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Weights for keel of Herters style 63 and 72 molds

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  1. jammem

    jammem New Member

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    For any of you making foam herters 63 or 72 style decoys, what are you using as a keel weight to mold in?
     
  2. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    The old Herters from the 70's used a piece of 5/8 square steel about 7 inches long . That is what I am using in mine.
     
  3. jammem

    jammem New Member

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    Thanks for the info, just to clarify, are you talking 5/8x5/8x7 solid square or 5/8x?x7 barstock?

    Anyone else?
     
  4. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes 5/8 square solid see photo 0514181751.jpg
     
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    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    The Herters decoys from the 80's used a piece of 1/4 x 1-1/2 flat steel bar about 7 inches long and the bar is exposed. The decoys with the solid square bar is totally enclosed in foam. see pictures. Herters bottom.jpg Herters bottom 2.jpg
     
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  6. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I bet a piece of rebar would be a lot cheaper. Good grip on the foam as well.
     
  7. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    The square bar is not expensive
     
  8. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Is it possible to buy a Herter's #72 body mold from somebody ?

    Ringbill
     
  9. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes. Contact Andy Meyer at Myers Classic Decoy Molds on facebook.
     
  10. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    I checked the keel weight on an original Herters 72 Diver and it is 6-3/4 long
     

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