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Offline GBguy

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One man shacks that flip sideways?
« on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:46 PM »
Looking to switch up my one man setup. Currently running an Eskimo evo 1it and I'm used to having some extra room, but I'm not crazy about having to pop up/down the hubs to set up and take down, plus the hubs take up quite a bit of room in the sled and don't leave much room for gear.

Prior to the 1it I was using a clam Kenai and felt claustrophobic sitting inside it, and I'm not that big of a guy at 6' 175lbs.

What I'm looking for is a one man shack that flips over the side of the sled rather than the narrow end like the Kenai. I'd rather not use a 2 man with 1 seat out since I don't need that much room.

What makes/models should I be searching for?

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Clam legend, Frabill Recuit, not sure but maybe the Shappell 150(?)

Otter cottage is another one, but as much as it weighs, you might as well get a small 2 man like a Nanook or a Sierea and take out a seat.

Just note on these youíll have to extend and retract the poles when you flip it over. Not a quick flip like the Kenai, but honesty, not a big deal, it takes 30 seconds.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:11 PM »
Is there a difference between the clam legend and the legend xl? Bit of a sticker shock there, I see the xl going for $500-600. Didn't expect that!

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2021, 08:02 PM »
IMHO the lightest and best one ever built was the SNO BOAT.  No longer made, but worth searching for a used one.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2021, 10:48 PM »
The ice runner shacks are light for the size- their 1 man is taller than most, and the 2 man weighs what a lot of 1 man shacks do.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2021, 12:16 AM »
Look for a Clam Legend XL. the original Legend had a all black sled and the sled was the old design. the Legend XL sled was redesigned to give you 23% more space in the same size foot print. also the XL sled has a light Gray interior which makes finding small hooks and jigs easier if you drop them in the sled. the original legend was only 600 denier fabric and the XL's are now 900 Denier fabric. If you step up to the Legend XL ice team edition you will get a light bar and battery bracket and travel cover with it which if bought individually would be more then the if you spent the extra $100 to get the ice team edition. MSRP on the regular XL is $529.99 and the Ice Team Edition is $629.99 
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:26 AM »
I was in the same place last season. Wanted to get a one man flip to replace my Clam Big Foot XL. I also wanted a little elbow room. I went with the Clam Nanook XL. Very happy with my choice. I use it as a one man with just one seat. It is light enough to load in an SUV by my self. Iím older and walk with a Smitty with no problems. It is also tall enough for me to stand.  I considered other 1 and 1 1/2 man sleds and really like the extra room of the Nanook XL. Very happy after a season of use.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:13 AM »
I move a lot and those freekin retractable poles just plain suck.  if its windy ya gotta mess with them everytime you move. Brutal-

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:30 AM »
Shappell 150 flips over from narrow end.  The above statement is so, so true.  I think most of the ones that flip from the side, use extending poles.  They absolutely suck.  I'd rather sit in my 150 and just flip it over when I want to fish, instead of extending and trying to get the poles retracted every time I go.  My two man Shappell had the extending poles, I'll never go there again!

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:55 AM »
Shappell FX150 still flips out the back but it is very wide sled, almost square because it is so wide. I'm guessing this would work for what you are wanting
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2021, 12:16 PM »
I pushing 360lbs and my shappell 150 has plenty of room.  They are a little heavy once you get all your gear in them.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2021, 12:17 PM »
I have never used one, but would you need to retract the poles when moving from spot to spot if you are pulling by hand?
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2021, 01:08 PM »
I like that my poles extend in my eskape 300... Im 6' and can stand strait up.... Some of the flips are real short.. I seen a frabill on the bay the other day couldnt have been 5' tall... Would bug the piss outta be to have to get out to stand up
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2021, 01:14 PM »
I like that my poles extend in my eskape 300... Im 6' and can stand strait up.... Some of the flips are real short.. I seen a frabill on the bay the other day couldnt have been 5' tall... Would bug the piss outta be to have to get out to stand up
my eskimo quickflip 1 is short. i don't mind it getting in and out, but at the end of the day when I'm packing up my stuff before flipping it down it kills my back standing there hunched over.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2021, 01:15 PM »
You don't have to retract the poles just to move, unless of course you were moving a long distance, then I'd put them down.  But for hole hoping while gill fishing, you can leave them extended.  The ones with poles that extend are great, while they still extend.  Once you start having problems with them, they are junk.  Mine got stuck in the open position.  I used it like that for three years.  Made loading into the truck a pain in the ars!  Then I got the 150, no more problems, lol.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2021, 01:44 PM »
I have never used one, but would you need to retract the poles when moving from spot to spot if you are pulling by hand?

On glare ice no. But it gets "tippy" in snow and then the extended poles/canvas start dragging. 
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 23, 2021, 03:03 PM »
My 2 man frabil is not that big even with other seat out. It also doenst weight a lot. I reserached pullovers before I got mine.

Im 5'9" and I think the frabil would be fine for you without being too big.

I wanna say an empty sled with one seat is under 40 lbs. I also only got insulated top to reduce weight as well.

When I move. I bring my rear poles down all the way and then i kind of "step" the other 3. The last one on front can usually stay extended all the way. Just saves a minute or two setting back up. 

If im moving far. I bring them all down and throw my cover on.

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 23, 2021, 04:53 PM »
I have used a fish trap pro since early 2000ís   Flips over side , one man very roomy , never had any problems with poles , I do lubricate them every season. Took seat out which almost cut weight in half. Use folding chair.
I use it a lot living on a lake , pull by hand . If you can find a good used one they are great. I do not retract poles when moving

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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 24, 2021, 09:16 AM »
It seems like you are asking for something that is geometrically impossible.

If you want width, you either need a sled that wide, or a sled that long, and flip over the side.

If you flip over the side but you don't want to extend the hoops, so that limits the height of the hoops to the width of the sled. If you are want hoops as tall as any of the others, the sled would need to be 5 feet wide.

I think what you are asking for is a sled 3 feet long and 5 feet wide.

All manufacturers would give you a sled 3 feet wide and 5 feet long. That is what I think you will end up with- you just need the biggest 1 man that does not have adjustable poles or hoops.

I think this one is a good possibility- it has a 64 inch long by  30 inch wide sled. 37 lb total weight, no extending poles
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Re: One man shacks that flip sideways?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 24, 2021, 11:37 AM »
I don't mind extending the poles to move. I don't like monkeying with the 2 hubs on the evo 1it. Thats a major pain. Plus the need to put up the wind poles, it's a lot more hassle than regular side flip poles I'm sure.

I'm keeping my eyes open for a legend xl or something similar, but its slim pickings right now. A few for sale in MN, 4-5 hrs away.

 



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