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Turning shells into floaters???

Postby d_hunter12 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:55 am

Has anyone ever turned goose shells into floaters? If so, how did you do it? How do you keep them stable in water?
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby Jake88 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:48 am

Foam pipe insulation along the bottom edge. I use the 1" and zip tie it thru the shell

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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby d_hunter12 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:38 am

Jake88 wrote:Foam pipe insulation along the bottom edge. I use the 1" and zip tie it thru the shell

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That's a really good idea, I appreciate that
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby blackrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:04 am

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Here you go
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby blackrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:05 am

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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby blackrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:07 am

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Irresistible buddy!
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby TJP » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:19 am

Add a little bit a weight to the tail-end of the shells to keep them from flipping over in the wind. I think you can see what I'm talking about in the first picture above.
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby blackrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:24 am

Good idea but mine have never tipped in up to 25-30mph wind. Unless I knock them over with the boat of course!
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby TJP » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:37 am

Okay, now I think I see what you did there Blackrock. You have those shells connected and only have a weight off of the front of the first decoy(picture #2)? Which effectively makes a stringer and gives extra movement in the spread? The tails on my shells don't extend so far out/downward as yours do which is probably why I had flipping issues.
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Re: Turning shells into floaters???

Postby blackrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:09 pm

Yeah the Supermags are pretty stable like this. We run them in series of 2-4, primarily because it makes it a lot faster to set them out quickly for the layout boat. Less anchors to deal with! The birds don't seem to notice they are in lines.
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