I've made a few different boat blinds over the years and last year was my first attempt at a welded blind. I had never touched a welder before in my life until this project, and I decided to start with welding. After a few youtube videos I was rolling...actually much easier than I expected it to be. I built a hardside blind that hides well, has great decoy storage,drives easily, has miscellaneous storage and is comfortable and easy to use. I documented the build with photos on my flickr page from beginning to end...link below. Here's a photo of the finished product...link below photo. Untitled[/url] by pkahnke, on Flickr[/IMG] I also put a few youtube videos together where I describe how I built it and why I did the things I did. Here's a link to the first one of the videos. There are three short ones about this specific boat and I have two other aluminum blinds that I've built on that youtube page as well. One is a hardside blind for a tiller/mud motor setup if anyone is interested in that idea. Hopefully they can help someone with any questions. I think I've answered almost anything that would come up between the videos and the photos!