New on Here need blind build feedback

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  1. sWaMpBoOgEr

    sWaMpBoOgEr New Member

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    I finally joined after a few years of google searching good information and it's always led me to this forum! Figured since a good friend of mine recently got into waterfowl I'd take some initiative to seek some advice. I built this hardside blind on my 2006 Triton 1546 DS over the past few weeks and now am getting ready for the final stages. The frame is 3/4" EMT conduit and 1/2" conduit. Overall seems very stable and able to be leaned on without any significant amount of flex. I have it secured with pins to the outside frame lip of the boat and used hinges as well as using 3/4" conduit sleeves and 1/2" conduit for a bow door. I am going to be putting on corrugated plastic from lowes (seems extremely durable!) and then spray painting it for added break up. For attaching brush I will be using fencing, zip tied to the frame on top of the plastic. Check out the picks, let me know what y'all think. The back, to cover the engine, I used 3/4" conduit affixed to the blind and used a 1/2" piece bent into it as a pivot point. This way it'll hold netting and allow for stern access.
     

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    magikk Refuge Member

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    Welcome to the forum. The blind looks good. Building the stuff and getting the boats ready is almost as fun as the hunting. I see your in mineral point.I'm in South fork go figure. I just redid the blind in my boat this year too but went with a folding blind with a flip too.
     
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    No way! I live on Swigle. I started putting the chloroplast on today. Here's a few pics. So far so good. Goose is coming soon and I have a few lakes in mind for after morning geese if we don't limit .
     

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    The coraplast looks good I've never seen anyone use that before. Interested to see how it hold up to trailering. Mike
     
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    I did a test run, without the fencing and vegetation, with the doors secured at 65mph it did extremely well. I didnt notice any significant amount of movement. i didn't have any crossswinds either that were noticeable. I should have the fencing and vegetation on before September 1st. I will throw some pics up then to show the final project. Overall, I am extremely happy with the results!
     
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    We used corapast one year for blinds that we had set up in a field. We put them out and left them there for the season. Second year, where the screws went through started to crack. This was a stable blind, how it holds up to flexing from the travel and bouncing of the boat only time will tell. We have a lot of trucking companies in the area and found some old tarps that were used for covering the loads. They were throwing them away since they were torn. We had a good supply and changed over to the tarps.
     
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    That sounds like a good idea! Are they like the canvas styled tarps? I'd imagine zero shine as well. I have to mud my coroplast up. I used zipties to hold it onto the frame. I hope it won't start loosening up. i guess I'll try and keep y'all posted.
     
  8. magikk

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    Glad to hear that it trailers well . The hard side blind would be nice not having to fold it back up after the hunt. Looking forward to seeing it grasses up. I used zip ties to attach all my grass and they have worked pretty well. The last blind they where in for a few years. I went with a scissor blind this year.so far I'm happy with it.here's a pic of it grassed up photo-1.JPG
     
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  9. sWaMpBoOgEr

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    That's a sweet rig! Love the galvanized trailer. I feel like its a matter of time for mine to start to rust out. I can definitely tell trailering in the winter and salty roads are killing it. Did you get your raffia from JSterns? What size motor you running? I am limited to 20 HP most lakes I hunt. Plus a 40 HP (MAX on my boat) would probably sink my heavy stern. Wouldn't be so bad if I was a lighter guy. LOL, but that's another story.
     
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    I Did get The raffia Got From Jl Stern I Got a 35 Lb Box For Around $150 I Stomped It In The Mud Puddle By the Garage and It Made A Big difference In How It Looked.the Boat IS a A 1648 I Have A 20 Hp Honda On It. Like You Said Were Limited To A 20 Hp around Here. I Too have THe Problem with Weight In The Stern I Was Over 320 Last Fall But Lost Some WEight Doing The Keto Diet.so We can Carry More DEcoys this year.
     

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