Discussion in ' IceFishingMichigan. Log in or Sign up. Otter sled vs jet sled Discussion in ' IceFishingMichigan. Jan 29, 1. Jan 29, 2. Messages: 1, Likes Received: Jan 29, 3. That's what I am kinda leaning towards. OutdoorHub Mobile, the information engine of the outdoors. Jan 29, 4. Messages: Likes Received: 0 Location: Howell. I have an Otter. No complaints. Jan 29, 5. Messages: 19, Likes Received: 3, Location: None of your business. William H BonneyJan 29, Jan 29, 6.
Messages: 40 Likes Received: 0. Plastic is thick enough to put Eye-bolts in, with some washers, so they're easy to tow. I'm on my second season and they barely look used.
AZOJan 29, Jan 29, 7. Thanks every one for the info. Ill be sure to let you know what I buy. Going to bass pro a little later. My church is on the water or in the woods. Jan 29, 8. IMO otter has the sturdiest sleds out right now. RevpilotJan 29, Jan 29, 9. Messages: Likes Received: 7. Jan 29, Messages: Likes Received: Location: Kodiak.Jet boats can go where many standard boats can't, opening up miles of undistrubed areas. Shallow-draft boats driven by a jet stream of water can propel an angler to portions of free-flowing rivers that see a comparatively light fishing pressure.
Standard propeller-driven boats are limited to deeper pools of such rivers. Jet-powered boats can glide across inches-deep shallow riffles, opening up miles of otherwise undisturbed areas. Though it's possible to purchase an outboard engine set up as a jet from some manufacturers, most outboards are converted by a local dealer.
In the process a mechanic replaces the outboard's lower unit — the part that houses the gearbox, propeller and skeg — with the jet unit, which is essentially a water pump. Major components housed within the jet unit include the water intake, impeller and nozzle. As its name suggests, the water intake draws in the water from beneath the boat's hull, directing it into the impeller.
The impeller, driven by the outboard's driveshaft, spins the water into a high velocity flow. This flow is channeled through the unit's housing and discharged out the back as a high speed jet of water, the force of which pushes the boat. A deflector pivots into place when the operator shifts into reverse, which swaps the direction of the stream's flow allowing the boat to be backed up. The jet's intake hangs 1 to 2 inches below the boat's hull, providing the clearance needed to glide across the shallows.
Though the outboard jet conversion is a relatively simple process, getting set up to run the shallows isn't as simple as high-tailing it to the local marina with your current boat to have the work done.
To ensure optimal performance the boat's hull design is a vital aspect. A flat hull allows the jet outdboard to receive a smooth supply of water. To work efficiently a jet outboard must be fed a smooth supply of water, something best accomplished with a fairly flat hull. Heavy duty all-welded aluminum jonboats with a slight "V" — 6 to 10 degrees dead rise is ideal — achieve this.
The hull provides a solid air-free flow to the outboard — pushing bubbles out to the side — and has enough bite to keep the boat from skating sideways on turns and when hit with a strong crosswind.Building the Perfect Shallow Water Fishing Boat
The small draft of a johnboat is also a benefit, as it allows an angler to float downriver through skinny water when fishing without bumping bottom. Compared to a riveted boat, a welded hull is less likely to open up if you hit an obstacle while under power.
Naturally, hull thickness plays into this as well. A thickness of. Rivers that are particularly nasty to navigate i. Jet Unit Though it's possible to purchase an outboard engine set up as a jet from some manufacturers, most outboards are converted by a local dealer. Boat Considerations Though the outboard jet conversion is a relatively simple process, getting set up to run the shallows isn't as simple as high-tailing it to the local marina with your current boat to have the work done.
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They do work well. I should have bought one. They had one at the door. Ornaments; he carries none, but the notches on his bow. They are super thick, nice and deep, no roll overs. They even make metal runners and covers for them. No holes just some marks, they have hauled many deer and tons of corn. He probably paid a bit more. I think his sled weighs more than the deer he likes to kill!
They are thick and really heavy duty. Originally designed to pull behind a snowmobile on long treks I believe.
Its a higher density plastic, I believe. I swore I had seen one heavier duty, looked thicker that the one I had. They were on back order so long I said forget it. Been running my kodiak with out it since ! Alot of deer, wood, around the house, you name it!
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Failed filename strippederror.Extend the life of your sled or portable sled based ice shelter with these ultra high density polyethylene bars. A little tricky holding the bolt head and nut to tighten during installation but once on they work great. I pull my sled with a Snowdog so these will protect the bottom of the sled very well.
These make sense. They should be included when you purchase a sled. Easy to install. Rubber washers should keep water out. Three included in package but I installed only 2 because third would be off-center on jet sled junior.
I just received these wear bars today and installed them tonight. Time will tell, but they have to help! If they do, my rating will be higher. If you own a Shappell sled that is used on hard ice you need the runners or wear bars on the bottom of the sled to prevent damage to the plastic bottom of the sled.
In fact the sleds should probably not be sold without them. They are easy to install with a drill, a wrench and a screwdriver. They are reversible so that they can be turned around as the fronts of the wear bars begin to wear. They come with rubber washers so the sled will not leak if used in a wet environment. Rating Required Select Rating 1 star worst 2 stars 3 stars average 4 stars 5 stars best. Email Required. Review Subject Required. Comments Required. Current Stock:. Quantity: Decrease Quantity: Increase Quantity:.
Frequently bought together:. Select all Add selected to cart. Quick view. Keep snow and debris out and your gear in. Elastic covers fit over 6 gallon buckets, ice augers ect Shappell Kodiak Heavy Duty Sleds. The heavy duty version of the Shappell Jet Sled.
Made of heavy duty polyethylene, these Shappell sleds are rugged. This is the largest of the Kodiak sled series. Add to Cart. Couples Shappell Ice Shelters and Sleds to snowmobiles or 4-wheelers. Fits all Shappell Shelters and Sleds.
Heavy duty universal steel hitch fits most sleds and shelter sled bases. Allows towing of sleds and shelters by ATV or snowmobile.Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
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Schlepping gear is as smooth as ice. It's made from rugged polyethylene, with molded runners for strength and easy gliding.
Measures 54" x 25" x 10" h. Rugged polyethylene; Molded runners for strength; Includes tow rope; Measures 54" x 25" x 10"h. Number: JS1; Get schlepping! Shappell Jet Ice Fishing Sled. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Skip to main content. In Stock.
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