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Ice Shanty Plans
« on: Nov 13, 2002, 04:27 AM »
Hey ice fishing people if you have or know of any full sized shack or portable shanty plans you'd like to share please post them here.
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2002, 06:20 PM »
CHEAP!!!        hey Guys Im new here and its great to find people alike,   Now to the point i can help you make a inexpensive shack,  #1   1 large tarp
                                #2   3  8x6 sheets of partical board
                                #3   4 3ft bungee cords
                                #4   4 2x4s 8ft
                                #5   2 2x4s 6ft
                                #6   30 5" nails
  Put all together in U shape with nails and 2x4s, throw the tarp over the roof and the front opening, use the bungee cords to hold down the tarp to the frame and you are out of the elements.      Its cheap and not very portable but it works and believe it or not but in canada here i have seen worse and cheaper.      Hope i could help any body short on doe for a quick shack. keep it fresh   clysdale

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Re:Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #2 on: Aug 19, 2003, 01:19 PM »
I recommend  the fishontario site. I built one using their plans and with a few changes it is a palace on the ice. A little heavy but does the job. cost was around $100.00.

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Re:Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2004, 12:46 PM »
I recommend to the fishontario site. I built one using their plans and with a few changes it is a palace on the ice. A little heavy but does the job. cost was around $100.00.

How much does it weight? And how many inches of ice should i wait for till i bring it out on the ice?

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2004, 11:25 AM »
i would say the weight is around 90 lbs. as far as ice thickness that is totally up to you. a good gauge is to see what the locals are doing and take it from there.


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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2004, 03:59 PM »
I built the hut from the fishontario site. I made a few changes but used the basic design. It works great for two people. I pull it behind my atv and when it's time to go home I fold it down and slide it in the box of my truck and park the atv right on top of it.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2004, 09:12 AM »
I agree higgsy. I built the same one and modified it for my own standards. I leave it in northern Wisc. by my travel trailer and when I go in the winter, it is there and ready to use.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2004, 08:24 AM »
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #8 on: Nov 28, 2004, 08:31 AM »
Here are some pics of the shanty that my brother in law made. Sorry for the scanned quaility, but you get the idea.



It folds up to the size of a dog sled

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #9 on: Nov 28, 2004, 08:44 AM »
thats a sweet rig!!looks like a first quality job.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #10 on: Dec 01, 2004, 11:40 AM »
Hey Out4Trout.....  Nice rig!!!  Do you have plans for that?  If so I'd like to buy a set from you if your willing.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2004, 03:42 PM »
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #12 on: Dec 06, 2004, 09:44 PM »
Hey Out4Trout.....  Nice rig!!!  Do you have plans for that?  If so I'd like to buy a set from you if your willing.

I don't have any plans, nor did my brother-in-law. He just built as he went. He used a light gage tube for a frame and plywood for the lower half. The seats fold up and lock into place with spring snaps. The poles are 1/2" conduit - all color coded so they attach in the same location each time. He had the cover made locally. He had some "T" shaped aluminum that he used for skis. There's a table that folds out, and a shelf that hangs off from the conduit poles. Propane connections all built in. He did a great job building it. I'll try to get some better pictures of it this year and will post them here.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2004, 02:40 PM »
i saw this icefisherman pulling a 4x6 sheet of plywood out on the ice 1 trip. i had to go over and check it out. it actually was 2 sheets hinged in the middle. he had skis on 1 side and made a holder for his pails on the upward side. when he got where he wanted to fish, the 2 buckets and auger came off and he set up the sheets in a triangular shape. he said it breaks the wind better then a square shape.he built a seat out of the extra piece of 4x2 plywood that fit into the 2 bigger sheets. all the wood was 3/4 in. he had the skis mounted on 4x4x6 inch blocks. it looked very light when pulling out and a very inexpensive way for making a portable shanty. total cost you ask? less than 40 $. i didnt see a tarp on it but can imagine one would be easy enough to rig up.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2004, 10:18 AM »

This uses 3 pieces of plywood and mounted on skis the same way.   All recycled material, too!  Cost about $6 for the used piano hinges and maybe $2.50 for the skis.
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #15 on: Dec 09, 2004, 11:47 PM »
What was the tarp material that your bro-in-law made the top of his shack out of, it looks like its that thick canvas they use on the portables, it looks really warm.

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #16 on: Dec 10, 2004, 08:27 AM »
What was the tarp material that your bro-in-law made the top of his shack out of, it looks like its that thick canvas they use on the portables, it looks really warm.

It looks like the tarps painters use for drop cloths.  They are inexpensive, and you can find them at most paint stores.
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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #17 on: Dec 17, 2004, 08:58 AM »
How do you actually mount the skis?

Do you epoxy the 4x4x6 blocks onto them first and then screw into the blocks or do you bolt through the skis...seems to me if you bolt though you have problems on the bottoms with things getting hung up, and if you just screw into the top of the skis you could easily pull the screws out...anyway details would be appreciated.


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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2005, 03:24 PM »
Collapsible easy-to-transport hut
http://www.fishontario.com/ice-fishing/buildahut/workshophut.html
About 4 years I built a fold-up shanty very similar to the above. Some of the improvements are as follows;
I put 2-2x6's 10 feet long(2" edge down )as runners, under the floor .
I built 3/4 plywood "walls" 10  inches high all around the floor , then hinged the end walls from on top of these . The beauty of 10 inch walls ...it gives you all that room to store most of your stuff . I welded up a 10 in. wide wood-burning stove that tips over flat on the floor (for travel or storage)...stands up for use .

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Re: Ice Shanty Plans
« Reply #19 on: Jan 26, 2005, 03:58 PM »
Fishkeeper....I was thinking about doing the exact same thing....but more like 24" walls....how heavy is your shanty with the modifications?

 


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