I bought mine directly from Ira in MO and had them ship it to me when I was working in Colorado last fall. Unfortunately, by the time I received it everything had pretty well frozen up so this year will actually be its rookie season.
You could run over to Pacific Steel for tubing and order some Bimini fittings, and end up paying a lot less to make it yourself, but I went ahead and ordered the doors. I got the short door system since Ty always sat behind me in the Pod. Got my boat and doors in open water gray but they hooked me up with a guy who had a used deck cover in Max-4 so I bought that along with some door sleeves in Max-4 as well. So I'm pretty well covered whether hunting open water or the banks.
I've been going back and forth on motor size. I want/need enough horses to get me upriver but am reluctant to put anything too heavy on it and defeat the purpose of having a relatively light boat to pull over the shallow stretches. Considered a small MudBuddy but the noise would drive me (and everyone else in the canyon) nuts. I think I'll probably pull the trigger on a 3.5 horse in the near future.
Like Hart, Ty turns 5 this year, next week in fact. Finally lost my old chocolate at age 14 back in early May right after spending a week of quality time in turkey camp.
I'm working in Laramie at the moment and will be back home off and on until Thanksgiving before taking off December and early January for some serious waterfowl and bird hunting including the annual trek to the Washington coast. Depending upon how the sheep and antelope hunts go in mid October, I may be able to squeeze in a duck outing while I'm back then. 'Til then, you'll have to hold down the fort at the BR Brewery! :salude: