layout boat question

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layout boat question

Postby wigeon_call » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:22 pm

I asked in the boat forum and it was suggested to ask here

any do it your self kits that I am missing?

http://www.marsh-monster.com/

http://www.waterfowl-works.com/layout_boat_plans.htm


what about factory build ones, what other brands are there besides?

MLB, UFO, Bankes, Lake Bonneville



I am really leaning toward the Marsh Monster. Anyone try this one?
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Re: layout boat question

Postby don novicki » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:18 am

There is one called the BFO layout that you didn't mention. I don't know that he has a kit/plans for sale though.....
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Re: layout boat question

Postby wigeon_call » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:06 am

I do a google search and I click on the link and a 'blue host' page shows up. maybe you have a better link to follow?
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Re: layout boat question

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:23 am

I have a UFO, I really like did alot of searching around and chose this one.
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Re: layout boat question

Postby wigeon_call » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:57 am

Mr.Pymatuning wrote:I have a UFO, I really like did alot of searching around and chose this one.


UFO or Erie?

How much do you weigh?
How tall are you?
Are you comfortable in it?

Give me a pro/con list would you?
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Re: layout boat question

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:50 pm

A UFO by waterfowl works. I am about 6'1" and am comfortable in it, I can get my feet almost straight up in it. Better than any other one I have been in. I have big feet and wear even bigger water, most people I hunt with have no problem getting their feet up. The weight is really nice I can put it in and out of the boat on my own. Cons I really dont have any, I gotmine fully loaded to I have everything I need.
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Re: layout boat question

Postby don novicki » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:35 am

I build my own. Most factory boats I have been in are rather uncomfortable for a fat old guy like me. Im 6'2" about 275 so thats a lot of blubber to pack into a confined space. It's taken years to get what I want but the boat rides 7" out of the water and you can lay down fully in it and yet it is only 10' long, which is basically the standard. The spray shield IMO was the hardest part as I did all the sewing by hand, and I mean that literally. It was a PITA because you have to fit it as you go and then sew it section by section. If you have questions PM me and we can talk. I can tell you that the MarshMonster kit is good but don't expect anything thats going to go together in a couple of hours or anything like that. Let me know if I can help.......
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Re: layout boat question

Postby wigeon_call » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:46 am

Thanks guys
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Re: layout boat question

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:53 pm

Some friends and I just chipped in and bought a Core Sound Layout. They have a Facebook page under the same name. Seems to be very sturdy and no problem standing up and walking around in it. About 80 pounds and around 8 feet in length.
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Re: layout boat question

Postby don novicki » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:43 am

I would like to see a picture of that boat. From reading the facebook desription it has the capability for a motor. Most open water layouts do not have a motor option so Im guessing this boat is some type of marsh boat rather than a traditional layout like we use here on the great lakes. Can you post a picture please........
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Re: layout boat question

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:18 am

I've never posted pics on here. Don't know the first thing about how to do that.
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Re: layout boat question

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:23 am

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Re: layout boat question

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Re: layout boat question

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:25 am

Yes, you can get a stern built to hold a trolling motor.
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Re: layout boat question

Postby don novicki » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:08 am

Thats a good looking boat for sure.......... :thumbsup:
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