: :icefish: :bow:
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Post by: ryno on Dec 28, 2009, 06:55 PM
got rid of my lite wire rod holders on my scout and went with pvc holders.  i added a thumb bolt at the back to tighten up against bracket so they are adjustable vertically.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi637.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu96%2Frynolueck%2Fholder1.jpg&hash=1b31374af00e3f7990e695e199934286)

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Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........ Old trap vs New trap?
Post by: DANMAN on Dec 30, 2009, 11:30 AM
I have one of the original DAVE GENZ FISH TRAPS with canvas cover and Kozy kalf deep tub . VG shape

Carpeted bench seat that slides back and forth

Hard to pull in deep snow...but roomy

Should i sell it and buy a newer lightweight model with nylon cover?


Tips?
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Post by: jepik on Dec 30, 2009, 02:39 PM
danman...I had one ...sold it...big mistake...
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Post by: DANMAN on Dec 30, 2009, 02:43 PM
DO you miss it?  How come?  It does hold a load of stuff........What did you buy to repalce it?
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........ Old trap vs New trap?
Post by: deebsey on Jan 05, 2010, 11:49 AM
I have one of the original DAVE GENZ FISH TRAPS with canvas cover and Kozy kalf deep tub . VG shape

Carpeted bench seat that slides back and forth

Hard to pull in deep snow...but roomy

Should i sell it and buy a newer lightweight model with nylon cover?


Tips?



Where you located?  I might know someone who is looking for one.

I still have mine and still love it you need to make skies for it, then it will tow 100 times better.  I also have a nanook the quality is not the same.
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Post by: bassandbucks1 on Mar 05, 2010, 08:50 AM
I bought one of the original fish traps in 1993 and liked the room and the bench seat, but as you mentioned it was terrible to drag with a little snow. I was dragging it off the ice one day 4 years ago during a very heavy snow fall and finally said enough. I bought one of the fish Trap Scouts, not as much room but it dragged A LOT easier. I missed the bench seat and slightly larger sled though. I bought a Fish Trap Guide last year so my daughters could go with me. With both seats in it there is very little room for any fishing gear. I took one of the seats out and moved the other seat more towards the middle and it works great when I'm fishing alone. Plenty of room for buckets, heater, vexlar and camera and it's big enough that I can fish two holes inside, can't do that with the Scout. i used wing nuts on the seats so i can quickly add the second seat when the kids want to go.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........ Old trap vs New trap?
Post by: $ignmoney on Mar 19, 2010, 12:46 AM
I have one of the original DAVE GENZ FISH TRAPS with canvas cover and Kozy kalf deep tub . VG shape




Tips?

  Just bought this today from crags list. New 5-6 years ago and NEVER used! Even got the cover still in plastic container unopened. Not 1 scratch to be found. Did I do good?(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2F0318101259.jpg&hash=4240e4881f0742e3ea84a2faab9a9418)
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Post by: BlackIce on Mar 19, 2010, 02:00 AM
Depends on what you paid for it
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........ Old trap vs New trap?
Post by: GrizlyGarou on Mar 19, 2010, 06:39 AM
  Just bought this today from crags list. New 5-6 years ago and NEVER used! Even got the cover still in plastic container unopened. Not 1 scratch to be found. Did I do good?

You'll love it.  It's a little tricky to get tipups in the right places, but it only took me about five trips to figure out when I'd be able to see them once I flipped the cover over.

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Post by: $ignmoney on Mar 19, 2010, 11:57 PM
Here are some mods I did to my trap the end of last year and just recently.  I purchased a light house cover for it from clam for $50 bucks.  I removed the seat to cut down on the weight (scout only weighs 39#'s now) and moved the rod canopy over to the side.  I also put removable skiis on my 2 man trap last year to make it easier to pull in the snow (and it worked so well that you can't even imagine!!!!) so I  put the same brackets on my scout and now the skiis can be used on either one.  Fin(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr67/mrszyski/2009-10-18022.jpg)(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr67/mrszyski/2009-10-18035.jpg)(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr67/mrszyski/2009-10-18037.jpg)(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr67/mrszyski/2009-10-18038.jpg)(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr67/mrszyski/IMG00085.jpg)
Awesome idea,I want to copy it. What size pipe you use 1/2 ,3/4?  What do you have on the tub for pipe that the legs go in to. Any more info would be great.thanks
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Post by: VanderLaan on Sep 21, 2010, 12:14 PM
I have an old 2-man Guide and I put a section of plastic rain gutter along the front of the tub.  I put a bolt, washer and nut about every 12".  You can put end caps on each end too, which will stiffen up the gutter.  I keep all sorts of crap in that thing - hemos, tackle, lure retriever, bait, propane bottles, etc. 

I also switched out the oem rope for a longer, thicker braided poly rope that makes pulling it a lot easier.   
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Post by: topher7694 on Oct 21, 2010, 10:03 PM
I see quite a few Fish Traps that use skis with extension pieces to raise them up off the ice for easier pulling.  Have any of you made runners out of conduit before? Looking to find out how to attach the top of the conduit runners to the sled. Any ideas?
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Post by: copperjohn on Oct 21, 2010, 10:54 PM
Home Despot sells a thin-walled black plastic pipe in two foot peices near the sprinkler section of the store. Works great for the 3/4 in conduit, Just use two u-bolts each to attach to the side of your sled.  They are also the right diameter to make rod holders.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Oct 22, 2010, 12:59 AM
Thanks, I used white pvc pipe with caps glued on to it. When I get it out of storage I will post photos
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Post by: bart on Oct 22, 2010, 06:55 AM
I see quite a few Fish Traps that use skis with extension pieces to raise them up off the ice for easier pulling.  Have any of you made runners out of conduit before? Looking to find out how to attach the top of the conduit runners to the sled. Any ideas?


Here is a sled I made using conduit. It's lightweight, works awesome and it has been indestructable by Boy Scouts during several winter campouts! They use it hauling gear, fire wood and for the sled races.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2FScoutSled-01.jpg&hash=335f938f5ff6e3df293df1a2507892ad)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2FScoutSled-06.jpg&hash=d56e5888d6aaf82d1ab60d95c80bbcba)
This one I made works well. It becomes a bear to break free of slush after sitting a little bit. Could have been just the right conditions, temp/slush?
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2Ffishtrapsled006.jpg&hash=d4e6a9a80df064fca43e6750fce0b8af)
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They do cut the snow like butter though...
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Post by: topher7694 on Oct 22, 2010, 09:01 AM
Home Despot sells a thin-walled black plastic pipe in two foot peices near the sprinkler section of the store. Works great for the 3/4 in conduit, Just use two u-bolts each to attach to the side of your sled.  They are also the right diameter to make rod holders.

 Thanks ! I will have to check that out.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Oct 24, 2010, 08:55 PM
Well I think im done for now unless I see another mod I cant live with out!THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP!
1. changed seat
2.installed wear strips under tub
3. put in eye bolts and longer rope
4. put in rod holders (2)
5. installed LED lights
6. 12 volt battery box with a wood shelf to cover it while fishing, I use my deep cycle boat battery
7.made small side of tub into a rod holder- plastic divider
8. made a "lift kit" for easy pulling in snow-THANKS to fin-n-feather for help on this one!
9.put foam in bottom of tub, nothing slides and it protects everything
10. rubber mat for the ice under your feet
11.made switch box so I can turn on 1,2 or all 3 strips at once.
12.put strip of LED's under lip on the out side, lights your feet and floor
13. made bracket to hold auger
14. installed a front door
15. sprayed entire canvas with silicone water guard (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fhut7.jpg&hash=d26d6424e1a3357082a42f2aec14e2f2)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fhut3-1.jpg&hash=3b2956c49a5915de439e3d958dd7249a)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fhut6.jpg&hash=2cebec1828254a88ba3602fd8eb09754)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Finhut1.jpg&hash=5d025ca7e4e553480d1822b8c6015b89)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fhut2.jpg&hash=f0a236bbe53a5529e89a9a256b6e0475)
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Post by: fin-n-feather on Oct 25, 2010, 01:09 PM
Well I think im done for now unless I see another mod I cant live with out!THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP!
1. changed seat
2.installed wear strips under tub
3. put in eye bolts and longer rope
4. put in rod holders (2)
5. installed LED lights
6. 12 volt battery box with a wood shelf to cover it while fishing, I use my deep cycle boat battery
7.made small side of tub into a rod holder- plastic divider
8. made a "lift kit" for easy pulling in snow-THANKS to fin-n-feather for help on this one!
9.put foam in bottom of tub, nothing slides and it protects everything
10. rubber mat for the ice under your feet
11.made switch box so I can turn on 1,2 or all 3 strips at once.
12.put strip of LED's under lip on the out side, lights your feet and floor
13. made bracket to hold auger
14. installed a front door
15. sprayed entire canvas with silicone water guard (http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/hut7.jpg)(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/hut3-1.jpg)(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/hut6.jpg)(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/inhut1.jpg)(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/hut2.jpg)
Hey Signmoney, nice job on the whole set up!  Looks pretty cool!!  Fin
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Post by: $ignmoney on Oct 26, 2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks Fin, and THANKS to all the ideas and help I got from this site.  now where is the ice?
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Post by: fin-n-feather on Oct 26, 2010, 01:21 AM
Thanks Fin, and THANKS to all the ideas and help I got from this site.  now where is the ice?
I'm hoping for ice here around Dec. 1st. Only 5 weeks!!  Usually that's pretty close to walking on water time here in central WI!  Fin
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: $ignmoney on Oct 26, 2010, 10:41 AM
I'm hoping for ice here around Dec. 1st. Only 5 weeks!!  Usually that's pretty close to walking on water time here in central WI!  Fin
Nice, your lucky here in western NY it is 1st. of the year for us (me anyway) I like 3-4" before I start drilling holes through it
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Post by: Mr_Jigster on Nov 12, 2010, 02:34 PM
I bought a 2 man Bass Pro Thermal shanty a couple years ago (Clam made them).  Came with the bench seat.  This year I decided it was time to lighten it up a bit.  I removed the bench seat and replaced the angle iron with aluminum angle.  Then reatached the seat cushion, leaving the back rest off (i never used the back rest anyways).  I would guestimate I shaved off a good 15lbs.  Aluminum was around $20, so I figure it was worth it.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Nov 28, 2010, 08:29 AM
Problem: Gear & Equipment sliding around and falling out of Fish Trap

Solution: Installation of D-Rings on each side.  (Originally I thought of using eye-bolts, but nixed the idea b/c they stuck out too far).  Bungy cord the two holding buckets and or gear against the wall of the Fish Trap.

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Post by: tubby67 on Nov 28, 2010, 03:31 PM
Icebucketjohn,

 Where did you get the D-ring set up? I like that idea.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Nov 28, 2010, 06:05 PM
I got the hard, plastic D-rings from a local camping/backpacking outfitter, but they're available from the following stores:

JoAnn Fabrics (Or any Craft Store)
Home Depot
Lowes
Ace Hardware

The attachment piece (either metal or plastic is also available at most hardware stores.

I drilled an 1/8" hole and riveted them to the sled.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Nov 29, 2010, 06:51 AM
Slight redesign on the attachment clips.  I found better, plastic ones at Lowes.

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Post by: wetline005 on Nov 30, 2010, 05:55 PM
Hey $ignmoney, can you give more details on the lighting system? Are they running off from a 12 battery, and how about running the wires, and attaching the lights. Great idea on the switches, but why 5.
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Post by: Otto on Nov 30, 2010, 08:44 PM
I have a Clam Yukon and installed rod holders on each side using the clever hinge trick, pretty simple and really slick.  Thanks!

