I was thinking about this earlier this week. If any open water comes along I had this Idea of using old skis bolted together as the footing and building either a tubular steel frame around them or a PVC option with fold up/pivot points, that way it will drag across the ice toward open water, set up just off the open water and use my fishing pontoon with reinforced pontoons for retreval. that way water depth wont be to big of an issue getting in and off the ice is my only concern but I've been thinking of ice anchor fabricating a support system with a single or double step up for support on the edge. if it's the marsh even breaking an access wouldnt be to bad. If skis aren't accessible i could fabricate some with wood and sheet metal. I need to bust the dust off the welder anyway. which reminds me, If you want me to fab you a motor mount to swing it inward I'll be happy to hook one up, just need to sketch it out.
getting some grass/burlap for the blind and even some spray on snow could work. even hookin some spring open shooting ports or roof that way a mr buddy heater would warm everything up.
I use to be pretty good at fab so I think we could get something put together.
And on the bonus side I got the hook up for snow geese in Delta when they come in!
I've seen some pretty cool stuff you could do with your boat next year too. And if done correctlty the blind could use fasten points to the skis and boat so it can be used either way.
Hunting isn't just something I do, It's a part of who I am.
2013 - 2014 count
10 GW Teal
7 Cinn Teal
2 Shovies :(