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costomizing fishhouses

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Most everyone likes to costomize thier fh. Some for more organization and some for comfort. One thing I did to my otter the other day, was to sew some heavy lead line right to the flap. Got tired of wind blowing hard enough my holes didn't stay open. Don't really need it with snow on ice but w/o snow it really helps. It's cheap and adds only a couple pounds to it.(2 things I like to consider) Anyway anyone else do things that might be helpful to others.


p.s. my goal 4 next winter to have things ready b4 ice. hahaha

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For the flaps on my new Otter I will be going with snakors next year (see Northlander if you need some)they are sand tubes.
Other than that its pretty simple for me, except for a couple Otter rod holders. smile.gif

en kala
(I fish)


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i made butt bridges with rod holders and put rock and reel in. very happy with the setup. Now if i can only get my 8x12 done.

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I made a wooden frame around the sled portion of my Otter and mounted a plywood deck over the tub. Make a cut out and frame around a hole big enough to get your largest object in and out of the hatch and hinge this part of the ply. You have to remove the canvas and frame and re-install it to the plywood deck. Add carpet to the top of this assembly and you have a dry and level area to set all of your gear. You can fill the tub under the deck with gear and add more on top of the deck. It greatly increases the capacity of the sled. For about $50 worth of hardware and lumber and a few hours in the garage, it is the slickest modification I have seen yet. You can then use boat seats without having to screw them down. They don't move on the carpet even if you lean back on them.

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