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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2008, 10:19:58 PM »
I  hate to tell you
$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?
I hate to tell you this but it's posted above in the very beginning ;), but here it is again.
http://www.duckwaterboats.com/

These boats were built to hunt on the Great Lakes, so they are built like tanks. I wanted the 17 footer but it was too much money for me. Maybe some day I can get one but for now the Lowe Roughneck will have to do. Read about these boats on their web site any you'll see that quality comes before quantity. BTW, the next boat on my list as being a good waterfowler would be the Bankes Boats out of Canada.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2008, 11:07:47 PM »
Yah thanks scott :chuckle: . i found it after reading the whole post again. Those are bad a$$ boats. I think i want the Bomer 19' boat or the Apache. Way nice i give two thumbs up. little out of my league but maybe someday......

Still would like to know what fishing in these is like. With other people that is. Could you guide fishing in this very well? and what is the average cruising speed and top speed with the recommended motor?

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2008, 08:54:27 AM »
Thanks sisu. will do ! ! !

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2008, 10:00:32 AM »
ben getty said he is getting ready to clean the boat out for sturgeon fishing.
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
I do fish for sturgeon out of it a lot and it is wonderful due to being able to walk all the way around the boat there is nothing to get your line tangled in.  I run it up the snohomish system and stilly system quite a bit and it is great.  It handles rough water like a gem but would not suggest anything over 4ft wind waves... i tried 4+ with addicted and you can ask him... its wet.  however there was not once i was worried.  the boat will handle it the question is whether you can handle it.  it was 30 degrees and snowing that day to top it off.  the top speed of mine 21 almost 22 ft with a 140 suzuki is about 55-60 i usually cruise at about 35 give or take.  With a full boat of 6 people I go about 50 top cruise about 30.  If anyone wants a run in it after duck season let me know I would definately take people out that are seriously interested in getting a duckwater.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2008, 08:29:25 AM »
OK here is alink to the aquapod boats. I want to find more of these links as sneak boat hunting is starting to grow again with water fowlers.

http://www.attbar.com/aquapod/pricing/aquapod_pricing.htm

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2008, 09:34:11 PM »
A couple of pics.  I've had this boat since 76 and it's been a work in progress.   2003 I decided to deck it over and make everything lockable.  I call it the "Freelancer" 5 dz standard duck decoys and 6 goose floaters fit in the front cargo hold.  Oars, decoy retrievers, anchors, shooting boxes and fuel tank lock in the side lockers.  The center cockpit aqrea is 18x48" and it has an angled back rest, I pull the boat into a little cut and sit down in the cockpit and it's nearly invisible.  You can take a wave over the side and it won't swamp just the cockpit fills and I have a large bilge pump hooked up to it.  With five dz deeks in the front hold and extra floatation on either side of the transom well it floats like a cork even full of water. 





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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2008, 06:23:52 AM »
Geeeze AWS! That thing looks like it is from the cold war era!  :chuckle: Awesome duck destroyer! All you need is a cannon on the bow!

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2008, 08:27:54 AM »
SMDave,

Thanks fro making me feel better!!  LOL, I just ordered a 1860 War Eagle with a 115 e-tec and that price tag almost put me in the grave...after seeing your pa$$ion for boats (32K) I not only feel better, but I as able to say "See honey, I didn't spend nearly as much as some guys!" ;)

That did look like a killer set up!

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2008, 09:04:54 AM »
These boats are pretty expensive overall. With that in mind, we have a 12 foot aluminum boat with an 8HP motor and an electric trolling motor. I have a design for a boat cover using PVC tubing and nylon camo fabric loosely covering the PVC frame. The frame is attached to the boat using a wooden spar in the front and back (not accurate boat terms). The tubular frame uses PVC U joints so that the two raised tubes run the length of the boat. When closed the provide about a one foot space to look out, when opened they provide a three foot opening so that we can pop up and shoot. The whole thing costs about $30 (compare that to $175 for a factory model). If you want a simple drawing I’d be happy to provide one.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2008, 12:06:32 PM »
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I know where that pic is of you and your boat. I used to hunt out that way, nice boat by the way. Lets get together for a hunt. I know some better spots too

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2008, 12:10:03 PM »
I have a 13' Boston Whaler with 50HP Mercury. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It can haul 4 guys, decoys, a dog and cooler and is the most stable 13' boat on the water. You can pick up used 13' Whalers in well used condition for about $2,000.

