Wood Sled resto

#19
Ross you put a couple of tears to an old man's eyes!! My dad and I used to fish out of an old wooden sled almost like the one you are refurbishing (even the same color green!) on the Kenai river in Alaska in the late 50's & early 60's. Great work and kudo's for taking a classic and giving her new life. :) FF
 

John Hicks

Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits
#20
Ross,

It was great to meet you, and to get to meet a piece of steelheading history. I hope one day I get to fish out of that sled. Enjoy the oars, and let me know if there is anything I can do.

John
 
#21
This is one of the best threads I have seen on any forum, anywhere. It is no accident that this boat ended up in your care, sir. Wonder how many fish have been hauled over the gunwales of that sled over the years.
 

joellirot

Active Member
#22
Great work! I would have epoxied the stuff down instead of 5200'ed them. 5200 flexes more and even though the epoxy probably flexes enough (i've heard it's more flexible than i would have thought) - i would have been worried.

that looks AWESOME. love it.