Author Topic: Clam hub shelter question  (Read 901 times)

Offline jr50

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 157
Clam hub shelter question
« on: Mar 21, 2020, 08:59 PM »
I set up my Clam X400 thermal hub today in 15-20 mph wind.  My 10yr old daughter and I set it up and anchored it down on 2 sides.  My question is the tether strap vibrates loudly even when I pulled it tight.  It sounded almost like a helicopter flying by.  It was annoying which I can get used to but Iím wondering if it is normal and if there is anything I should be doing differently?

Offline freeman

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2020, 09:15 PM »
Try taking your strap end and twist it several times and then attach it to your ice anchor. This works on bigger straps. Hope it works.
I set up my Clam X400 thermal hub today in 15-20 mph wind.  My 10yr old daughter and I set it up and anchored it down on 2 sides.  My question is the tether strap vibrates loudly even when I pulled it tight.  It sounded almost like a helicopter flying by.  It was annoying which I can get used to but Iím wondering if it is normal and if there is anything I should be doing differently?

Offline rdhammah

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,443
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2020, 04:15 PM »
agree. Put a twist in the strap to stop the vibration. That's what is done with tie downs on a car

Offline Gunflint

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,304
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2020, 05:21 PM »
agree. Put a twist in the strap to stop the vibration. That's what is done with tie downs on a car

X2- will work well for you.
Veritas Odium Parit

Offline jr50

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 157
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2020, 05:23 PM »
Thanks, a simple solution.  I see loaded trailers with straps twisted, now I get why.

Offline jethro

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,728
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #5 on: Mar 23, 2020, 10:31 AM »
Also, I replace the wimpy straps with actual 2500lb cam buckle straps. Big difference.
Quote- fishslap: I use a variety:  whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser

Ice safety link: http://lakeice.squarespace.com/

Offline Unclegillhunter

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,922
  • Ice So Nice
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #6 on: Mar 23, 2020, 11:07 AM »
Just one more reason why I read this site. Ask a simple question get a simple functional answer!
Keep it safe! JDL

Offline cwavs1982

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 405
Re: Clam hub shelter question
« Reply #7 on: Mar 23, 2020, 01:32 PM »
Did the same as Doctor - I use the cam buckles now.  They are a lot easier to set up and tighten.  Makes twisting them a lot easier during the windy days.
I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing - Norman Schwarzkopf

 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.