Modified Beavertail 1700

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  1. RTIC

    RTIC Senior Refuge Member

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    Has anyone changed the crossbar to a pedestal mount on their BT blind? Im looking at getting rid of the cross bars and thought this would be the way to go. Any pro's or con's to it?

    I found these pics on google.

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  2. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    SMASHDN has built one like that.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Looks pretty slick, as long as that single post can handle the torque and weight. It better be heavy wall aluminum or steel, or it may snap off at some point. I do like the blind even though the crossbars make one of my hatches inaccessible.
     
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    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    My buddy, a very inventive and skilled fabricator, bought a Beavertail blind fabric only and then made his own bars. He has both front and rear in pedestal mounts. Works great. He used some pretty thick-walled pipe for the post.
     
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  5. RTIC

    RTIC Senior Refuge Member

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    How does he like it? Does it hold up well?
     
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    You betcha. Has been solid as a rock. I have crossbars on my BT blind and envy his set-up.
     
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    RTIC Senior Refuge Member

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    I can get replacement brackets for $20 a piece from BT. I may order them and get started on a modification since the weather is getting better and i can get outside to start working on it.
     

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