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toxic11

Smitty Sled


So I do they actually make it a lot easier to pull the gear out? I'm thinking about upgrading my shelter to the new XT1200 lodge. Bit around here we ant drive onto the lake so pulling by hand will be only option.

IceNutz

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Absolutely, working on my second one. I'm using an old set of roof top carriers as the cross braces and mounting them onto short pieces of 2x6 that are bolted to the skis.

I will post some pics asap.

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Steuben1

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Quote:

So I do they actually make it a lot easier to pull the gear out? I'm thinking about upgrading my shelter to the new XT1200 lodge. Bit around here we ant drive onto the lake so pulling by hand will be only option.




YES! My wife likes to go and now I pull my Otter Lodge out by hand! Well worth it!


Benelli Bob

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I'm surprised that the shelter manufactures do not offer the smitty sleds as an option?? My Clam Yukon is a heart attack waiting to happen.

toxic11

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Can you guys post some pictures of the smitty sled. Trying to see what can I make the out of

Poorboy

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In the process of building a smitty sled to pull Ambush Thermal. Everything I read about them is positive.

Muskie Tim

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There is all kinds of information about the Smitty Sled at this site

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=103927.0


FishBlood&RiverMud

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I made mine tuesday, and used wednesday.
My otter sled contains close to 150# of gear. Most cannot budge my sled, i grin and bear and pull that heavy snow plow all over the lake...However, after making the smitty sled. It pulls like a dream.

Plenty of advice on the "Smitty SLed" thread. Thanks smitty!!!

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FishBlood&RiverMud

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toxic11

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How high of the ground

FishBlood&RiverMud

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The bottom of the sled is 9" from the bottom of the ski's.

I took it over rocks and a big ice heave yesterday. Worked great!


yummymuskie

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i built my risers out of a 2x8 and yes it wakes a night and day difference when pulling gear, what was once a two man job can easily be done with one

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"it takes 10,000 casts to catch one, it would be a shame not to fry a few up"


FishBlood&RiverMud

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I can pull it when i'm on glare ice and the sled is in snow. I haven't waxed the ski's yet either, i'm sure that will also make it better.

FishBlood&RiverMud

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SInce i had some extra ski's, i made a dog sled to be pulled behind our wheeler. Worked awesome. Kid loved it.

Me, my brother, his wife, sister, her husband, all had to try it!

Threw tracks on the wheeler the next day so we could really go through some snow.

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castle rock clown

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I built this big old floor for my clam thermal summit. It measures 6' x 10' but is in 2 sections ( 5' x 8' each). I usually leave them in my trailer when there is minimal snow and tow with my ATV. But when snow is an issue I built two runners using 2 x 6 boards for risers and a total of 4 snowboards. I'm just finishing and will report whether it is a success, hopefully with pictures. The reason for this extreme outfit is that the good lakes are a few hours and I go for on average 3 days straight and am too lazy to set up and take down every night. With this set up I winter camp all 3 days and 2 nights.

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