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A while back my buddy Fisherman donated an old family sleigh. It would seem to be at-least 40+ years old. Hand made. The quality of this  thing is awesome. I hated to take it and do what I was going to do,but he was fine with it.

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Skies

Crates

A detachable push handle

Today was it,s first load and go .This is so easy to push. It,s like pushing a shopping cart. No restriction at all.

Thanks pal.

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As for the fishing, a perch and herring and snapped a huge pike off at the hole. His head was as big as the 6" hole. I would say it was pushing 15lb. It was huge.

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, akaShag said:

Why push, instead of pull, Brian?

It is so much easier Doug. I started by just pushing my old smitty with my spud bar. I could do it with one hand, it was that easy. This is why I went this method. and ya, his boys sat on this as he pulled them around. He told me the story of the sleigh. The braces are copper pipe. I will disassemble after this winter and give it a good she lac .

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7 minutes ago, misfish said:

It is so much easier Doug. I started by just pushing my old smitty with my spud bar. I could do it with one hand, it was that easy. This is why I went this method. and ya, his boys sat on this as he pulled them around. He told me the story of the sleigh. The braces are copper pipe. I will disassemble after this winter and give it a good she lac .

I am guessing you are just using it on the flat, like not up and down hills and such?

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3 hours ago, misfish said:

A while back my buddy Fisherman donated an old family sleigh. It would seem to be at-least 40+ years old. Hand made. The quality of this  thing is awesome. I hated to take it and do what I was going to do,but he was fine with it.

SO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Skies

Crates

A detachable push handle

Today was it,s first load and go .This is so easy to push. It,s like pushing a shopping cart. No restriction at all.

Thanks pal.

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As for the fishing, a perch and herring and snapped a huge pike off at the hole. His head was as big as the 6" hole. I would say it was pushing 15lb. It was huge.

 

 

 

Glad you're making use of it.

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57 minutes ago, akaShag said:

Good guy, Fisherman.  I've probably known him since that sled was built.  😉

 

Why push, instead of pull, Brian?

Doug

Those sleds,(my bro has the other) were made in 1982. And I've known Doug since about '79.

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59 minutes ago, Fisherman said:

I was still in Bagotville until 78, then went to Moisie until Aug 79 and then 1 MP PL.

In my memory, you were one of the "old hands" like Dave Yard when I arrived there.  Evidently not..........

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Nice rig there B!

Good on Fisherman for making it happen

With the title I thought you were talking about me!!   LOL

 

I see there is not much snow down that way.  Better for Ice making

 

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3 hours ago, Gil Levesque said:

Nice!  Just bought a 3 man Frabil venture in great condition for $50 and  found a free pair of downhill skis to build a smitty sled! Just need 2 cross pieces then ready to go! How much ice you got in Barrie?

I was on 3.6" black this morning.🤣

Will post later,as I am cooking right now.

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