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Layout Boat?

Postby duck_dynasty » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:37 am

Has anyone tried using the Otter Stealth 1200 as a layout boat? Even if you haven't do you think it could work?
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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby gunner1973 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:54 am

i think any low profile boat will work as long as you can blend it in to the surroundings well , the only issue with a small boat ,is you cant pack as much decoys or gear with you as you could with a bigger boat
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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:46 pm

The stealth boats are great shooting platforms. I use my 1200 sitting on a swivel chair with a ghylie throw over every thing. I wear a brimed hat for eye cover. It is very comfortable and very effective. I back up to some vegetation with this for a broken silhouette.

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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby duck_dynasty » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:36 pm

Right Mark but I'm wondering about it's effectiveness as a layout boat in open water?
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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby Cajunwannabe » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:30 am

Folks misunderstand that a marsh boat is not a layout boat. You don't want to use a "marsh boat" as a true layout boat. Not even close to the same performance and stability. These boats are designed for deeper open water with swells and whitecaps = whole different league.

Layout gunning is very effective but very dangerous without the right equipment, most importantly a large tender boat and an operator that knows what he's doing.
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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Cajunwannabe wrote:Folks misunderstand that a marsh boat is not a layout boat. You don't want to use a "marsh boat" as a true layout boat. Not even close to the same performance and stability. These boats are designed for deeper open water with swells and whitecaps = whole different league.

Layout gunning is very effective but very dangerous without the right equipment, most importantly a large tender boat and an operator that knows what he's doing.

tis true, but in the Mid-west with no large waters like that and mostly marshes we think of layout boats like the 4-Rivers, Mo-marsh, Hunt-em and boats like that as layout boats, as they are used as a layout boat while hidden in flooded corn, smart weed, cattails, and any flooded marsh really where you can hide a boat in some vegetation. Also guys like myself who use the "marsh layout boat" as a mode of transport to spots some times, and blind to sit in on other hunts. So you can go alone or hunt with a buddy that has a boat too and motor or paddle to your spot in shallow water usually and then set up and hunt.
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Re: Layout Boat?

Postby fireman1293 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:30 pm

We have a Otter 2000 and a Avery Powerhunter fits perfect inside the boat.
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