Now I am thinking of putting a third line close to the Trap, right between me an my buddy.  I am thinking of either another rod holder and using a really short rod, or using a rattle rig.  Any further suggestions on a method?  If I use the rod holder, it will just be another hinge trick.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 01, 2010, 01:20 AM
Hey $ignmoney, can you give more details on the lighting system? Are they running off from a 12 battery, and how about running the wires, and attaching the lights. Great idea on the switches, but why 5.
Sure, I used speaker wire. Got the LED lights set so I can run any or all of them. I added 1 "extra" switch in case I add more.I was thinking of mounting a big LED light under my seat so on the way back I could turn that on and light my way, at least in front of me. Boat deep cycle battery. yea its heavy BUT I will not get left in the dark on a lake by myself in the middle of the night.Dragging it on the skis make it pull real easy. Ran elec. auger,lights,camera,radio off it last year and never left me in the dark,even after 6-7 hours of fishing. I used black electrical tape to hold the lights on each tube,went around and around till they weren't going to fall off, remember to aim the lights first tho. Maybe blue LED lights on the outside, light up the sides and top? ;) hope this helps
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 03, 2010, 04:15 AM
I came up with this trying to make more room for my equipment.
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Next is going to be the ski's.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 03, 2010, 09:38 AM
Nice idea wetline! I may have to try that. Is seat going to be stable if you slide around, stretch etc.?
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 03, 2010, 09:52 AM
Thanks Money, yea its pretty stable. I used 14 guage stainless. The two pipes mounted to the top of the sled keep it from leaning front to back. It is mounted to the bottom of sled in between the runners. That area flexes downward a little. Love the extra room.
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 06, 2010, 04:05 AM
So i have all the new mods i wanted to do figured out including the ski installation, but there is 1 left. The rod storage. I have 2 soft rod cases. I use 1 for my pan fish rods and the other for my walleye rods. When i'm fishing  i like to have the 3 rods sitting there ready to go, so i can switch quickly. Any ideas for holders to keep the rods secure and ready to go. Something that attaches inside my scout. Thanks
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 06, 2010, 04:08 PM
Finally have the skis on. This idea was so i could lower the sled without having to remove the skis. Just pull the detent pin and lower each side. Seems to work well. I might have to trade the 1/2 conduit for something heavier.
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Post by: jepik on Dec 07, 2010, 04:24 PM
wetline005...great idea on the skis...I put skis on my fish trap last year only stationary, pain lifting off and on...what did you use for channel brackets on sled?  when you lower it, does the channel bracket have to be 1 in. deep or greater, to allow for 1/2 conduit leg, to let ski lay out flat,after pulling pins ?  excellant idea...lets us know how it works for you...thanks
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Post by: Papinner on Dec 07, 2010, 04:37 PM
Thats an awesome idea wetline. I've been trying to figure out how to hinge skiis on my two man and you got it figured out. Only mod I will do to this for the two man is putting a side panel on the one ski so when I sit in the tow man my feet will be off the ice. I would also like to know what you used for channel if you don't want to post you can send me a pm.

Once again great idea.
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 07, 2010, 06:38 PM
Hey jepik, I used two pieces of steel that was bent into a 90 degree angle. I then spot welded them together to make the channel. I think they are about an inch deep. I drilled the hole in the conduit about a 1/4 inch from the bottom to allow it to swing out flat. If i was to do it again i would make the channel a little bit narrower or use bigger pipe. It's a little shaky with the extra clearance in the channel.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 08, 2010, 01:22 AM
very nice wetline! I used the pipe in to pipe method to get mine up. works good, pain yes, pulls so easy its worth the effort. I used 1/2" steel pipe, maybe that would stiffen it up some.
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Post by: Gordo on Dec 08, 2010, 01:37 PM
but there is 1 left. The rod storage. I have 2 soft rod cases. I use 1 for my pan fish rods and the other for my walleye rods. When i'm fishing  i like to have the 3 rods sitting there ready to go, so i can switch quickly. Any ideas for holders to keep the rods secure and ready to go. Something that attaches inside my scout. Thanks

How about cold snap rod holders?
http://www.coldsnapcover.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=100/category_id=59/home_id=59/mode=prod/prd100.htm (http://www.coldsnapcover.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=100/category_id=59/home_id=59/mode=prod/prd100.htm)
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Post by: jepik on Dec 09, 2010, 05:33 PM
wetline005...I went to menards,pick up 4.. 1/2x 12in. galv. nipples,4 base plates threaded,to attach skis to the nipples,in the shelving area I found heavy duty 24in.x3/4in. C channel that is a perfect fit for the nipples...I just finished putting it together...I think its going to be a keeper...less than $20. invested...I thinking about getting 4, 6in. nipples and 4 couplings if the snow would get too deep....thanks again for sharing your good ideas..  :)
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 09, 2010, 05:42 PM
No problem jepik. I seen the threaded base plates, but thought i might want the skis to to rotate flat when they are in the out position so they will ride on top of the snow when traveling. But might not have too. Take some pics when your done. I post my pics hoping people will take my ideas and improve on them. I'm just finishing up on my custom rod holders. I can't stop with the mods, its way to fun.
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 09, 2010, 05:46 PM
Wanted some rod holders that would be easy on and easy off. Maybe a little over kill, but i can't help it!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi258.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh251%2Fwetline0005%2Fshanty4009.jpg&hash=018012704fdda22e12f2c3487024fab1)

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Next will be the auger. I hate sitting across the sled on top of everything.
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Post by: peterpike on Dec 10, 2010, 11:12 AM
wetline nice holders. what did you use for the inside?
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 10, 2010, 02:20 PM
Thanks peterpike! I just glued some rubber inside. The tubes were a little bit big, so i put the rubber in there to grip and take up space.
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 11, 2010, 12:20 PM
I think i just finished the rest of the mods i wanted to do. Installed runners, d rings inside sled for bungee cords. Installed some Auger holders i made. I think the ship is ready to sail.

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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 15, 2010, 05:23 PM
Some more mods. This time the vexilar.

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Post by: capt s on Dec 28, 2010, 06:22 PM
hey wetline what kind of material is that you used for the runners on your shanty. thanks Capt.Scott
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Post by: wetline005 on Dec 28, 2010, 06:35 PM
I believe the material is called delron.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Dec 30, 2010, 08:04 AM
Delron or Delrin... Originally Developed by Dupont:  Here's the scoop:

Advantages of acetal based plastics: Delrin

Chemically resistant
Very low water absorption
Resistant to hydrolysis by base
Disadvantages of acetal based plastics:

Low impact strength
Low melting temperature
More rigid than nylons
Very high thermal expansion
Sensitive to acid hydrolysis and chlorine attack
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Post by: capt s on Dec 31, 2010, 04:36 PM
that sounds like some good stuff where do i get it?
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Post by: bobuph on Jan 01, 2011, 03:33 PM
wetlines,ilove all your inovations.what are your rod holders or made from? thanks
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Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 03, 2011, 10:15 PM
Wetline I took your idea and changed it a bit. I made a box and took out the sliding seat base that came with my scout. Under the box is my boat battery and small storage area.Added another strip of LED lights to light up my newly found space.I kept the seat mount so I can yank it off any time to loose weight or to get in the back. Wow I cant believe the space you end up with. Now I need more stuff  ;D My son has a Recon and he wanted to do the same so his, its in the final stages.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fscout2.jpg&hash=c4b4a2cb5df8d798b9a0faf35120e274)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fscout1.jpg&hash=9754f149fdc7cde332f7eb4a9ded8048)
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Post by: Otto on Jan 04, 2011, 08:33 AM
Hey guys, Clam is running a "Trick your Shack" contest.  Some of these mods are winners for sure! 
There is a link on the homepage of Iceshanty.
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Post by: kemp14 on Jan 06, 2011, 04:14 PM
Here is some storage units I made for my fish Trap. Made them out of tin to keep the weight down. They are pretty handy. Got one for my Rods and one for my tackle boxes and extra stuff.

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Post by: monkeyman2269 on Jan 10, 2011, 08:16 PM
who makes this?
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Post by: jon johnson on Jan 11, 2011, 09:45 PM
Just got my first Fish Trap and spent the night putting it together.  It's a Kodiak and tomorrow I will be adding eye bolts and new rope.  Also quite sure I'll put a bigger boat seat in it.  It looks like a lot of the sleds on this thread have metal where folks are installing the rod holders.  Nothing but the plastic sled on the Kodiak.  Would you still drill into it or should I come up with something different?
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Post by: Otto on Jan 12, 2011, 10:11 AM
Just got my first Fish Trap and spent the night putting it together.  It's a Kodiak and tomorrow I will be adding eye bolts and new rope.  Also quite sure I'll put a bigger boat seat in it.  It looks like a lot of the sleds on this thread have metal where folks are installing the rod holders.  Nothing but the plastic sled on the Kodiak.  Would you still drill into it or should I come up with something different?

I am not familiar with the Kodiak, but if it is all plastic, I would add some sort of backer to where ever you drill and screw into.  Either a small block of wood, plastic or a metal brace of some sort.  You could also use plastic tubing as a rod holder and zip tie it to the plastic.  Should be strong enough to hold it.
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Post by: diabetik11 on Jan 15, 2011, 11:11 AM
i am definetly doing the rod holder mount to my scout. thanks for the tips
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 17, 2011, 03:58 PM
Wetline I took your idea and changed it a bit. I made a box and took out the sliding seat base that came with my scout. Under the box is my boat battery and small storage area.Added another strip of LED lights to light up my newly found space.I kept the seat mount so I can yank it off any time to loose weight or to get in the back. Wow I cant believe the space you end up with. Now I need more stuff  ;D My son has a Recon and he wanted to do the same so his, its in the final stages.
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/scout2.jpg)(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/scout1.jpg)
That's pretty sweet. I wanted to make a box out of diamond plated aluminum, but to costly.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 06, 2011, 06:12 AM

needed a seat with a back on it and rod holders for trans port 2 on each side they are golf tubes with snap ties room for 2 more this is a Kenai did pretty much the same with my X2


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Post by: slammin slabs on Aug 15, 2011, 10:34 PM
just got a fishtrap pro and looking to do some mods got alot of great ideas on here anyone got any new mods im ganna take a shot at posting my new mods will be fist attempt at posting pics though so bear with me
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Post by: slammin slabs on Aug 16, 2011, 10:44 PM
just got a fishtrap pro and looking to do some mods got alot of great ideas on here anyone got any new mods im ganna take a shot at posting my new mods will be fist attempt at posting pics though so bear with me
well I started my shopping list got a bunch of supplies still have to get wood for deck and carpet I got a bunch pvc and rod holders gatta get wireing switches control panel lights and reflectix I am so excited to start now just gatta make time
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Post by: Iceangler247 on Aug 23, 2011, 12:50 PM
Does anyone have a auger mount that still allows you to use the travel cover??
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Post by: bart on Aug 24, 2011, 08:11 AM
Does anyone have a auger mount that still allows you to use the travel cover??


For the hand auger a couple of bungies work fine, on the sled or pulling Fish Trap Pro.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 21, 2011, 03:51 PM
 Bart thats what i use for the hand screw to ,good ol bungies
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Post by: jbird68 on Nov 05, 2011, 04:48 AM
Finally have the skis on. This idea was so i could lower the sled without having to remove the skis. Just pull the detent pin and lower each side. Seems to work well. I might have to trade the 1/2 conduit for something heavier.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/shanty2057.jpg)
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This looks awesome.
But I am concerned about the weight of a gear-loaded sled making the walls of the sled bow out. Any issues with that?
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Post by: Gillfisher on Nov 07, 2011, 10:25 PM
Made a few mods to my Fish Trap Guide

 Added tackle box storage under the seat slide
 Attached two 4" PVC pipes to hold spare 1 pound LP tanks
 Attached the bottom portion of a 5 gallon pail along with a strap to hold the vex in place
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Modified the brackets for the tow bar so it flips up on top of the shack, I hate laying on the ice to hook up the tow bar
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Post by: jepik on Nov 14, 2011, 01:59 PM
gillfisher...great idea on the tow bar...what did you use to make it?   thanks
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Post by: Gillfisher on Nov 14, 2011, 02:09 PM
I used 1" x 1/4" aluminum flat bar, I just stacked the pieces to get my gaps for the pivot points and bolted it together with 1/4" bolts and nylock nuts.
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Post by: Big - D OBG on Nov 23, 2011, 10:26 AM
A lot of good tips on here. Making me get the itch to upgrade my clam jr.
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Post by: Soozookie on Dec 02, 2011, 11:37 PM
I have a kenei and love it
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 03, 2011, 12:01 AM
Does anyone have a auger mount that still allows you to use the travel cover??

Nope, will not fit, they make them so snug I cant even get it started. I'm taken her in next week to a local canvas shop to see about a quote to make a custom cover. I hope its not to costly
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Post by: willie1280 on Dec 07, 2011, 11:23 AM
Does someone have a link for the door mod?  I saw someone say there was a mod for it, but i cannot find it through search.
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Post by: fingerlaker on Dec 08, 2011, 06:32 AM
ATTENTION Kenai owners......help wanted

Just purchased the Kenai so I don't have to pull the big Yukon whenever i go alone.  My question involves the rubber strip that secures the tent to the sled.  On the Yukon it was a V strip that snapped into the edge of the sled before screwing into place.  The Kenai is just a 2 sided rubber strip.  1 side is flat and the other side has 2 ribs on it.  Which side faces out and which side faces against the fabric/sled?  Don't want to put the screws in until I know it is correct and there is nothing in the instructions stating which to do.  Any help is appreciated!!
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Post by: Otto on Dec 08, 2011, 11:15 AM
ATTENTION Kenai owners......help wanted

Just purchased the Kenai so I don't have to pull the big Yukon whenever i go alone.  My question involves the rubber strip that secures the tent to the sled.  On the Yukon it was a V strip that snapped into the edge of the sled before screwing into place.  The Kenai is just a 2 sided rubber strip.  1 side is flat and the other side has 2 ribs on it.  Which side faces out and which side faces against the fabric/sled?  Don't want to put the screws in until I know it is correct and there is nothing in the instructions stating which to do.  Any help is appreciated!!

