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Glowjigger

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Compact Sled
« on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:12 AM »
I sometimes drive my small gas saver car to the ice instead of the truck and was wondering if any of you use a compact sled? After doing some searching I have only come up with 2 options.

Terrain utility sled: 36'' by 26'' by 9''
https://www.amazon.com/Terrain-90030-Utility-Sled/dp/B003Z74GKU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484114795&sr=8-2&keywords=terrain+sled

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Strike Master Ice Augers Glide-Lite Sled: can't find dimensions but it looks really small.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/StrikeMaster-Ice-Augers-Glide-Lite-Sled/1091045.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dsled%2Bice%26CQ_st%3Db

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Concrete mixing tubs work pretty well, thats what I used to use. Try to add something to the bottom to make them more durable though
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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:43 AM »
Glowjigger,
               How small is it?  A Festiva or smaller?  Back seat or no? Maybe a Renault Le Car?   
 
               You could build something along the idea of a"Smitty Sled" and use a flat piece of plywood, which would be the largest piece and eye blots, bungies or a net to keep items on board.

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Glowjigger

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:55 AM »
Its a toyota yaris 3 door hatchback. Right now I'm leaning toward just getting that terrain utility sled since there would be no room for an auger on the strike master sled. I just measured the car and it looks like it would fit in the back even without folding the back seat down. Should be lots of extra room with the back seat folded down.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:10 AM »
Nice rittle rice rocket.    ;)2 :thumbsup:
      

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2017, 07:30 AM »
Here's what I built. Fits in the trunk of my Sentra......with the back seats down.

Mini Smitty

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2017, 07:54 AM »
Could you put a hitch on it an use a cargo carrier. U could put everything on.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:06 AM »
why not use a pack basket ???


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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:15 AM »
kiddie ski's with one or two milkcrates on them works great. add two aluminum tent poles to the top crate and now you get 2 rod holders and a auger carrier. add 2 more aluminum poles and your rod carriers double and you have 360 degree coverage for deadsticking around you posted a pic somewhere on here but I don't know what thread it's under


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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:57 AM »
I too built a mini-smitty with a concrete mixing tub.  It's more durable than those kiddie sleds, and fits well in the trunk of my car.  Very easy to customize.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #12 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:08 AM »
 the jet sled jr is pretty small and not very wide either.fits in a  car trunk easily.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #13 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:29 PM »
Thanks for all the great info everyone.

I ended up just ordering the Terrain sled at 36'' it should fit in the back with the seat up. Some great homemade ideas on here. I would like to go that route but I am short on time right now. We just had our first kid and she is only 4 months old. So that's also the reason for needing to fit everything in the car with the seat up.

I am not sure why I didn't think about getting a cargo carrier. I already installed a trailer hitch to haul the 12 ft aluminum boat in the open water season. Thanks for the heads up on that. I will definitely be getting one of those if not this winter for sure this spring for road trips. They look reasonably priced too.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:20 PM »
2nd congrats on the newborn            don't forget to sleep if there is any time

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:28 PM »
Menards has a black poly utility sled for around $20-$25. It even comes with a molded bottom that holds a pair of five gallon buckets, and has room for some other gear too. It fit in the trunk of my '90 Corolla just fine.
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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #16 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:47 PM »
I use a Glide-Lite fairly tricked out.

Not mine, but similar:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/11722974493_de343b5f9e_b.jpg

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #17 on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:46 PM »
Shappell jet sled jr., the Glide Lite is way over priced.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #18 on: Jan 11, 2017, 06:41 PM »
The lighter the better.  Until the ice gets thicker.

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Re: Compact Sled
« Reply #19 on: Jan 11, 2017, 07:57 PM »
Glide Light dimensions: 30"L x 18"w x 18'H

 


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