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Duck Boat

Postby 2fowlmood » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:33 am

I'm thinking of getting myself a new boat. Looking for something small. Want to float some of the creeks/rivers of E.KY. Have been looking at the Carstens Mallard and the Beavertail Stealth 2000. Anyone ever use either of these or other recommendations? Thanks
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Re: Duck Boat

Postby mike_b » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:46 am

I think a lot of boat makers are catering to people with access to marshlands etc. I would definitely go with a PE boat over fiberglass. Density wise they are heavier, but not by much. I can jump on my layout boat to get ice to break off, in the super cold I'm afraid fiberglass would crack. A good way to determine what material will hold up best is to look at what warm weather boaters use. Creeks and rivers around KY usually have plastic kayaks etc.

My boat is 9' long, PE, 70lbs. It's tight with decoys and its definitely not meant for 2 people or a dog. But I can get back into the shallows of lakes and streams. I specifically wanted a boat that only had a profile of about 4" tall above the water surface.
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Re: Duck Boat

Postby 2fowlmood » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:28 pm

Does noone on here float hunt??
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Re: Duck Boat

Postby teddysberna » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:22 pm

What's a PE, Mike?
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Re: Duck Boat

Postby mike_b » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:03 pm

Polyethylene. Plastic. They make linear and cross linked etc. one version is repairable but I can't remember which. I was a but worried mine would become brittle in the cold but it remained flexible even in single digits. I flipped it over and walked on it to get some ice that had frozen inside out. Flexed just fine.
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Re: Duck Boat

Postby mike_b » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:47 pm

Here's my boat with custom made aluminum transom.
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During early season with the blind on. With 3 blue wings.
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