I have a Yukon and a ProTC and I believe the side with the ribs faces the fabric....that should help grip it and hold it in place.  Somewhere on this thread (or another on IceShanty) there is a suggestion NOT to use the screws and rubber strips, but to use heavy duty office binder clips to hold it in place.  This would allow you to remove the cover easily for storage away from mice.
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Post by: Slimdog on Dec 09, 2011, 07:41 PM
ATTENTION Kenai owners......help wanted

Just purchased the Kenai so I don't have to pull the big Yukon whenever i go alone.  My question involves the rubber strip that secures the tent to the sled.  On the Yukon it was a V strip that snapped into the edge of the sled before screwing into place.  The Kenai is just a 2 sided rubber strip.  1 side is flat and the other side has 2 ribs on it.  Which side faces out and which side faces against the fabric/sled?  Don't want to put the screws in until I know it is correct and there is nothing in the instructions stating which to do.  Any help is appreciated!!

If you zoom in on the picture in the PDF of the owners manual available on Clam's web site, it look like the ribs face out.  My guess is the screw heads fit in between the ribs so they don't catch on anything. 

I'm picking up my Kenai this weekend.  Not sure if I'm gonna use the screws or the binder clip method that Otto mentioned.  Decisions, decisions...
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Post by: fishinnut on Dec 10, 2011, 08:37 AM
Nope, will not fit, they make them so snug I cant even get it started. I'm taken her in next week to a local canvas shop to see about a quote to make a custom cover. I hope its not to costly
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/hut3.jpg)

$signmoney, what are the bases that attach the uprights to the skis and where did you get them??
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 10, 2011, 09:26 AM
I made them from stainless steel. A coupling cut in half, welded to a flat bar. 1\2" pipe screws into that. You could use a pipe flange fromlocal hardware store. I went with 1\2" pipe and it works good,handles the weight OK.( I take a lot of stuff including boat battery) It can be a bear getting the skies on (jacked up) at the lake when loaded by my self. 2 people its no problem. Sure pulls nice once up tho. Not much snow you need to be carefull, Sled will run you over on a small slope!
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Post by: fishinnut on Dec 20, 2011, 09:42 AM
I made them from stainless steel. A coupling cut in half, welded to a flat bar. 1\2" pipe screws into that. You could use a pipe flange fromlocal hardware store. I went with 1\2" pipe and it works good,handles the weight OK.( I take a lot of stuff including boat battery) It can be a bear getting the skies on (jacked up) at the lake when loaded by my self. 2 people its no problem. Sure pulls nice once up tho. Not much snow you need to be carefull, Sled will run you over on a small slope!

Can you post a closeup pic of the connection to the sled? Thanks
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Post by: willie1280 on Dec 21, 2011, 12:16 PM
My Gander edition scout has a pole that goes from the sled to the first hoop in the rear.  I would like to make 1 or 2 more that goes to the other 2 hoops over my head to help keep the fabric from sagging on me (im 6'5").  Where can i buy these poles or what's the best way to make them??
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Post by: davef on Dec 22, 2011, 09:13 AM
My Gander edition scout has a pole that goes from the sled to the first hoop in the rear.  I would like to make 1 or 2 more that goes to the other 2 hoops over my head to help keep the fabric from sagging on me (im 6'5").  Where can i buy these poles or what's the best way to make them??

What i did was go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill store and buy the cheapest aluminum walker I could find.  I tore it apart to get the button springs in the legs that allow you to adjust the length of the legs.  I then found some thin wall aluminum that was about 10 feet long and cut pieces to the right length, then drilled holes so the buttons would work.  For the ends I bought some pvc pipe t's in one inch size and hack sawed enough out of the top of the T piece so it would slip over the trap's poles.  I used bolts to attach the pvc the the aluminum.

If the walker's aluminum legs are long enough you could skip the thin walled aluminum and use them instead.  If they are not long enough and you have a buddy who can weld aluminum you could weld a couple of the walker legs together for a longer piece.

I don't know if they carry the spring buttons at Ace Hardware or Lowes but you could check there if you didn't want to bother with a walker.  I only paid a couple of dollars for the whole walker so I doubt if the spring buttons alone could be any cheaper.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 22, 2011, 10:10 PM
Can you post a closeup pic of the connection to the sled? Thanks

here you go. They have to be straight up and dodn so pipes wont bind. let us know how you make out

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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 22, 2011, 10:18 PM
Still searching but I remember a tip about running LED wiring through the support poles. This is something I've been wanting to do so the wiring is out of the way and I can mount the battery to a small shelf in my Guide. Already removed one seat and moved the other over a bit. Since nobody ever wants to fish with me, I couldn't see having two seats. Liked the idea of relocating the back seat support bracket to the middle of the tub to allow longer items to lay flat behind the seat.

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all I did is run them up and drill a hole on the INSIDE of your hoop. I used black electric tape to hold the wires in each hoop to the pipe. There is no where for the wires to bind, rub etc. This is my 3 ed. year on the LED lights with no problem at all. Just wish we had some ice to run them again!
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Post by: diabetik11 on Dec 22, 2011, 10:30 PM
$ignmoney

i saw the pic of your shack and was wondering how you mounted the auger on the frnt do you have any closer pics of the mount or can you tell me what you did please thanks, i just got the clam kenai and want to do something similar
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 22, 2011, 10:49 PM
$ignmoney

i saw the pic of your shack and was wondering how you mounted the auger on the frnt do you have any closer pics of the mount or can you tell me what you did please thanks, i just got the clam kenai and want to do something similar

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look to the left and you can see it. I took a peice of 1" flat stock and bent a loop in it. painted it and wraped black electric tape where the auger sits so auger doesnt get scrached up. ( I buy black electric tape by the 10 pack!  love that stuff!) drill 2 holes in it and mount it with 3\16 bolts 1 side make the loop larger to fit auger vaines. Thats the only photo I have for now. Still got the hut in storage- no reason to get it out YET...
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Post by: fishinnut on Dec 23, 2011, 03:23 PM
My Gander edition scout has a pole that goes from the sled to the first hoop in the rear.  I would like to make 1 or 2 more that goes to the other 2 hoops over my head to help keep the fabric from sagging on me (im 6'5").  Where can i buy these poles or what's the best way to make them??

willie, Shappell and clam sell replacement pole clips that you can slip into the ends of a piece of 1/2 conduit and make support poles.
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Post by: flounderhead59 on Dec 23, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 06, 2012, 11:43 AM
... Didn't like the bowl "springy-affect" on my Clam Nanook.  Picked up some Hyfax Runners that were actually for an Eskimo Brand shanty., installed them between the 2 wide flat runners..

Result: More stable floor & tub., Less wear & tear

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9347/clamnanookrunners1002.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9537/clamnanookrunners1001.jpg

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Post by: Knoodles on Jan 06, 2012, 05:28 PM
... Didn't like the bowl "springy-affect" on my Clam Nanook.  Picked up some Hyfax Runners that were actually for an Eskimo Brand shanty., installed them between the 2 wide flat runners..

Result: More stable floor & tub., Less wear & tear

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9347/clamnanookrunners1002.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9537/clamnanookrunners1001.jpg

Where did you get the wide flat runners???????
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 06, 2012, 08:34 PM
Ordered them from a local plastics manufacturing company Universal Plastics., Cost was $12 each
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Post by: ericzerka24 on Jan 10, 2012, 10:40 AM
Ordered them from a local plastics manufacturing company Universal Plastics., Cost was $12 each

I'm interested in getting these myself.  I hate the bowl!  Do you have the phone number for this place?  What exactly do I tell them I want? (Part #) 
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Post by: Big - D OBG on Jan 10, 2012, 11:28 AM
Good Runners
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 10, 2012, 07:46 PM
Universal Plastics & Machine
7661 Freedom Ave.
Canton, Ohio 44720
Phone:330-433-2860
Fax:330-433-2867
Email:Plastics@UPLInternational

I ordered 2pcs: 3"x60"x 3/16" at a cost of $12 each (Picked up at factory)

The Middle 3 Runners were Eskimo Brand Runners (Approx 1"x60"x1 1/4"}
I purchased them from
 
Contact Info:    
Marks Live Bait and Tackle
330-296-3474
Location:
7271 St Rt 14
Ravenna, OH. 44266
 
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Post by: fishinnut on Jan 12, 2012, 12:34 AM
I'm interested in getting these myself.  I hate the bowl!  Do you have the phone number for this place?  What exactly do I tell them I want? (Part #)

Otter Outdoors sells some hyfax runners for sleds too.

http://eelement.appolis.com/OTTEROUTDOORS/eproddetail.asp?S=67&P=5050&PubID=4393&V=7&PID=7329&iss=
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 16, 2012, 07:59 AM
Any suggestions, tips, pix or comments for a making a pair of TAIL GATE RAMPS to load & unload my portable shanty?
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Post by: Gordo on Jan 16, 2012, 11:23 AM
Any suggestions, tips, pix or comments for a making a pair of TAIL GATE RAMPS to load & unload my portable shanty?

2x4 ramp kit like this.

http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-05674-Ramp-Kit-Hardware/dp/B0000AVZMF (http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-05674-Ramp-Kit-Hardware/dp/B0000AVZMF)

They make them for 2x6 or 2x8 as well. Probably have them at Home Depot or places like that as well.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 17, 2012, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the tips & suggestions. Here's what I built with stuff laying around the house.

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2020/truckbedramp1001.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9206/truckbedramp1002.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1238/truckbedramp1003.jpg

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8718/truckbedramp1004.jpg
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Post by: silvercreeker on Jan 18, 2012, 05:41 PM
Nice ramp.nice and simple.
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Post by: Booppr on Jan 19, 2012, 11:20 AM
Has anyone tried to put a camp lounge chair in a trap style shelter??? If I'm not mistaken, they might make a folding style that would be perfect if you figure out how to mount it
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Post by: silvercreeker on Jan 20, 2012, 01:46 AM
It works, dont bother mounting it.  Have front legs out of the tub.  The lounge chairs without arms work best.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 24, 2012, 12:51 AM
Flounder that sucks. My poles dont retract at all, they just flip over. That is part of your problem. Black tape'em should work for you. Once you get them in and working you'll wonder how you did it with out them. I added a small LED fog lights to my tub the other day, makes it a lot nicer to see when coming off late at night. (I dont do the lantern thing anymore) Good luck to ya!
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Post by: ASATMillerbluegill on Jan 31, 2012, 08:44 PM
Here is my new Scout TC. Setting up high on the skis, makes for a comfy set in warm weather, when you don't need to enclose yourself in the trap. It easily removes from the smitty sled setup. This is called a Side Baiter. It slides between the poles in your flip-up, and holds your drink, pole, bait pucks etc. The rubber securing straps they provide are junk, BUT, you don't need them any way. Duct tape placed on the poles, makes them rock solid and MUCH easier then using those junk rubber straps. I have one on my left side and one on my right. These are PERFECT for my Clam Scout TC. Thought I would share.
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Duct tape wrapped around the pole, so the U shape of the Side Baiter receiver fits in snug. Then a thicker wrap below the 1st duct tape wrap, so the Side Baiter can't slide down the pole.
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One of the bucket style rod holders will work nicely in the tray too.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi246.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg113%2FHCHHARDCOREHUNTER%2F2012-01-30_18-31-54_896.jpg&hash=c38dc3e795ead9e81aee19248505a4c6)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi246.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg113%2FHCHHARDCOREHUNTER%2F2012-01-30_18-32-19_705.jpg&hash=759a118f58c1987368cc113de6b0afee)


https://redrockstore.com/Catalog/index.php?crn=185&rn=2949&action=show_detail


Sitting on mine while it is on skis

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Tip for easy loading/unloading..use your skis from your smitty sled

 I used my skis as a ramp to easily unload/load my Scout.

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Post by: $ignmoney on Feb 01, 2012, 04:57 AM
Nice idea ASATMillerbluegill. I will have to keep my eye out for them or make a set out of wood. Its like a coffee table, good place to put your bait container on so it dont get dumped so eazy. thanks for sharing!
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Post by: beeverfishing on Feb 01, 2012, 04:11 PM
ASATMillerbluegill,
Is that a coffee container in the 5 gallon bucket ??   What is it for ?  I'm alway's open to new ideas  lol
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Feb 01, 2012, 04:31 PM
ASATMillerbluegill:
Nice pics.. I like the Side Baiter... thanks for sharing that new idea.
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Post by: ASATMillerbluegill on Feb 01, 2012, 06:53 PM
ASATMillerbluegill,
Is that a coffee container in the 5 gallon bucket ??   What is it for ?  I'm alway's open to new ideas  lol
A cheap DIY lantern case.

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=212120.msg2100784#msg2100784
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Post by: ASATMillerbluegill on Feb 01, 2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks guys. Some good stuff in this thread for sure.
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Post by: ilarcher on Feb 04, 2012, 08:47 PM
Asatmillerbluegill,,,,I saw the tray looking things on another one of your post. I thought I could make something similar. Here is what I have come up with. I also made up something to store my poles in. There are many great ideas that I will be doing in addition. But here is my add ons.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi163.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft319%2Filarcher%2FIMG00304-20120202-2017.jpg&hash=d78e68ecbd9eee29363614de515e6fdd)
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Post by: ilarcher on Feb 04, 2012, 09:33 PM
Here is a better pic of my pole storage.
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Post by: ASATMillerbluegill on Feb 04, 2012, 10:01 PM
Very cool ilarcher. Nice setup..u will enjoy those consoles. I really like mine.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Feb 05, 2012, 06:58 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fshelf.jpg&hash=9a5fc1dbb4f8f9395b7d54be7f3a6e40)


No ice here so I made a Shelf also :thumbsup: So far I really like it
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Post by: buckzone101 on Feb 05, 2012, 07:57 PM
i may have to build a few of those out of some pine my dads got in the scrap bin for my frabill!! nice looking shelves helps when not alot of room.
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Post by: ericzerka24 on Feb 08, 2012, 10:51 PM
Fiberglass center console

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi817.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz97%2Fericzerka24%2Ffishing%2FIce%2520Shanty%2520Mods%2F83be65f2.jpg&hash=fa55dbb0eb88cb0ec7fc18cceb071bd3)
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Link to the DIY:
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=209866.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=209866.0)
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Post by: Gillfisher on Feb 09, 2012, 04:14 PM
ericzerka24 - Love the center console; where did you get it?  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Otto on Feb 09, 2012, 04:26 PM
ericzerka24 - Love the center console; where did you get it?  :thumbsup:

Click on his thread -you'll see how he made it himself out of CARDBOARD and FIBERGLASS!  Very clever and an excellent job Eric!  I might copy the design and make it out of 1/8" Luann - I can work with wood tools, but have never tried fiberglass.
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Post by: ericzerka24 on Feb 10, 2012, 08:00 AM
Yup that was my first time with fiberglass. Other than the mess and stink, it's pretty simple to work with. There's no right or wrong way to go about it, you just keep adding layers of resin and cloth until you are satisfied with the strength.
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Post by: Knoodles on Feb 11, 2012, 02:34 PM
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/shelf.jpg)


No ice here so I made a Shelf also :thumbsup: So far I really like it

What are you using to hold this up? 
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Post by: Knoodles on Feb 11, 2012, 02:36 PM
Fiberglass center console

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz97/ericzerka24/fishing/Ice%20Shanty%20Mods/83be65f2.jpg)
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz97/ericzerka24/fishing/Ice%20Shanty%20Mods/275ec7f8.jpg)

Link to the DIY:
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=209866.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=209866.0)

When I first looked I thought you might have modified a subwofer?  I see you made it nice work.  I think my buddy has an old wofer around.  I am take a look at it and see if i can gut it out and make something like this. 
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Post by: GrizlyGarou on Feb 11, 2012, 03:09 PM
What are you using to hold this up?

I'm pretty sure it just wedges between the poles and sits there. There was another post where the guy used duct tape wrapped around the poles to keep it level, though.

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Post by: $ignmoney on Feb 12, 2012, 06:15 AM
I'm pretty sure it just wedges between the poles and sits there. There was another post where the guy used duct tape wrapped around the poles to keep it level, though.

Yes the back end has to be held up by something! Take a chunk out and measure where you want it. ( I used a 3\4" x 6" pine.) The end toward you is drilled on a 45 or so, that way it goes with my hoop angle. Other end is straight drill. I went in a inch or so,drilled both ends then cut out the notch with a jig saw. I marked where level was on the other end,wrapped some black elec. tape on the hoop then a few rounds of wire to build it up, then more tape to seal it and it will hold quite a lot of weight. You could use a zip tie also, put the cut end in so there wont be any problems with the cover, and tape it up. the 45 end stays because its wedged in,cant drop down. A little stain and exterior poly and its good to go. I used it yesterday for the 1st. time and it worked great until the wind came up. It made the hut shake in turn slowly everything started to fall off the shelf. If you build one,  rout a pocket in it or add a small strip of wood all around it so stuff wont fall off. I plan on a strip of pine 1|2 X 1|2 to make a lip,adding it this week. Other than that its simple and VERY usefull for all kinds of things. Bait, small radio, phone etc... Have fun with it! Got a lot of room? make 2 on top of each other!  ;D
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Post by: ericzerka24 on Feb 12, 2012, 08:56 AM
When I first looked I thought you might have modified a subwofer?  I see you made it nice work.  I think my buddy has an old wofer around.  I am take a look at it and see if i can gut it out and make something like this.

The only problem with speaker boxes is that most of them are made with plywood which makes them pretty heavy. If you wanna use wood I would go with something lighter like pine.
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Post by: nurmimn on Mar 02, 2012, 12:55 AM
Today I took lights that they use in the thermal pro and mounted them in my scout. I also took 2 battery brackets and mounted them in the sled.  Only mounted 2 out of the three as I have some rope LED lights that I am going to zip tie in there.

I took an otter rod holder and mounted it on the side with the most room.

Touching of the positive and negitive wires makes a hot mess.  ::)

Going to put some rope led lights in there that are powered by AA batteries.

I also finally got around to mounting 2 otter rod holders in my otter thermal lodge.
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Post by: Rukus3 on Aug 23, 2012, 05:30 PM
I read through all of this thread and deiced my plain kenia needed some help.  I made ski runners for the snow, hope they hold up well.  I also came across a intresting idea.  I had this winshield sun reflector deal sitting around and I thought hey that looks like the reflectix stuff I saw.  It had creases so it would fold up nicely.  I installed it on one side and will fold it up while not in use.  You guys think that this will work kind of like the real deal?

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishingpictures.com%2Fdata%2F500%2Fshack.jpg&hash=3de464136d491c4dd593a9aa8b03b5b5)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishingpictures.com%2Fdata%2F500%2Fshack21.jpg&hash=28093b7372bdf8ab68e38c0f9feb9f94)

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Post by: $ignmoney on Aug 23, 2012, 07:18 PM
It needs to be wider by the looks of photo, but it should help i would think. Tape 2 together then trim them to fit.  Like the skis!
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Post by: Caseman on Sep 21, 2012, 10:52 AM
Hey guys great thread.  I have a few more things on my check list that I would like to have done yet.  but I can cross mounting my auger to my scout off.

I used part of a closet bracket and part of a hose bracket.   I think it turned out pretty good and it was cheap.

I have more pics if anybody is intrested.

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Post by: polski on Oct 29, 2012, 06:24 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1220.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd460%2Fjpeets1%2F3CF3C6B0-1EE6-4D12-8FFD-10CDACE105C0-12913-00002A83BF809E33.jpg&hash=646a731e951c14a90bd277616d46b017)I installed my camera holder on my rod mount It's removable and also a mini table
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Post by: chasepalosaari on Nov 07, 2012, 09:32 PM
Need a tow bar idea so I can pull my new clam one man bigmouth behind my wheeler. I don't wanna drop $60 on a tow bar from clam. Thanks guys!!
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Post by: Otto on Nov 08, 2012, 08:23 AM
A sturdy rope threaded thru two sections of heavy ABS plastic pipe on each side and a loop to hook up to your ATV or sled is cheap, easy, and lightweight.   You could also bend electrical conduit into a V shape and hook up that way too. 

Look through all the pages on this thread, I'm sure you'll find something you can do.
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Post by: DLB on Nov 09, 2012, 10:04 AM
Wanting to downsize from my 2 man Yukon, I recently purchased a used Scout.  The tub is in very good condition with no damage and has plastic runners already installed along with a couple of 3 led lights.  A few mods were made including fixing the lights from free hanging to somewhat permanent connections to the pole.  Since theres not much room for gear, I afixed the Vex via a wooden bracket to the right corner of the tube, using velcro and the bracket to hold the battery in place.  I gouged out the wood to hold a piece of pvc which I glued in place for the transducer.  I also made one of those shelves that sit between the poles and will add another soon.  I placed the heater along side the seat rails and will hold it in place while moving with velcro (luv that stuff ;D)  I attaced my Yukon hitch to the front, added some downhill skies and now, like everyone here, wait impatiently for winter.  Heres some pics.

The vex in the corner
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The led lights.
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Something I didn't mention in the post but you can see the battery for the lights sitting in a container fixed to the sled with what else.....velcro.
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The shelf that needs to be painted.
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Heater velcroed.
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C'mon on ice!
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I'll be pulling with this.  An oldie but a goodie.  Working on a McGiver auger rack and will post a pic when done.
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Dec 02, 2012, 11:33 AM
Otto: What did you use for holding the shelf up... hose clamps, tape, some sort of ring?
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Dec 08, 2012, 02:15 PM
Hey Caseman-Kool mods to your sled! Do you have some more pic's or info concerning the camera mount set up? I really like the rod holder idea to support your camera. How exactly is the camera attached to the holder, and how is the whole set-up  attached to your shack. And the auger carrier? The powerhead end I figured out, neat use of a curtain rod bracket.  I am not quite as clear understanding what kind of bracket you have holding the bottom section of the auger.  And finally, what the heck kind of auger is that? Looks very Zoot! Thanks for your input-TrikerJohn :tipup:




I am mechanically inclined-I can screw up anything.... ???
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Post by: Otto on Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 PM
Otto: What did you use for holding the shelf up... hose clamps, tape, some sort of ring?

John,
That wasn't my post on the shelf....but it looks like a clamp of some sort.  Maybe a hose clamp?
Otto
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Post by: Knoodles on Dec 18, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Post by: Jim_MI on Dec 20, 2012, 10:35 AM
Can anybody post dimensions (actually, just length) for the wooden shelf that goes between the support poles on a Clam Scout TC?  I wanted to build one but my flip-over is up at my cottage waiting for ice, so I cannot make the measurements myself.  Ideally, the shelf would sit somewhere between elbow and shoulder level when seated in the Clam.
Thanks.
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Post by: $ignmoney on Dec 21, 2012, 06:48 AM
in my scout I made mine 17" long. Hope this helps

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi875.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab319%2Fsignmoney%2Fshelf.jpg&hash=9a5fc1dbb4f8f9395b7d54be7f3a6e40)
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Post by: baginwal on Dec 30, 2012, 04:29 PM
in my scout I made mine 17" long. Hope this helps

(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab319/signmoney/shelf.jpg)
$,
That is a nice shelf.  I will be making one for my Otter Cabin.

Thanks. :)
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 03, 2013, 04:08 PM
Just bought the Clam Big Mouth, and i am pumped and ready to modify. Thanks to the idea from someone on here i will be attempting to build a fiberglass deck with footprints and storage compartments. Will post progress pics.
Will be using a very stiff form of cardboard for the pattern.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi258.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh251%2Fwetline0005%2FIMG_2125_zps354ecd9c.jpg&hash=271dff1105db6aba59799c189cfb6837)
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The compartment on the right will be rod storage. Will be installing a hinged door.
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(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi258.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh251%2Fwetline0005%2FCF1D8126-CADF-4604-BAB7-AC7C54A209E6-17844-000005352BB4E1D3.jpg&hash=fa6c494c34d2e4d6b51d70edee1f8492)
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Pretty much finished with this project. Still need to come up with a good way to secure Hand or Power auger.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 06, 2013, 01:54 PM
U could raise it up a few inches to gain some more space.
Im using milk crates to modify mine, and they are a good 3-4inches taller than the tub edges.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2FCRATESTOGETHER_zps650b3bb9.jpg&hash=01aa1764a3ece6433e1e74846f147de4)

Notched to rods fit flush with top.
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In the clam trapper.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 06, 2013, 03:31 PM
That's pretty slick, but I'm really being careful about the weight of the shanty. Nice idea.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 06, 2013, 06:10 PM
Me to, i wasnt sure if fiberglass would be lighter than the milk crates.
The total weight of the 4 crates with the lids is exactly 12lbs.

