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Instructions How to Build A Cheap HomeMade Ski Pulk Sled Using a Mad River Rocket Sled

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Instructions How to Build A HomeMade Ski Pulk

How to build your own home made ski pulk using a Mad River Rocket Sled. Simply purchase the Mad River Rockets Killer B snow sled (shown at very bottom of this page), then follow these easy instructions for how to build a homemade pulk sled to pull gear, kids and more while snowshoeing or skiing.

» view instructional diagram for building the pulk


1] PVC PIPE, 2 pieces
Pipe is better than rope, especially for down-hill towing.
2 of: 1 inch or 3/4 inch diameter, 5-6 feet long each. Any color. Other types of poles are fine. Just be sure they do not become brittle in cold temperatures. Telescoping aluminum tubes can be used but they tend to dent and accumulate ice.
pvc pipe for homemade ski pulk - mad river rocket
PVC pipe
2] WEBBING, 4 pieces (melt the ends to avoid fraying)
2 of: 2 inches wide, 8-10 inches long. The webbing must be wider than a 5/8” grommet. This webbing is just like the material used as the lap belt on your Mad River Rocket sled.
2 of: 1 inch wide, 8-10 inches long. This can be varied depending how you want to attach the rigging to yourself. Some people use Velcro straps instead of carabiners.

3] CARABINERS, 2 pieces

4] RIVETS & WASHERS, 24 pieces:
8 of: 1/2 inch steel rivets. The rivets must be long enough to hold the webbing and the flattened pvc pipe together.
16 of: small washers
webbing for homemade ski pulk - mad river rocket
carabiner for homemade ski pulk - mad river rocket
rivets and washers - how to make a homemade pulk sled
hand riveting tool - how to make a homemade pulk sled
grommets - how to make a homemade pulk sled
rivets and washers
hand riveting tool
(purchase in any hardware store)
5] GROMMETS, 2 pieces
2 of: 5/8 inch diameter hole. The bolts must be able to fit through the grommets. These are the same grommets as on the lap belt of your Mad River Rocket Sled. Grommets often come in a grommet kit with instructions.

6] RED NYLON NUTS & BOLTS, 2 that come with the sled or any similar nut/bolt fastener you can find that works. Wingnuts are quick and easy to put on and take off.

7] BELT, Optional A simple webbing belt with loops on each hip works fine.
• more webbing
• belt buckle
• 2 plastic SLIDES,
either style as shown below will work
how to build a home made sled pulk - nut and bolts
how to build a home made sled pulk - slide buckle with loop
how to build a home made sled pulk - slide buckle
2 x red nylon bolts w/ nuts
slide buckle with loop
slide buckle

» view instructional diagram for building the pulk

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