Homemade Ice Fishing Stuff
I went with the 3/4" - in the store the 1" was massive overkill.
Now that it's done, the 1/2" would have been strong enough for pulling/stopping, but I was worried it would create weak spots where I drilled through it to make my attachments.
I borrowed a pipe bender from work and made the initial shape.
Then I pounded the last 3" of each end flat, drilled 5/16" holes for the 1/4" hitch pin.
Then I drilled 2 sets of holes where the pipes come together to keep them from spreading, and fastened a couple bolts.
Then I measured and drilled 5/16" holes to mount it to the front of the sled using 5/16" clevis pins and a couple washers.
So, $8 for the conduit, $5 for the hitch pin, 2 clevis pins, 2 cotter/hairpins, pack of 5/16" washers.
The 3/4 will work you will not get much flex, 1/2 in will also work fine.
Looking at making my own tow bar for pulling my flipover behind my ATV out of conduit.
Is there much difference in strength/flex in 1" pipe vs. 3/4"?
The 3/4" is half the cost of a length of 1" pipe.
nice never thought about using it for that lol good idea ??
Made a few modifications to my Fishtrap XL. Nice to have everything organized without stuff moving around, yet have a ton of storage underneath in compartments. Yeah, it added weight, but not more than 25 lbs. It was a game changer for fishing comfort and organization, not to mention the Cool factor IMO !!! Cup holders were a must!!!
Im 14 so I dont have 300 dollars laying around to buy a vex so I bought a garmin striker 4 which was only 100 dollars mounted it on a old eagel 60 flasher box with a old strap to a pingpong net the regualr summer ducer worked well I am looking to up grade to the winter style though to a winter style over all this set up worked really well for me and I would argue it works just as well as my buddies vexs