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Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:49 pm

Id like to thank Pete for introducing me to the pond box. I been using this Jersey tactic to hunt the salt marsh in Maine. two pieces of fast grass for a great low marsh hide. this fits into the recent post about hiding in salt marsh - a great way to hunt it.

Funny how people hunt slightly differently in different places. i drove through Quebec in October and the french were hunting the flooded marsh by standing behind their grassed skiffs rather than using it as a layout or pop up blind.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pluckinduck » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:51 am

Have any pictures of this in action?
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:43 pm

Ill post some next week... I need to get to My other computer to reduce the file sizes. i just bought the large size one from cabelas.... They might call it a decoy sled or something like that. What they dont show you is that you can lie down in it comfortably with your back propped up just right.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pluckinduck » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:58 am

awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pvn6616 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:30 am

here's a shot or two...

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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pluckinduck » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:44 pm

thats exactly how a friend of mine hunts... If i decide not to camo my carolina skiff i will be doing the same thing as you, i will load everything in the boat then tie the boat to a pole into the marsh, then walk out to where i will hunt. i dont have a dog and will have to scout the marshes for patches of water that i can walk through to toss decoys and retrieve any kills... thank you for some pictures, i cant find the one you have online?? all i find are sleds that are too small to lay in
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:50 pm

From the master... Thanks Pete.

The cabelas model is the Jet Sled XL. Its the right size.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pvn6616 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:51 pm

I found someone on line last year that was selling the sleds I use - I think there called snohaulers, they are actually a snow sled of sorts which are the perfect size for someone my size, 5'8". Any taller and you'll have to hang your feet out, The only problem is that that cant be shipped ups or fedex because of their size so they cost about $70 if you buy 3 and split em w/ some friends. I'll see if I can't find the name of the company and post it up
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby bayside » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:53 am

In the past looked into making a pond box (don't want to take time) or buying a beavertail predator (too pricey, fairly heavy). Pete's sno-hauler is probably perfect. If others pursue this, count me in for the collective purchase. Web search seems to indicate they are still being made (in Canada), but can't seem to find retail. Work takes me thru most of SJ/Phila/del. If anyone has luck finding a local retailer, co ordinate w/me an perhaps we can save shipping as well. If freight is only option, if we get enough participants, we can freight to my business as well.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pvn6616 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:13 pm

This isn't the sno hauler link, but I found this company and they have a variety

http://www.koendersmfg.com/sled.html
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:49 pm

Id like to try the one with the lid.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pluckinduck » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:16 pm

wow the universal sled from that link is perfect. i cant find a price but if its cheap id buy one for sure
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby cedar creek sam » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:49 pm

I've got a cedar pond box that needs a little work but is very fine. Cheap too. Send me a PM....

Ah, Sold it...
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:36 pm

You freakin hillbillies.........LEARN from the Long Island boys....
Jeeees....

http://www.njwa.org/Old/gunningboxplans.htm

http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/ ... ost=223961
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:22 pm

Very nice… thanks for sharing.

You Steve?
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby pluckinduck » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Slack Tide

Thank you for sharing! I think I'm building this, screw buying something! :hammer:
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:24 am

Slack Tide - how much does it weigh?
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:00 pm

I never put it on a scale but....I could easily pick it up over my head....grassed...I'd say 40lbs?? maybe.
Did I mention that you can tow it? WELL....
think about it....it's 1/4" ply....and not even a full sheet....very little glass...tack nails and fabric...
Don't reinvent it. That's when guys get screwed up....
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Bunker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:04 pm

Slack Tide wrote:You freakin hillbillies.........LEARN from the Long Island boys....
Jeeees....

http://www.njwa.org/Old/gunningboxplans.htm

http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/ ... ost=223961


LI calling Jersey hillbillies now thats some funny stuff! I'm from Maine so I'm staying outta that one!

papageno wrote:Slack Tide - how much does it weigh?


That is the key! Same for the universal sled from the link above....love the dimensions but nobody lists the weight!


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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Bunker wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:You freakin hillbillies.........LEARN from the Long Island boys....
Jeeees....

http://www.njwa.org/Old/gunningboxplans.htm

http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/ ... ost=223961


LI calling Jersey hillbillies now thats some funny stuff! I'm from Maine so I'm staying outta that one!

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No worries Bunker... We have thicker skin than that... long Island is best left to Long Islanders.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:20 pm

papageno wrote:Slack Tide - how much does it weigh?


That being said.....I will weigh it this week and take picks..
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:24 pm

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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Slack Tide » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:05 am

papageno wrote:x


:huh:
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby papageno » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:55 am

Slack Tide wrote:
papageno wrote:x


:huh:


Just wanted to bring the post to the top of the page so it would be easy to find… someone else was asking about layouts.
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Re: Pond box Pete

Postby Slack Tide » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:22 am

Gotcha...
I've got a lot of boat work to do....but building a few boxes is on my (long) list.....
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