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Darkhouse Building Plans

Discussion in 'Darkhouse Spearing' started by FredBearYooper, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. FredBearYooper

    FredBearYooper

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    I'm looking to build a Darkhouse this fall, I would like to see if anyone has any plans for a lightweight, folding design, a lot of places I fish you have to walk it out onto the ice. I appreciate any help.
     
  2. Mr. Botek

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    Are you intending to leave it out as a permanent once set up or remove daily? Knowing will help folks narrow in on ideas.
     
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  3. FredBearYooper

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    I plan on removing it daily, I rarely fish the same body of water more than a day or two and live too far away from my spots to warrant leaving it out there. I was thinking of a design that isn't collapsable with skis on the side to drag it out
     
  4. boomer_x7

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    Imo: dont waste yer time and money trying to make one. Get a good hub pop-up. Easy to transport and i dont think you could built something as light..
     
  5. chuckinduck

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    I agree. You could never build something as efficient as a hub. And the more you set a homemade shanty up and tear it down the more prone it is to being stressed and breaking.
     
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    Boomer nailed it. Get one with a dark interior. I'm partial to the insulated Eskimo line. I use a Eskimo Quickfish 3i. There are many other brands that folks here use as well.
     
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    I have a collapsible permanent but only use it when I'm leaving it out. Otherwise use a hub
     
  8. Bucman

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    I use my black Eskimo. Made a 2pc floor. All fits in my sled. I throw a tarp over top to make it real dark. And it's large with doors on opposite corners.
     
  9. Bucman

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    Sorry it's a frabil.
     
  10. michael marrs

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    all the comments are correct. . if cash is an issue try craigs list. I would like to find plans for a permy, but I want one. that I can take out on a sled, and screw together on the ice. sort of a modular shack, that will go in the barn in sheets
     
  11. michael marrs

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    there is a couple right now in the $100 AREA, BUT ONE IN LANSING AREA FOR $30 cause IT HAS A SMALL TEAR IN THE WINDOW. I WOULD CONSIDER IT, AND SEW A DARK PIeCE OF CLOTH ON THE INSIDE, sorry caps were on
     
  12. jasonmichalski

    jasonmichalski Darkhouse Ninja

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    Me to I want to build a 6'x6' in panels that bolt together.
     
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  13. michael marrs

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    I will wanrt to see what you come up with Jason
     
  14. jasonmichalski

    jasonmichalski Darkhouse Ninja

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    I have a rifle blind made the same way, it works well, and trailers flat, stores easy.
     
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