Life of a duck boat...

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Life of a duck boat...

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:37 am

When I first got into duck hunting, I wanted to get a boat as soon as possible. I ended up getting a 16 foot lowe with a 30 year old 35hp. We wont spend much time on that boat, because it was the devil. I then upgraded to an 18 foot Grizzly Tracker. When I first layed eyes on the boat, I saw no problems. It was a major step up from my tiny 16 foot and I ended up putting a 20 year old 40hp Evinrude on it.
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I had always heard that if you get a boat, you might as well just hook a vacuum to your wallet and turn it on. I was working and going to college and decided that I would take the chances.

There were great times with the boat
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and there were bad....
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Money started being an issue and I had to delay fixing up the boat. After another year, I decided to buy a new trailer and convert the side console into center console and replace the floor. This was delayed way too long and I found other uses for the boat during it's sabbatical.

Like front yard drunken Saturdays..
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And a trailer to fit those stubborn 18 foot wood runners from Home Depot for a fence job.
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All this time, the boat has waited for a chance to become a great duck boat and now is the time (It's amazing what having a real job out of college will do). The work has now begun and I put a 60 hp Mercury 4 stroke on it and I have put an aluminum floor down. The center console just got put on and we are wiring the lights.
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The flotation pods are ordered and after everything is done on the inside, it will be getting a tuff coat liner. I will keep y'all posted on the life of the duck boat and maybe some day I can make some trips around Texas to go hunting with some of you in this bad boy.
Gig 'Em
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2013-2014 Strap:
Cans: 2
Bufflehead: 1
Redhead: 2
Mallard: 1
Gadwall: 13
Green Wing: 2
Spoony: 6
Pintail: 3
Ringneck: 5
mottled: 2
lesser scaup: 1
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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby Russ-n-Brazoria » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:29 pm

Very nice. My haystack isn't the biggest Jon on the bay but she's the little Jon that could.

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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:27 pm

Great looking blind. Looks like the boat would work pretty well. You hunt out of Houston or corpus?
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2013-2014 Strap:
Cans: 2
Bufflehead: 1
Redhead: 2
Mallard: 1
Gadwall: 13
Green Wing: 2
Spoony: 6
Pintail: 3
Ringneck: 5
mottled: 2
lesser scaup: 1
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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby Mike the Fox » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:30 pm

B- bring
O-over
A-another
T-thousand

I've got 3 seaworthy crafts, and a project boat. I wish I could justify more but I cant figure out how to use them all. :beer:
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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby Russ-n-Brazoria » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Pintail-Peeler wrote:Great looking blind. Looks like the boat would work pretty well. You hunt out of Houston or corpus?


Thanks, Houston to Corpus and in between, wherever I can float it!!!
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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby Txwaterfowlhnter » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:10 pm

I love my boat, dont know how I walked in back in the day.


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Doves:
Mourning: 18
White wings: 87
Ringnecks: 7

Ducks:
BWT: 36
GWT: 6
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Re: Life of a duck boat...

Postby SAHunter1983 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Awesome post... Bahaha drunken saturday!!!

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