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Deke ?

Postby Quak addict » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:21 pm

Hey

Which is better water keels or weighted keels?
First time buying dekes.

Thanks
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:24 pm

go weighted so they create less work. u dont have to hold them to make sure they fill with water.
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:38 pm

I would buy some hotbuy GHG, they look good, are cheap and durable :thumbsup:
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Postby Rowdy » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:26 pm

its all a matter of your hunting situation

do you do alot of walk in hunting if so go water keel to cut down on carrying weight.

if not go weighted
i have and use both weighted keel decoys you can throw out to the spread and they will always end up right side up.. water keels need to be kinda placed out out of my water keel spread there is always a couple that land and stay on their heads
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Postby DUKHTR » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:21 am

Rowdy makes a couple of great points......if doing any carrying of the decoys for any distance, by all means go with the water keels....but in most situations and from a boat especially, I would siggest the weighted keels. I do not throw my decoys (don't want them wet on top due to icing or glare), though a weighted keel decoy is likley to self-right.....more importantly, a weighted keel decoy will ride the water better, especially in open water, winds, waves etc.

I started out many years ago with water keels my first season for versatility's sake, then added weighted keels the next season I still keep a couple dozen plastics handy for walk-ins.
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:38 pm

Rowdy and Duckhtr both make scence but if you get water keel and find that you don't like them then you can always plug the ends of the keels after putting some sand or other weight in them.



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Postby shrpshtr » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:26 pm

Greg Wile wrote:Rowdy and Duckhtr both make scence but if you get water keel and find that you don't like them then you can always plug the ends of the keels after putting some sand or other weight in them.



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good tip!
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Postby duckbum13 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:35 pm

i would go with the hotbuys i have a doz and work great imo :smile:
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