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Old 01-02-2009, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, after hitting the ice today and being blown off even when knowing better, I would like to pass along a little trick.

What I do is buy timberloks/ledgerloks (available by the single) at home depot or ace etc;. they are like a lag bolt w/ a smaller head for a 3/8 inch driver.
I then bring a cordless drill/impact or some other like tool.
for the huts, it's really easy just screw them through the floor w/ a fender washer or something wide like a board w/ holes so they don't rip out.
in my eskimo quickflip I bolt down through a steel plate w/ a hole in it and tied to the front corners of the steel tube.
I secure the sled w/ eye bolts for pulling, and rope tied to boards or metal plates work .

you can drill all of them in w/in a minute, no wear on your blades and retrieveing ropes w/ boards etc; that have frozen in.

good luck

if I didn't explain it well, let me know what questions you have.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude! What a great idea! Jigger and I were out at 11 Mile today and we thought that the shelter was pretty well frozen into the ice, but when we both got out the freaking thing blew over.

I may have some questions for you, but this sounds like a killer idea.

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The metal plate that I refer to is just a flat piece of metal from the hardware store, maybe 6"-8" long 2" wide and has a whole about 1/2 inch in diameter on each end.
I tie the rope to one hole and put the Timberloc through the other. Not much need to tighten the rope, you can bolt it tight.

eyebolts in upper edge of sled w/ fender washer on each side and a nut or 2 on the threaded end inside the hut. rope through the eyebolt and tied off.

I think that's the best for outside attachments of a hut that is the flip over your head style.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ha heres a good on fer ya to chew on! we were at evergreen catching bait and the wind blew my buddies shelter across the ice untill my shelter stopped it. so we drilled holes around the shelter about 6" deep with the auger and stuck big rocks in them to keep the shelter from doin that again! my shelter didnt go anywhere though...but i work at a waardware store and i am definately gonna create myself some anchors!
heres another tip drill a hole with the auger upwind of your shelter and tie your sled rope to a 1ft long piece of steel and stick the steel rod in the hole so it catches under the ice and it will prevent you goin for a ride!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The only problem is retrieval on a cold day, and it whears on your blades. I know we all like taking more gear, why not a cordless drill right? I love the rock story, that is funny.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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heres another tip drill a hole with the auger upwind of your shelter and tie your sled rope to a 1ft long piece of steel and stick the steel rod in the hole so it catches under the ice and it will prevent you goin for a ride!
Doesn't the hole freeze over the course of the day? How do you get your rope out at the end of the day?
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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maybe a litte but you just bust it up and reach in there straghten the rod and pull it back out of the hole. im leaving that technique in the dust and bought some real anchors for the shelter today!
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The ice anchors that come with the cube and other versions are incredible...you can buy them at Gander...they hold in the severest south park wind...and go into the ice and back out again in seconds...
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice tip Z, I need to pick up some ice anchors. I found out the hard way at Lake John on New Years eve & day. The wind was blowing in every direction, it was better to leave the top down on my Clam and brave the winds.
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I just bought a 4-Person Ice Cube and have had a little trouble setting it up by myself in the wind without it turning into a kite.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips to making this easier.

What I've done so far is to find the one corner flap that has a hole/grommet in it, put an ice anchor in, pop the top and sides out real quick and then put the other 4 anchors in as quick as possible and hook the straps to them. The other day I had trouble getting the hut set up over the holes I had already made. I got it by myself but it was a real hassle and took me about 20 min's as it was tough to screw the anchors in and at the same time hold onto the hut.

The biggest tip I think would be to have a second person helping.
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