It has a terrible flat bottom boat ride but, it will get you there and back in any weather condition. The boat can be completely swamped(which is has been a few times) and the powerhead is still out of the water. Pull the plug and run, let er' drain and get back on plane.....

For shooting, the whaler is unbeatable. Three guys can safely move around without tipping the boat. The boat has a very shallow draft and can get into shallow water because of the high floatation. The downfall, it is heavy, very heavy compared to a similar sized aluminum. But, similar aluminum boats can't take a 50HP motor or a heavy load safely. Happy

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2008, 02:16:51 PM »
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I know where that pic is of you and your boat. I used to hunt out that way, nice boat by the way. Lets get together for a hunt. I know some better spots too

Thank you but it is not my boat, it is Ben Getty's boat he is a sponsor of this site but has not been online in awhile.

I looked through your pictures and I see one probably at the boat launch by the spot we were at that day. I do have a 14' lund and plan to get it out.

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2008, 11:33:32 PM »
Elephant boy's in Spokane are awesome, even matched a boat price for me from a competitor, I highly recc. them for any boating stuff, very very knowledgable more than any boat place E of cascades and west of Great falls. 

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« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2008, 04:06:15 PM »
wow that should do the trick alright :tup:

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Re: Blinds for boats are merged into one topic
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2008, 02:35:42 PM »
those are some great looking boats :drool:

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2009, 06:59:44 PM »
Just got a polar kraft that is camo and is awesome for fishing and amazing for hunting! great bass/hunt combo. if you are more into this type of thing I highly recommend it. absolutely awesome!!!!!

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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2010, 06:36:53 AM »
here are my plans and detailed instructions for a layout DIY, fiberglass duck boat. It is based on the AquaPod design but modified a bit. It's attached as a PDF. This would be a great summer project as you need warm weather to cure the fiberglass (or a heated garage).
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Re: Boats for water fowl hunting (and fishing)
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2010, 08:06:57 AM »
Last week, I hunted the Stilliguamish and out to the edge of the bay with a guy who had a mud motor on a flat-bottomed 18'er.  I have to say, I was impressed.  Especially useful given the tidal issue; we got into, and out of, a few spots that jets or regular outboards could not go.

It definitely put a MudBuddy and Gator Traxx or Excel on my wish list.
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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2010, 02:33:48 PM »
My new Duck boat, I'll have a blind on it come October, just having a hell of a time figuring what one to get?

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« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2010, 03:34:29 PM »
Man I don't even know what to use for framing material? how to mount it? I just don't want to start drillin holes everywhere. you know what I mean :dunno:

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« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2010, 12:20:06 PM »
Man I don't even know what to use for framing material? how to mount it? I just don't want to start drillin holes everywhere. you know what I mean :dunno:

there are sites for 'scissor' duck blinds or something like that. they walk you through all the details. you'll have to assembly and install a store bought one anyways, so may as well assembly and install one meant exactly for your boat.

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« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2010, 06:26:16 PM »
question guys,  It looks like most people prefer the jon style boat does this have to do the fact that it is more stable than a v bottom or that it can go shallower than the v bottom or that it has a lower profile?  I ask because I am planning on picking one up and would like it to double as a fishing boat for the boys until they get big enough to do the kayak thing with me.  thoughts?

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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2010, 09:14:18 PM »
I just don't want to start drillin holes everywhere. you know what I mean :dunno:

you could always weld some peices of pipe to a few big clamps for a good starter that wouldnt put a hole in your boat.
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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2010, 05:11:22 AM »
Man I don't even know what to use for framing material? how to mount it? I just don't want to start drillin holes everywhere. you know what I mean :dunno:

Drill baby Drill! Not willing to drill a hole in your boat must be a sickness.    :chuckle:  My buddy won't even mount rod holders in his boat.  :bash: 

Figure out your mounting system, use all stainless hardware, maching screws or bolts, washers, plus Stainless nylocs, then use a dremel, hacksaw or angle grinder to trim off all the excess hardware lenght, lightly sand, then shoot with primer then paint. End product looks nice, no snags, no rust.
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