That brings my total sled weight (empty) to 43lbs with the crates in it.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 07, 2013, 01:56 PM
Well that's not much added weight, and looks like it would make for good storage.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 07, 2013, 03:04 PM
Wifey made up the seats. 2in foam covered with blue vinyl.

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Post by: Otto on Jan 13, 2013, 05:22 PM
I am sure I saw it here on Iceshanty, and probably here on this thread....but I found some broom clips and attached them to the back wall of my Yukon Fish Trap.  One less thing to roll around or get buried in there.  Next little project may be a holder for my Little Buddy heater and and extra propane bottle.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1134.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm605%2FOtto61%2FIMG_20130112_201247_758.jpg&hash=d7de37e254d8982063b377191fa14d91)
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 13, 2013, 06:58 PM
I am sure I saw it here on Iceshanty, and probably here on this thread....but I found some broom clips and attached them to the back wall of my Yukon Fish Trap.  One less thing to roll around or get buried in there.  Next little project may be a holder for my Little Buddy heater and and extra propane bottle.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/Otto61/IMG_20130112_201247_758.jpg)

May have been here before, but I didn't see it. Thank you for posting! Never occurred to me that something so simple could save a ton of grief tracking down those pesky, rattling poles. If you haven't seen Dave Genz's tips on you tube modifying his sled, you might want to give it a peek. See what you think of his solution to his Mr. Buddy. Pretty slick.  :tipup:
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Post by: Otto on Jan 13, 2013, 08:10 PM
I think I found it, along with several other Dave Genz videos. Pretty awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAE_4yOVC0&feature=youtube_gdata_player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAE_4yOVC0&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 14, 2013, 04:38 AM
I think I found it, along with several other Dave Genz videos. Pretty awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAE_4yOVC0&feature=youtube_gdata_player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAE_4yOVC0&feature=youtube_gdata_player)


Ya, that's the one. I am a little reluctant myself to put those 'L' brackets he uses to hold his heater. I can just see myself dropping the canvas and tearing a hole through the side. I am lucky like that. Might try to cobble together a pair of  "slots" from aluminum to attach to the shelter base and fasten the "hooks" on the heater. Know what I want to say, just  not sure how to get it into print. I get a working model, I will send some pic's to you since i can't seem to get photobucket to work.   :tipup: TrikerJohn
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 14, 2013, 06:33 AM
Wetline, just curious if u got a weight before and after you built the fiberglass deck?
Or are u able to remove the deck and weigh it?

This spring I may do something similar.
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Post by: boss j on Jan 14, 2013, 02:16 PM
Just bought the Clam Big Mouth, and i am pumped and ready to modify. Thanks to the idea from someone on here i will be attempting to build a fiberglass deck with footprints and storage compartments. Will post progress pics.
Will be using a very stiff form of cardboard for the pattern.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2125_zps354ecd9c.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2127_zps41b00c4e.jpg)
The compartment on the right will be rod storage. Will be installing a hinged door.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2126_zps71c2bfdc.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/0F4AF0B0-DB0C-44EF-9A15-E356E9BEBD5E-51937-00000E8C22AED191.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/477118F1-1787-4268-AE7E-598CE234D4A1-51937-00000E8C0ED2E133.jpg)
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(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/50F18431-1ACC-4B8D-9295-2FFE007A7A24-17844-0000053534DC2771.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/326DB22F-A142-41D2-B9E5-2E5139E02F18-17844-0000053507341B0F.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/CF1D8126-CADF-4604-BAB7-AC7C54A209E6-17844-000005352BB4E1D3.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/B8F43069-0B47-4324-84E7-A9FAB71AA59A-17844-000005354F19428C.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/9E64474D-F203-4BF6-A4CD-ECBD7D61474E-17844-000005355CBF4CE2.jpg)
Pretty much finished with this project. Still need to come up with a good way to secure Hand or Power auger.
nice work. gives me ideas   thankx!!!
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 14, 2013, 04:04 PM
Wetline, just curious if u got a weight before and after you built the fiberglass deck?
Or are u able to remove the deck and weigh it?

This spring I may do something similar.
No i did not weigh it, but if i was to guess it would be around 10-12lbs. I have no way of weighing it. When i finished it i tried to lift it as if i was putting it into my jeep. I can feel it but was able to. I am working on a way for one person to be able to lift it without injuring your back. Using a series of straps.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 14, 2013, 04:06 PM
There is a youtube link of the shelter all finished up on the main page.
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Post by: boss j on Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 PM
where?   couldnt find it...
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 15, 2013, 03:21 AM
Video of the shelter.

http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0 (http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0)
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 15, 2013, 04:43 AM
Video of the shelter.

http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0 (http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0)

The pictures here don't do the shelter justice, you have to see the you tube video to fully appreciate all the work that has been done. Maximum fishability in a small, neat package. Very Zoot!

PS-My Clam Scout is on the way to your crib so you can bling it out for me ;D
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Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 15, 2013, 04:53 AM
Very nice wetline! I like the rod holder compartment, I use a HT rod holder and added a piece of coroplast plastic to stiffen it up and still got 1 of my poles broke. Thanks for sharing, We just lost our ice so now I have some spare time to make a few "adjustments" to my scout  ;D
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 15, 2013, 05:40 AM
Thanks fellas! I wouldn't mind doing it again its a lot of fun putting your own touches on an idea from someone else.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 15, 2013, 06:13 AM
No i did not weigh it, but if i was to guess it would be around 10-12lbs. I have no way of weighing it. When i finished it i tried to lift it as if i was putting it into my jeep. I can feel it but was able to. I am working on a way for one person to be able to lift it without injuring your back. Using a series of straps.

Would be interesting to see the weight of the fiberglass. My mod with the Milk crates, lid and cushions weigh 13lbs.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-12_13-41-03_795_zps6915d920.jpg&hash=4664ba82c8cccf6257786f610e077ae4)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-12_13-43-31_217_zpsfaeb0967.jpg&hash=32c93f100a0dbc2932fa3c29aa31b182)
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 15, 2013, 06:18 AM
Ok I will figure out a way to get it weighed.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 15, 2013, 07:42 AM
I think if you just assume Clams weight is accurate of your stock sled (38lbs) and weigh the whole thing now (empty). Then just subtract the two?
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 15, 2013, 09:08 AM
I think if you just assume Clams weight is accurate of your stock sled (38lbs) and weigh the whole thing now (empty). Then just subtract the two?
Lol! I don't have a scale.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 15, 2013, 01:31 PM
Ok so I was able to get a scale from work, and it weighed 16 pounds. I was off by a little.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 15, 2013, 04:38 PM
Cool man, thx
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Post by: ericzerka24 on Jan 15, 2013, 08:32 PM
Video of the shelter.

http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0 (http://youtu.be/nswzJD2sMM0)

Great job wetline005!  Exactly what I wanted to do with mine but I was afraid that the cardboard/fiberglass wouldn't be very strong.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 16, 2013, 05:47 AM
Great job wetline005!  Exactly what I wanted to do with mine but I was afraid that the cardboard/fiberglass wouldn't be very strong.
Thanks! I've always wanted to do this, but using wood would of been way to heavy, and when I seen your fiberglass tip I found my answer. My first experience with the glass was not good. If I did it again I'd use the cloth and do it in a warmer environment. As for it being strong enough, I didn't ever plan on putting a lot of weight on the deck itself. I would stick with one layer but cover all areas a little better next time. Thanks for your tip.
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Post by: Checkmarks on Jan 17, 2013, 01:54 AM
To more efficiently fill my trap.

1:  I use a plastic tool box 22in x 10in to keep my fish separate and not slimming everything else.  Much easier to filet fish when they are frozen flat.  Don't keep much over 22 inches unless I cut the tail off.  As a bonus it looks like I might be going to work.

2:  Plastic office filing boxes are good also I have a pair in my hooch.   

3.  Last of the most important modifications was to add 4 wheels.  They flip up when not on pavement.  Used snowmobile thin 5 inch wheels.  I drag the Voyager and on pavement the wheels rule.
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Post by: TType86 on Jan 17, 2013, 08:31 PM
@wetline and eric

My wheels are turnin to do something very similar to my rover 1. Is there a certain kind of fiberglass cloth and resin I should look for? Heck I dont know, sorry if thats a dumb question, never done anything with fiberglass. Any tips to save me the hassle and added trips to menards 30 miles away would be appreciated. Doesnt look like rocket science, but I know how these things go. Im thinking of doing something similar to wetlines sled.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 18, 2013, 07:01 AM
The fiberglass resin it where alot of the support comes from. Think of it like epoxy with cloth for extra support.
I know alot of guys in the audio business make speaker boxes using fleece material, and its alot cheaper, and stretches to almost any shape.
The fleece is thicker and more absorbent, thus soaking up more resin and making it stronger.

Check this video out here: Fast forward to like the 2min 40sec mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8cz_5eP81U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8cz_5eP81U)

Basically make a mold using cardboard like wetline did, cover with fleece and coat it with resin (u can use spray adhesive to help hold it to the cardboard, not needed tho). U can use the fiberglass cloth for added support in corners, but for what we are doing you prolly dont need it.

This way will be a little heavier, but much stronger.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 18, 2013, 08:40 AM
My advice would be do it in a warm climate. The resin sets up a lot faster. I also started out with the fiberglass mat, and it was a mess. After learning about the cloth I purchased some and it worked out a lot better. The resin was not cheap and the directions said to put a layer of resin, then cloth, then resin to cover cloth.  That took way more resin than I expected to use. If there's a way to avoid using that much I'd try it. Other than that just take your time and do small areas at a time covering entire deck both sides.
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Post by: TType86 on Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
@baitbucket: Very helpful info. I will be considering this.
@wetline: Thanks for the advice. So I will be looking for fiberglass "cloth" not the mat if I go this route.

Like I said I know how these things go so always willing to take advice and learn.

Since my shanty isnt a fish trap I'll have to start a new topic. I started this project last night so Ill post pics soon.
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jan 18, 2013, 02:53 PM
Quote
Since my shanty isnt a fish trap I'll have to start a new topic.

If it's a flip over post it here.  ;)
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Post by: TType86 on Jan 18, 2013, 04:24 PM
@wetline

Couple more quick questions if you dont mind. What did you use to glue the carpet on? I was thinking of a 3m spray adhesive or something like that. Also, where would you recommend I go to buy the fiberglass supplies?
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 18, 2013, 05:17 PM
I posted this in your other thread but ill put it here too.

Home Depot, lowes, any hardware store, automotive store, even walmart carry the stuff you need.

One of these:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202077791/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=fiberglass+resin&storeId=10051#more_info (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202077791/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=fiberglass+resin&storeId=10051#more_info)

2 of these: (cloth not mat!!)
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202077813/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=fiberglass+resin&storeId=10051#.UPnXPmfid0U (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202077813/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=fiberglass+resin&storeId=10051#.UPnXPmfid0U)

And your carpet.

Important to remember to, The fumes area neurotoxin. Not good for the brain at all. Be sure you got a well ventilated area.
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 18, 2013, 05:21 PM
@wetline

Couple more quick questions if you dont mind. What did you use to glue the carpet on? I was thinking of a 3m spray adhesive or something like that. Also, where would you recommend I go to buy the fiberglass supplies?
Exactly what I used for the carpet. I got the heavy duty spray in the paint dept. at lowes. I bought resin at Home Depot
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Post by: TType86 on Jan 18, 2013, 05:58 PM
What are your guys thoughts on using a high quality felt for the wrap instead of the fiberglass cloth or polyester fleece? I have felt leftover from a high end pool table that the felt was just replaced on. The felt should be pretty absorbant and its free. I could spray adhesive on the box mold to attach the felt then resin coat that. If I go this route, I may just end up painting it instead of carpeting.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 18, 2013, 06:23 PM
What are your guys thoughts on using a high quality felt for the wrap instead of the fiberglass cloth or polyester fleece? I have felt leftover from a high end pool table that the felt was just replaced on. The felt should be pretty absorbant and its free. I could spray adhesive on the box mold to attach the felt then resin coat that. If I go this route, I may just end up painting it instead of carpeting.

