Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Winter Sports
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default Who makes aluminum bob houses?

Last ice fishing derby, there was a fellow who was trying to start a company making welded aluminum trailers for ice fishing. He had a sample out on the ice. Lots of windows, even a wood stove. It was nice enough to live in.

Does anyone remember who it was? I haven't been able to Google anything. I don't want one for ice fishing, I want one as a portable cabin for some remote property we own.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 10:58 AM   #2
ishoot308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gilford, NH / Welch Island
Posts: 4,306
Thanks: 1,532
Thanked 3,104 Times in 1,196 Posts
Default

Not sure if either of these is the one you saw but these are the only two manufacturers I know of currently making aluminum bob houses...

Sport Shack: http://www.ssiceshacks.com/

Sno Pro: http://www.snoprotrailers.com/galler...yCategoryID=41

Both are very nice!!

Dan
__________________
It's Always Sunny On Welch Island!!
ishoot308 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #3
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Similar to that, but it wasn't an established company. It was some local guy who had welded a couple up and installed windows he had salvaged from a bus. And they were on wheels rather than skids. He had done a fabulous job, and I'd like to support a local small business.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
Winnisquamer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Winnisquam
Posts: 380
Thanks: 72
Thanked 104 Times in 68 Posts
Default

You have got me thinking. Would be nice to find an old gondola or tram depending on size and turn it into a make shift bobhouse.
Winnisquamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 07:02 PM   #5
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I've always thought that something like a fiberglass dome would be a good idea.You could slide it out on its roof, then turn it over.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-23-2015, 09:11 PM   #6
fatlazyless
Senior Member
 
fatlazyless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6,437
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 196
Thanked 501 Times in 374 Posts
Default

For $44,383 you can get an all aluminum Airstream Sport, the smallest model made by Airstream. It has two wheels, and could be fitted with skis under the wheels to adapt to snow and ice.

www.airstream.com/sport
__________________
Down & out, livn that Walmart side of the lake!
fatlazyless is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 10:42 PM   #7
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I want something really simple. No water system to drain. No electrical system to maintain. No microwave, no refrigerator. All I want is an open space with a wood stove, a cot and a dog bed.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:10 PM   #8
thinkxingu
Senior Member
 
thinkxingu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,470
Thanks: 660
Thanked 675 Times in 396 Posts
Default

What are the rules for staying overnight in these things?

Sent from my XT1528 using Tapatalk
thinkxingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:26 PM   #9
ishoot308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gilford, NH / Welch Island
Posts: 4,306
Thanks: 1,532
Thanked 3,104 Times in 1,196 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinkxingu View Post
What are the rules for staying overnight in these things?

Sent from my XT1528 using Tapatalk
Standard fishing rules apply, other than that no rules, have a ball!

Dan
__________________
It's Always Sunny On Welch Island!!
ishoot308 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:43 PM   #10
8gv
Senior Member
 
8gv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,139
Thanks: 23
Thanked 333 Times in 206 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ishoot308 View Post
Standard fishing rules apply, other than that no rules, have a ball!

Dan
I'm not much of an ice fisherman. I did it a few times using my 20" chain saw to cut the hole. The perch were plentiful.

But if only I had a bob house...
8gv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:51 PM   #11
HellRaZoR004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Litchfield/Gilford
Posts: 825
Thanks: 232
Thanked 224 Times in 131 Posts
Default

And they are worried about boaters using the lake as a toilet. Double standard.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
HellRaZoR004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #12
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HellRaZoR004 View Post
And they are worried about boaters using the lake as a toilet. Double standard.
When we bought our house on the lake twenty-something years ago, I went snorkeling out front and found a literal pyramid of beer bottles. I filled a canoe twice with them. I pondered how they came to be arranged like that until the next winter, when it dawned on me that someone had spent a winter in a bob house dropping them down the hole.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 10:32 AM   #13
upthesaukee
Senior Member
 
upthesaukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 4,753
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,452
Thanked 1,453 Times in 792 Posts
Default Same thing here...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblio13 View Post
When we bought our house on the lake twenty-something years ago, I went snorkeling out front and found a literal pyramid of beer bottles. I filled a canoe twice with them. I pondered how they came to be arranged like that until the next winter, when it dawned on me that someone had spent a winter in a bob house dropping them down the hole.
Back in my teenage years, late 50's into the 60's, we would go diving, either snorkeling or SCUBA, and would find the same thing; pyramids of beer/soda cans. What amazed us was how the piles were not that large across the base, with cans in various states of decay. In some cases, there were piles fairly close together, either indicating a cluster of bob houses, or the same one over a succession of years. Pretty good navigation without GPS... let's see, it is the red boat house over there, the large dock down there, and the tree that leans out over the water. Yup, that's our spot.

Not a slam on ice fishermen , or fisher people ; some people then, as today, would deep six the cans (or bottles) rather than transport them out. I have seen the same thing from boaters away from the sand bars. Sink it and forget it.
__________________
I Live Here... I am always UPTHESAUKEE !!!!
upthesaukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 11:48 AM   #14
8gv
Senior Member
 
8gv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,139
Thanks: 23
Thanked 333 Times in 206 Posts
Default

Tossing cans/bottles into the lake, via open water or through a hole in the ice seems very wrong today.

Just a generation ago, this behavior was more socially acceptable.

As a 13 year old punk kid I found myself on the ragged edge of this change.

My dad and I were fishing off Halibut Point, Rockport MA when he proceeded to toss his empty beer can into the sea. My nearly formed '70's enviromentalism found that to be distasteful and I vociforously lodged my protest. Dad made a point to let the next empty fly quite a distance to antagonize me.

Unfortunately his college ring slipped off his finger and vanished with the can.

He never littered again.
8gv is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 8gv For This Useful Post:
Airedale1 (02-16-2016), secondcurve (11-26-2015), upthesaukee (11-24-2015)
Old 11-26-2015, 12:00 PM   #15
VitaBene
Senior Member
 
VitaBene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Moultonborough
Posts: 3,122
Thanks: 1,250
Thanked 1,375 Times in 688 Posts
Default

I think daSilva has a small snopro bobhouse at the store in Moultonborough. You could see how well it is made.
VitaBene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 11:58 AM   #16
NFS1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblio13 View Post
Last ice fishing derby, there was a fellow who was trying to start a company making welded aluminum trailers for ice fishing. He had a sample out on the ice. Lots of windows, even a wood stove. It was nice enough to live in.

Does anyone remember who it was? I haven't been able to Google anything. I don't want one for ice fishing, I want one as a portable cabin for some remote property we own.
Oblio13, I also sent you a PM. That red ice house was mine from the 2014 derby. We couldn't get out there last year due to deep snow on the lakes. I'm hoping we get some colder weather soon so we can put it out this year. Honestly its not looking great for good ice. We have been making custom ice houses for the past 3 years. Google Northern Fabrication Solutions and you will find us.
NFS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 02:45 PM   #17
Oblio13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Thanks for connecting! Found your website, I'm out of the country for a couple days, l'll be over to see you soon.
Oblio13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 01:00 PM   #18
Sal
Senior Member
 
Sal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Moultonborough
Posts: 306
Thanks: 96
Thanked 168 Times in 52 Posts
Default cheap alternative . . .

http://www.lowes.com/pd_7070-10155-F...b-9d9413f192d9


or build your own geodesic dome.
Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.30386 seconds