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final attack by beavertail

Postby duckdogger07 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:31 am

lookin for a review on these things and thought i should ask people who hunt the same state i do to get a more accurate assessment.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby brokerbyduck » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:44 pm

I have zero experience with them other than looking at them in the store. I do have a lot of experience with sneak boats, both marsh rat and aquapod.

To me that thing would have to be really damn cheap for me to take a chance on it. It's too wide to paddle well and too tall to hide well. You could put a motor on the back end but the bow of that thing might as well have submarine painted across it.

It might be ok for calm waters but I don't think it would fare well in the salt if there was any chop at all.

If you buy it, post up a review of what you think of it after you've hunted out of it a season. I'd be curious how you feel it stacks up against a marsh rat or aquapod.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby duckdogger07 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:51 pm

Will do i have hunted out of the aquapod and out of a marsh rat. That's what i was trying to get but never found one in my price range and even though my buddies let me use their extras and swear they don't mind but i hate feeling like a mooch. So with no one posting any bad first hand experiences with them i think Im gonna go for it....
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby brokerbyduck » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:16 pm

Can you get a test ride in it first to make sure it will fit your needs? Sneakboats are cool, but that one looks like it will be a lot of work to paddle.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby duckdogger07 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:08 pm

I kinda doubt it i don't know the guy selling it at all and i have no time what so ever. I guess if it doesn't meet my needs it will end up on the Dhc wa clasifides
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby Just Hunt » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:48 am

I have used one this summer. I wouldn't put waders on and get in one. Nothing like the plastic rat.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:30 am

If you are going to get one either make a weed eater motor or shorten up a Minkota trolling motor and use it. That thing is going to paddle just like what it is. A box. Properly camo'd it will work. I would most definately stay away from anything that looks like rough water with it.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby duckdogger07 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Well i got it... So i suppose i will put some pics up of it and a review after tomorrow hunt :)
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:15 pm

Let us know how it goes. Nothign wrong with that boat so long as you use with within the boats abilities safely. A tool you can afford and use is a lot better than one you can't because you can't afford it.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby brokerbyduck » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Make sure that thing has floatation foam in it and wear a life jacket when you hunt. Lots of good life jackets on the market that don't get in the way of a shotgun. Also bring an anchor!
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby Lost Fish » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:12 pm

Have one. Understand that they were desined orginally as a Layout blind in wet fields, hence the wheels on the back of it.

The thing is not to bad paddleing in the water but I use mine on the edges of the channels in the N. Skagit area so I can walk it in after I unload it out of the bigger boat.
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Hunt the flooded highspots with it.

It is a stable platform and has a ton of room in it for the dog and I.
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Would not want to be in rough water, was out testing it out and waves push up the sides and then roll off but it is a little had to get used to being so close to the water. I do put a elec trolling motor on the back of it and it gets around pretty good, but would not want to set in it all day paddleing around.

But got mine for a song and like Scaup Hunter said it is a tool that I could afford. The other ones are going to have to wait till one of you guys will it to me :lol3:
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby duckdogger07 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:42 pm

Well i failed at taking pictures of my first experience in the new layout boat. Which sucks because that means i also failed to take pictures on my wife's first duck hunt. Ok now for the review.

the final attack has alot of positive things about it. I love the wheels they make dragging the layout boat way easier than dragging a rat or an aquapod across the mud flats where i hunt i like the amount of room there is in the final attack i hunted me and my wife out of the same boat with ease. In the boat we had food water spare clothes and extra shells on a dry bag, decoys, both of our guns, 2 life jackets, and an anchor.sounds like alot but really wasn't too bad. My wife ended up shooting 2 pins and 2 teal. I shot 2 pins 1 green head and 4 teal. However the final attack is much more difficult to paddle than the aqua pod and marsh rat. If you are going to be going any major amount of distance i would recommend throwing a trolling motor on your list of needs when buying this boat. I am gonna bring my Minn kota next time i go out and see if there is any difference.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby Just Hunt » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:18 pm

duckdogger07 wrote:Well i failed at taking pictures of my first experience in the new layout boat. Which sucks because that means i also failed to take pictures on my wife's first duck hunt. Ok now for the review.

the final attack has alot of positive things about it. I love the wheels they make dragging the layout boat way easier than dragging a rat or an aquapod across the mud flats where i hunt i like the amount of room there is in the final attack i hunted me and my wife out of the same boat with ease. In the boat we had food water spare clothes and extra shells on a dry bag, decoys, both of our guns, 2 life jackets, and an anchor.sounds like alot but really wasn't too bad. My wife ended up shooting 2 pins and 2 teal. I shot 2 pins 1 green head and 4 teal. However the final attack is much more difficult to paddle than the aqua pod and marsh rat. If you are going to be going any major amount of distance i would recommend throwing a trolling motor on your list of needs when buying this boat. I am gonna bring my Minn kota next time i go out and see if there is any difference.


Hope it is a salt water version or it will only work a few times.
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Re: final attack by beavertail

Postby brokerbyduck » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:33 pm

Sounds like you had a good shoot, which is really the point right? Good for you getting the wife outdoors and shooting. Now you "need" another sneak boat which works right into your plans. :biggrin:
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