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Offline steelheader32

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Base for a hub shanty
« on: Dec 09, 2018, 06:31 PM »
Has anyone ever made a base/floor that doubles as a sled for a hub shanty?

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2018, 07:23 PM »








Here's a few pics of one I built a few years ago, it works good and your feet stay really warm. A little bit of insulation and plywood can sure make a world of difference

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2018, 07:35 PM »
rubber interlocking mats are popular

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #3 on: Dec 09, 2018, 07:42 PM »







Here's a few pics of one I built a few years ago, it works good and your feet stay really warm. A little bit of insulation and plywood can sure make a world of difference

That is kinda impressive. I am sure that will keep the feet warmer!
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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2018, 07:51 PM »
The rubber mats I have seen but they look like a pain to carry, arenít very high off the ground and also Iím looking for something I could make into a folding sled as well. The pics shack man posted are definitely a spitting image of what I had pictured in my head

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #5 on: Dec 11, 2018, 03:35 PM »





With this do you have the pop up anchored to the base somehow..




Here's a few pics of one I built a few years ago, it works good and your feet stay really warm. A little bit of insulation and plywood can sure make a world of difference

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #6 on: Dec 11, 2018, 03:47 PM »
pretty neat design!
Are the holes in the floor wide enough to put the 5 gallon buckets in for transport?

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #7 on: Dec 12, 2018, 12:52 PM »
patent that ASAP!!! :bow: :clap: :clap: :clap: :bow:
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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #8 on: Dec 12, 2018, 03:15 PM »
the base really ties the room together dude

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2018, 04:11 PM »
I have an old clam expedition Flr hub. It came with a floor that folds out. I think it is the same floor used with the clam 5600. With all the threads i see asking about hub floors, I wonder why they stopped making them.
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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2018, 07:34 PM »
pretty neat design!
Are the holes in the floor wide enough to put the 5 gallon buckets in for transport?
Thanks, the holes will hold a 5 gallon bucket firmly and they are offset so nothing can drop through them during travel. I found a place that sells recycled hdpe in 4"x8" sheets and will roll it up and ship it, So thats what the white surface is. I used 1/4"x20 threaded knobs bolted through the inner grommets on the hub to hold the hub to base.

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2018, 07:44 PM »

Yes the hub can be held on to the base with 1/4"x20 threaded knobs that insert into blind nuts that I installed during construction. What's really neat is once your set up you can actually move the shack without tearing it all down. Just move, drill, skim and fish... this works best in light or no snow.

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Whatís it weigh? Just the sled/floor

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #13 on: Dec 13, 2018, 02:36 PM »
Whatís it weigh? Just the sled/floor
I'm not really sure.... I never can remember weighing it. I know 2 guys can unload it out of the back of a pickup with all the stuff that is in the picture. If I were to guess i would say 35ish pounds???

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #14 on: Dec 28, 2018, 04:15 PM »
It doesnt double as a sled but it does make a sled cover . I extended the top of my pellican sled by 6 inches and built a hub base out of  1"x1" mohogany frames piano hinged together with 1" green closed cell insulation board and a layer of 1/8" plywood on top that i re-inforced with fiberglass matt then carpeted it . Verry light and easy to unfold . 7 foot by 7 foot when open . Going to add skiis to it soon so i can move around with it set up .dont know what it weighs but i pick it up alone with no problem and  i aint no super hero.  I dont know how to add images yet but i will give it a try .







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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2019, 08:08 AM »
 :clap: :clap: :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:  I read this post a second time and it was even better







Here's a few pics of one I built a few years ago, it works good and your feet stay really warm. A little bit of insulation and plywood can sure make a world of difference
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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12, 2019, 08:07 AM »

Shack Man, nice idea for a insulated floor for a hub, I like it! Now you got me thinking on how I can design the floor so it's higher off the ice when their is more snow and being able to move the shanty to a different fishing spot without folding it up. Do you have the blind nuts on the side or on top of the floor?

     


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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #17 on: Jan 12, 2019, 10:07 AM »
Beeler, the blind nuts are on the top and they match the Eskimos layout for the tie down straps on the QF3. It wouldn't be hard to make the sled elevated (I was thinking 12-16 or so inches) for traveling and have the ability to drop down for fishing. I was actually wanting to build one that does that very thing. This floor/sled is actually the 3rd revision, I actually broke off the skis a couple times before I got the learning curve down.... Just haven't gotten around to making it happen.

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2019, 10:15 AM »
Thank you Jay!!!  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2019, 10:31 AM »
Shack Man, nice idea for a insulated floor for a hub, I like it! Now you got me thinking on how I can design the floor so it's higher off the ice when their is more snow and being able to move the shanty to a different fishing spot without folding it up. Do you have the blind nuts on the side or on top of the floor?

     

That's an easy one, build a cheap smitty sled.  They work great and you can take them apart when not in use for storage. 

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #20 on: Jan 12, 2019, 12:07 PM »
 I build a scale model out of balsa. The clearance for the snow is 9 inches and I should be able to move it with the 3 skis.
         

                         

                                       

                                           


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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #21 on: Jan 13, 2019, 07:25 AM »
That looks good Beeler, I was going to make the skis extendable so when extended, the the shack moves easily while still set up and when the shack is down it cuts the air from blowing in underneath. Banking snow or dropping a tube down of course would always be an option as well.

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #22 on: Jan 13, 2019, 07:42 AM »
https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=364092.0
Something similar to this could work well also.

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #23 on: Jan 14, 2019, 04:30 PM »
I plan on building a floor with skis for a hub shelter, but wanted the floor to drop down on the ice. This is not to scale, but a concept. 



If you can't open, go to Youtube and type in "Drop down ice shelter floor"   

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Re: Base for a hub shanty
« Reply #24 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:40 PM »
I had something very similar in mind. Great video!!!

 



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