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Duck boat advice

Postby DaveB » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:47 pm

I am looking to purchase a duck boat and was wondering what is prefered by other New England waterfowlers. I hunt in tidal marshes, salt ponds, and rivers and need a boat for myself, my dog, and a couple dozen dekes. I do not sea duck hunt and usually only hunt by myself. I was looking at a Duckwater 12 foot backwater, any one have any experience with this boat? Safety is critical. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby MIKE J. » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:40 pm

Dave,
They are great boats, I would seriously look at the 16 ft for the areas you mentioned you would be hunting, The 12 is a nice rig but when you start adding a dog and equipment you will wish you had more boat.
This past season there was a DWB 25 ocean series up here in Plymouth shooting C-ducks and I checked it out at the ramp. I was really impressed with the fit and finish of the boat.

Good Luck,

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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby DaveB » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:32 am

Thanks for the info Mike,
I thought the same thing myself, I wish they made a 14 footer. I was also looking at G3 boats(14 foot). Do you have any experience with these boats? From Mass. posts they seem pretty popular.

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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby MIKE J. » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:28 am

Dave,

I have a 20 foot G3, I bought it back in 2003 and I havn't had a problem yet. G3 is made by Skeeter Bass boats and is a reputable company within the boating industry. Tim D. and Joe P. both have the 14 foot and like them. Take your time and do the comparison with other Boat builders. The Lund alaskan and War Eagle are great boats also. Good Luck.

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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby TheSwamper » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:49 am

Bankes also makes a very nice boat.

They have a 14' and a 17' that are pretty sweet little rigs! :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby reeldeal » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:43 am

I Just bought a 17 foot weldbuilt aluminum 24: deep 77 : beam with a 40 hp tohatsu gun box built in the boat is built like a tank all welded There is a sight uoy can customize your own boat it is backwoods Landing great guys they will build anything you want and the prices are verry reasonable
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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby DaveB » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:50 am

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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby TheSwamper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:09 am

Pics!?!? :yes:
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Re: Duck boat advice

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:05 am

Dave B-
Look up the South Bay Gunning Boat
http://www.duckboat.com/

They are from Long Island and are IT, period......
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