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I'm looking ideas on putting a rack on the back of my fishing sled. Put a auger rack on last year and this year want to do a rack for hauling flasher, heater, or basically whatever I feel like.

Any ideas, experience, or pictures welcome... especially pics. Thanks

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What year and model of sled do you have?

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Polaris Indy 500. Not sure on the year, but I'm thinking somewhere around a 95 or slightly newer. It's actually my dad's, I just always work on it when I go home for winter break.

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There are after market racks that will fit. I know Dennis Kirk is a place to try for a bolt on luggage racks.

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I have a 95 Indy that is getting a custom rack built to hold a 20lb propane tank and a five gallon bucket. I will post pics as soon as I get it back.

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Thanks Rod those are great pics and will help me a lot in the design.

WTN4ICE, do you know how soon you will get it back?

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Well I see you are located in Fargo. I go to school up here, so would you mind if I came and checked it out sometime in the next few days here?

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Rod - doesn't the rack system kind of defeat the purpose of having a sled style portable? I can see it for a Clam style or something. Also, how tippy is that thing loaded up? Seems that the center of gravity would be quite high? Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and it's a sweet setup - just thinking through the pros/cons...

Thanks.

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I finally got this to work.This was made to hold a 20lbr & a bucket or gas can or cooler or whatever. It's simple but does the job.I can get two propane tanks in there also but it's a tight fit. In hindsight it should have been big enough to fit two milk crates another 1 1/2 would do it. It's bolted on so it could be removed.

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Rod - doesn't the rack system kind of defeat the purpose of having a sled style portable? I can see it for a Clam style or something. Also, how tippy is that thing loaded up? Seems that the center of gravity would be quite high? Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and it's a sweet setup - just thinking through the pros/cons...

Thanks.

That system is for making BIG moves....one end of the lake to another, moving from flat to flat on Mille Lacs, that type of thing. Once I get to an area I want to work, I can unload the Trap and cover the smaller (relatively speaking) area on foot dragging the Trap. In fact, if the weather's nice enough, I don't even use the Trap for anything more than storage for my rods, tackle and electronics, beacuse I fish directly off the seat of the sled.

The center of gravity is a little high, so I had to add some weights low and up front. Add the weight of my StrikeLite in its rack on the front and it balances out pretty well.

The advantage to carrying my trap as opposed to towing it is that its not subjected to the rough ride that a towed Trap endures. The snowmobile's suspension protects the Trap and all its contents. This allows me to travel at top speed from 1 end of the lake to the other without having to worry that my rods or electronics will be broken when I get there. This is one of the reasons I prefer a sled over an ATV. I can cover the ice much faster, thus maximizing my fishing time.

Do some checking around.....I think you'll find a few guys using this same system that know WAY more about ice fishing than I do. wink

-Munchy

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