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Wouldn't take him any longer than folding my Frabil and starting the sled... hell I'd just pull the pins.. hook a bungee from shelter to the wing strut and drive it to the next spot on the lake..

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Is the weight footprint more or less than a snowmobile Wayne? How do you recover it if it does go thru the ice?

 

 

Art

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Weight foot print of a small airplane on skis is less than me on my boots.. I'll find you a picture of how to bring one back up, they only go to the wings (and trap you inside). This is a current customer of mine. He did this way back at the start of his aviation career.. he just retired at 60 this past August. It was very early ice and he had just dropped off a couple mining guys that were egar to get to a test site... and Reid was leaning against the propellor making sure they got to shore when it went thru ! A good thing he hadn't just jumped back in and fired her up! They came back two weeks later.. cut the ice around it and built a pole tripod to bring it up with chain fall.. slid some logs under the skis across the hole... drained a few things (floor to clear cables and pulleys) quickly before it all froze.. tarped it.. heated/changed fluids and flew it home. Ice was so thin it didn't even bend the wing lift struts.

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Have an email buddy in MN that had his wife sew this up for him. SLICK!!!

 

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Dang .... that IS THE WAY to find an isolated spot on the lake to fish :clapping:

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Weight foot print of a small airplane on skis is less than me on my boots.. I'll find you a picture of how to bring one back up, they only go to the wings (and trap you inside). This is a current customer of mine. He did this way back at the start of his aviation career.. he just retired at 60 this past August. It was very early ice and he had just dropped off a couple mining guys that were egar to get to a test site... and Reid was leaning against the propellor making sure they got to shore when it went thru ! A good thing he hadn't just jumped back in and fired her up! They came back two weeks later.. cut the ice around it and built a pole tripod to bring it up with chain fall.. slid some logs under the skis across the hole... drained a few things (floor to clear cables and pulleys) quickly before it all froze.. tarped it.. heated/changed fluids and flew it home. Ice was so thin it didn't even bend the wing lift struts.

 

Good stuff thanks for posting the info Wayne.

 

 

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That's pretty cool Wayne :thumbsup_anim:

 

Looks peaceful out there by your lonesome B)

Catch anything??

 

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Thanks for sharing

Leechman

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My hope is this will spur you on to design your own improved version.

 

 

I always love the elegant solutions you come up with.

 

The Cartopper loader/unloader comes to mind.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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