Trailer skis are done!!!

  • Profile photo of 18fisher18fisher
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    Hastings,MN
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    #1237018

    Just got home from building skis that go on to the tires of a trailer for pulling it across the ice and snow more easily! They are suprisingly strong and lighter than anticipated.

    The plastic skin will last for years and the wearbars are replaceable! These things will be amazing!!!

    Profile photo of 18fisher18fisher
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    Hastings,MN
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    Profile photo of KirtHKirtH
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    Lakeville
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    #741089

    Nice skis, those straps where have I seen those before

    avatartrumar
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    Rochester, Mn
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    #741118

    Those are cool looking.
    A friend of mine had the same idea as you ,he used 2 very low dollar snow boards and installed wearbars on them also.

    Profile photo of jami_ritterjami_ritter
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    Hastings, MN
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    #741126

    Those look sweet!

    Nice choice of beverage also..

    Jami

    Profile photo of Eric PomplunEric Pomplun
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    janesville, wisconsin
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    #741158

    Have u field tested them yet? They look pretty nice. They won’t twist off if you hit a rough patch. I was thinking of just about the same thing . Let me know how well they work.

    Profile photo of Josh RunksmeierJosh Runksmeier
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    Pequot Lakes, MN
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    #741946

    I have a set too ask Huskyjerk to post the pictures. He made them for me. they work great.

    Profile photo of Pete BauerPete Bauer
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    Stillwater, MN
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    #742130

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    Nice choice of beverage also..


    Agreed 110% there Jami

    Can someone explain the advantage of this over just pulling is across the ice/snow? It doesn’t seem like it would help much unless the snow were to get very deep.

    Regardless, Nice design!

    Profile photo of big_gbig_g
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    St. Cloud / Isle, MN
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    #742160

    Pete, behind a ATV, if you get off hard pack, the trailer will stop you in your tracks. That or you gotta punch it to keep the trailer moving. On these ski’s, it should “float” on top of the snow and pull alot easier.

    Hey Ritter… that ain’t “HIGH LIFE”

    big G

    Profile photo of 18fisher18fisher
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    Hastings,MN
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    #742164

    If you compare the footprint that a tires puts down compared to what skis put down its drastically different. the set that you see in the photos are on the bigger side and they measure 6’x15″ that equals about 1000in.sq. about 40x the area of a tire. also the skis “skip” over the potholes and ruts in the ice insteqad of dropping down in them. I think we all have lost our minnows because of the bumps…Just trying to minimize some damage to bait and equipment.

    Field trials are on sunday…Should be fun!!!!

    avatarleloinjunior
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    #1202017

    Amazing, simply amazing! I had to sign in when I saw the pictures. This is something I’ve thought about on/off over the years, but nothing materialized. Just wandering when you made these ski’s & how long you’ve been using them? Have you made any changes or modifications? Also where did you get the square tubing? Was that a pre-build steel frame or did you make it from scratch? Appreciate any time you take in responding.

    Profile photo of Denny ODenny O
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    #1202476

    Hummmm, seems like I’m not the only one up later into the night wondering around.

    Profile photo of castle-rock-clowncastle-rock-clown
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    #1203318

    what about fitting those wheel hoops found at motorcycle dealerships to the skis? some of the skis I’ve seen are drive on with no straps.

    Profile photo of 18fisher18fisher
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    Hastings,MN
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    #1203707

    Sorry guys, I’m just seeing that this old post was dug up. The skis don’t get used very much any more because of other family commitments getting in the way.

    They are just collecting dust in the shed now and I’m getting sick of walking around them. Having a newborn at home really outs a damper on the fishing.

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