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Need some advice here; hoping someone has been through this? Went to service Ontario to transfer Sally into my name and have it re-registered as a UTV ((Utility Task Vehicle) and get off road plates for it. The lady behind the counter looked like a deer in the headlights. She had no idea of what or how to do this. I explained that I am turning this vehicle from an SUV to an UTV and it will never see the roads again. Still nothing but dead silence from her. Maybe if I were using the proper termanalogy might help; but I think my request was strait forwad? I hacked off the bits I didn't need for the road, added the bits I needed for off road. It is now a rebuilt/repurposed vehicle; what's the confusion?

Dan

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I actually went to a service Ontario this afternoon and they took my info and said they’d call me when/if they had an answer for me. 
come on people I’m not doing anything illegal; I want to be legal and property register this thing for off road use. 

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Got a bit more done on Bob (sled). A coat of paint and the puck board attached to the bottom of the skies. 3/4” puck board does not like to bend easily; not without a lot of heat. Thought I was going to burn out my heat gun. but it seems to have worked out?

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Sorry for posting 3?times in a row; but wanted to share this. A birthday card from my daughter.  Yep 60 a few days ago. 
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10 hours ago, DanD said:

Got a bit more done on Bob (sled). A coat of paint and the puck board attached to the bottom of the skies. 3/4” puck board does not like to bend easily; not without a lot of heat. Thought I was going to burn out my heat gun. but it seems to have worked out?

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Dan, that plastic you are calling " puck board ", is that cutting board plastic? and isn't it prone to breaking in cold temperatures?

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Dan do us all a favour and dont educate the ministry too much. When i bought my boat i went to register it and it became completely obvious no one had ever registered a boat at the dufferin road location in the last 50 years. They made me pay a bit of tax on the trailer registration and I was out the door for $120 with plates!

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On 1/14/2020 at 6:39 PM, DanD said:

I actually went to a service Ontario this afternoon and they took my info and said they’d call me when/if they had an answer for me. 
come on people I’m not doing anything illegal; I want to be legal and property register this thing for off road use. 

There are people on jobs that know more than their co workers, usually more than their supervisors. I would have asked the poor woman with all due respect can she ask someone for advice? When I think now about what I didn't know at 25 when I was handed the keys to an operation with a lost revenue of $4000.00 a minute and everything that came with that I start to have an anxiety attack. My managers must have been feeling the same at home. If I had have known the $$$ then I might have tapped out. 

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On 1/15/2020 at 5:35 AM, OhioFisherman said:

Dan, that plastic you are calling " puck board ", is that cutting board plastic? and isn't it prone to breaking in cold temperatures?

This stuff is High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and it should hold up to the cold. Plus the stuff I'm using is 3/4" thick; time will tell?

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Just wondering Dan, I used to be able to get plastic drums from customers and keep a few in the garage or barn with the tops cut off and store dry kindling  in them for my wood stove, some of them would break easily in very cold weather.

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High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)  Or puck board is used in Frozen hockey rinks between the ice and the boards so when frozen pucks hit it 100 miles an hour  it doesn’t break anything. 
it is made for cold conditions and should work great for him

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21 hours ago, AKRISONER said:

Dan do us all a favour and dont educate the ministry too much. When i bought my boat i went to register it and it became completely obvious no one had ever registered a boat at the dufferin road location in the last 50 years. They made me pay a bit of tax on the trailer registration and I was out the door for $120 with plates!

I guess your boat is not registered yet then, the ON boat # will still be registered to the old owner.

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1 hour ago, FILTHY OAR said:

I guess your boat is not registered yet then, the ON boat # will still be registered to the old owner.

The registration slip with my name on it says it is? Also registered it with transport canada too 

 

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2 hours ago, FILTHY OAR said:

I guess your boat is not registered yet then, the ON boat # will still be registered to the old owner.

Yep, they probably had never registered a boat there Akrisoner. Boats titles and registration is a Federal thing and your trailer is provincial, the MOT. You paid taxes on the trailer. I am going to sign my boat over to a friend and I'm told I can't just go to Service Canada and do it everything has to be done online now. I'll find out soon I guess. 

That location must have been a 2 for 1 special, Service Canada and MOT all in the same kiosk. Too simple to be true. 

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20 hours ago, AKRISONER said:

The registration slip with my name on it says it is? Also registered it with transport canada too 

Then you havn't received the tax bill yet for the boat from the government, 7 years ago when I registered mine I got the tax bill 2 years later.

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Started assembling the tracks, now that all the treads are cut, drilled and the wheel guides are welded up. The treads are 1”x1/2”x14” long channel. The guides are 1”x1/8” flat bar, bent to form a rounded triangle.  All bolted together with 5/16” bolts, nuts and washers. Once everything is together and has proven to work the way I hope; I’ll cut the excess bolt length off and tack weld the nuts to cut the bolts. The rubber strips that the treads are bolted to, are from an industrial conveyor belt that use to haul rock out of a  quarry. It’s about a 1/4” thick with multiple layers of canvas and rubber. All I can say is that I picked a good winter to build this contraption; because there’s no ice on Simcoe that I’m willing to get out on. Which gives me more time to finish up. LOL

This rig may take its maiden voyage out on Nipissing?

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Dan, how much $$ do you think you will have in the rig by the time you finish? You have to include a decent labour rate, not the $130.00 you guys charge as shop rate. OK maybe not a buck 30. She sure is looking good and by the time you finish will have the only one in the entire World. That in itself is cool. 

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You know what Johm, I have yet added up the costs so far; other then what the wife knows about. LOL I've been thinking about doing something like this for a few years now; so what the hell; lets build it. LOL If it's a flop I guess I won't build another; or at least not the same way? If it does work as plamed, I think we'll have some fun with it; umtil it blows apart. Believe me all of this has been built on a budget, of calling in favors and using used materials.Sally doesn't mimd used undergear as long as its been cleaned, freshly welded (She has steel drawers) and painted. LOL

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Simcoe will be fully good to go by the 25th. Ya better get movin! See you out there! 

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The tracks are all but done; still need to do the final tightening of the treads, once I've mounted them on Sally. I started putting the trailing axle together, got as far as welding the stubs onto the axle and had to stop. The guys got here to help build the box for the bobsled.thumbnail_IMG_0048.jpg.47996da6002abe1ffeead9645878912d.jpgthumbnail_IMG_0049.jpg.94264fe3ac0f20d5e15d14dde5e10f10.jpgthumbnail_IMG_0040.jpg.e9db950ac5646a15373242df31df886c.jpgthumbnail_IMG_0041.jpg.e8d671ecad46b33003a95b6339c6517a.jpgthumbnail_IMG_0042.jpg.c0a81498ba13a9f0185ae982433374fe.jpgthumbnail_IMG_0043.jpg.499ff22598e950a61513f5c95f76d3df.jpg

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With the snow that came down on the weekend, I was able to run the sled around the parking lot here at the shop. The thing towed like it wasn't there. Left the quad in high range and 2 wheel drive; it didn't even spin the tires. At about 15 klicks per hour, I made a right turn around the end of the building; looked over my left shoulder to find the sled at about a 45° swung out to the left. The puck board has made the skies that slippery. Put 2 rows of bench seats in, a truck topper on top, squirt some paint on and it'll be done.

Dan.

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Looking good Dan, you'll be the envy of everyone lugging their gear across the lake by hand.

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It,s not as big as I thought it would be. The frame looked huge in your pics. Like the redneck locking device on the door. 😁

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