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looking for some ideas for protecting my gear from the auger when in the tub and pulling with a sled or 4 wheeler. heard once about using 8 inch pvc pipe as a sleeve.

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pj4, I know there is one on the market, and I am sorry, but I cannot think of who makes it. pvc might be more inexpensive, just drill some holes for a strap, and maybe some plastic welding or pvc glue on a bottom.
we had a auger in a sled when up in canada, and the ****ed auger came loose, and busted up all the poles, and tackle boxes, we have never used a trailer since.

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PVC works good, but gets brittle when it's really cold. The black pipe (we used to call in high density polyethylene or HDPE) is more flexible and less brittle. There's another type of black plumbing line nowadays, but I can't remember what it's called. It's also less brittle than PVC.

Anyway, you can do it two ways. Just buy the cap and drill a couple holes along the top open edge and run a small bungee through the auger drill hole just above where the blades connect. That just basically covers the blade assembly, and it sounds like you're looking for more protection.

So you can get a enough pipe to come almost all the way up to your power head, cement on the cap, drill the holes again in the top edge of the open end and bungee it with two bungees, one to each handle. A little more work and hassle, but covers the whole drill.

Not sure if an 8-inch auger would have enough play to fit down two feet of 8-inch pipe, however. frown.gif

Those types of full-drill covers are available in a lot of stores, however, and some come with a handle toward the top that makes carrying the auger with the drill cover on a bit easier.

Good luck.

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backwater, have you any experence with this, if so, does the zipper allow any snowdust? we go to canada every january, and the auger transportation is always the biggest concern. we have bolted on baskets to the tunnels of our snomachines, were we disasemble the auger from the motor, and put on a bag over the motor, but still get some snowdust into the powerhead. we need a better way of transporting the auger for reliable starting. this bag looks interesting, how good does it work thou?

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The ReadyRig Ice Auger Carrying case has been upgraded from last year. They have added red trim and red carrying handles. More importantly the zipper is a lot heavier and has been reconfigured so that even augers with oversized handles fit into it very easily. You can take a look at it on the ReadyRig HSOforum.

I have one and it has saved my auger a couple of times last year when my Jiffy slipped off the sled into the slush while I was fishing up around Thunder Bay. The guys that did not have their augers in a case had the same thing happen and they had to borrow mine to drill their holes. Great case...well worth the money!

Wild Willie

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I have the strike master case. It works great for storage and I would imagine for trasportation as well. I got it last year but at that time I pulled a sperate sled with all my gear. This year I have a new portable so will use the bag so I don't get gas spill or tear from bladed to new shack.

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Just my .02 www.ryansatvracks.com has a auger mounting system for ATV's and some put them on the front of snowmobiles. I know Dave Genze has them on his snowmobile. Strike Master makes a cover for the powerhead that is only a few $ and it keeps the snow out.

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I think it is made by Otter, but we used to call them "auger condoms". They are big, yellow, and as far as I can tell, questionably effective. Expensive to. I always keep several of the hex keys you use to seperate the auger from the power head, as well as extra bolts, on hand. Theauger and power head seperate pretty quickly. Once you take the weight off of the end of the auger, it is a lot less aggresive banging around in the sled. If I could replace the bolt with a finger operated wing bolt.............Hmmmmmmm

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Otter does make a product like that, it is called the Otter Ice Shield. It covers the auger but not the power head.

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