I bought a beaver tail blind for my boat and loved it at first. When I hunt scoter I just put out the scoter rig on the starboard side of the boat and shoot over the starboard side of the boat. The pop up squares in the top of the blind make it easy to see over the starboard side and to the rear.your almost blind on the port side of the blind unless you open the top square completely. For the regular season I like to put decoys all around the blind but I'd have no visibility toward the port side. I like to put the buffers and some puddlers over there. Now I have to squeeze everybody on one side. It works great as a shore side blind because you only expect birds to come in over water. How do other beaver tail users solve the open water problem. Guess I could just fold down one whole square and look out, though I really like the ability to hide so well with the square closed. Just sit with my head pushing a little and peeks out of a one inch slit.