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Fish Trap Pro assembly?

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Are there any suggestions on putting together a new Fish Trap Pro? Any tips like lubricating the poles or whatever? Are the hyfax runners worth the money? Can you put these on after the rest of the sled is assembled? Thanks for any info.

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As I recall from posts earlier this winter, putting the hyfax runners on BEFORE assembly is the way to go. Folks had posted that if you do it after it is much harder. Personally, I'd go with some sort of runner. I had a FT Pro, used it no more than five or six time and the bottom developed cracks just from pulling across 50 yards of pavement each time. The runners are definately worth it in the long run.

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When you put the tent part on and you are going to put the plastic skirting on to hold the tent in place be sure you have everything in place and where you want it or you may bind the tent material and the tubing will not set on the ice properly.

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Yes, I would reccommend putting the Hyfax on first. It will extend the life of the tub by many years and it is a wise investment.

You can put the hyfax on later but it will be a much larger job. In the meantime, you will also wear the bottom of the tub by going over ice chunks, tar parking lots and so forth. With the Hyfax, no worries.

When you have the tubing all in place, then you will want to put the cover on and turn it so its in place. Then, put the trim lock for the bottom that attaches to the tub on next. The directions will help where to start with that.

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For lubing the poles, many like to use powdered graphite. You can also use a spray like wd40 or teflon spray. Rubbing a candle on the poles will also do the trick. If using wd or similar, use very little or it can rub off on your fabric and leave stains.

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I have found that I can put one together without any help. If I take my time and line the cover up well. I have never had an issue. I have not put a ton of these together but I have probably put 30 together without any help.

If you need to force anything, check all of the corners as it should not be that terribly tight. If one pulls to hard on the corners, one can rip the cover in the seams also.

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I have a Fish Trap Pro and found that the Hyfax and wet snow don't get along as the snow kept building up and made it a bear to pull. What I did was put a pair of downhill skis on with my Hyfax using stainless bolts countersunk into the skis. Wax the skis good and she slides like a dream even when she's loaded with all my gear including my Eskimo 2HP Auger.

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