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Rockfish9 12-30-2014 08:48 AM

New ride...
 
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being not too many moons away from my 60th birthday.. and planning ahead for my retirement.. last march I took advantage of a promotion at the local Polaris dealer... and bought a Polaris 570EFI ...
Most of the places I fish are a fair to long walk...often taking over an hour ( each way) ... I rigged the wheeler to accommodate all my gear, but made it so I could very quickly convert to my sled if I have restrictions ( deep snow or a short trip).. all my "systems " melt into one usable unit....

I made an auger perch from maple for the front, using "J" bolts and self locking wing nuts to hold it to the front rack, without drilling holes....to the mount I added a bracket and wiring for my GPS from the boat... an inland lakes chip allows me to have lake and pond maps on demand...
In the rear.. I modified a pair of hinged cover boxes for gear storage... a through bolted aluminum strap on each side captures a ratchet strap that fits through the factory tie downs on the rear rack... in the middle, I made a "live well" using a pair of buckets with foam inserts and overboard drains in the event I should slop some water....my tip up and jig rod "rocket launcher" from my mobile ice fishing sled fits on the back..

I front mounted ( factory)a 3000 lb. winch with wire rope with a home made ( retrievable) pipe allows me to pull through snow drifts or if I get stuck in slush...

the whole rig fits nicely in the back of my truck and saves me from loading and unloading thus allowing me more time to fish...

niko 12-30-2014 10:07 AM

Very cool new toy :)
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Rappin Mikey 12-30-2014 01:03 PM

SWEET! I still walk:sled:


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