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Chad711

building a sleeper house

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Hey Fellas, great site, I just stumbled onto it tonight. I was wondering if anyone had any plans, diagrams, dimensions on building a sleeper house. My dad build a very nice one years ago, unfortunetly he isnt with us anymore, and I have been away from ice fishing for years.. I just moved back to Minnesota and would really like to build onr, thanks, Chad

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Chad711 smile.gif
Check these links out? Hope they help you out.

http://fishingminnesota.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000987.html

http://fishingminnesota.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000989.html

It's a little late to be building a house isn't it? Maybe for next season.
Good luck and welcome to the forums.
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Well I know, but Ill buy a portable, and when I have time build a house smile.gif

I just moved to Minnesota smile.gif
Thanks for the links!

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Chad welcome! If you wanna get in on some of the action on Mille Lacs this season,...check out this house that is for sale in the Used Gear section,..I really can't believe this house has not sold yet,..this is an incredible house for only $2000.

http://fishingminnesota.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/001412.html

I think I still have the pics from him too, which I can e-mail you if you want,..just leave your address.

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