Yup, id use that if i had it on hand for sure.
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Post by: TType86 on Jan 18, 2013, 06:35 PM
After some research Im not so sure I wana go the felt or fleece route. Seems like they recommend you still fiberglass cloth over the fleece for added strength. Not saying it wouldnt work, but Im not sure I want to risk the thing cracking when Im dragging it over drifts and bouncing around etc... The fiberglass cloth should eliminate that risk. After having so much time in something, I wana make sure it wont ever break.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 18, 2013, 06:41 PM
I have seen those felt boxes take a beating man, but if your more comfortable with the cloth go with that. Should only cost about $15 or so for the amount u need.
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Post by: Jim_MI on Jan 20, 2013, 10:32 PM
I installed the runner kit on my Clam Scout TC.  It leaves 2 rows ofbolts sticking up about 1" all across the length of my tub.  I initially covered these with some foam strips, and then an exercise pad floor, but was wondering if it would be better overall to just cut these bolts off and grind them flush with the top of the nuts.  Suggestions?  Whatever I do, i need to be able to dry out the bottom of the tub, so I am reluctant to get into the customized fiberglass setups and that sort of thing.  Just some simple flooring ideas to cover the nuts/bolts and allow drying of water left behind from snow and ice.  Ideas?
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Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 21, 2013, 05:07 AM
No don't grind them. Grinding makes a lot of heat and it will make the bolt hot thus melting your tub and or runners. Hot bolt could melt right threw the tub. I used shorter bolts so all I have is a cap nut hardly sticking up. Change out your bolts for shorter ones would be the best I would think
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 21, 2013, 05:10 AM
I used a Dremel to cut the bolts flush and a grinder to smooth out ant sharp edges and burrs. No melting occurred.

Like this one:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2Fbolt_zps1468e281.jpg&hash=0a53c3c0146f7de037dfe49119741042)
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 21, 2013, 05:41 PM
I set out to come up with a solution for an auger mount for my Flip Over.
I wanted something removable so it wouldnt be in my way after i get out on the ice.

Here is my project step by step:

Materails:
5ft length of 2in PVC,
2X 2in Threaded Cap
2X 2in Threaded Flange
PVC Cement
4x Nuts and bolts

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_16-32-15_435_zps24393e6d.jpg&hash=6792cdd7c6ac3f4f09e3568903c4b8da)

First task was to mount the threaded caps to the tub using 2 bolts in each cap:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-44-10_702_zps7cbe4de9.jpg&hash=b23e9fc5f0bda0e0a417534fc5e59094)

Next - Cut PVC to size (mine were 13in) and cut notches to hold the auger.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-48-03_601_zps2db62273.jpg&hash=2e3ae7aa5f14d5e2b5f55abd316e6e28)

Next - Attach the threaded flange, and cement in.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-51-55_717_zpsefb80ee9.jpg&hash=8a32e5e724409201992d4090e9d589e1)

Add a screw on each side just to ensure it all stays together.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_18-19-36_585_zps7365eb14.jpg&hash=1f3ee52840b378ce09f86dff5fc75cb9)

Screw flange into the caps on tub.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-41-43_179_zps5ab66372.jpg&hash=a075455459b6c6075e44859538976476)

Put on auger =)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-41-26_241_zps86455dec.jpg&hash=8828422be06dd71148012bcbdf250641)

One out on the ice, just unscrew and place into tub..

As an added bonus, the caps are the perfect size for my spike and meal worm tubs.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-44-22_733_zps1e87b4fe.jpg&hash=fdc0e89d73581848c1b1d65db4b02ece)

While I was at it I cut down a pair of skis i had and installed them as runners.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg121%2Fwillcooper4%2F2013-01-21_17-54-43_108_zpse9db1d99.jpg&hash=1cd850cc7caab12832f47acf10b3b48e)

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Post by: ASATMillerbluegill on Jan 21, 2013, 05:49 PM
Nice work on that auger/bait holder!
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 22, 2013, 07:54 AM
I set out to come up with a solution for an auger mount for my Flip Over.
I wanted something removable so it wouldnt be in my way after i get out on the ice.

Here is my project step by step:

Materails:
5ft length of 2in PVC,
2X 2in Threaded Cap
2X 2in Threaded Flange
PVC Cement
4x Nuts and bolts

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_16-32-15_435_zps24393e6d.jpg)

First task was to mount the threaded caps to the tub using 2 bolts in each cap:
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-44-10_702_zps7cbe4de9.jpg)

Next - Cut PVC to size (mine were 13in) and cut notches to hold the auger.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-48-03_601_zps2db62273.jpg)

Next - Attach the threaded flange, and cement in.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-51-55_717_zpsefb80ee9.jpg)

Add a screw on each side just to ensure it all stays together.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_18-19-36_585_zps7365eb14.jpg)

Screw flange into the caps on tub.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-41-43_179_zps5ab66372.jpg)

Put on auger =)
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-41-26_241_zps86455dec.jpg)

One out on the ice, just unscrew and place into tub..

As an added bonus, the caps are the perfect size for my spike and meal worm tubs.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-44-22_733_zps1e87b4fe.jpg)

While I was at it I cut down a pair of skis i had and installed them as runners.
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-21_17-54-43_108_zpse9db1d99.jpg)



Hey BaitBucket-Nifty idea's all around. I also considered using PVC to make an auger holder for my Eskimo. Do you have any problems with the shelter "flipping up" on it's tail due to all the extra weight at the back of your sled? Not sure I asked that the way I mean-hope you understand what I am asking.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 22, 2013, 08:21 AM
With my sled completely empty as you see in the pic it didnt tip back at all. And my auger is a pig (think it weighs more than me).
Once all my gear is in it, im not worried at all about it tipping back.
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 22, 2013, 08:29 AM
With my sled completely empty as you see in the pic it didnt tip back at all. And my auger is a pig (think it weighs more than me).
Once all my gear is in it, im not worried at all about it tipping back.

Thanks BaitBucket-I see a visit to my local Home Depot coming soon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for replying to my question!
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 22, 2013, 08:57 AM
No problem man, good luck.
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Post by: Seacat145 on Jan 27, 2013, 06:33 PM
Baitbucket thanks for sharing. I have one of the original Genz fish traps and the power auger was always a problem. Especially after a sharp edge on the auger gave me my first tear, from that point on it trailed behind me in a kid's plastic sled by itself. One less item to drag.
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Post by: Fuzzybunny on Jan 28, 2013, 10:44 PM
I bought a Clam Scout TC a couple weeks ago.  Modded it today and here is the result.  I used mainly what I had laying around.  Got all my ideas from this thread.   ;D  Tip-ups on the right, jig poles on the left, under the seat tackle/acc. storage, behind the seat more storage.  Heater and bait bucket ride on the deck.  Auger holder, cup holder and removable jig rod holder.  Doesn't add a ton of weight, can still lift it easily and slid it in the back of my car.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv507%2Fereefic%2Fphotobucket-41326-1359432575469.jpg&hash=bb54632dbe078de0d173b0ed9ff757a2)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv507%2Fereefic%2Fphotobucket-49520-1359432565659.jpg&hash=62fbf8fa8022e9ed7b04548e515950eb)
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 29, 2013, 04:15 AM
I bought a Clam Scout TC a couple weeks ago.  Modded it today and here is the result.  I used mainly what I had laying around.  Got all my ideas from this thread.   ;D  Tip-ups on the right, jig poles on the left, under the seat tackle/acc. storage, behind the seat more storage.  Heater and bait bucket ride on the deck.  Auger holder, cup holder and removable jig rod holder.  Doesn't add a ton of weight, can still lift it easily and slid it in the back of my car.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/ereefic/photobucket-41326-1359432575469.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/ereefic/photobucket-49520-1359432565659.jpg)

Pretty Zoot looking @)  Give me some ideas of what to do with my Scout at the end of the season. Thanks for sharing! :bow:
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Post by: BaitBucket on Jan 29, 2013, 06:31 PM
Well Done man!!

Glad that auger mount worked for you.
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Post by: TrikerJohn on Jan 30, 2013, 08:29 AM
Well Done man!!

Glad that auger mount worked for you.

Hey Baitbucket-How did you determine the length of your AWESOME auger holder. I figure I can always curt it shorter easier than I can add to it. You should think about patenting your idea  and selling them on eBay. I saw some mods on this site for a "cooking unit/tray" that attaches to a  Mr. Heater.  Guess where I saw basically the same thing being sold???? You won't see me stealing your idea and trying to make money off of it, but someone else with no, scruples might try.  You deserve the credit as well as any compensation involved.
Sorry, I see something I think is wrong and I have to vent. Your idea will be saving me and a lot of other fisherman a lot of headaches. Just hope you benefit from sharing your idea, financially or otherwise.   :tipup:
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Post by: Fuzzybunny on Feb 01, 2013, 11:43 AM
Today I added a 12v system to power lights (eventually) and my strike sensors.  After my first trip out with them, they didn't trigger the pager at 50yds. Hoping the 12v running the pager will give me at least 50 yds reliably.  Going to add those flexible LED's in a couple weeks.  ;D
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Post by: dani on Feb 07, 2013, 07:32 AM
I use a 3' long bungee cord and hung it off the center pole of the Yukon. Opened the bottom hook and it's the perfect rod holder. D
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: TrikerJohn on Feb 07, 2013, 07:49 AM
I use a 3' long bungee cord and hung it off the center pole of the Yukon. Opened the bottom hook and it's the perfect rod holder. D

Hmmm. Sounds interesting, might have to try that in my flip-over  :tipup:
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Post by: BaitBucket on Feb 07, 2013, 08:04 AM
Hey Baitbucket-How did you determine the length of your AWESOME auger holder. I figure I can always curt it shorter easier than I can add to it.

I guess my other posts got deleted for their pics? Not sure

To find your height you will need to do some trial and error.
Start with a length you know is to long, cut your notches and put the threaded coupler on. Then screw it into the threaded caps attached to the sled.
Now place your auger on and see what you have for clearance. The poles and or their mounting bracket will be your limiting factor.
Just keep cutting them down till they barely clear the poles or bracket.

Also, on the holder for the blade end of the auger, i drilled a hole on each side of the notches to hook a bungee to. To wrap around the end of the auger and hold it down.
If you get into bumpy terrain that can pop out with nothing holding it in.
Gravity has worked fine for the side holding the head of the auger.
Title: Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
Post by: TrikerJohn on Feb 07, 2013, 10:46 AM
I guess my other posts got deleted for their pics? Not sure

To find your height you will need to do some trial and error.
Start with a length you know is to long, cut your notches and put the threaded coupler on. Then scree it into the threaded caps attached to the sled.
Now place your auger on and see what you have for clearance. The poles and or their mounting bracket will be your limiting factor.
Just keep cutting them down till they barely clear the poles or bracket.

Also, on the holder for the blade end of the auger, i drilled a hole on each side of the notches to hook a bungee to. To wrap around the end of the auger and hold it down.
If you get into bumpy terrain that can pop out with nothing holding it in.
Gravity has worked fine for the side holding the head of the auger.

Once again, THANK YOU SIR! I couldn't find threaded caps, but I found some threaded adapters (I guess that is what they are called?!)).  I just cut a short piece of PVC and glued it in between the end cap and threaded adapter. Anyway, I  glued it up last night and will go out in the garage after lunch and finish putting everything together. I test fit everything last night and it worked PERECT! I now have a 6 pack of Bud's with your name on them setting in my fridge. Stop by and we can swap fishing lies and get snockered. Always makes the little lady real happy ::)
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Post by: Fuzzybunny on Feb 13, 2013, 10:03 PM
I got my LED strip today and it split in the middle when installing it.   >:(  So only half lights up.  Going to have to work for the friday morning walleye hunt.   :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:  Should be sweet though when the new ones in.  Think i'm going to want more though. 
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Post by: FinnHunt3r on Jun 16, 2013, 08:16 PM
Just bought the Clam Big Mouth, and i am pumped and ready to modify. Thanks to the idea from someone on here i will be attempting to build a fiberglass deck with footprints and storage compartments. Will post progress pics.
Will be using a very stiff form of cardboard for the pattern.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2125_zps354ecd9c.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2127_zps41b00c4e.jpg)
The compartment on the right will be rod storage. Will be installing a hinged door.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2126_zps71c2bfdc.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/0F4AF0B0-DB0C-44EF-9A15-E356E9BEBD5E-51937-00000E8C22AED191.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/477118F1-1787-4268-AE7E-598CE234D4A1-51937-00000E8C0ED2E133.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/78E66ACD-71F8-4282-95C5-F6D64EA23B55-17844-00000534EA067933.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/9429A857-AD98-47F0-BC18-A787A4BCD5B6-17844-00000534FF6FDA6F.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/50F18431-1ACC-4B8D-9295-2FFE007A7A24-17844-0000053534DC2771.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/326DB22F-A142-41D2-B9E5-2E5139E02F18-17844-0000053507341B0F.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/CF1D8126-CADF-4604-BAB7-AC7C54A209E6-17844-000005352BB4E1D3.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/B8F43069-0B47-4324-84E7-A9FAB71AA59A-17844-000005354F19428C.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/9E64474D-F203-4BF6-A4CD-ECBD7D61474E-17844-000005355CBF4CE2.jpg)
Pretty much finished with this project. Still need to come up with a good way to secure Hand or Power auger.

