1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

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1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:52 pm

Just got the new blind on don't have any pics of the building just the finished product built a homemade tiller handle and a front decoy hatch.


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Re: 1860 starcraft finished blind

Postby Husker44 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:38 pm

What kind of grass did you use...
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:33 pm

Field grass I have been scouting good grass all year and finally found some offered the guy 40 bucks and he started cutting down his fence row for me loaded a whole pick up bed full the key is finding grass that is just long blades not stocks with the seeds on top
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby T Man » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:57 am

Good Lord. When did you start grassing that 2009?
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:25 pm

Lol it only took about a week to grass it all up had quite a few birds flare last year and I won't let it happen this year
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby T Man » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:16 pm

feet down nebraska wrote:Lol it only took about a week to grass it all up had quite a few birds flare last year and I won't let it happen this year


Looks good. How did you attach it? Bundles ziptied to a netting underneath or some other method? Hope you dont hunt with smokers.
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:20 pm

There's tin attached to frame then I attached metal fencing to the frame with self tappers and washers then just zip tied the grass horizontal first then vertical to give the 3d look the back deck by the motor is half inch plywood with fencing as well it lifts up and my gas tanks are under there and I do hunt with smokers but there will be a can in the boat no flicking also adding a second fire extinguisher in the front
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby woodysniper » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:40 pm

Nice, I really like it.
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby koonce727 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:10 pm

What kind of grass is that?
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:15 pm

Thanks woody as for the grass idk I cut it down and I tried looking up the type of grass and can't figure it out so I'm not for sure
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:13 pm

T Man wrote:Good Lord. When did you start grassing that 2009?

That's about what our 1860 looks like when it's fully grassed... :biggrin:
And nice job, that's what I call a "real" boat blind. Can't wait till I get my own 1872 in a few years.
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:24 am

Thanks guys I still have a pile of grass in my garage my buddy wants to bag up so we can keep it freshly grassed all season
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby Husker44 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:56 pm

How are the bird numbers ther....are you hunting big Mac at all...did you have good luck last year.......nice boat I like the grass..how bigs the motor..
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby Husker44 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:03 pm

Am from eastern neb and hunted ther last year.....birds wer plenty but wer boat shy....You ever hunt Swanson res
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Re: 1860 starcraft finished hardside blind

Postby feet down nebraska » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:34 am

I haven't seen much around here yet but I live at lake Maloney and there a good group of around 50 geese flying over my house to a cornfield 300 yards away I need to talk to farmer to field hunt it, they were good last year we killed around 450 ducks last year out of the boat I've never hunted lake Mac but we are trying to plan a trip up there I've heard the west side is the best we usually hunt Sutherland reservoir. And me might throw in a lake Maloney to try and kill the 100 or so local geese that hang out there. My motor is a 55 horse Chrysler that I picked up for 300 I'm trying to find a 75 or bigger 3 cylinder and add pods next year. I have never made it down to Swanson to hunt but when I was down there in January for some ice fishing there had to be over 500 geese on that lake. Where did you hunt out here?
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