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Floating dock blind

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  1. Randy Hoffman

    Randy Hoffman Refuge Member

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    Has anyone used the support post for docks from Home depot?They also have floats and all kind of parts.They are pipe that go on the corners or sides and have mud plates on bottom but also slide up and down post adjustable to where you want them
     
  2. bill cooksey

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    Spud poles.
     
  3. Randy Hoffman

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    These have brackets with set bolts to tighten at what ever height you want and a 18x18 plate on bottom of pole
     
  4. GUNNERX2

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    I went to a highway sign supplier and bought 2X2 square aluminum perforated tubing 10' long. Also, 3X3 square aluminum perforated tubing 3' long. The 3' sections are bolted to the blind and the 10' sections slide down thru the 3' sections. To stabilize the blind, we use square wire lock hitch pins slid thru the perforations.
     
  5. bill cooksey

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    Why would you lock a floating blind's height, and why would you put a plate on the bottom of the poles to prevent them from being driven into the muck? Water rises six inches and you'll have to go looking for your blind.
     
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  6. Randy Hoffman

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    You would lock them say a foot out of the water,and since you don't have floats under it stays put from moving
     
  7. bill cooksey

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    Probably work well in places where water levels are stable and no current is present.
     
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    I may be confused here, but you definitely do not want plates on the bottom of the supports, such that the plates sit on the bottom underwater.
     
  9. Randy Hoffman

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    Thats the case here its 40 inches deep and no current
     

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