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Offline beeverfishing

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #120 on: Dec 30, 2010, 09:40 PM »
Smitty, Thank you for the idea... Made mine last weekend.. works great !!   :tipup: :tipup:
  

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #121 on: Dec 31, 2010, 06:55 AM »
Smitty, Thank you for the idea... Made mine last weekend.. works great !!   :tipup: :tipup:
Your Welcome. Told you it would make your life a lot easier, way to go! Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #122 on: Dec 31, 2010, 07:18 AM »
You really should have patented the idea.
Your a good man to share your idea with the masses.
I'm thinking of a modification to it as a knock down complete sled.
Since a lot of people are moving to smaller vehicles with the cost of gas.
Will be working on it next week. I'll post some pics.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #123 on: Dec 31, 2010, 07:52 AM »
What keeps your shelters from falling off of your home-made sleds? I fish a lake that you have to climb a hill to get back to your vehicle and I think my shelter would slide off of the sled.
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #124 on: Dec 31, 2010, 07:58 AM »
What keeps your shelters from falling off of your home-made sleds? I fish a lake that you have to climb a hill to get back to your vehicle and I think my shelter would slide off of the sled.
Check the pics on 1st page, I have 2 rather long bungee cords I put across and hook to the "I" bolts on side of sled. Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #125 on: Dec 31, 2010, 09:00 AM »
i built the smitty sled last year for my clam 2000 .pulling just the clam thru deep snow felt like draggin bricks now the thing catches up with me if i slow down a bit with the smitty sled.great cheap design

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #126 on: Dec 31, 2010, 10:58 AM »
Just what the doctor ordered/wanted/needed. I'm glad you are happy. Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #127 on: Dec 31, 2010, 01:03 PM »
I think this will go down as one of the best inventions to ever hit the shanty! Just seeing one of these on the ice will be saying "I'm an Iceshanty.com member".

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #128 on: Dec 31, 2010, 07:29 PM »
Hey guys!!

If your having trouble finding ski's, call a local ski shop. I did that today and the owner is giving me all I want!!

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #129 on: Jan 01, 2011, 08:01 AM »
I think this will go down as one of the best inventions to ever hit the shanty! Just seeing one of these on the ice will be saying "I'm an Iceshanty.com member".

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I don't think so......you have been here longer than me though. Everybody's ideas should be treated equally. If it is one of the best....so be it, but I'm here to look for ideas too and share if it can help somebody here. Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #130 on: Jan 07, 2011, 03:54 PM »
I spent more time thinking about a design than building yours.  The time saved in thinking, building, and pulling  warrents a huge thanks. Im a new shanty guy and I can say that this community has helped me more than anyother web fishing source. Thanks a bunch.  Sidenote: having trouble sealing the deal on my walleyes. No problem bringing them in and getting a chase but then nuttin. Any suggestions?

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #131 on: Jan 07, 2011, 03:56 PM »
So basic you can't help but love it! Pretty much awesome. :clap:

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #132 on: Jan 07, 2011, 06:03 PM »
Love the sled. I have a shappell DX 3000 and like everyone else it's a pain pulling it in the snow.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #133 on: Jan 07, 2011, 10:19 PM »
Well it's just about done. I still have to add a few things to it. It will be done tomorrow and i should have some pics up of it by Sunday. Thanks Smitty

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #134 on: Jan 08, 2011, 06:23 AM »
Well it's just about done. I still have to add a few things to it. It will be done tomorrow and i should have some pics up of it by Sunday. Thanks Smitty
Can't wait to see it! You will love it! Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #135 on: Jan 09, 2011, 08:02 AM »
Well I built mine on Fri and tested it out in my yard and realized that I needed to make some adjustments.  The great thing about Smittys design is if you build big its real easy to modify.  My Nanook is 36 in from gunnel to gunnel but the bottom is 29 in.. This created a problem because if the shanty moved forward or back then it would slide between the skies.  Easy fix cut the 2x4s. The one thing that worked great was the belt sand paper I added to the 2x4s worked awsome. Get the none paper backed stuff. And someone mentioned that the turning radious is much better if the the skies are closer......so true. I noticed it seems to strap tighter too.  Hope this helps save some time for someone.
tight lines   :icefish:

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #136 on: Jan 09, 2011, 09:31 AM »
   Nice job...sometimes simple is better.Think I'll build one. I have a slick rod holder that I built and will post it as soon as I can. Thanks smitty.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #137 on: Jan 09, 2011, 11:50 AM »
   Nice job...sometimes simple is better.Think I'll build one. I have a slick rod holder that I built and will post it as soon as I can. Thanks smitty.
You are welcome kinky, can't wait to see your sled, just a quick note....don't forget the long tow rope is very important! I would like to see your rod holder too! Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #138 on: Jan 09, 2011, 12:08 PM »
  Sweet, problem solved! :P

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #139 on: Jan 09, 2011, 12:16 PM »
Used mine yesterday and it worked out great. I think i'm going to try to make something off the back for my buckets to sit in. I was thinking PVC pipe. When the sled is complete i will have some pics up.

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #140 on: Jan 09, 2011, 02:18 PM »
I just had to build one  Here it is, plexiglass bottom  bad a**!!!




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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #141 on: Jan 09, 2011, 04:57 PM »
I just had to build one  Here it is, plexiglass bottom  bad a**!!!


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Great job muskie....hope you really enjoy the sport alot more now that you don't have to waste time and energy getting your equipment to your favorite fishing spot. Smitty


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #142 on: Jan 09, 2011, 06:15 PM »
thanks for the inspiration


field testing tomorrow lol
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #143 on: Jan 11, 2011, 08:06 AM »
Are there advantages to either wider or narrower skis?  Great fun to see the sleds.  Nice work Smitty!
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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #144 on: Jan 11, 2011, 09:03 PM »
all sleds here look great. silly question though.....do you guys attatch the 2x4 to the skis from the top or from the bottom? if from the bottom, what kid of screws are you using? flat head wood screw and counter sink?

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #145 on: Jan 11, 2011, 09:36 PM »
I used a deck screw and drove them in below the ski so they would not drag.
It must be a big fish That flag went up fast!

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #146 on: Jan 13, 2011, 09:40 PM »
do you mean up though the ski and into the wood or through the wood into the ski?

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #147 on: Jan 14, 2011, 06:39 AM »
do you mean up though the ski and into the wood or through the wood into the ski?
Yes


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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #148 on: Jan 14, 2011, 03:26 PM »
do you mean up though the ski and into the wood or through the wood into the ski?
Up through the ski..into the wood..
  

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Re: My Homemade $15 Sled!
« Reply #149 on: Jan 14, 2011, 04:19 PM »
Up through the ski..into the wood..
Sorry, I didn't read it right, yes, beaver you are right....through the ski and into 2x4. Smitty


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