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    Does anyone have any experience in building or using a homemade pult?
    I did a quik search on the internet, and found a couple of plans for making a B/C sled. The ones with the most detail were made out of the "Paris Company Expedition Sled". I began looking around locally and some mail order places for one, but no love... I dont know if they stopped making these things, or if they're just hard to find. If anyone knows of a good recepie with readily available parts, I'd be most interested.
    -- In between the trees??? Hmmmm... Sure, why not!

  • #2
    there is a thread either here in TFT or in telemarktips.com.
    was pretty easy ans wasn't a budget breaker either.
    there are no days of bad skiing, only days I ski badly

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    • #3
      Do a search on the word "pulk" and you will fine everything from rope towed kids sleds to carbon fiber expedition transporters.

      Or you could have a look here: http://www.timefortuckerman.com/foru...ad.php?t=14589
      Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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      • #4
        Thanks,
        With the help of RR's post and Google at-el, I managed to put something together this weekend. I got a Paris "Expedition Sled" form Auchubon True value Hardware. They told me that that they stock them mostly for the ice fishermen. The chain is a distributer for them. They also had 5 ft. x 1/2in. fiberglass poles (intended for plant stakes) and all sorts of stainless steel hardware. So with that, some beaners, and a little rope craft I was able to toss a basic sled together. I screwed 2 strips of light aluminum angle iron skegs to the bottom to help keep it from sliding sideways. I think that the sluly poles might end up needing some tweking, but I think that it's mostly there. Since there isn't any snow for a hundred miles, I don't think I'll be able to test drive this beauty until the fall but I'm sure that Basil Hayeon and his Jamacan buddies will be very comfortable.

        First step of the "Katadin or Bust" compain complete..
        -- In between the trees??? Hmmmm... Sure, why not!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mtmike View Post
          Thanks,
          With the help of RR's post and Google at-el, I managed to put something together this weekend. I got a Paris "Expedition Sled" form Auchubon True value Hardware. They told me that that they stock them mostly for the ice fishermen. The chain is a distributer for them. They also had 5 ft. x 1/2in. fiberglass poles (intended for plant stakes) and all sorts of stainless steel hardware. So with that, some beaners, and a little rope craft I was able to toss a basic sled together. I screwed 2 strips of light aluminum angle iron skegs to the bottom to help keep it from sliding sideways. I think that the sluly poles might end up needing some tweking, but I think that it's mostly there. Since there isn't any snow for a hundred miles, I don't think I'll be able to test drive this beauty until the fall but I'm sure that Basil Hayeon and his Jamacan buddies will be very comfortable.

          First step of the "Katadin or Bust" compain complete..
          When are you planning to go? I heard reports that rangers were telling people to leave early because the snow was melting so fast they wouldn't be able to get their gear out via sleds.

          More info here:
          http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...-trails-closed
          Last edited by Seeker; 03-26-2012, 08:19 AM. Reason: Added URL.
          "Information is not knowledge
          Knowledge is not wisdom
          Wisdom is not truth
          Truth is not beauty
          Beauty is not love
          Love is not music
          Music is THE BEST."

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          • #6
            Cool that you pulled it togerther. Let's see some pix....we need a sled icon!
            Is just not the same....

            There will be some fresh cover yet, but it still looks like next year for sled-based trips around here.

            Maybe you could paint some eyes on your sled, so it can see where it's going
            Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RR View Post
              Cool that you pulled it togerther. Let's see some pix....we need a sled icon!
              Is just not the same....

              There will be some fresh cover yet, but it still looks like next year for sled-based trips around here.

              Maybe you could paint some eyes on your sled, so it can see where it's going
              My fabrication crew is a 11 year old. at one point, not only did it have eyes, but steer horns and a barbie seat too. The final picks only sported a flask and small cedar box.

              I tried to add pics, and got an error message.
              Something about already using my maximum of -1 pics???

              I'm sure it's something I did wrong. After I get past that technical diffaculty, I'm sure I could post a pic or two and a fair pulk icon.
              -- In between the trees??? Hmmmm... Sure, why not!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Seeker View Post
                When are you planning to go? I heard reports that rangers were telling people to leave early because the snow was melting so fast they wouldn't be able to get their gear out via sleds.

                More info here:
                http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...-trails-closed
                I'm not going til next year.
                I'll be rehabbing and training until then.
                I've never been there, so the Mrs and I will be going up for a few days when the park opens for the summer.
                -- In between the trees??? Hmmmm... Sure, why not!

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                • #9
                  You will LOVE it! Beautiful place in summer.
                  "Information is not knowledge
                  Knowledge is not wisdom
                  Wisdom is not truth
                  Truth is not beauty
                  Beauty is not love
                  Love is not music
                  Music is THE BEST."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mtmike View Post
                    ......
                    I tried to add pics, and got an error message.
                    Something about already using my maximum of -1 pics???

                    I'm sure it's something I did wrong. After I get past that technical diffaculty, I'm sure I could post a pic or two and a fair pulk icon.
                    Here's the way we have to post pics:
                    http://www.timefortuckerman.com/foru...ad.php?t=13339
                    Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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                    • #11
                      YES...photos please...I've been building one for the last two-three-months...I move slow when there is no incentive (a.k.a snow)...looks like you beat me by some 60-90 days on completion...

                      BTW, how did you attach the hardware to the fiberglass poles? I tried threading them but could not get threads to take...I opted for JB Weld and some barrel screws through the HW and poles...

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