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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default My budget sand ladders

Some free sections of waffleboard (reinforced fiberglass grating) from a friend's business. One side is smooth and one is a very rough non-slip surface.


Get out the Sawzall and start trimming!


Finished sand ladders, one for positive and one for negative


Each is 48" x 11"



Next is to figure some sort of mounting setup for stowing them on my my African Outback rack.
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great work. that stuff is spendy new though!!
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Very cool idea, would love to hear how it works out after some use. May just be one of those great budget mods.

How much weight can they carry? My concern would be if they would start to crack and give way when being used in soft sand and mud.
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Wont they break?
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Grate () idea and great price!!!

And with those colors you could also use them as marine navigational aids!!!
Yeah! Red is on the right when 4Wheeling up river!
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Break? Maybe but I think that they are the same as these: http://www.okoffroad.com/stuff-waffleboards.htm
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Cool, look forward to hearing how it goes. Those things can be incredibly strong if the material and construction is good.
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they are plenty strong, used for industrial decking on lots of things
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