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JWPHOTO
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 07:11 am


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Sooooo I was out on Simcoe for the first time in 12 years.

HOLY CRAP am I out of shape.

I went out of Lefroy and really struggled pulling my old Frabrile portable hut. It just seamed to push the snow.... I thought I was going to have a heart attack on the way back.

So on to my question.

What portable hut do you recommend that is easy to transport when walking?

PS. Fishing was ok.... lots of dinks though. I kept 10 good eaters. I was in 23 FOW for most of the day. The new Helix 5 I picked up (highly recommended here) worked great but the battery didnt last very long so I will have to do some research on setting the machine up to help with that.


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VanSlyke
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 07:40 am


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I would suggest building yourself a smitty sled to put your frabill sled and gear on. Makes pulling gear ALOT easier.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 07:42 am


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turn down the brightness on your helix 5 and your battery will last alot longer , i can fish all day with my helix 7 on brightness 4 or 5

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 07:48 am


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I can run my Helix5 for 12-14 hours on 7ah battery on brightness setting 5 fishing in a heated portable/hut.

you might have a bad battery or there is something running in the background (GPS maybe) draining your battery?

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 07:49 am


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QUOTE (VanSlyke @ Jan 11, 2018 - 07:40 am)
I would suggest building yourself a smitty sled to put your frabill sled and gear on. Makes pulling gear ALOT easier.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 09:02 am


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Smitty for sure....I have a set of skis from my last smitty up for grabs if you need skis.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 09:08 am


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Build a smitty sled it will be a lot easyier too pull and make it at least minimum 4" high ...... You tube it to get ideas ....

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 09:12 am


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OMG you guys ROCK. I just googled Smitty Sled. Guess I know what I am doing tomorrow

I will play around with the Helix 5 today and find how to change the brightness and see if the GPS was on.

Thanks everyone

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 10:01 am


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Had the same issue this year on Xmas day. I'm using a borrowed one man and almost died dragging it out in the same spot. Smitty all the way! I built this one to fit my 56" sled on top or my 1 man flip over. With the sled i have a cover so all the stuff stays dry and clean.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 10:10 am


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Here is mine made out of ABS pipe. Light and strong.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 11:21 am


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build a smitty, i pulled my one man on Jan 2nd without my smitty and could taste death in my mouth trying to pulling the sled back in deep snow. The smitty will keep the front from acting as a plow.

I also run the helix 7 with a 7ah battery and can get well over 10hrs if i keep the brightness to around 5 setting, as back up i have a Milwaukee M18 usb adapter and can power the unit this way if i ever run out of juice.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 11:35 am


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QUOTE (Dee004 @ Jan 11, 2018 - 10:10 am)
Here is mine made out of ABS pipe. Light and strong.

I like your sled!
How did you connect the pipe to the skis?

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 11:36 am


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Life saver.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 06:29 pm


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QUOTE (Dee004 @ Jan 11, 2018 - 10:10 am)
Here is mine made out of ABS pipe. Light and strong.

Now that is a nice sled. I am going to rebuild mine and get rid of the wood top. I actually already use pvc on the legs already.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 06:33 pm


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QUOTE (Dee004 @ Jan 11, 2018 - 10:10 am)
Here is mine made out of ABS pipe. Light and strong.

Thatís an awesome sled but I really love the Ontario shack!

Dave

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