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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    He claims it works good
    It ought to track like a schooner! That's great!

    You demonstrated an advantage to your skeg-less pulk sled... backing down a hill.

    It also occurred to me that your hiking partner could serve the same function as the small vessel we put behind our tow... he could pick up a trailing line and help when crossing a slope.
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    The Scoutmaster must not hike where there are sticks...would be good for ice fishing.

    The more I thought about it a fixed skeg woulg be easier
    Get some 90 angle stock, cut a slit, drill two holes, drop it in, bolt it down. You can do two for better stability on the hard pack or one center one like a keel. Angle both front/rear to help ride over logs, rocks etc. Size of the skeg (depth) could be changed depending on the conditions one is going out in.

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    You're right, KMACK... but a flat bottomed toboggan works fine on bare ground and rocky creek beds. I guess it depends on how deep is your average snow.

    I just put together and tested my new pulk sled in the backyard. Took about two hours to make it... most of that time was spent scrounging materials. I tested it by towing my 11 year old daughter around the back yard, which is covered only in grass. It hasn't snowed here in years. She weighs 70 pounds, but she towed pretty easy on flat ground!
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    http://www.skipulk.com/images/pulkbook.pdf

    Check out this link if you are interested in all manner of DIY pulk info. It includes skeg designs as well as harness and sled specs. I am in the process of building one of my own. But there are no sleds to be had around here. It's too late in the season. So we'll see how a plastic underbed storage box works. I hope to get to the NJ hang this weekend.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Great resource!

    ...I almost got it right!

    - MacEntyre

    PS - How about this intrepid pulker?

    "Crossing an area of slush, Bering Strait"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    http://www.skipulk.com/images/pulkbook.pdf

    Check out this link if you are interested in all manner of DIY pulk info. It includes skeg designs as well as harness and sled specs. I am in the process of building one of my own. But there are no sleds to be had around here. It's too late in the season. So we'll see how a plastic underbed storage box works. I hope to get to the NJ hang this weekend.
    That is about all you need to know there. I have that St. Cloud fellows web address and have been looking at his site but decided that once or twice a year I would just go with simple and easy and field repairable. I WILL add the fins though in the future. And a better cover.
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    Thumbs up Pulk Detail Pictures

    Since I have had several hangers ask .... here are some detail pix of what worked good for me on my pulk. Going to add two skid trackers on the rear but for as much as I use it ... 1 or 2 trips a year this version will do OK for a while. I think that I may add shoulder harness to the belt ... that would improve uphills!
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    Shoulder harness would decidedly be worth adding. I hadn't thought about that, but I doubt I'll be doing anything that would benefit from it. At least not for a while.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    i believe shug (and kwapke) is the current cold weather hammock champion of the world!!!

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    Let us not forget Turk, who hasn't chimed in for a while

    50 degress latitude deserves consideration when crowning frozen hammock champions

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