Have I got a deal for somebody. I want the new sled I built to get used some more before summer. If anybody in or around Fairbanks is planning a spring cabin building trip or bear hunt and need a UHMW sled, I'll loan you mine.
This is one of my standard UHMW sleds that we described in the snowmobile forum. It is approximately 9' long and has a 27" wide bottom. This particular sled was built out of 3 pieces of UHMW that were fusion welded together by Mike Horn, aka Superslide, at his plant in Boise.
The goal here is to determine if the fusion welds will take the constant flexing without damage. To date this sled has hauled close to 4 or 5 cords of firewood with each load weighing 400 to 700lbs. I've pulled it for several hundred miles. The sled still looks perfect.
So, if a member needs a sled, and you agree to several caveats, it is available. First, just take care of the darn thing. Second, document the trip and mileage. Take pictures showing the loads, terrain, and "mission". Shoot a little video if possible. And last, just remember where you got it. It has a home and needs to get back when you are done.
Anybody interested? Whoever can "use/abuse" it the most gets first shot. And if several people need it on alternating dates so much the better.