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Hyfax

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Im sure this has been brought up before, i have a fish trap voyager and im thinking about putting hyfax on the bottom. How much does this help pulling wise? is it even worth it?

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Worth every penny. Night and day when you pull it. On ice you won't notice it behind you. It helps in the snow, but it's always hard pulling in the snow.

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You will never regret the investment of hyfax to your sled...

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I will never own a house without hyfax. It will add many many years to the life of your tub and it will help to track better behind a sled/wheelers and even pulling by hand. It does help a tad pulling by hand but not too much. Biggest reason for hyfax is to save wear and tear on your sled.

Like said above. Worth every penny!

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i have been pulling the voyager by hand most the time, sometimes wheeler. Ive had it for 3-4 years, so im guessing it would help?

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I noticed a marked improvement of moving my Otter Lodge by hand after Hyfax were installed

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I've never heard of Hyfax. Can someone shed some light for me? Is there a link anywhere? How much do they cost? Anybody ever use the runner kit sold with the clams?

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I've never heard of Hyfax. Can someone shed some light for me? Is there a link anywhere? How much do they cost? Anybody ever use the runner kit sold with the clams?

I can try, but I don't know if I'm 100% right. Hyfax is a white, waxey type strip. You put them on the bottom of sled your house is attached to. It saves the wear on your sled and is easier to pull on ice and pavement. It really saves on your sled when going across a parking lot.

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Every one said everything that needs to be said, all good things.

Sandman is right on the money with the description.

I got mine at fl eet fa rm, but have seen them at ga nder, thorne bros ext. Everyone that sells shelters will either have the kits or the ability to order them. I can't remember exactly the kit for my otter sled was, maybe 50 bucks? I'm really not sure if they got one specifically for the clam, but if not it would be easy to make a kit for another brand work.

-side note- I have got a clam 5600 and I made some runners with old cross country skies I got at goodwill for 3$. It lifts the base up out of the snow and makes it very easy to pull. I got mine set up so it lifts the base up 8 inches. I just put them under the sled and use ratchet straps to hold it down. I have even used them with my otter sled when the snow was too deep, and I still had to walk out. Really saves on the back. If you look back a couple days there was a thread going about this.

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Also, do a search for HyFax install tips from Shackbash. There are GREAT hints in the video and subsequent tips from others. I got mine done really fast and easy using many of the tips shared.

Basically, get HyFax, it is worth it for many reasons.

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Thanks Box, it was nice it did help.

I have found with my circle of fishing buddies and beyond, many did not even know what Hyfax on a pull behind sled was, let along how to install them grin

I figured a video was warranted wink

Click here for Hyfax 101

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Anyone ever use the ones off a snowmobile and are they any cheaper

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I have the snowmobile ones on my Guide, and yes, they are considerably cheaper. I think I got mine for around $10-12.

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