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« Reply #90 on: October 13, 2012, 06:00:50 PM »
came across this and thought it was a good price for blind material.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=50284

Thanks I just ordered it.  Not sure where I'll use it yet, but it looks like good material at a good price..

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« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2012, 09:47:00 PM »
Hey guys, quick question, I just picked up an aluminum canoe for some of the small ponds and lakes I hunt and I'm just wondering the best route for painting this thing without it just coming off in the first couple trips. I'm hoping to just be able to rough up the aluminum a bit, then hit it with a primer of some kind then paint away but I'mm just not sure if that would do the trick.  :dunno: Any help wold be great. Thanks

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« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2012, 04:16:01 PM »
Hey guys, quick question, I just picked up an aluminum canoe for some of the small ponds and lakes I hunt and I'm just wondering the best route for painting this thing without it just coming off in the first couple trips. I'm hoping to just be able to rough up the aluminum a bit, then hit it with a primer of some kind then paint away but I'mm just not sure if that would do the trick.  :dunno: Any help wold be great. Thanks


Sounds like you have the right idea  :tup:

just have a extra can of paint for touch up when it does scratch ;)
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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2012, 04:26:32 PM »
Get an etching primer and dont worry to much about roughing up the aluminum to much before primer. 
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« Reply #94 on: October 18, 2012, 09:20:13 PM »
Well, I got started on the canoe but had to stop priming her when the skies started looking bad but heres what ive got so far. Not much but in a couple days she'll be good to go.

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« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2012, 08:35:25 AM »
I would either throw down a lighter base coat primer after that or at least base coat a light grey or tan. Getting some colors to cover that black may be a huge pain.  :twocents: What pattern are you doing?
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« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2012, 08:36:44 AM »
Im going to prime it black, then shootit with Just OD Green and probably stencil in some grass

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« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2012, 09:16:48 AM »
what was the total cost once you finished?  where did you get your fiberglass?

I did it for about $250.00. I got the fiberglass at Fiberglass Mart in Everett on HWY 99. Good deal and quality glass and resin.

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« Reply #98 on: October 26, 2012, 01:34:39 PM »
Here's a boat that I just acquired, new project boat for the boys and I!!

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« Reply #99 on: October 26, 2012, 04:56:47 PM »
Looks likes a great project for you guys! Make sure to post pics of the finished product

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« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
Here's a boat that I just acquired, new project boat for the boys and I!!
This is going to be an easy fixer upper! Just need to strip the paint change a couple of boards and refinish it with new paint. Just need to figure out the type of paint, primer and stencil to use for duck hunting!

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2012, 07:38:51 AM »
Hey everyone. So im new to waterfowl hunting this year. I ended up getting a canoe to help get back to a few blinds I was shown. It does great and even came with some down riggers. I painted it up last weekend and hunted out of it on saturday, it did pretty good.

I think I want to add a headlight to the front lol. Any suggestions?

I was also thinking of making some kinda cheap blind, any thoughts there?

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #102 on: November 21, 2012, 10:14:36 AM »
I don't know how to make a blind out of it, but a little ingenuity, and I know you could  :tup:
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« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2012, 10:23:38 AM »
To blind up that canoe you have a few options. If you don't want to drill into it I'd say some plastic clamps holding up a mesh of some sort with grasses woven into it. You could even lay some cheap wooden planks out as "doors" that just lie on top or get some burlap and cover yourself up in the middle until shooting time. The problem is that thing will sit pretty high in the water.
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« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2012, 07:03:49 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll try to figure something out lol. right now im thinking of maybe getting something like a few bendable tent poles to arch over the canoe from side to side and cover it with burlap and grass...

The sites ive been to while hunting out of the canoe have high grass on the edges so i dont think the canoe and a blind with be too high up.

 

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