B-man715 Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 Hey guys,Just want to pick your brain on some ideas here.I've been looking at buying a small aluminum fish house like the Lil' Bugger made by Ridgeline, but have been thinking about building something instead.The upside is it would be far cheaper, but the downside is the frame would have to be steel. Basically all I want is something lightweight for sleeping and fishing in when the ice is at the 5-12" mark.I was thinking about welding up a light frame of thin tube steel with angle or tube joists. And making up some drop axles with long tubes for leverage to raise and lower.For the wall frames I'm leaning towards regular conduit (1/2" or 3/4") bent in an arch so the wall "stud" and "roof truss" would be all one peice. For sheeting I'm thinking about UV proof corrugated plastic. This too would be all one piece (basically rolled over the house from one side, over the top, to the other side. Then sheet the ends up with the same material.The house wouldn't be meant to haul a lot weight, just some fishing stuff and cot etc.Just a one man sleeper shack, say 6'x8'. And pulled with an atv.Any ideas to make it lighter, better?? Anybody ever do something similar?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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