Posted December 06, 2012
Port Tack Racks - About Us and our Sled Racks
Port Tack Racks is committed to making the best aftermarket snowmobiling gear to help you get the most of your ride and extend your trip into the backcountry. No matter what type of snowmobile, sled, or snowmachine you ride, we will be there with you making riding more enjoyable and easier.
If you have any questions about our products please reach out - we love to talk about snowmobiling and new products we are working on!
Phone: 604 842-8553
Mailing Address: 43 east 3rd Ave, Vancouver B.C, Canada, V5T 1C5
About the Founders
Peter is the co-owner of the metal fabrication shop, Metal and Wood. Metal & Wood specialize in decorative steel work but also does all sorts of other work. Examples of some of their work is automated railing for yards, custom washers for industrial projects, and metal frames for artists. Peter has lead this company for almost a decade and has developed a strong reputation around Vancouver and beyond.
"Peter survey's another conquest"
Peter rides an 2010 ski doo summitt X 800 with a 154" track. His primary love is boondocking and burning as much fuel as possible. In Peters stable of less modern sleds are a 2005 ski doo summit with a 151" track that currently needs a motor rebuild. His wife rides a 1997 Arctic Cat, El Tigre. The spares sleds are a pair of 1970's classics, the Yamaha 440's.
One of the primary drivers for the development of the Port Tack Rack is Peters desire to have his extra fuel, snowboard, and shovel all easily accessible while riding. We promise to deliver on these and other accessories for your snowmobiling pleasure.
Ben is the owner of Port Tack Option Ltd. and the co owner of Port Tack Charter Limited. These companies came out of his experience as an Olympian for Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ben placed 14th in the 49er class and continues to serve the sailing community as a member of the 49er world council. Ben is also an advisor to BeSpeak Booking Engine which provides course and classroom booking software.
Ben is an mechanical engineer and worked in the oil and gas industry designing fuel exchangers for offshore oil rigs. During that time he also worked in product development for a compact hydrogen reformer with dreams of enabling the hydrogen economy to emerge. Can you imagine snow machining with hydrogen for power!
"Cooling down the Ski Doo after a great morning of riding."
Ben rides a 2007 ski doo XRS 800 with a 151 track. Ben's primary love while riding is to explore the backcountry and create new routes through the interior of BC. The Port Tack Cargo Rack is particularly important for carrying extra gear and surveying equipment, maps, and anything else worth carrying.