The Seaducking has begun!

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The Seaducking has begun!

Postby OneLunG » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:00 pm

Made our first Seaduck outing of the season. Wasn't super great, but the birds arn't in thick yet.

All in all we managed 9. Some nice Harlequin drakes, Barrows Drakes, and a few Surf Drakes....Couple went into the freezer for some mounts...

Its only gonna get better from here....!

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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby waldo2382 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:12 am

Nice spread! Did you make the scoter decoys yourself? I'd imagine by Cogland and Portland Island are some productive spots. Good luck this year! I'm out of Juneau until at least next year for now.
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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby OneLunG » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:19 am

Yeah, we made the Scoters ourselves. Cheap Flambeau mallards and Hot Buys, a can of Krylon and some acrylic paint. I'm only running about 40 decoys total right now, but just ordered a dozen Goldeneyes, and 6 Widgeon that I am going to convert to Oldsquaws...
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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby Erich_870 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:03 am

Nice! Great photos as usual.

A week and a half until I can think about ducks again :crying:

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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby OneLunG » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:10 am

I killed my jet.....again....

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The cord saved the foot...
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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby Erich_870 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:39 am

AGAIN!?! Did the bolts work loose or did you hit something? You need to locktite the H*ll out of those bolts. :hammer:

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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby OneLunG » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:58 am

Didn't hit anything, and the bolts were loctited....Sheared a couple of them right off....I think somthing may be messed up with the impellar or the shaft...
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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby Erich_870 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:34 am

Ouch! If you need any parts, I have buddy who has a similar sized jet that he kept for spare parts. He was telling me not too long ago he just wanted to get rid of it.

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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby Erich_870 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:25 pm

Turns out my buddy just gave away an almost identical lower unit :no: He thinks your bearings are shot and that your impeller is catching the foot and twisting it off like a jar lid. :eek:

Hope the repair bill isn't too high.

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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby OneLunG » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:51 pm

I've got a family member that owns a boat shop in town, and he is the only Jet Specialist here....(I get free service and jet stuff :)

Shouldn't be an issue....may be a week or two though.

At least on the upside my blind material should be here this coming week so I can finally make my seaduck blind on the boat...
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Re: The Seaducking has begun!

Postby Erich_870 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:58 pm

OneLunG wrote:I've got a family member that owns a boat shop in town, and he is the only Jet Specialist here....(I get free service and jet stuff :)

Shouldn't be an issue....may be a week or two though.

At least on the upside my blind material should be here this coming week so I can finally make my seaduck blind on the boat...


Nice! :thumbsup: Let's hear more about your blind. What kind of blind material did you order?

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