Tangle Free Panel Blind

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by don835, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. don835

    don835 Elite Refuge Member

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    I bought mine on TF's web site as well. 2 blinds and a set of tops. After putting these blinds together I can see that they will work Great for my application.
     
  2. captaininsano050

    captaininsano050 Refuge Member

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    Any reason you guys don't just build a 2x4 frame and sheet with OSB? You'd have all of 5 min and $10 in it instead of hundreds of dollars.
     
  3. don835

    don835 Elite Refuge Member

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    Because that's just what we would end up with...a heavy 2x4 frame and a sheet of OSB. How portable is that?
     
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  4. Chris Daniels

    Chris Daniels Refuge Member

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    Build a few panels out of 1x2 and hog wire it worked just fine, but we also needed to take with a hammer or post hole driver to set it up, keep some wire and side cutters to fasten the panels to the t-posts and unfortunately it wasn't the lightest thing to drag around.
     
  5. captaininsano050

    captaininsano050 Refuge Member

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    You could sheet it with anything, like garden fencing too. And if it's too heavy just consider it a workout and embrace it.
     
  6. don835

    don835 Elite Refuge Member

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    I would rather "embrace" my 18 lb TF Panel Blind!
     
  7. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Many. It’s not nearly as portable. I use mine in the water as well. They are light and fold up easy. Deploy easy and I got them on sale for 40% off. There’s no comparison.
     
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  8. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    A good duckin' buddy of mine just bought his at Midway USA
    Sent me photos
    Looks like they'll be very portable, easily folded, lots of stubble straps too.
    I've been a DIY guy all my life----up til retirement.
    Now, I've got the money & appreciate some of the new engineering etc
    Very convenient & easier----That's what us older guys need at this point.
    KISS & it's easier to keep hunting, Conserving energy & hassles & continuing to modify so we keep going.

    Ringbill
     
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  9. murdock255

    murdock255 Senior Refuge Member

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    There's a panel blind in this picture. I had brushed it once, 3 weeks before I took this pic. Moved it 5 times before I took the pic, great, light product, you are able to fold it up, fully brushed and move it. The blind is right in the middle of the picture.
    Panel blind.jpg
     
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  10. msk

    msk Refuge Member

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    Bought 2 panels around xmas when TF had the sale for $209 a panel free ship. That price is same or cheaper then the avian x. Used them 3-4 times and we like it better then my buddy's avian. It hides easier for some reason. The only condition the avian is better is high wind. Even with the cross attachments, when you get out in high wind it wants to take the whole thing down.
     

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