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berke99

Portable ice shelter rope length?

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I was just wondering if putting on a longer length rope on my portable ice house would make it easier to pull by hand this winter. Has any one tried this? Thanks for any input.

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On my Otter Lodge I have the rope long enough to put around my waist to pull and it seems to help. On my 1 man Frabill it's shorter and it seems to be a little tougher to pull a long way that way.

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It also helps to keep the bottom of the sled waxed so it slides better on the snow/ice. But otherwise as the others stated, make it long enough to go around your waste and also long enough so that the sled is not banging into your heels.

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Be careful, if you make the rope to long the sled acts like a plow in the snow. You will want the rope short enough to get a little "lift" on the front of the sled so it doesn't turn into a plow.

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I'm with Northlander,need to get around you,but not bang'n ya.I carry a long piece of muletape (flat nylon rope) in case I need to make it longer or anything else that might need tied. smile

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I also have a deer drag type harness I use if I know Im in for a log haul. It just clips onto the rope I have on the sled until ice is thick enough to use the snowmobile.

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All I use is the deer drag harness thing that you get at Gander of the big C for 10 bucks. I used enough rope so I can keep the harness on and still fish with it. I also have the runners on the bottom of my otter one man

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I agree with the others; make it long enough so you can pull it with your waist. I have pulled my Otter Lodge II over a 1/4 mile, fully loaded, with very little effort. I do have the hyfax runers which seems to help. Also with a longer rope it's easier for 2 guys to pull w/o banging into each other. Ice cleats, of course, are also a requirenmet on the early ice.

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