Ice shanty storage

3/4/16 @ 6:06 PM
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tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15
Do any of you store your portable shantys. In the garage rafters? Looking for preferably sled type shantys. Trying to figure out a pulley system for both my one man clam and 2 man otter. I want to build a system where I can easily pull them to the garage rafters and get them outo a the way. Would love to hear and see your ideas.
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4/13/16 @ 8:59 PM
jwog666
jwog666
USER since 7/30/10
my trusses are 2x6, so i simply added 2x6 crosses, and then secured them with 5 inch lag bolts, 2 on each end. then attached the lift to them. solid as a rock

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4/13/16 @ 7:25 AM
kyl_me
kyl_me
USER since 7/21/08
Just a question on install: are the 2x4 cross members supported by anything but a few nails on each end? If yes, any concern with that much weight on just a few nails or screws? I am always guilty of over engineering.

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4/13/16 @ 6:30 AM
madforlabs
madforlabs
USER since 12/20/12
Just finished installing a Racor lift in my pole building in a manner very similar to the pics posted by jwog. Works great and the quality is excellent. I did not come close to matching the 2 hour assembly time. Smile

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3/11/16 @ 5:59 PM
jwog666
jwog666
USER since 7/30/10
2 hours install, works great

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3/9/16 @ 8:29 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01
Never smelled moth balls, could never get the tiny legs apart. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Anyway, I made a rack to slide mine on. All I did was screwed 2X4 pieces roughly 15" to the bottom of the rafters about 4' apart on 1 rafter and then on another one about 6' away. Slide the shanty up there in the summer, with dryer sheets, and rods etc. in the winter to be out of the way.

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3/9/16 @ 9:29 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
I just get those heavy duty hooks that you would use for ladders and put my shanty on those up high. at the top I have another lag style hook that I can turn. Side ways lets me put shanty in place and then I turn it down to keep top of shanty in place.

When in position, the fishing area is facing floor, with bottom against wall and tent facing ceiling.

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3/9/16 @ 8:55 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01
Not the kind found under male moths, but yes the other kind. The product reminds me too much of how old people used to smell. That is why I use dryer sheets. Mrt.

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3/8/16 @ 6:44 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15
Moth balls are ok. You ever smell them cold front?

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3/8/16 @ 4:42 PM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01
This is on a 10 foot high dry walled garage ceiling. I would use dryer sheets if I thought there would be a problem. Works in my boat and there are a lot of critters in that shed. Mrt.

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3/8/16 @ 4:32 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15
I've never had a problem but I guess some moth balls or dryer sheets would help

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