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Postby Riverjumper » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:30 pm

what is the most DURABLE decoy available?
I should have forked out the bucks at the begining of the season, and bought something good. I have about 2 doz carylites and the paint is terrible, I have hunted with them almost 20 times, so I guess that is not too bad, got my moneys worth. Now I need to buy 1-2 doz Durable, and light (I hike a lot) decoys. I would prefer water keels, I hear good things about G&H, but do they make a water keel?


Basically I need a decoy that I can practically abuse, and use for a long time, with minimal repair/maintenance.
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Postby DUKHTR » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:57 am

burlaps or cork ----- that's where REAL durability is! Plastics just don't cut it, other than from a low cost perspective.
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:20 am

Carrylites have never been real durable for me either. If longevity is an issue spend more money for decoys that can be repainted or touched up every year.
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Postby Riverjumper » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:21 pm

ok, so cork may be too pricey....and too heavy.
I think I like G&H, or GHG, I cant seem to find either one in a water keel though. Do they make them, or is there an easy way to convert to a water keel?
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:36 pm

Its easy to convert...Though cabelas has G & H oversize water keels.
Just empty the sand or balast out of the keel by drilling a big hole at either end of the keel. But before you do this remember water keel decoys do not handle big water and wind very well. If you are hunting rivers, streams, ponds and such water keels are fine..but in big water weighted keels are the only thing that will keep those decoys upright
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:49 pm

G&H is definately the most durable plastic decoy made IMO. You can make them water keel easy, just drill a hole in the back of the keel and empty all the sand out of the keel, drill a couple holes in the sides of the keel and voila, you have waterkeel.
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Postby weedsnager » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:06 pm

g&h might be the most durable, but their paint scheme is from 1950!
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Postby texan68 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:31 pm

You guys gotta understand, those patches of flaked off paint are not a big deal. I have carrylites, that are going on 4 years old, and they work just as well as the GHG I bought 2 months ago. Try this, get one of your dekes, and go set it 40-45 yards away from you....what you see is what the ducks see. Those patches of missing paint aren’t even noticeable at that distance. My dad hunts with dekes painted entirely gray, and kills just as many ducks as the guys using GHG.
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Postby texan68 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:32 pm

weedsnager wrote:g&h might be the most durable, but their paint scheme is from 1950!


why fix something if its not broke
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Postby weedsnager » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:46 pm

why fix something if its not broke


never said there was anything wrong with it...........it's just outdated.
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Postby texan68 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:54 pm

outdated....please explain
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