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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #30 on: Dec 07, 2005, 08:15 PM »
What is the correlation you see in the weight of the sled and ice thickness? Is it a concern of safety?

Nice sounding setup...

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #31 on: Dec 07, 2005, 08:19 PM »
Yeah, I was adding up my total weight of a trip and just thought my sled should not be a major part of weight and then I built it and it was.  I have a really nice sled at the expense of weight, oh well.  Pics soon.  I really like this subject every year and this year I hope my sled will use what I have learned on here.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #32 on: Dec 08, 2005, 06:30 AM »
Well I built my sled yesterday (no pics yet, still needs paint) and I put it on the scale and 30#  I had to use wood, didn't want to fork out $ for a jet sled that didn't do what I wanted it to.  30# is a little heavy but I mostly fish lakes that are 8" plus of ice so 30# isn't to bad.  I have all the room in the world with built in seat.  I should have pics by Friday.  I was inspried by another sled on here and I will post to let all see.  The season is upon us so get off the net and get on the ice!  ;D

Can't wait to see the pics Northwoods!  I have the same goal of saving weight with the new sled I'm building.
Last winter I built an ultralight kayak (30lbs) and I learned a lot on that from the construction of it.  My current sled is a wooden one I built about 10 years ago, and weighs about 50lbs, and my goal is to have the new one be slightly bigger but weigh only half that.
Are you SURE it's safe to walk on? Looks questionable to me!

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #33 on: Dec 21, 2005, 07:25 AM »
One of the sharper ideas was seen on Bob's sled - first page - notice the rescue rope and throwing weight attached - either that of its Bob's way of snagging a passing snowmobile for a tow - great thought Bob

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #34 on: Dec 21, 2005, 07:42 AM »
Thanks. I always carry the rope on my sled along with extra cloths. Plus safety pics around my neck. I really want to see my kids grow up. ;)

That pic does not show it, but there is a loop at the end of the rope too, so a person can get the rope around their shoulders. The boat fender works to add weight and also makes sure the rope floats.

I've never used it and I hope I never do.


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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #35 on: Dec 21, 2005, 08:00 AM »
Bob, after seeing your post, that's what I askedmy dad for for Christmas. Needless to say he thought it was a good idea. Something about not wanting to run the family business by himself again ;D

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #36 on: Dec 21, 2005, 08:58 AM »
bob, it looks like your wife threw you and your gear out of the house.  ;D
i see some good ideas here. keep 'em comin' :tipup:
nothing wrong with safety, i carry a 50' length of rope in hopes i never have to use it

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #37 on: Dec 21, 2005, 12:36 PM »
Well this is the sled I built.  It does everything I want it to.  It weighs in around #35 empty and full it pulls like a dream.  I used pine boards with an aluminum bottom and aluminum runners.  I pull my clam 2000 behind so that is what the eye bolt in the back is for. Pictures explain it all, enjoy. ;D









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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #38 on: Dec 21, 2005, 01:32 PM »
I think this is the best sled I've seen so far Northwoods... fantastic job!   :clap:
Are you SURE it's safe to walk on? Looks questionable to me!

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #39 on: Dec 21, 2005, 01:36 PM »
Wow there are some nice ones here,it has me thinking of making one of my own....
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #40 on: Dec 21, 2005, 03:30 PM »
These are some very slick designs.  I feel like making one and I don't even need one.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #41 on: Dec 21, 2005, 04:01 PM »
I'm in the process of building a new one to replace my 10y/o sled, but it's not along far enough to take any pics of it yet.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #42 on: Dec 22, 2005, 08:38 AM »
I HAVE BUILT A COUPLE SLEDS OUT OF PLYWOOD AND ALUMINUM BUT THEY WERE STILL TOO HEAVY FOR MY OLDER BODY. I HAVE SINCE TAKEN A JET SLED JUNIOR AND ADDED A PINE TOY BOX THAT FITS PERFECT AND HAS ENOUGH ROOM ON THE SIDES INSIDE FOR THE TRAPS AND SCOOPERS. LOTS OF ROOM IN THE BOX FOR EVERY THING.IN FRONT OF BOX IN SLED RIDES THE BAIT BUCKET. ON TOP I BUNGIE FOLDING SEAT AND AUGHER. IN BACK OF SLED 2 PIECES OF PCV HOLD THE JIGGING RODS. AT END OF SLED I HAVE AN I BOLT THAT I USE TO ATTACH A PLASTIC KIDS  SLED IF I TAKE THE ICE TENT. THIS WHOLE UNIT SLIDES THE BEST SO FAR. A PLASTIC TOY BOX WOULD EVEN BE LIGHTER. IT WORKS FOR ME!.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #43 on: Dec 22, 2005, 09:59 AM »
I think this is the best sled I've seen so far Northwoods... fantastic job!   :clap:

I was just going to say that.  Northwoods - that is seriously top-notch design there.  I SERIOUSLY thought that looked like a custom built made for store sale item!  EXCELLENT craftsmanship... now - do you take orders???   ;D


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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #44 on: Dec 22, 2005, 11:15 AM »
NWI nice job.  She looks pretty sweet!  Cool Design! 

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #45 on: Dec 22, 2005, 11:20 AM »
Thanks for the compliments everyone.  I try to make all the things I build nice, I was taught to be proud of what you build, and I am very proud of this, that is the only reason I put it on here to be seen by others.  I also was inspired by a sled on here so if my does the same for someone else my mission is complete.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #46 on: Dec 22, 2005, 12:25 PM »
Nice sleds, guys, sore with i had a sled liek that! :tipup:
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #47 on: Dec 22, 2005, 01:54 PM »
Great Idea
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #48 on: Dec 22, 2005, 01:56 PM »
Thats a nice one  :tipup:
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #49 on: Dec 22, 2005, 01:57 PM »
Great idea for a sled. I like the eyebolts.  :tipup:
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #50 on: Dec 22, 2005, 01:58 PM »
I like the milk crate for the tip ups. I have one need to create one of those. thanx for the id.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #51 on: Dec 22, 2005, 03:01 PM »
Here's the new and improved Pasquatch sled!


Including rope, Stabilicers, new jigging rod, nice cooler, Vex in the bucket, and Nils Master power auger.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #52 on: Dec 22, 2005, 05:02 PM »
pasquatch, what size is that tubeing? 3" or 4"

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #53 on: Dec 22, 2005, 05:16 PM »
Any sled with a nils in it is a great sled.  If I fished with more tip ups I would do the milk crate pipe idea, that is a great idea.
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #54 on: Dec 22, 2005, 05:24 PM »
4 inch, lightweight (not rigid, schedule 40) drainage pipe. You have to squeeze it a tad bit to fit HT Polars in, it holds them in really well.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #55 on: Dec 22, 2005, 06:49 PM »
Pasquatch,
I like the rope.  ;) You just need a big loop and a boat fender on the end of it.  ;D

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« Reply #56 on: Dec 23, 2005, 12:36 PM »
NorthwoodsIce,

The propane powered satellite antenna looks like a great way to catch your favorite games when the bite is slow ;)



(If you want me to delete this photo, I will. Just wanted to see who shared my bizarre sense of humor.)



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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #57 on: Dec 23, 2005, 01:19 PM »
That is really funny, I was sitting in the shanty with my good friend the buddy heater and I was thinking how cool it would be if the main heating element would move like a radar head.  Watch out NASA iceshanty.com is going to the moon  :o
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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #58 on: Dec 26, 2005, 08:49 AM »
My "sled"....I wear the colors proud all year long.   ;D


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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #59 on: Dec 26, 2005, 10:46 AM »

My Sled!





   

 



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