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Thought some of you would like to see how a bunch of fisherman bring a sunk snowmobile up form an Ontario lake.

First they put an Aqua View fishing camera down to see how the snowmobile was sitting. The hole was marked when the sled went in for the next weekend.



Some holes were augered so a block could be cut out.



I'll post this in bits since it would not let me do it at once.

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The block was removed with an Atv then the winch was attached to the lines which were hooked on the snowmobile.



A crowd gathered to watch the antics.



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The Atv started to winch the sled up and here it comes.



And back on top of the ice.



One happy snowmobiler.



The sled was taken to the shop and started right up. No problems. The hole was marked for safety reasons and allowed to refreeze.

just shows that putting a bunch of heads together came up with a good plan. This was an inexpensive way to retrieve the sled.

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Cool :thumbsup: , thats a bunch of ice for only being 1 week. Wonder how he went through the first time?
 

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The block was removed with an Atv then the winch was attached to the lines which were hooked on the snowmobile.



A crowd gathered to watch the antics.



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WHO IS THE GUY ON THE RIGHT WITH NO HEAD????
LMFAO :lmao:
 

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nice pics. excellent idea for good ice.

when i sunk my sled there was only about 2 inches of bad ice. the ice wasn't even strong enough to hold a guy in the day. we had to retrieve the sled during the night because the ice was stronger. (15 feet of water) we hooked the ski's , pulled it up by hand, tied the ski's to the back of a aluminum 12 foot boat, then had a long long rope going to shore around a tree to a bumper of a sled. the sled ran along the shore and pulled the sled straight to shore. this sounds easier than it was. we were at least 3 hours out there.

i had a mechanic with me and we drained everything (gas and oil) filled it back up and drove home. did a full check when i got home. this happened about 5 yrs ago.

we had to do it this way because the ice was not strong enough. i wish we coulda used a 4-wheeler with a winch.
 

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The guys with no head has a Yamaha coat on

might be his sled?

his head must have got caught in the current :p and are still looking
 

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WHO IS THE GUY ON THE RIGHT WITH NO HEAD????
LMFAO :lmao:[/b]
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Great pics and story......Thanks for sharing.

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I am the only one who sees the irony in a group of bipeds peering into a hole in the ice through which disappeared an object weighing half as much as themselves? We must be funny creatures to watch from the comfort of extra-terrestrial distance.

Glad it came out okay - nice touch to use the cam.......and much easier than simply fishing for it with a hook, I'm sure.
 

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Pretty sure the block of ice is on it's end. This retrival was a week after the sled when through. Probally 8" formed during the week.

Don't know who the guy with no head is. Hope he didn't loose his head over the whole event.

Not a Simcoe rescue but I think somewhere in the Haliburtons.

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I LOVE WATCHING THE SLEDS GET PULLED OUT[/b]
That one looks to be from Ontario, judging by the monster trail pass sticker on the windsheid. I always wanted to do this in the summer. As a scuba diver - picking up sleds all summer long. Sounds like fun!
 
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