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.