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Offline rdhammah

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #390 on: Oct 27, 2019, 03:24 PM »
Finnt, is that an empty spot there?

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #391 on: Oct 27, 2019, 04:37 PM »
 nice that looks like the grinch's sled after visiting whoville!

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #392 on: Nov 18, 2019, 11:58 PM »
Anyone using the coffee table hinges and Skis, I have a question. I went with the hinges that mount on the side of the sled so that when it's lowered the tub sits on the ground.  What are you using to make reinforce the sides of your sled behind the bracket? I was thinking aluminum plates, fender washers, or wood. I want to stay as light as possible but not risk cracking or breaking the tub.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #393 on: Dec 22, 2019, 08:54 AM »
Here are my mods.  I put ski's on the bottom, milk crate with boat seat, and fabricated a windbreak out of an old canopy frame.  Recently I added the pole holders.












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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #394 on: Dec 22, 2019, 12:53 PM »
Snitch, Looks good.  Nice and simple but looks like it will be effective.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #395 on: Dec 22, 2019, 07:43 PM »
Thnx, I've been working on it for a couple of years.  Started with the windbreak, then added the milk crate, then the seat and rod holders were added last year.  Thinking about making a conduit frame for the tub to sit on and mount the frame to ski's instead of 2x6.  Hopefully, lose a little weight.  So far I really like it.  I can put the windbreak up and take it down, in less then 5 min.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #396 on: Dec 28, 2019, 03:26 PM »






Finally got mine done.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #397 on: Dec 28, 2019, 08:18 PM »
That's more what I have in mind for a frame under my sled.  I want to lose the wood risers and go to conduit or pipe. I think I can lose some weight by switching over.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #398 on: Dec 28, 2019, 08:39 PM »
You should be able to lighten it up by losing the wood, mines 1" x 1/4" angle iron.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #399 on: Dec 28, 2019, 10:51 PM »
I think so too!

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #400 on: Dec 30, 2019, 04:13 PM »
The start of the mods to the sled.. to bad thier is no ice!




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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #401 on: Dec 30, 2019, 04:21 PM »
very nice
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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #402 on: Jan 10, 2020, 06:39 PM »
think outside the box, it's not done yet and a little top heavy, can't take corners over 10mph, lol I'm going to add rod holders and some type of foldable outrigger wheels as well as a couple eyelets for bungee or strap use to secure auger or my hub house in the future. I wanted to keep it skinny enough to fit on the back rack of my quad. #35 as it sets with gear.  tubes hold 15 tip ups, enough for me and my 2 boys.  Auger goes on front of my quad along with a empty milk crate with another bucket in it. I have a custom rack attached to the hitch of my quad to hold my schappel 4000 fish house if the weather is going to be that bad.





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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #403 on: Oct 23, 2020, 03:48 PM »
Y'all have got me thinking. Was dinking around in sketchup and came up with this; may be overbuilt. Would be a fun project, though! Built on a rough model of a Jet Sled (JS1).













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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #404 on: Oct 23, 2020, 05:03 PM »
Y'all have got me thinking. Was dinking around in sketchup and came up with this; may be overbuilt. Would be a fun project, though! Built on a rough model of a Jet Sled (JS1).











I like it.
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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #405 on: Oct 23, 2020, 06:11 PM »
I went Old School last year. I'm doing it again this year on a nice day and early ice.

Just  pretend the flasher isn't there...
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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #406 on: Oct 23, 2020, 08:59 PM »
Y'all have got me thinking. Was dinking around in sketchup and came up with this; may be overbuilt. Would be a fun project, though! Built on a rough model of a Jet Sled (JS1).











Nice, I thought about something like that for mine, but went this way

Holds all my stuff and my popup.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #407 on: Oct 24, 2020, 06:24 AM »
I went Old School last year. I'm doing it again this year on a nice day and early ice.
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Just  pretend the flasher isn't there...
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I have the same sled, haven't used it in years



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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #408 on: Oct 24, 2020, 12:20 PM »
I have the same sled, haven't used it in years





That a true relic right there! Looks just like the sled Fred Trost had a few years ago. It's what I based my sled on, just a little wider and taller. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #409 on: Oct 24, 2020, 09:51 PM »
I went Old School last year. I'm doing it again this year on a nice day and early ice.
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Just  pretend the flasher isn't there...
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I dig it! And the old boys would have killed for a flasher, no shame there

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #410 on: Oct 25, 2020, 06:57 AM »
I dig it! And the old boys would have killed for a flasher, no shame there
Us old boys caught plenty of fish without flashers. Walked everywhere that we fished and enjoyed every minute of it. Bait for tomorrow was eyes from todays catch, two rods, two hooks, walk out to where you got fish yesterday, kick the hole open with your boot heel, wait for the fish to bite. Lots of fun. Todays a little different everyones got a sled, shanty, heaters, power augers, some of us need them now cause we're old, but we're still going out, and still having fun.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #411 on: Dec 23, 2020, 07:47 AM »
I went Old School last year. I'm doing it again this year on a nice day and early ice.
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Just  pretend the flasher isn't there...
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Quite impressed Bart. That will keep you toasty.
Hope to see you out there this year.

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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #412 on: Dec 23, 2020, 08:29 AM »
kc_, It was a fun project, if I went back any further than that you would only see a bucket of tip-ups and a spud!  ;D

Will see you out there...  Merry Christmas!
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Re: --- SLED MODS ---
« Reply #413 on: Dec 23, 2020, 10:31 AM »
In need of a new shanty I was looking at the Eskimo Sierra 2 man flip over but after trying to pick it up in the store, it was way to much weight for my 73 year old back.  Sitting next to it was the Wide One Thermal at 20 pounds lighter and quite a bit less expensive so I brought one home.  I decided not to go hog wild with mods so I kept it simple.  First thing I did was paint the sled white but the so called "plastic adhesive paint" isn't and its peeling already.  A light bar was part of the package so that was installed along with a couple of shelves from an old Clam Scout.  I put a couple of rod holders in each corner using a h'talf of a door hinge for each one..a trick I learned here some time ago.  I was always losing my towel in the sled so I hung one from the ceiling and put a small box under the seat as I didn't care for the net that came with the unit.  Not pictured is an expandable net I've hung from the front ceiling to put my gloves and hat in...more articles I was always losing in the sled.  I had some Refletix (sp) laying around so I put some in the floor just for the heck of it as its very light.  Figured it would help keeping the shanty a little warmer.












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