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New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby VtechSkybuster » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:21 pm

Hey guys, this is my new boat i just picked it up last week. 2006 SeaArk 1860 w/ a 60 hp merc 2 stroke! Not bad for a full time college student! lol
You guys got any ideas on a blind? I am kinda shying away form a popup and wanna build a "permanant" one. But, Im all ears to pros and cons and brands.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby tgs » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:12 am

427 hits and no suggestions :huh: Help the brother out.

I have a Lund Alaskan with a "permanent blind". It's 1" round metal stock. The vertical pieces are in stake pockets which are attached to the boat. Horizontal pieces connect each of the verticle ones, so after evrything is together, it's a solid frame above the boat. I then u-clamped 1/4 plywood (24' wide)to the side and then painted everything. It's very sturdy and has lasted two season on the ocean so far, although I will repaint paint for this coming season.

Good luck, congrats on the boat :thumbsup:
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby HJF » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:06 pm

Somethin' like this? 1760 Phowler Extreme with a 36 ProDrive

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minus the motor cover
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send me a PM and I can fill you in on the details if you are interested.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby VtechSkybuster » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:50 pm

Thanks guys.
HJF i was leaning towards a fold up style after reading a lot of posts on here, but after seeing those pictures i think not. Great looking boat.
Did you build the blind yourself?
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby HJF » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:07 pm

Yes, with some help from friends. After hunting from fold up/pop up blinds in the past, I would never go back. There are a few downsides but the positives FAR outweigh the negatives.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby goldeneye13 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:53 pm

I'm located in Alburg vt If you PM me and stop by on the weekend I could show you the way I have my seaark 1872 setup but I only use it for duck hunting. I may give you some ideas. I'm on route 2 and west shore road.

If you want to see let me know.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby VtechSkybuster » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:17 pm

Thanks for the offer goldeneye, I may take you up on that sometime, my grandparents live just south of the golf course so if im gonna be in the area sometime ill let you know.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby NW_Vermont » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:45 am

Congrats! You'll have that very versatile boat for a long time.
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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby FredEx » Sat May 01, 2010 5:26 pm

*** Hank, give me some more credit for that blind. LOL. Yes, it does look good if I must say so. Shot a good bird this morning. Will talk to you soon.

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Re: New Boat- Blind Ideas

Postby HJF » Sat May 01, 2010 7:09 pm

OK, FredEx was the welding guru on the blind :bow: Nice on the bird this morning, you got the thunder chickens down :thumbsup:
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