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Re: Sleeper Shack Build
« Reply #120 on: Apr 30, 2019, 07:50 AM »
That looks really nice. 
Did you think of the shrink wrap they use on boats for the roof? Saw someone do it and it worked great..     jmo..
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Re: Sleeper Shack Build
« Reply #121 on: May 01, 2019, 07:50 PM »
Walleyebird I thought you might use rubber roofing to eliminate the seam where roof changes pitch. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the completed shanty in use next ice fishing season.
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Of course! I hope to use it a lot more! Just picked up a generator off of marketplace. A generac p2200. Supposedly only a couple hours on it for $200. So I think weíll set the rattle reels and watch movies a lot this winter! Just gotta make it comfortable and enjoyable for her and the puppy to come along.

My biggest question is whether or not to panel the inside of it. Iím trying to stay as light as possible but she really likes the finer things in life. Haha.

That looks really nice. 
Did you think of the shrink wrap they use on boats for the roof? Saw someone do it and it worked great..     jmo..

Yeah Iíd just be worried about the long term durability of it. Plus I donít really have a source for it at all. Figure by doing it all summer I can work my way through each process over time and not worry quite as much about the cost of each part.

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Re: Sleeper Shack Build
« Reply #122 on: May 09, 2019, 11:17 AM »
Got another day to work on the shack. Put in drip edge around the whole thing (noticed the old frame and runners were holding moisture in the seam). Also added another window and sided one side. Wound up filling the cut off rafter spot with a ripped 1x4 board.




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Re: Sleeper Shack Build
« Reply #123 on: Sep 11, 2019, 10:20 PM »
Well Iím fonna drag this one back ttt. Iíve started working on her again after a very busy summer. I wound up finishing the siding and roof trim before tarping it and leaving it. 

So my most pressing issue was how to haul it (unable to move it in the driveway all summer wasnít ideal). I wound up custom ordering a galvanized steel trailer locally. I am SUPER impressed with the build quality of these trailers if anyone is interested. It is essentially a 7x12 with a torsion axle built by G-Force trailers in Manawa WI.

Who wouldíve guessed twice the shack would weigh twice as much! Currently looking for an electric winch.


Finally loaded up and out of my driveway 6 months later!


Just the trailer. I am a steel guy. If you like aluminum, then good for you. I saw galvanizing as a happy medium.


Next Iím replacing the plywood door to something that wonít warp when it gets wet (and let the cold in), gluing the rubber roof on, and installing the new empire furnace!

 



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