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> I know its July but I have an ice hut question
train
Posted: Jul 08, 2021 - 04:42 am


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Good Morning All,

I know its July but I have an ice hut question.

I was looking at my hut the other day and see that the runners on my ice hut skis need replacement.

I have heard these runners called several things; rink board, teflon strips, etc....

Any ideas as to where I can get new runners in the North Bay area?

Thanks

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earthling
Posted: Jul 08, 2021 - 06:39 am


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No idea where you can get them in north bay but the proper reference is UHMW sheets (preferred) or HDPE, you do not want Teflon (it won't hold up). You can purchase these sheets online from a number of retailers. It machines very clean so don't worry about buying short strips and piecing them together or wide sheets and cutting strips. Often you can find sled runners (the kind you put on pull toboggans) on sale. They are also called Hyfax strips, etc.

Here is an example retailer

https://www.ontarioplastics.ca/products/pla...lyethylene.html

Here is an example runner (hyfax)

https://www.amazon.ca/HDPE-SLED-HYFAX-RUNNE...&sr=1-1-catcorr

Despite most of these being advertised as HDPE, they are usually UHMW, either will work but UHMW is preferred.

You can also sometimes find puckboard really cheap, typically it will be HDPE but I have seen it cheap enough that I wouldn't care. If you have access to a table saw you can easily turn it into the width you need.

I sometimes find folks on the usual marketplaces (kijiji, craigs, facebook) that are selling cutoffs in bulk extremely cheap so its worth a search that way. Good luck with your search.

One more thought. Look around for a local snowmobile graveyard/wrecker/restorer. They may have piles of hyfax runners laying around they would sell cheap.

And one LAST thought. Dog sleds (modern ones) use the same runners. They are cheap in the states, much more expensive in Canada (sigh) but maybe you can find some used ones or NOS.

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sandybay
Posted: Jul 08, 2021 - 09:11 am


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Rona carries the puck board. they cut to several widths for you.

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train
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 - 05:01 pm


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To: earthling and sandybay,

Thank you for your responses and information.

Much appreciated.

Train

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lund2342
Posted: Jul 11, 2021 - 02:46 pm


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Sandy Bay gave me advice as well and I ordered from Rona. As stated, they will cut them to whatever width you need, 4", 6" etc etc. Great advice from Sandy Bay

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