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Homemade boat blind

Postby BigBurk » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:56 pm

New to the forum so I thought I'd show my blind I've been hunting out of this season.
The boat started out as an old paddle boat I've used for years backwater fishing, cut the top half off of the boat to level it out for a shooting platform, added wood frame to boat and attached floor and handrail/sides, built rear entry door and rear motor mount. Covered with natural camouflage and have been hammering the ducks this season. Powered by either a 35lbs minkota 12v trolling motor or a 4.5hp outboard depending on what body of water we are on. I need to get an enclosed trailer for next season so I don't have to fix the camo every time we move boat. Hunts 3 ok and 2 very comfortably, 4 is do able but a bit crowded. Also light enough for me to load into truck and drag to the water solo easily.
The bottom of the reeds sit 1"below water level

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Loaded up ready to go
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Will get more pictures of the interior when I take it out of the wetland in a week or so
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby WI_River_Hunter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:22 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby Duckbusterkerr21 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:11 pm

Nice
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby Boocephus » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 am

:thumbsup: Pretty cool idea.
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby grizz18 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:35 pm

Haha that is freaking awesome. Throw this over in the boat forum
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby Bill Herian » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:12 pm

That thing is dirty. :thumbsup:
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby T Man » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:45 am

Saw one in wildfowl magazine a few years ago and have been looking for a pedal boat to build ever since. I love it. You should post some pics of it ungrassed

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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby BigBurk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:38 pm

I scrapped the blind off the boat after we got it home, almost three months of abuse took its toll on the couple hour slap together job but it worked great. Have gotten the materials ready for the rebuild when the 6ft of snow melts off it. Will post pictures of the rebuild, going to have storage compartments and two hidden coolers in the floor along with other improvements
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Re: Homemade boat blind

Postby Honk-n-quack » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:38 pm

use 1/2" steel conduit :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :hammer: :hammer:
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