Redneck Ingenuity 101: Use Your Fishing Boat Year Round As An Ice Sled

Nothing beats some good old redneck ingenuity.

Always good for a laugh, these feats in redneck engineering never cease to amaze.

Ice fishing rigs seem to be popular, as this winter, we saw the ice fishing limousine and Mercedes Benz out to create fun and help make the day on the ice a little bit warmer. People just seem to have a bit more time to come up with this type of thing during the winter months…

Exhibit A: This rig is built to get more use out of your boat and help you get across the ice easier. It’s basically just a boat made for ice…

The video starts with the genius in charge of this idea talking about the set up. The boat was placed onto skies and has a modified outboard motor with a saw type piece to gain traction and propel the sled.

The man takes off and it works shockingly well. I mean, it really drives along just like a boat on ice. It even turns pretty well too.

He drives it all over the lake and even through a treed area at one point, but overall, it definitely works. And not only does it work, it seems like a pretty good solution to being able to only use your boat part of the year. I mean, if you need to get your ice fishing gear across the lake in a hurry, this will do the trick.

“Used on the Mississippi river, the old gas engine has a centrifugal clutch that engages the large saw blade that bites into the ice and gives it forward momentum.”

Nice one, I might have to give this a try someday just for a laugh.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock