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Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« on: September 19, 2007, 06:28:19 PM »
Has anyone bought this blind or an Avery? If so lets share the pros and cons of the blind. I am trying to set mine up on the boat right now but found out my boat is 6 inches too big at the stern so modification is in order. I'll probably start doing that tomorrow with some 3/4 square tubing to replace theirs. Other than that I don't see too many problems...but I am sure on the maiden voyage the problems will crop up. The dog and I will work all the glitches out by ourselves before I invite anyone along to avoid embarrassment and harassment from my friends. hahahah

I'll try to post some pictures of the blind when done. It's going on an 1865 Roughneck with a 75 hp Merc so the set up is not small but I hope to be comfortable.
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Re: Cabelas Northern Flight Blind
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 11:29:22 PM »
Thanks for the up-dates Sisu. Could you possibly post some pics. I am looking at the same blind for my 1756 Alumacraft. Also, what did you order? The cold weather kit or just the standard?
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Re: Cabelas Northern Flight Blind
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 11:45:03 PM »
 :drool: Sweet job Sisu. Thanks for the update. I can't wait to order mine....I just have to sell a damn bow first. lol
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Re: Cabelas Northern Flight Blind
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 11:43:16 PM »
I have the same one bought it on graigs list brand new in box for $250 and looked at the cold weather kit it is 600 denier poly coated which you can buy online for $20 for a piece 15'x58" so you can do 1 side or both now just waiting for the boat to get here

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 05:16:24 PM »
I am going to plop these links here. Some of these boats are a small fortune but if you are a serious water fowl hunter they could be well worth the cost. I just wish I'd hit the lottery. The list will include glass, aluminum etc. If you have other companies in mind please PM me with the link and I'll modify the posting. That way the links will stay in one spot but by all means add to the discussion of each and everyone.
Thanks, Sisu

http://www.duckwaterboats.com/

http://www.banksboats.com/

http://www.tdbco.com/contents.htm

Here are some layout boat links(hope to add more)
www.mightylayoutboys.com

http://www.bobcatboats.com/

http://www.marshrat.com/

Scull boats
http://www.scullboat.com/Index.aspx

http://www.lockstockbarrell.com/

scull site with list of kits and manufactures

http://home.hiwaay.net/~parsons/

http://devlinboat.com/miva/merchant.mv?

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 08:02:09 PM »
well someone else on hear was talking about budget projects and rebuilding a rifle (maybe jackelope? :dunno:) to a very small budget with help. 

I am doing the same with my boat except i am wanting to build a blind for it............

i have been moving back and forth cross country twice in one year and am finnally paying some debt off (pretty much im flat broke) but also want to have fun and a little bit more sucess.  so i have to build a huntingwashington.com budget boat blind and am asking you guys for your help into how to do this DIY.

I am thinking of builing some sort of framing with PVC and then spray painting that and covering it with nets or some kind of fabric but am not sure.............DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEAS???????

would pictures of my boat make it easier.............Oh and it is an older aluminum 12 foot sea-king with a newer 8HP johnson
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 03:01:39 PM »
SISU,
I bought my layout boat on Wednesday. I purchased the marsh rat made by Mallard Marine. I talked with the owner of the company for  half an hour before I bought it. He was a pleasure to talk with. I have hunted it two days now and I absolutely love it.
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Re: duck boat blind
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2007, 03:52:06 PM »
We built a pretty nice one using square aluminum tubing on my cousin's old john boat. We used bimini top hardware, some parachute cord, and bungees, and then attached fast grass. Not sure how much total was into it. But it worked awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007, 08:23:40 PM »
We have been wondering if one could be made with tent poles? Maybe the kind used in dome tents.

I saw one design that used thin wall conduit and some brackets that were attached to the inside of the gunnels. The thin wall was then inserted into the brackets and the camo was stretched over and around the frame.

Another design, but too expensive now, involved a flipping style blind frame made with 3/4 copper. Infact I've hunted out of it twice and I really like it, but the cost to build now aways is way to much.

Please if you design a blind post the story and pictures in the thread we've stuck here entitled Cabelas blind. Just title your story with a name for the blind and include pictures. Thanks Sisu


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Re: duck boat blind
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2007, 08:26:15 PM »
will do i have a couple different ideas to make it out of. I have some light weight square stock and pvc piping. I may combine the booth but for know it seems like hunting from my buddies layout is the best for now!!! i was thinking of buying one but now i think im going to make something different. a suggestion from sisu. but it wont be several months untill i get to starrt that project........... keep up the ideas guys and pics of your guys boat blinds wouldnt be to bad to help me out. Thanks again guys...............AJ

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 11:07:14 AM »
I would really love to see any boat designs for the build it yourself crowd.   I am planning on building my own and will proivde grave details on how to do it.   My interest is the pod type of layout in the 12 foot model.

I have a boat called the hybrid but I think I would like to build a pod  If you want I can email you the PDF design for you to post. 

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 09:30:35 PM »
How do I send you the file?
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Re: duck boat blind
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 08:48:35 AM »
Here is what i did with my boat.  Same idea that you have pvc and blind material.  I have pvc on both sides and the blind material goes all the way around. 


elk mount. bear rug. deer rack. duck boat. thats my kinda garage.

 this topic has brought forth alot of good information for future endevors
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 07:40:51 PM »
These pictures are from TheHunt. He also sent me pictures of a foam boat that he glassed. Of the two I really liked this foam boat the best. I could not get the foam boat to load properly so I can't post the pictures. I'll post the links to this wood boat as soon as I can.





Here are the links for this boat. First one is on construction.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/edaskew/peregrine.html

The second one is on the camo system that the gentleman used. Any questions should be directed to TheHunt.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/edaskew/peregrinecam.html
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 11:25:45 AM »
I have not built any of these yet...  I will build a pod real soon and post the process and results.  If it is as easy as I think we can create a work weekend at some location to build as many as people who want them. 

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 08:10:17 AM »
I have the 21' venture by duck water and absolutely LOVE it.  Talk about sturdy.  I would definately reccommend these boats.  If anyone is looking at buying a Duckwater and wants to take a test run in one let me know and I would be happy to take you out for a run.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 11:05:30 AM »
I have the 21' venture by duck water and absolutely LOVE it.  Talk about sturdy.  I would definately reccommend these boats. 

i second that.
"Right now, I am thinking that If my grandmother was here, she would be lecturing me about how there are poor people in Africa, that would just love to have a Ruger, I would just say "Great, granny, lets just ship all the Rugers to Africa!"


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Re: Blinds for boats are merged into one topic
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2007, 11:51:48 AM »
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Re: Blinds for boats are merged into one topic
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2007, 12:01:12 PM »
What Boat?  :o
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Re: Blinds for boats are merged into one topic
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2007, 12:54:37 PM »
nice set up. where'd it go  ;)
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2008, 02:38:28 PM »
What did that 21 foot Venture cost you?
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2008, 05:37:10 PM »
$32k with motor trailer blind... ready to go.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2008, 09:45:42 PM »
$32k with motor trailer blind... ready to go.

Here is a picture of it out today, It is one of those boats that we all said to each other this would be a nice boat to have.
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2008, 10:02:57 PM »
$32k with motor trailer blind... ready to go.
Is this mostly for just hunting out of? or can it be set up for fishing also. How is it in ruff water. What does it come with. do you have a website with info?

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2008, 10:17:45 PM »
never mind  found the website. :DOH: I see your pictures on there to. Looking good :chuckle: