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Old man winter has returned to the cottage and brothers Andrew and Kevin are hot on his heels for a weekend of frigid fun. Harkening back to yesteryear, the bros land on their weekend project: a toboggan designed to recapture some of their youth --but tricked out with adult amenities, including an ingenious contraption to take all the hard work out of getting rider and sled back up the hill. But as they soon find out, going up the hill in the Ultimate Toboggan isn't going to be the problem... it's coming back down in one piece!

Project Steps

Step 1

For The Ultimate Toboggan, we’re going to attach four skis to a hitch-mount cargo carrier. The skis will be shortened to allow the sled to easily hang off the back of the truck. To the cargo carrier, we’ll attach two vehicle captain’s chairs for seating. On the front of the toboggan, we’ll mount a capstone winch that Walker’s brought along. Rather than wrap all the rope onto a spool (like a regular winch), the capstone winch will pull the toboggan along a line, tied off at the top. The ride up the hill will be very slow, so we’re going to build a mini tea bar for refreshments during our  journey.


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