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decoy keels...

Postby shrpshtr » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:41 am

can someone explain the different type of keels available on duck and goose decoys? (i know this seems elementary, but everyone had to learn about them the first time.) thanks in advance.
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Postby donell67 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:41 pm

basically water keel and weighted keel. water keels fill up with water when you put them in water for stability.but they wont self right like weighted keels will. and weighted keels are more stable. the only advantage to water keel is there lighter so if your packing a bunch in a long ways its easier on your back. but if your not doing that get weighted keels.
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Postby duckbuster » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:45 pm

:withstupid: and if ur gonna get mallard decoys with weighted keels got with GHG hot buys 24.99 and there durable and look awsome
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Postby donell67 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:50 pm

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Postby plainsman » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:38 pm

I perfer water keels over weighted for a couple reasons.... the water current does more to add movement in water keels then in weighted ones and for packing in or out, it's simple....the lighter the better. Haven't had any issues with stability at all.
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Postby donell67 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:46 pm

on big water. on chop. water keel sway back and forth bad. at least some of them do. but most walks in are for small water. where you dont need weighted keels. in current my weighted keels have plenty of movement.
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Postby aaron » Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:40 pm

See I've used Flam water keels on my puddlers for years and wouldn't use anything else. Never had a problem even with all the wind we get due to Texas blowin' and Kansas suckin'. :toofunny:
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Postby shrpshtr » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:53 am

i love it when i get a straight answer on things. great info everyone. thanks! :salude:
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