GHG 60/40 snaplock keel=GARBAGE!

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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:14 pm

dodge and a brunette...


Dont get me wrong duckydoo, I didn't mean to say you don't hunt. I have had great luck with my hotbuys and will continue to use them. Another guy I hunt with (fishnranger) had a few crack on him the first hunt. I think maybe GHG decoys just aren't very consistant.
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Postby duckydoo » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:18 pm

Aw don't even worry about it ram...I'm not mad at cha. I would be upset if I had to go through what you did with my dekes and would boycott the company the same. I expect to get what I pay for just like every other man. My blackwater cork dekes will always remain #1 on my list. Get some blackwater dekes if you can cuz they are definitely worth the money. I inherited 6 dozen blackwater cork duck dekes when Grandfather passed (2 doz pins . 3 doz mallards and a doz widgies) The pintails are just absolutely remarkable. I'v had many guys attempt to jump shoot my pintail dekes.
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:26 pm

I wish I could afford a full spread of corks. If I had some corks and someone shot at my decoys I would come up swinging!
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Postby duckydoo » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:55 pm

Well nobody has actually shot at them to date. Just attempted to jumpshoot them. Ie., stalking them and creeping closer to their postion for a shot(s). That all ceased when I made my person visible and stepped out of the blind/boat or if I tell (my dog) Killer to get em'. He wouldn't harm a flea but he'll start barkin when I tell him to get em'.
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Postby texan68 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:27 pm

blackwater decoys......... :laughing: :laughing:...........$84.99-$149.99 for 1 decoy
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Postby duckydoo » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:43 pm

If you're a sportsman who likes something a bit more dramatic in the embellishment of your decoys, consider Blackwater dekes. :hammering:
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Postby Robberwood » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:58 pm

Dude i know what the problem is with your GHG decoys!!! I bought a dozen widgeon decoys and thought i had the same problem as you. but if you look under the decoy (it says all this in the directions if u cared to look) but there is a line that the keel only goes up too. It is not to the very end of the line!!! so ya, next time read the directions...
GHG decoys are awesome if u know how to use them...
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Postby thaner » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:15 am

My friend just got some from Cabela's, standards noted as "new" and the ad said they had a guaranteed finish. They went together fine and look great. We had one that was a little sticky with the keel, but it only took a little more force. We worked one over to see if the paint was as good as they said and it was all that. The best decoy I have ever looked at for the $. I wonder if they just had some quality issues for a while. Are any of the ones you all have had problems with the standard mallards noted as new in the current cabela’s catalogue?

Anyway, these seem fine. We hunt everything and have to spread the $ over all kinds of hunting so $ matter. I am sure that if I only hunted waterfowl I would go for the G&H, but I need a new bow, arrows, turkey call, fishing rod, tree stand, rifle scope.............................MORE AMMO!
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Postby REDLEGGER » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:28 am

I don't personnely own GHG but My hunting buddy has some if you buy there econo models there paint will not stay on these it falls off in big pieces but if you buy professional or guide models the paint is great we have been using these going on 3rd year and we hunt almost everyday. but if money is not an option there are alot of other good deks out there. :thumbsup:
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Postby texan68 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm

professional or guide models?????????
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:30 am

Dude I read the directions! Dude It wouldn't even get past the first click, the plastic had caved in and the keel wouldn't even start. Thanks for the help dude! Its not my first time buying decoys.

Thanks Dude!

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Robberwood wrote:Dude i know what the problem is with your GHG decoys!!! I bought a dozen widgeon decoys and thought i had the same problem as you. but if you look under the decoy (it says all this in the directions if u cared to look) but there is a line that the keel only goes up too. It is not to the very end of the line!!! so ya, next time read the directions...
GHG decoys are awesome if u know how to use them...
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:53 am

I hear all your points. The GHG's I own were easy to assemble so no complaints yet....as I have not taken them out (I bought them on sale after the season). No doubt, a poorly made deke will cost you more in the long run, however some of use aren't so lucky as to have money for much else. being a a full time college student who works for a non-profit (read: they pay me in peanuts) I'm happy to pay 50% off a set of GHG's (there is probably all of the aformentioned reasons behind thier price)....maybe I can convince myself that repainting them would be fun? Is there something could try to get the paint to stay? (say a soft clear coat, or elmers glue ;) ?)
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Postby redleg hunter » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:39 pm

Very discusted to hear the paint comes off the GHG decoys I got suckered into that hot buys mallards erlier this season to break up my black duck spread a little. I did have a rough time putting on the keels, and even the damn warning label in the box says avoid removing keels. They are a good looking decoy, but sorry to hear they aint durable. I do like your attitude though Ramtough it matches mine well. MY black decoys and sea duck decoys are corks from LL bean. They been used since 1972 and still going strong salt water, ice, and all. Best looking and durable decoys I have ever used . Pricey as all hell but, back then I knew an employee and got a good discount. Now they are about 45$ a piece , way too much I think , but they do last
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Postby ol' yeller » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:29 pm

ramtough, I got half a dozen of those woodies for Christmas and had problems getting the keels in as well. I did get them all the way in after a lot of smacking, but ripped one of the plugs off of the end of the keel spilling sand all over my living room.

I will no longer by Avery products. The only reason I have the woodies is because they were a gift from my dad. I have had it out with some of the big dogs on their website and am completely blown away with how they talk to their customers. I flat out told the president that I would no longer buy any of their products as long as it put money in his pocket. Taunting customers publically (or privately) is not the way to run a business. They'll eventually figure this out or go out of business.

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Postby Robberwood » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:49 am

I guess i ruffled your feathers the wrong way... Just thought i could help i guess but went at it the wrong way. Sorry if i ticked ya off but there was no need for being rude. Sometimes a little comment could be taken the wrong way. Sorry the decoys didn't work out for ya, just trying to help...
Hope u dont hold a grudge and take it easy...
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:04 am

Robber- There is no drama in duck hunting, or at least not in my blind. I hold no grudges, I wish my ghg products worked as well for me as they do for you. Thats the thing, half the time they work great, and you get a great product for the money. The other half the time, you get trash and just wasted your money. I am just sick of taking the chance. No hurt feelings here, I was just giving you a hard time. Man is it saturday yet? I need to go duck hunting!


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Postby Robberwood » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:59 am

Good to hear. It is windy as heck here in Everett so i think im headin out today for a hunt, no need for a weekend. Good luck down in the south part of the state! :salude:
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