Nice will be snagging a few of your ideas.
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Post by: MEMAGGIENCOMET on Jun 16, 2013, 11:37 PM
Looks awesome. 
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Post by: Corndog on Oct 28, 2013, 05:18 PM
Hey all.. I know this thread has been dormant for sometime but I had to post... Picked up an older Dave Genz Fish Trap off CL today.I paid $50. Came complete with carpeted bench seat and two spreader poles.. One short and a longer two piece. Looking for pictures from the original manuals or info from anyone on how to use these. I think I'm gonna keep it fairly stock. I may go with a padded stadium seat. It's an oldie and uses a spring loaded clip to secure it to a bleacher.. Similar to the carpeted seat in the Fish Trap. I also will be using a modified Snap On drop light that I found. I use a 9v battery and placed the guts in a water bottle. Throws off a ton of light.

NOW WHERES THE ICE!
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Post by: toofuss on Nov 05, 2013, 05:56 PM
here is a shot of the atv gun rack i made into an auger rack for my frabill comando max

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Post by: toofuss on Nov 05, 2013, 06:34 PM
btw corndog i have an old gentz trap i dont have much for pics of it but here is one that shows it

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi976.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae242%2Ftoofuss%2Fice%2520fishing%2FIMG_20131031_175428_267_zps22f71b52.jpg&hash=6ef5750827cfde10338ecfa9c0e1fe1e) (http://s976.photobucket.com/user/toofuss/media/ice%20fishing/IMG_20131031_175428_267_zps22f71b52.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi976.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae242%2Ftoofuss%2Fice%2520fishing%2FIMG_20131031_175833_701_zps10e0405d.jpg&hash=a5a615f898428958cf3df22df04fa71a) (http://s976.photobucket.com/user/toofuss/media/ice%20fishing/IMG_20131031_175833_701_zps10e0405d.jpg.html)
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Post by: Cali009 on Nov 05, 2013, 06:39 PM
toofuss

what trap is on the left?
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Post by: toofuss on Nov 05, 2013, 08:38 PM
that is an older shappell rover 1
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Post by: Yooper18 on Nov 09, 2013, 02:35 PM
 Baitbucket, the links for the fiberglass materials doesn't work anymore, anyway you could send me other links or let me know exactly what is needed. Looking to build a box in the next couple weeks.
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Post by: BaitBucket on Nov 12, 2013, 03:42 PM
Any fiberglass resin/hardener should work. Just be sure when you buy it has both the resin and a tube of the hardener:
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1414937 (http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1414937)

Use the Fiberglass cloth instead of the matt. Its much easier to use.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1383203 (http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1383203)
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Post by: one last cast on Nov 12, 2013, 05:46 PM
Would be interesting to see the weight of the fiberglass. My mod with the Milk crates, lid and cushions weigh 13lbs.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-12_13-41-03_795_zps6915d920.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg121/willcooper4/2013-01-12_13-43-31_217_zpsfaeb0967.jpg)
I've been trying to configure a layout using milk crates in my scout tc. Thanks for ideas!
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Post by: walleyewarrior50595 on Nov 12, 2013, 06:42 PM
Just bought a yukon tc. Any suggestions or oics of your tricked trap? Any insight on how to remove one seat and center mine when in at it alone?
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Post by: pokey on Nov 12, 2013, 07:07 PM
Just bought a yukon tc. Any suggestions or oics of your tricked trap? Any insight on how to remove one seat and center mine when in at it alone?

I have a nanook and I just order another seat braket and instead of bolting the seats to the brakets I used a hich pin. So I have 3 brakets. The 2 for when its a 2 man and then one in the middle for when its just me.
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Post by: walleyewarrior50595 on Nov 12, 2013, 07:48 PM
Bump.. ::)
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Nov 13, 2013, 06:49 AM
Any chance of loading a few pics?
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Post by: rangerbill on Nov 15, 2013, 02:41 PM
I like your idea of adding the basketball hoop to the seat back for times when they just aren't biting!! ;D
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Post by: bassandbucks1 on Jan 30, 2014, 08:51 AM
I found an old post about making runners out of conduit to make pulling a Fish trap through snow easier.  I tried it, and have only used it once so far, but it definitely made pulling the trap easier. Of course I couldn't find that post again to say thanks to the author, so I decided to just put it here. thanks.
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Post by: Corndog on Jan 30, 2014, 09:57 AM
I found an old post about making runners out of conduit to make pulling a Fish trap through snow easier.  I tried it, and have only used it once so far, but it definitely made pulling the trap easier. Of course I couldn't find that post again to say thanks to the author, so I decided to just put it here. thanks.

Cool! Post some pics!
I went with a smitty Sled.. Pulls like a dream. I have also heard guys using car wax on the bottoms of their Traps with good results. I plan on doing good that in the off season..
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Post by: Game Hog on Jan 30, 2014, 10:05 AM
Thanks for starting over lonewolf. Most useful thred
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Post by: bassandbucks1 on Jan 31, 2014, 01:37 PM
Cool! Post some pics!
I went with a smitty Sled.. Pulls like a dream. I have also heard guys using car wax on the bottoms of their Traps with good results. I plan on doing good that in the off season..
I made runners out of conduit and used pvc u-bolted to the side. I can then slide the runners in when moving and pull them out when I set up. I've only used it once so far but it seems to work. As I mentioned above I found the idea for this on an old thread.
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Post by: Corndog on Jan 31, 2014, 05:26 PM
Sweet! Nicely done BassandBucks!
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Post by: youngster on Feb 08, 2014, 07:49 AM
conduit works awesome on ice and in snow BUT  don't try goin over a rocky shoreline  they can really dig in. at least that's what my experience was. great when we had a snow base over shoreline but once the rocks started showin, and parkin lot bare. it was brutal. goodluck stay safe.
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Post by: bassandbucks1 on Feb 15, 2014, 08:54 PM
Thanks, I'll remember that. So, glad I made those runners. Walking was brutal today with water/slush and snow almost to my knee.
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Post by: Whopper Stopper on Feb 16, 2014, 05:11 AM
Some excellent ideas!

       WS
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Post by: Corndog on Feb 20, 2014, 02:16 PM
Okay guys..need some help.
I have an older model Dave Genz Fish Trap. Its awesome. Perfect for my needs. After the rain yesterday, I decided to air/dry it out this morning. Heard a terrible sound when unfolding it. Yup, guess there was some frozen water in a fold causing a three-four inch tear in the canvas. No too big of an issue being it is on the front side, where the window is. And I had some patch material and fabric glue which should do the trick
My question is this: while looking for replacement covers I found an Eskimo brand, cheap, on ebay. Has anyone ever tried to use on of these covers on a Fish Trap?
Thanks in advance..
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Mar 01, 2014, 09:36 AM
My son just bought a RED ESKIMO WIDE #1.,  Used, most likely 1st Generation. 
I'm impressed with it in comparison to our BLUE CLAM NANOOK.

He's already replaced the pull and added eye bolts & carabiners for usage as a safety rope
Already installed an LED Strip Light
Installed Rod Holders.

ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS OR COMMENTS TO IMPROVE OR UPGRADE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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Post by: bassandbucks1 on Mar 08, 2014, 04:21 PM
I've been thinking of changing the seating system around on my Fish Trap Scout for awhile. I was never a big fan of the two tubes taking up all that room in the sled. My first fish trap (1993) had a bench style seat that I really liked. I was deciding if I was going to make the bench seat like my original trap which had conduit frame with a plywood (with carpet).  Looking through past post on this site I saw on page 14 that gldnrcher had a better style. It looked like he had just moved the tubes to the outside. It worked great! I like having the bench seat to set rods, etc. on. I attached a few photos, unfortunately the carpet I had on hand wasn't big enough so I had to use two pieces which doesn't look as well. I moved the mesh bag that had been under the seat to the side, I did have to add an extra brace for that.
Thanks gldnrcher for posting that picture on page 14 and 15.

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Post by: FrostBack on Sep 21, 2014, 02:04 AM
Here is a shelf that I built to fit in my QuickFlip. I made it 7.5" wide so it will hold the sidewall out and stop it from flapping in the wind. It is very sturdy, I can put my full thermos, gloves and spare rod on it and it does not tilt at all. Works better than I expected for such a simple design.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfA_zpsa2aac0a2.jpg&hash=8ddf1dd4e707f4d0b71b31b4e795afdd)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfE_zpsa00615ae.jpg&hash=2b9f1ec7c974dc7de315bf8e4b626b27)
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Post by: Corndog on Sep 21, 2014, 07:09 AM
Nice design Frostback! Simple and efficient.
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Post by: FrostBack on Sep 25, 2014, 12:29 AM
Here is how I located my poles....I did not like them rattling around in the sled and on days that I didn't use them they became a hazard when I stepped in the sled and onto the poles as they would roll under your boot.

Another advantage with having them in the rack, I can leave them extended therefore not having to line up the little button with the hole in the dark.

The spring clips are made of steel even though they look plastic in the picture...they should last a long time.

I hope this helps some guys that are annoyed as I was with having them loose in the sled.


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Post by: Corndog on Sep 25, 2014, 04:48 AM
I hope this helps some guys that are annoyed as I was with having them loose in the sled.

Clean and awesome! Nice idea!
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Post by: FrostBack on Sep 30, 2014, 10:26 AM
I have also added a couple of swing away rod holders mounted under my seats. I made them somewhat like the Frabill ones.

I used the ends of ATV clutch spring and welded a metal strap onto them so the mount under my seats using existing bolts, very simple design anyone can make.

Here is a few pictures of them, they are painted red and one on each side of my QuickFlip.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipRodHolderA_zpsc204cf93.jpg&hash=6de4203955f70fd56f776d446cfd8ef5)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipRodHolderB_zps153ef44a.jpg&hash=35d22385a67ded61d4178f15d99852e2)
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Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 30, 2014, 10:35 AM
I have also added a couple of swing away rod holders mounted under my seats. I made them somewhat like the Frabill ones.

I used the ends of ATV clutch spring and welded a metal strap onto them so the mount under my seats using existing bolts, very simple design anyone can make.

Here is a few pictures of them, they are painted red and one on each side of my QuickFlip.

Nice job on the rod holders ...I have the Frabill ones . That center console ? Is that Eskimo or fabricated ?
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Post by: FrostBack on Sep 30, 2014, 10:54 AM
Nice job on the rod holders ...I have the Frabill ones . That center console ? Is that Eskimo or fabricated ?

Its actually one I bought at Wal*Mart for $15.00 in the automotive section. Its made of poly and has adjustable cup / bait holders and a few other compartments for holding my phone and mini speaker etc. I just screwed it to the existing Eskimo shelf.
I did not like just the Eskimo shelf because there was no sides on it to hold things in place and I could foresee something of value going into the lake, this was my solution, It fit perfectly with no mods needed.
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Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 30, 2014, 11:02 AM
Thanks FB...I have looked at auto consoles before ...never seen anything that would foot the bill for a similar purpose like yours ...guess it is possible ...I do have the Mags bait shelf and some LED lights ...I should get some pics for others to see ..I did do a seat mod on my Frabill Adventurer also ...but went to a HT sports chair for weight issues .
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Post by: Westsloper on Oct 15, 2014, 10:32 AM
Holy bass boat batman! Nicely done sir, very cool!

