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Hifax dimensions needed!

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I'm planning to install Hifax runners on my portable this year and I would like to know the cross section dimensions of what people have been using. I will be having a friend cut them from UHMW sheet and we will fab them to custom fit the sleds.

Also if anyone has a picture of the installed runners that would be appreciated!

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What brand of porty are you using?Makes a big difference.

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Why would the brand make a difference? The plastic will be cut to match the length of the sled. I am looking primarily for the best width to make the strips.

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Why would the brand make a difference? The plastic will be cut to match the length of the sled. I am looking primarily for the best width to make the strips.

Because if it's an Otter, the bottom of the sled is designed so that the strips integrate into it. Just buying plain old plastic strips won't fit properly on the Otter sleds.

For any other sled simply cut the strips to the same width as the ribs on the bottom of the sled. There is no "standard" or "best" width, as it varies between sled manufacturers.

-Munchy

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Each Shack manufactur uses dimintions that are specific to their sleds. So the cross section dimentions on my Otter Lodge (Magnum sled), are different from my FishTrap Pro.

If I were to guess, I think the cross section for my otter is around 1.5x1.5", and I think there are 5-6 of them running the lengh. For my Pro (one man), it is more like 1" ro 1.25" across, and there are only two of them on the outside edges - I don't think these are the ones from Clam.

I'd give you the actual dimentions, but they are still in storage.

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they are still in storage.

What's up with that? What do you sit on while watching ice fishing videos?

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Originally Posted By: NCLaker
they are still in storage.

What's up with that? What do you sit on while watching ice fishing videos?

LOL ... I was hoping no one would ding me on the storage thing laugh

Haven't been able to completely pry myself out of open water mode. If find a deal on some otter swivel seats, I'll be camping in that shack until I can move it out on the ice grin I guess it's time to reinventory the gear so I can get my wish list going for the ice show.

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