Pulk upgrade!

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  1. Road King

    Road King Scout

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    CAF374CA-7355-4BC4-8C09-A0EF7978B2E4.jpeg D8C0031D-82DF-4DFB-A75D-D57BBB5C2489.jpeg 2978BC4B-FA32-4CA0-9DAE-78016229C594.jpeg Made some modifications to my pulk. Added ski rails made of aluminum angle iron, to keep my sled from sliding side ways on side slopes. Works like a charm. The skis rails usually are more like tail fins but I thought longer ones below the point where the weight is heaviest would be better. I used a rubber gasket used on doors to cover the bolts on the inside. The harness is one inch tubular webbing twisted in a figure eight like a climbing chest harness. When hauling a heavy load I use a carabiner to keep tension on the front of the harness but most time I go without it. I prefer not attaching the sled to a hip belt because I live in steep terrain and it’s inconvenient to remove a belt when descending hills. I plan to purchase a longer sled and make the rails full length. Planning an overnight in the Adirondacks before end of winter. Hope you all enjoy this post.
     
  2. badglide9705

    badglide9705 Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter

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    Please keep us updated on how it works out. Will they hold up to log crossings and such?
     
  3. Road King

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    I've gone over logs and through creeks no issues. My harness definitely needs a carabiner to hold the harness snug to my chest. Otherwise the straps creep off my shoulders.
     
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    Nicely done! The ski rails are a great addition. Can't wait to see it loaded and in use. Thanks for sharing.
     
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