Boat Blind: Avery or Drake or.....?

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Jim Dandy, May 15, 2021.

  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have owned an Avery and a Beavertail. I personally sorta hated the BT for several reasons. Sold it but was not interested in paying $600+

    Camo nets were the biggest expense. Most guys get hosed buying Cordura at $13-$18 per yards. Coyote Brown 1000d with camo nets works fine. It would most likely work just as well with just the cordura after a good mudding. Get the Cordura from MagnaFabriks in NJ for $2-$3 per yard


     
  2. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    It's Still "We The People", right??
    I scored an almost brand new Avery Quick Set from a forum member here for a really good price. It already has netting attached and I have plenty grass mats and palms for it. Thanks for all the info and tips guys.

    Dandy
     
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  3. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Good luck and happy hunting with the blind.

    My Beavertail is entering its 22nd season and is still fooling birds on a regular basis.
     
  4. Anchovy Andrew

    Anchovy Andrew Senior Refuge Member

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    EFDE1848-239D-4CD7-960A-8AA2C3C0FF70.jpeg Vote for build your own. You get exactly what you want. You can use heavy duty hardware and build it exactly to spec. I had an avery quickset good blind but I love the home made one I built last year
     
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  5. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator

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    Check out this artificial grass from BlindGrass. This was a game changer for us last season.
     
  6. oleww

    oleww Elite Refuge Member

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    and can use stainless steel hardware !!!
     
  7. maxx

    maxx Elite Refuge Member

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    I have owned 4 different pop up blinds. The first one was one of my favorites but I cant for the life of me remember what it was. Built my second one didn't like it much.

    Third was a Cabelas Northern Flight. It held up for 7-8 years. It hid well and I like how you could hunt out of the entire length of the boat. I didn't like it for protection from the elements. Sold that boat last year.

    Picked up a new boat this year and went with a Beavertail. I wanted to be able to enclose it a bit more for when its really cold. We only hunted out of it 5-6 times. I run a 18' boat and it has 4 shooting holes. I am not a hug fan of that layout. I don't like how the slots are held closed with snaps, the snaps suck. The good is it is the easiest blind I have used to set up and down. It does stay warmer, it goes on and off the boat super easy.
     
  8. Steelshot Scott

    Steelshot Scott Elite Refuge Member

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    I think you will be happy with the Avery Quickset. I had one on my 14 foot Roughneck for over 20 years and have no complaints. I recently sold that boat as I just no longer used it, I had 3 other boats and I let one go. I took the blind off the boat during the off season and stored it indoors in my shop. After 20 years, it was practically good as new. The way I rolled it up in a cover that I had made for it insured no fading and constructually it is very well made. It provides overhead concealment and can be modified to be spring loaded(as mine was). I am a disabled veteran and I was able to put the blind up and down by myself easily. I killed a lot of ducks out of that rig. I had several other blinds on that boat, 2 homemades and one store-bought blind that I don't remember the name of, it didn't have overhead concealment. But the Avery was a excellent blind.

    I currently have a Pop-Up Blind, out of Melrose,Iowa on my 20 foot Roughneck. I like it better, but to be fair, it is way more expensive(with the options, close to $2,000). But it is a custom made blind versus and more universal blind so it is not a fair comparison.

    The Avery is the best blind in my opinion of the two you were looking at.
     
  9. captbil2003

    captbil2003 Refuge Member

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    Have an Avery and a Beavertail, Avery sits in shed since we got the Beavertail
     
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  10. #1WATERFOWLER

    #1WATERFOWLER Senior Refuge Member

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    Your blind looks great. What kind of grass is that and what plastic backing are you using?
     

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