Long lines don't exactly look natural, either. Ever seen 12 live ducks evenly spaced in a straight line? But when you put two of them side by side parallel to each other they can look like "rafted" ducks, especially to divers who fly low to the water. When you set a diver spread, you generally throw the long lines out with a cluster of decoys closer to the blind. Whats the difference between that and a decoy raft with long lines extending from it? Currently building two decoy rafts at 5x8' each. They should hold almost a dozen decoys each and can be clipped together lengthwise or widthwise. Lakes around home can be 50+ feet within 20-30 yds from shore, so they will allow me to have decoys farther than three feet from the bank. I worry about how they might do with puddlers, though. Not sure they will be as fooled as the divers. Will have to try and see.