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Postby quackkiller » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:54 pm

If I had a blind like that I'd want some insurance too. That is gonna be awesome. You could spend the night in that thing and wake up and start huntin. Wish I had a place like that. :thumbsup:
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Postby Duckhunter16 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:17 pm

gahunter wrote:All I can say is HOLY CRAP batman! :thumbsup: That thing is going to be badass!

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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:14 am

frazier, large blinds like waylon's are as much a part of duck hunting history in the south as retrievers and decoys are. If you think his is huge you should see the ones on the Cache and Black Swamp along with the massive ones on Reelfoot. :hammering:

waylon, we used to have a floating blind that size down here on the river. I was ripped apart during a big flood, but we did shoot many a duck out of it before then. Yours is a great looking blind and should last you a long time. Definitely lots of work, but worth it! :thumbsup:
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Postby Rat Creek » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:38 pm

Come on man. You haven’t posted a new picture for over two weeks. Surely, you have made some progress that we need to monitor.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:55 pm

Maybe they ran out of funds? Happens to me often with my customers. I tell them to go get a constuction Loan. I would love to see the face of the loan officer when you go in and ask for a construction loan for a duck blind. :eek:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:03 pm

Rat Creek wrote: Surely, you have made some progress that we need to monitor.


You must not hang around jobsites very much..... Its kinda like the guys that work on the roads, you think after 3 weeks that they would be done, but nooooo...........

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Postby huntmq1 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:22 pm

Waylon notice what STATE GSPhunter and I are from? :thumbsup:
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Hey, did you grab the blind bag with the shells when we left the truck?
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:26 pm

Eh?

What does that supposed to mean???
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Postby huntmq1 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:07 am

He's from Missouri and so are we! :cool:
Hey, did you grab the blind bag with the shells when we left the truck?
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:20 am

OHHH, I thought it was some random thing........

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Postby gsphunter » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:53 am

Yeah I tried already HuntMQ1. :mrgreen: Wouldn't be bad duck hunting for a couple hours, cooking some bacon and eggs, and then going back at the duck hunting. My duck hunting breakfasts usually consist of those chocolate frosted dognuts and a bottle of chocolate milk.
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Postby Merganser » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:11 am

Hey gsphunter, do you really eat "frosted dog nuts" for breakfast? How do you keep the dog duck hunting?
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Postby Admin2 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:32 am

I think they call them Missouri Hills Oysters. :laughing:


Back to the topic at hand, where is Waylon with an update? :hammering:


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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:51 am

admin2 wrote:

Back to the topic at hand, where is Waylon with an update? :hammering:


Seriously......... Im dyin up here!!! :mrgreen:

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Postby mallardman77 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:02 am

From the Hilton to the Motel 6:
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my buddy Jay.
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covered in old millitary camo net for effect

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the birds view from the lake

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from the lake again
This blind is just a trial for the upcoming season...we're poor up here so we wanted to get it right before we sink any money into the real thing.

All the lumber we used was salvaged from some government land when the river flooded and washed it away from upriver.
Total cost: about 15 bucks on some screws.(more money for post hunt beers :thumbsup: ) I'll get some more pics when the marsh grass grows a little higher. It might not be pretty but we'll be 100% consealed and that's what matters.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:29 pm

Looks good, I hope it serves you well this fall!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:39 pm

Mallard Man,

Dude, that is all that matters!!!!! :thumbsup:

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(And it kickes the heck out of my blind.... if yers is the Motel 6, then mine is the dumpster where all the Hobos hang at :smile: )
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Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:22 pm

mallardman77 wrote: It might not be pretty but we'll be 100% consealed and that's what matters.



Well for divers it'll work fine. But the Mallards will be decending from above..... You have want to consider a flop top...
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Postby mallardman77 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:36 pm

It's already in the works h2o, flambeau makes these really good grass mats that we picked up. One of my buddys is an awsome welder and he's in the prosess of makin us an aluminum frame at work. When he's done were gonna attatch the grass mats with wire, put it up in the blind and then figure out a way to spring-load the thing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Check out those grass mats:
http://www.decoys.com/accessories/blindndecoy.html

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Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:30 pm

MM77, No idea on the spring loaded. I have about 2' wide flops on my boat blind and just flop it by hand. It sits at about a 20 angle from level. My eyeballs can look out over it on the water for appraoching divers, yet I can keep my head down for the Mallards.

As for the Flambuae brand--I have no opinion being I have not used it nor know of anybody that has. But is seems to be just like the "FastGrass' and Avery brand mats. The Avery does not hold up as well as the FG, based on my cousins experience--the Avery lasted 1 year and started to rot on his boat blind, whereas the FG lasted 3 seasons. That was a few years ago, so maybe Avery is better now, but I do not know that.

On the alum blind, paint the frame with several coats of green spray paint well before installation. Some will use the black plastic "x" pattern fencing used at construction sites as a backer to the mats and paint it to. Use black zip ties to secure it to the frame. Use your green camo over it so it looks the same as sides. As the season wears on and the cattails turn tan, add the grass mats then.
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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:33 pm

gsphunter wrote:My duck hunting breakfasts usually consist of those chocolate frosted dognuts


That right there is funny. Poor pup.

You guys have some nice blinds!
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Postby mallardman77 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:56 pm

Thanks for the tips h20, never even thought about using that fencing as a backing. I think we decided to scrap the spring loaded roof, and go with just a flip open(this will probably save us many headaches).

Thanks again for the tips!! :salude:


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Postby Admin2 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:30 pm

Add a bunge at both sides so it can only flip backwards so far so it does not always bang against the back side of the blind. Maybe use a 2x4 on each side as props so you can see out the front. I would think you would want to be able to sit in a chair and not have the roof hitting your head. For cold weather, use thin exterior plywood on the inside to break the wind, or just add it to the outside and then add the camo over it, it should weather well by season opener.

Maybe somebody else can chime in on ideas too.

Where is the Hilton guy? I wonder if the Hilton sisters got ahold of him or something. Based on the TV show, poor guy. :laughing:


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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:36 pm

Yeah admin2, he would be REAL unhappy right now if they did that to him........ So he should come back and trade places w/ me! :salude:

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Postby JJ McGuire » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:11 am

MM77
Nice blind. Add a drying rack for your birds and a put in rests to hold your guns in front of each shooting station.
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