Author Topic: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!  (Read 301030 times)

Offline Muser

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #510 on: Jan 26, 2015, 10:54 PM »
Bigskyxj - where did you get your chest from? Did it come with a tray?
 It looks like I could use one.    @)

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #511 on: Jan 27, 2015, 09:34 PM »
Here's my sled, fits perfect inside my Clam hub Base Camp when needed! Keeps everything nice and tidy and within arms reach at all times...

Camera makes things a bit more interesting for the little ones...

And makes for a great ride off the ice for the boys...

Offline jmorain

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #512 on: Feb 11, 2015, 08:40 PM »
http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/Joelmorain/slideshow/Mobile%20Uploads

Here are some photos of my new sled. Still working out the kinks, but so far, I'm super happy with it. Smitty inspired smitty/sled/shelter all in one.

Sorry for the link.  Haven't mastered embedding photos yet.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #513 on: Feb 11, 2015, 09:02 PM »
jmorain, are you a cabinet-maker? Did you use plywood, or all solid pieces in the sled itself? The oak pullover framework is very impressive. Its quality makes it destined to be an antique one day.

Very nice work.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #514 on: Feb 11, 2015, 09:27 PM »
Thanks for the compliments!

Mostly plywood construction. I needed something light and strong for the frame though. I've done a little boatbuilding, and by comparison, those were easy. Straight lines and 90 degree corners. The triangular splines add a lot of strength, and with a pretty simple jig (the wood working kind, fellas) the slots are pretty easy to cut with a tablesaw.  I'm going to rework the drawings using what I learned on the build, and In the spirit of smitty and ice shanty, I'll make them available to anyone who wants 'em. 

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #515 on: Feb 12, 2015, 06:59 PM »
Really nice job on the sled. 

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #516 on: Feb 15, 2015, 03:50 PM »
I am looking to build a sled with skis as the runners. I was wondering if you just drill
and screw up through the skis to attach the wood risers?
I am getting a lot of good ideas from the thread so don't hold it against me if
I post a picture and it looks similar to somebodies sled.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #517 on: Feb 16, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Yeah throwback, just drill through bottom of skis. Make sure you countersink so the heads aren't sticking out. Finally rushed mine together on friday night and took out saturday. Had some wobble but was still significantly better than sleds on their own. Made some tweaks this aft and it should be much better for the next trip out.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #518 on: Feb 16, 2015, 05:20 PM »
Thanks Elrik. I'm picking up 2 pair of skis tomorrow for $20. one pair for now and one for whatever. I will post picstures when complete.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #519 on: Feb 16, 2015, 08:12 PM »
I don't know if all ski's are like this but mine had a layer of hardened steel sandwiched between the layers. Man it was a chore to drill thru them. I really didn't expect that.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #520 on: Feb 19, 2015, 06:11 AM »
I was tired of carrying all my stuff. I went out to the barn and scrounged together some stuff I had and 30 min later.

BEHOLD.....The SlabSeeker 5000


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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #521 on: Feb 19, 2015, 11:48 AM »
The Slab Seeker 5000 is the epitome of simple! LOL! It'll get the job done  @)

Got plans to mount some LED's on that bad boy?  :afro:


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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #522 on: Feb 19, 2015, 01:00 PM »
I have an energizer headlamp, so it's already taken care of.  ;D It's not fancy but beats the hell out of carrying crap.I'm not sure why I haven't made a sled until now...this thing is steps above nothing.

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #523 on: Feb 19, 2015, 01:20 PM »
I have an energizer headlamp, so it's already taken care of.  ;D It's not fancy but beats the hell out of carrying crap.I'm not sure why I haven't made a sled until now...this thing is steps above nothing.

HAHA! I like you style brother  :afro:

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #524 on: Feb 19, 2015, 02:07 PM »
this thing is steps above nothing.

I love this comment...I am going to use it, a lot!!

Slabseeker 5000.....care to share the previous 4,999 attempts  ;D  ;D

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #525 on: Feb 19, 2015, 02:21 PM »
no,no,no...you see, the 5000 is for how may slabs its going to haul in its lifetime.   ;D

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #526 on: Dec 16, 2015, 07:47 PM »
It's been while but hopefully no one minds if I bump this for the new guys. Otherwise let,'s see your new mods for this season!
See you on the ice!

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Re: Let's see your ice fishing sleds!
« Reply #527 on: Dec 26, 2015, 09:09 AM »
Here's my sled, fits perfect inside my Clam hub Base Camp when needed! Keeps everything nice and tidy and within arms reach at all times...



Morning fish4all,  (( Very Nice Sled ))

 Hope you and yours are doing well this holiday season.

Just wanted to mention that I love your idea of the side of the sled lighting system.

I think it is a excellent safety item for so many reason.  being able to be seen from a little distance on the ice as well as giving you
that security of just walking around the area around the sled Etc.

Thanks for showing your ideas.  Very cool.

  Cheers,

  AltaIce

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