One color. What would it be?

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What color (depending on your area) would you paint your duck boat?

Marsh Brown (Tan)
Olive Drab (Green)
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One color. What would it be?

Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:56 am

I plan on painting my boat over the winter, and have been thinking of doing it up in "marsh brown". At least I think that's what Parkers calls it.
I see a lot of people go Olive Drab, but in many cases, and places I hunt...that just sticks out like a sore thumb...a dark blob. (not to mention all the faces you see atop those blobs.)

Whether you intended to paint camoflauge and/or add a blind, what color would you paint a boat for duck hunting?
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Postby bassinator » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:13 pm

I would go with a base of olive drab and use a shadow grass stencil and go marsh tan like crazy. This is b/c I hunt w/ boat against land not out in the open.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:22 pm

I didn't think about that. I have access to a lot of rice lakes. IF a realtively good harvest is produced it can provide some pretty good cover, so most of the time we would be pretty much in the open...otherwise we'd be buried in the cattails.
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:52 am

olive drab. :thumbsup:
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Postby HaydenHunter » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:22 am

My last boat was MOSG camo over od green. Current boat is Nat Gear over march brown. I like 'em both with a slight nod to green if hunting in water, brown if pushed against shore / in weeds.

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Postby Admin2 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:58 am

The problem with olive drab is this--it is very linmited in what it can mimick as OD is a forest color used by the Military (WWII). It is overated in my personal opinion.

Go with a color that mimicks the areas you hunt.

Meaning, light to medium grey is good in rocky shores, and timber hunting. Light wheat color in the open plains or sand bars where everything is a light tan. You get the idea.

If one wants a green green for camo, it is not OD, rather there are avaialbe a moss green which is much better colored as it mimicks woodland moss, the green cattail of the early season.

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Postby CLUTCHfan » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:22 pm

I think "Turd Brown" should be an option, as that is always the base color I use.
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Postby 870 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:03 pm

this I hope will help you decide
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:19 pm

I am convinced it will be brown (tan). nearly all of the places I hunt by boat, and the time of season will call for that color. If need be I can go for a more green camo burlap blind during the early season.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:09 pm

870 has got a good color for the tan cattails that I often hunt.

I use the Parker oil base which is a dark tan. But I use a pop up blind that hangs over the sides to the water line and it is desert tan camo which a bit of light green streaks here and there and some bronze painting too which Parker makes as it mimicks the cattails real good as the military desert camo netting is a bit too light in color (like spring cattails which are blond).
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:52 pm

my boat is olive drab.
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Postby Mike M. » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:15 pm

my boat is marsh brown.
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Postby Jay Jolicoeur » Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:01 pm

I have to go with olive drab. Most things are pretty green until late duck season. You can always get in the Cabbage ponds along the edge, and right now in the middle thanks to Hurricane Wilma and blend in.
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