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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2013, 09:04:07 PM »
Finished...well, almost. Its testing and improvement time. 18' G3.
I started this two years ago. I fabricated new pedestal mounts so i can quickly swap out between seasons without changing the boat permanently. I used 3/4" conduit and tent pole brackets from an awning place. The frame only cost about $125, the netting was $80, but the jute was another $100. And i still dont have enough.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2013, 09:19:06 PM »
The starboard side is fixed because of the console, but uses push pins for ease and quickness. The port side drops, and is lower to peak over while sitting down.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2013, 09:30:43 PM »
The drop side is controlled by gravity only, using an "L" hook on a rope attached to a rope that is pulled. I may convert this to a foot operation using a piece of wood.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2013, 09:32:06 PM »
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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #124 on: December 05, 2013, 12:54:47 AM »
Some more pics. I was trying to figure out a way to keep the dog warm...and my arse....

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #125 on: December 05, 2013, 08:45:48 PM »
Added the foot pedal today. I also installed two portholes so the dogs can peak out. Some more pics.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #126 on: December 05, 2013, 08:58:47 PM »
Last three...
Port side you can see the two portholes fore and aft. Missing is the beavertail dog ladder ( it was frozen to the deck and the outboard cover) and the outboard cover i made from two burlap bags sewn together. The jute ghillie strings were frozen, so it looks like a bad hair day, but really looks good. Time for a spray bottle of salt water...

Starboard (the fixed side) is not totally "ghillied out" yet. I still need a cover for the trolling motor.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2013, 09:02:26 PM »
I found one safety issue on out test trip. My dog, Mace, likes to look right through the scissor framework that drops down....that could hurt. I'm thinking of some kind of netting.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #128 on: December 13, 2013, 01:00:45 PM »
Hey Brad, how do you keep all of your grass etc from blowing off when trailering to the water? I'm in the process of building a frame for my 15' john boat and not quite sure what to do about covering it. Thanks.
When I'm towing my boat down the highway everything is rolled up.  The grass/foilage isn't really affected.  Here is my boat with the blind in the down position. I tuck everything inside the backing material and tie it up with small lengths of cord so it wont be torn apart by the wind.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #129 on: December 30, 2013, 01:56:54 PM »
My duck and fishing machine.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #130 on: December 30, 2013, 02:11:56 PM »
My duck and fishing machine.

The Hendrix Turf..  :rockin:

That boat gets it done..  :tup:

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #131 on: December 30, 2013, 02:45:24 PM »
Sharkey, I'm working on putting together one of those Pvc pipe stereo's. 6.5" speakers, bluetooth and mp3 attachment with volume control powered by a 12-volt hookup.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #132 on: June 01, 2014, 08:20:29 PM »
Just did mine today got a free 10 ft and it was in rough shape.  Still need to build something to hold up camo on the sides.  All I had to do was paint the whole thing

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #133 on: October 05, 2014, 09:33:29 PM »
Here my work in progress blind! should be done with the construction tomorrow.

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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #134 on: October 06, 2014, 07:15:04 AM »
nice keep'em comin ya;ll
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