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Any opinions on the SnowDog icefishing thingamabob....

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by Capnhook, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Capnhook

    Capnhook

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    Do any of you have a SnowDog? Has any of you had any experience with a SnowDog? What is your opinion of them? Wifey mentioned it for a birthday present, and I suspect I'll be getting one. Guess she feels sorry for my old legs. I got a knee replacement in Late Nov, and I'm getting another one in Late Feb., and she knows I love to icefish. Thanks for any input. Capnhook
     
  2. plugger

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    I am not familiar with snow dogs but when we use to snowmobile a lot we had quite a problem with snow snakes. Fortunately we always carried a couple bottles of anti-venom! Seriously I have watched the videos and I think I will stick with riding a quad.
     

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    know someone with one. Seems great in that it is compact, can run on dry land. Other than that I think quads or sleds are better, if you want to spend the money on one. I think price is the biggest attraction.

    Probably have to stud the track of the snowdog, too. Doesn't work worth dog doo on glare ice.
     
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  4. Jimbo 09

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    I'd Stick with a nice two up sled or a quad. Can buy some nice machines and a trailer for the price of the sno dog. Plus there's no way I'm riding in a sled on rough ice out on the bay or bigger lakes. Defiantly want something with a suspension.
     
  5. Scout 2

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    My neighbor has one and he uses it in the summer and winter both. He took a lawn cart and uses the weels on it in the summer and made skis for it for the ice. He was loading in his van but this year he bought a small covered trailer and leaves everything in the trailer. I saw him today going down the road standing in a jet sled and it does not look like it goes very fast. I agree on the price it seems like a lot for what it is
     
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    I saw 1 pulling 3 jet sleds the other day. Looked like a black train going across lake. Was moving right along.
     
  7. sureshot006

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    I think top speed is 20 mph.
     
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    I have to wonder how much effort is involved in steering? I know that riding in a sled, without any suspension, is rough.
     
  9. y2ba

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    On smooth ice, I’m sure they’d work pretty slick. The price is a bit steep in my opinion. If you were to ride in that sled for a weekend on any of the bigger waters, your back would hurt so bad you’d forget about your knee!
     
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    I wondered about that myself it looks like it would want to slide sideways and would be worse yet on ice. The standing up thing would kill me> He told me when I was talking to him that they have or we developing a sled for it that you sit on and he was going to get one. If it was me I would already have one made and be using it
     
  11. junkman

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    It wouldn't take much to put together a riding sulky .A couple of old snowmobile skis and springs and a seat you would be in business .
     
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    Yeah, Junkman be pimpin' that snowdoggie!
     
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    You do not have to stand. There's a seat in the sled.
     
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    looking at one myself. Don't need a trailer helmet orv stickers stores in sled very small footprint 280lbs. 3500for setup isn't bad. but a used 2 up sled would be better ride cheaper been pondering for a week
     
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    I just wonder how good it is in 8 inches of slush with 4 inches of snow on top of that