Just bought the Clam Big Mouth, and i am pumped and ready to modify. Thanks to the idea from someone on here i will be attempting to build a fiberglass deck with footprints and storage compartments. Will post progress pics.
Will be using a very stiff form of cardboard for the pattern.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2125_zps354ecd9c.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2127_zps41b00c4e.jpg)
The compartment on the right will be rod storage. Will be installing a hinged door.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/IMG_2126_zps71c2bfdc.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/0F4AF0B0-DB0C-44EF-9A15-E356E9BEBD5E-51937-00000E8C22AED191.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/477118F1-1787-4268-AE7E-598CE234D4A1-51937-00000E8C0ED2E133.jpg)

Holy bass boat batman! Nicely done sir, very cool!
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/78E66ACD-71F8-4282-95C5-F6D64EA23B55-17844-00000534EA067933.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/9429A857-AD98-47F0-BC18-A787A4BCD5B6-17844-00000534FF6FDA6F.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/50F18431-1ACC-4B8D-9295-2FFE007A7A24-17844-0000053534DC2771.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/326DB22F-A142-41D2-B9E5-2E5139E02F18-17844-0000053507341B0F.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/CF1D8126-CADF-4604-BAB7-AC7C54A209E6-17844-000005352BB4E1D3.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/B8F43069-0B47-4324-84E7-A9FAB71AA59A-17844-000005354F19428C.jpg)
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/wetline0005/9E64474D-F203-4BF6-A4CD-ECBD7D61474E-17844-000005355CBF4CE2.jpg)
Pretty much finished with this project. Still need to come up with a good way to secure Hand or Power auger.
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Post by: hoosierdad on Oct 15, 2014, 11:03 PM
Nice work
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Post by: fish-kabob on Oct 16, 2014, 02:50 PM
since a lot of people own fish traps or flip overs here is a cool item to throw your lures on it was made for salmon spoons. i purchased it from big poppa sport fishing here in Michigan with the Velcro straps.  to hang from the shanty walls over the tubes in the shanty or from fiber glass poles in the hub style shanties... here is a picture and a link to them..

http://www.bigpapasportfishing.com/


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Post by: DLB on Oct 20, 2014, 11:14 AM
I've been thinking of changing the seating system around on my Fish Trap Scout for awhile. I was never a big fan of the two tubes taking up all that room in the sled. My first fish trap (1993) had a bench style seat that I really liked. I was deciding if I was going to make the bench seat like my original trap which had conduit frame with a plywood (with carpet).  Looking through past post on this site I saw on page 14 that gldnrcher had a better style. It looked like he had just moved the tubes to the outside. It worked great! I like having the bench seat to set rods, etc. on. I attached a few photos, unfortunately the carpet I had on hand wasn't big enough so I had to use two pieces which doesn't look as well. I moved the mesh bag that had been under the seat to the side, I did have to add an extra brace for that.
Thanks gldnrcher for posting that picture on page 14 and 15.

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Thanks for posting the mod on the seat and two tubes.  I missed seeing it in the picture gldnrcher posted.  I had taken the seat and tubes out and put them in the attic of the shed and used a folding chair but after seeing your post, I did the mod.  Works great and creates more room.
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Post by: matzilla on Oct 24, 2014, 03:02 PM
My Recon Build  http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=293004.0

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Post by: fish-kabob on Nov 09, 2014, 03:45 PM
found a good way to mount the fish finder in my fish trap and s3000 any thing with a 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch steel or aluminum pole..

just got mine finished for a sonar will be using same mount in the s3000 of mine one on each side in the s3000 and only one in the frabill recon....

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Post by: hoosierdad on Nov 09, 2014, 11:58 PM
where did u find the mount? or is it homemade?  Great idea! 
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Post by: fish-kabob on Nov 10, 2014, 02:19 PM
where did u find the mount? or is it homemade?  Great idea!

the silver part is a tite-lok rail mount i took and hooked to a ram mount by tapping for threads the ball base mount of a ram mount. then screwing it all together i used a 1 inch by 3/8 - 16 thread screw... same with the tap it was 3/8 by 16 thread per inch..  if you need more picks i can get them the mount works awesome you can also use it on the shappell s3000 shanties... any thing with a tubular frame. i got mine at gander m. it is a rail mount rod holder for like pontoon boats. i just used the base i did not have to drill the ram mount base either by the way just use the tap on it for threads.. they are aluminum so be careful not to crack it with to much pressure from the tap like back it out and restart it ever once in a while.   the cost of the ram mount base was 9.99 at cabelas  the flasher mount was 35 at cabelas and the tite-loc was 14.99 at gander..  already had the stuff laying around so cost for me was zero dollars... but not that pricey any how if you got a boat you can move from the shanty to boat with the ram mount very easily. it is just a thumb screw... try tite-lok .com  or google tite-lok rod holder and find the mfgs web site they should have them there and ware to find them or buy them..   
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Post by: hoosierdad on Nov 10, 2014, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the info!
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Post by: COLD-AS-ICE on Nov 04, 2015, 08:21 PM
Recently got a used fish trap for cheap. Already did a couple mods to it. Led lights, 12v power outlet, both on a diamond plate box I made. A shelf made of azak plastic trim, and a bracket to hold my mr buddy in the sled. All were very good ideas that I got from this page!
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Post by: FrostBack on Nov 04, 2015, 09:07 PM
Good deal, glad to hear you were able to make use of some of the ideas posted on here. That is why we share them!
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Post by: COLD-AS-ICE on Nov 25, 2015, 09:16 PM
Here is my smitty sled all painted up with an auger rack added. Also made a pole holder out of a 3/4" pvc elbow. Shortened it up a little and drilled a hole through it and bolted it into and existing hole in the seat mount. When not in use it just spins out of the way
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 12, 2016, 05:20 PM
Just an idea for rod storage. I've played with buckets, soft cases, mounted rod holders, and just about everything else. I like to carry 5-6 rods and always seem to get tangled. This idea works good in the house. Haven't been on the ice yet.

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Post by: bart on Jan 12, 2016, 06:53 PM
wetline005, I like your rod holders. I was wondering what type of materials did you use, especially the black material. It looks like PVC, but the wall thickness seems thinner than normal?
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Post by: wetline005 on Jan 13, 2016, 04:03 AM
wetline005, I like your rod holders. I was wondering what type of materials did you use, especially the black material. It looks like PVC, but the wall thickness seems thinner than normal?
Thanks, and it is 1 1/4 pvc that I painted. I also used plasti dip for the blue part to smooth out any sharp edges and cushion the reels.
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Post by: TeeBugg on Feb 14, 2016, 08:07 AM
Help me trick this!

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Post by: icebucketjohn on Feb 14, 2016, 01:26 PM
Alot of "Tricking" your flip depends on your style of ice fishing... whether you are pulling your sled (where weight is a major determining factor) or using a motorized vehicle.  If you are a very mobile type icer or a stationary one are things to consider also.  You might check out You Tube Videos too.

Convenience Items (Lights, Bait Holder, Cup Holder, Tackle Box, Rod Holder, etc), plus easily accessible & an organized "system" will be your key to success
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Post by: TeeBugg on Feb 14, 2016, 01:30 PM
Pull by hand for me
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Feb 14, 2016, 01:32 PM
If your trekking by foot, then weight & bulk will be of the utmost consideration in anything you add, build, buy or attach to your Flip.
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Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 26, 2016, 11:40 AM
Didn't think of looking in the auto section of stores. I guess that's another area to spend time in. Will use some of these ideas. Lots of good methods.
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Post by: Wavfire06 on Oct 23, 2016, 01:30 PM
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What I did today for a build to orginize my stuff hate everything rolling around the sled going to boat carpet it after awhile
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Post by: icebucketjohn on Oct 26, 2016, 07:13 AM
Wavfire06: Well thought out, organized & constructed unit.  Kudo's
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Post by: OldSailor on Oct 26, 2016, 07:44 AM
What materials did you use in construction? Looks good!!!  :tipup:
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Post by: Wavfire06 on Oct 26, 2016, 09:31 PM
Used 2X2 and 1X2 and hardboard from menards going to seal it and hopefully marine carpet it also if I make the time to do it
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Post by: borg0196 on Dec 29, 2016, 11:58 AM
Lots of great ideas on here. I am adding some cut up rain gutters to the back to hold my tip ups in, they fit perfectly. I also added some of the 4"pvc to hold extra 1lb propane. I am working on a shelf system that will have cup holder, and rod holder. Making it a little wider to help hold the side of the canvas out away and at least make it feel larger inside. I am hooking up the eye bolts to the front and using pvc pipes to run the pull rope through, I bought a harness system and want the pvc to help separate the lines a little more evenly. Bought some Climbing caribiners on clearance that will attaché to both ends of the ropes. I can easily add or remove it that way. Try to add some photos when I am all set up.
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Post by: Chris338378 on Dec 29, 2016, 12:05 PM
Wavfire06, that's a great set up and makes it easy to see if you're missing anything. 
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What I did today for a build to orginize my stuff hate everything rolling around the sled going to boat carpet it after awhile

Luan and pine ripped down to 1x1s nice and lite
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Post by: DANMAN on Dec 29, 2016, 01:04 PM
Missing the snowmobile to tow with 😀
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Post by: kuenro02 on Jan 06, 2017, 01:13 PM
Awesome,  awesome post going here. I'm going to be purchasing a 1 man flip for trips I take alone and don't want to drag my 2 man yukon. Haven't seen any mods to mount a buddy heater/cooker? Basically a sunflower heater with the metal stand. It gets hot and when jumping holes you have to wait a few minutes to put it in your tent to move. Anyone have an idea on how to mount it or hang it so i can move quick and not have to worry about melting anything?
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Post by: FrostBack on Jan 07, 2017, 12:01 PM
I am not positive this will work but I think that Reflex stuff is made of metal foil. How about lining a bucket with reflex or some other heat resistant material you may know of and then put your warm heater in the bucket for transport purposes?

Good Luck
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Post by: GrizlyGarou on Jan 08, 2017, 07:57 PM
My heaters burned holes through my reflectix while I was waiting for it to cool off and the wind blew the wall into it. Maybe a metal bucket or a piece of stove pipe?

I am not positive this will work but I think that Reflex stuff is made of metal foil. How about lining a bucket with reflex or some other heat resistant material you may know of and then put your warm heater in the bucket for transport purposes?

Good Luck
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Post by: borg0196 on Jan 10, 2017, 09:11 AM
Awesome,  awesome post going here. I'm going to be purchasing a 1 man flip for trips I take alone and don't want to drag my 2 man yukon. Haven't seen any mods to mount a buddy heater/cooker? Basically a sunflower heater with the metal stand. It gets hot and when jumping holes you have to wait a few minutes to put it in your tent to move. Anyone have an idea on how to mount it or hang it so i can move quick and not have to worry about melting anything?

I have seen, can't find it now, where they mount a piece of wood to the outside of the sled with two hooks on it. You then hang it back there, facing out, while you travel to the next hole.
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Post by: borg0196 on Jan 17, 2017, 03:37 PM
Finally started getting everything organized in the sled. I will try to post some pictures.

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HAWG Outdoor lights are amazing, cheap, and come with everything you need. They are waterproof, come with mounting straps, and are ready to hook up to your battery.

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Mounted the tank holder, holds 4 1# tanks.

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Shelves are in and fit great. I saw these on here and modified them a bit. Added cup holders and foam for hooks. I used another piece of wood underneath to help support. I also added the center console, and mounted a second battery holder underneath for the lights. Console can hold a battery that will charge my electronics separately.

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Shelf for the other side.
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Post by: FrostBack on Jan 18, 2017, 10:36 PM
Those shelves look good, glad the plans worked out for you!
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Post by: kuenro02 on Jan 24, 2017, 09:02 AM
Was thinking about adding a few layers of the rigid insulation to the bottom of the sled cut to size. Then i would cut out patterns to hold gas tanks, bucket, etc. My question, do i glue it down or should i just lay it in incase water gets under the insulation. I would think if water gets under it could get gross and smell. Thoughts?
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Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 24, 2017, 06:42 PM
Kuenro02    I have a 1/2" foam mat in my gut. Works great for noise and I think it's a bit warmer also. No matter what I do I seam to get snow or water in the bottom and it always gos to the recesses. My shop is heated and everything drys out fast except the water that's under the foam. I have it so I can set everything out and lift the foam out so everything can dry. Works great for me. Good luck
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Post by: sdbigeye on Mar 07, 2017, 10:00 PM
i have a non insulated clam voyager that i was considering putting reflectix in like some have, but didn't like how it looked in the pics on here. looked like it didn't seem to be supple enough to fold with the cover the way i would like it. so i was pondering how or what else to use while in bed just before i got up to go fishing early when it came to me. i was sleeping under my solution! my blanket was just perfect! later in the day when i got back i went to the local stores to look for a blanket that would work. found several at my local family dollar for a total of @ 60 bucks. put them in between the cover and poles, attatched them together and to the poles, using zip ties for now(i know,crude!) to be sewed together later. man was it warm in there and it folds up just how i wanted it to. did add a little wht. but after i get it all sewed up(or rather my wife, as she's the one with the sewing business!) i'll really put it to the  test next season when we hopefully get some really cold weather to make ice! oh, sorry no pics!