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BobT

Suggestions for Portable House Skis

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BobT

I recently purchased an old Clam 6800 portable fish house. One of the downsides of this series is that they were not really designed to be pulled in deep snow. The shape is too boxy so it will plow snow as it is pulled. I would like to add some kind of skis to the bottom. Anyone have any suggestions where I could find something? Thanks.

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You may want to take a look at the $15 Smitty Sled. They are simple built, 2 downhill snow skies, couple of riser wood blocks and cross planks to hold them together. Pic is of grandson at 12 pulling my Eskimo Hub & gear and attached to my Riding SnoDog. Find skies at flea markets, Another Mans Treasure, garage sales or tucked in the rafters of your own shed. Menards & Home Depot usually have cheap scrap wood for the frame. Google Smitty Sled for more build ideas.

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18 hours ago, papadarv said:

You may want to take a look at the $15 Smitty Sled. They are simple built, 2 downhill snow skies, couple of riser wood blocks and cross planks to hold them together. Pic is of grandson at 12 pulling my Eskimo Hub & gear and attached to my Riding SnoDog. Find skies at flea markets, Another Mans Treasure, garage sales or tucked in the rafters of your own shed. Menards & Home Depot usually have cheap scrap wood for the frame. Google Smitty Sled for more build ideas.

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Thanks for the suggestion.

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This morning I found a solution. I had an old pair of cross country skis that I haven't used in 25 years. I got some 1" PVC pipe and made a frame and fastened it to the skis similar to the Smitty Sled design. Took about 1-1/2 hours to make it. Tried it out this afternoon and it worked great. 

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Cooperman

Bob, nice sled. How did you attach the PVC to the skis?

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I used PVC end caps and fastened them using SS flathead screws and SS nuts with nylon inserts.

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