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from water to weighted??

Postby mallardman77 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:06 pm

Anybody got some tips on turning water keels into weighted ones? I have a doz and a half of old flambeau dekes with water keels. I was thinking those long skinny lead decoy weights would work good if i put a couple into the water leel and sealed off the ends.

Any suggestions??

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Postby Quackcephus » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:39 pm

What I did was attach a strap weight onto the bottom of the keel by using a 2 small screws... one at each end & then I covered them with just a dab of Shoo Goo... it worked great & the person that has the dekes now as used the same method to convert other water keels into weighted keels. :thumbsup:
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:52 pm

Hot glue one end. Fill with sand. Hot glue the other end.
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Postby donell67 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:45 pm

ks_waterfowler wrote:Hot glue one end. Fill with sand. Hot glue the other end.

sounds like a quick easy method.
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Postby mallardman77 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:11 pm

Thanks for the tips guys! :salude:

I was thinking sand to, but did'nt know what to use to seal the ends. Will hot glue stand up to sitting in the water for 3 months? I started thinking again, and came up with gas tank sealer. Hardens like a rock!!


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Postby duckbuster » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:50 am

id use that jb weld for plastic, put it in one end let dry fill 3/4 with sand then jb weld the other end shut.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:39 am

I honestly can't awnser is hot glue will hold up that long in water. Sand and hot glue are cheap so you can always give it a shot before you have to buy gas tank sealer. I know when you go from weighted to water keel it looks like hot glue they use to hold the caps on the decoy's keel.
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Postby JJ McGuire » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:49 am

Quackcephus wrote:What I did was attach a strap weight onto the bottom of the keel by using a 2 small screws... one at each end & then I covered them with just a dab of Shoo Goo... it worked great & the person that has the dekes now as used the same method to convert other water keels into weighted keels. :thumbsup:


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Postby Mike M. » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:41 pm

Fill the water keel decoy with sand then seal the openings in the keel with a product called "marine goop." It is a marine sealer and will do the job and last.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:58 pm

sheesh ya'll...let's not make this too difficult. just shoot them thangs a couple of times and VOILA!! weighted decoys!! :laughing:
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:42 pm

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Postby ACEBLDRS » Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:29 am

You could use some silicone to seal the ends up with, it will stand up to several years of abuse in the water.
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Postby texan68 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:49 pm

ks_waterfowler wrote:Hot glue one end. Fill with sand. Hot glue the other end.



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Postby gotduck68415 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:36 pm

mallardman you must not havr to pack any distance or you would want to turn those weighted into water. I dont know why some good waterproof silicone wouldnt work. :salude: :salude: :salude:
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