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Offline Wally Gator

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #90 on: Nov 25, 2007, 02:12 PM »
Using fence polls to hold the ends apart it is really solid. I have only closed it up once since I finished covering it with the canvas. there was some strong winds  of Up to 80 miles an hour coming our way one after noon so I decided to close it down for that but I have had it open the rest of the time. we have had some wind gust of up to 50 miles and hour and it is holding up just fine. I am thinking of some ways to hold the sag out of the center of the roof. your idea has made me think of taking some of the smallest size of pvc pipe I can find. Drilling a hole in the inside 2x2 on the top of each end wall about a half inch deep. then cut the pvc pipe so it is just a bit longer then the distance across the shanty. then when the pvc pipe slips into the holes is had a slight bow to it holding the canvas up higher in the center so the water and snow run off of it. Like I was saying I have had it set up for a while now.  the top did sag and fill with water when it rained. it also leaked where the canvas was sewn together at the seam. what I did for now was to set a short piece of 2x4 across the fence polls top hold up the roof at the center. that seemed to fix the problem. it does not sag or leak anymore.

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #91 on: Nov 26, 2007, 07:03 PM »
Now you me thinking of building one ::)
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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #92 on: Nov 26, 2007, 07:27 PM »
Have any place a guy can get plans for that baby. A friend is handy and is looking for some.


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Offline Wally Gator

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #93 on: Nov 28, 2007, 04:21 PM »
NO not really. last year they had some plans for a portable that you could down load here in iceshanty.com. I just took the plans and did some adding to them. I guess the hardest part would be laying out the 2x4's for the sled and base would be the trickyest part. You have to use a lot of math to keep everything centered. as you can see some of the cross supports for the floor also get used as a lip to hold up the trap doors in the floor. it is really not hard to make if you sit down and think about it.

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #94 on: Dec 07, 2007, 01:10 PM »
Just waiting on the ice now. It has been getting colder in Michigan. Hopefully after the first of the year I will going up there for a few days to try it out. I can't wait

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #95 on: Dec 07, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Have any place a guy can get plans for that baby. A friend is handy and is looking for some.

http://www.dirtcheapdesign.com/iceshanty/

Mostly you can build one from the pictures from this thread and others, but if you really need a plan, that one is pretty good.

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #96 on: Dec 07, 2007, 05:41 PM »
thous are clever ideas i just have a old trailer and it is panted camo ;D ;D

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #97 on: Dec 08, 2007, 02:02 PM »
yup the camo shanty

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #98 on: Dec 08, 2007, 07:46 PM »
great looking hut gotta love this sport
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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #99 on: Dec 09, 2007, 10:28 AM »
WG,

Me and my father built something similar to yours years ago, just got to the point it was too heavy for him to move alone but ours was a pull up. As for being a portable how well/neatly does it fold down. can you post a pic? do you have an idea for the weight?  might be an idea I could use to kill some time when we get laid off later this year at the plant.

Offline Wally Gator

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #100 on: Dec 09, 2007, 05:29 PM »
<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/walterk4/087.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>  Here is another picture of mine. It folds down and opens back up just great as long as you fold the back wall dwon first leaving the front door open to let the air that is inside out. then when you open it open the door first so it will suck the air back in as you open it.

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Re: Building my Ice shanty
« Reply #102 on: Dec 09, 2007, 05:31 PM »
hum I wonder why photo bucket is not workin now

 



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