1quacker wrote:First off , it looks great. I have a 20' boat with a high/low hardsided blind powered by a 90. Here are a couple questions and things that I have experienced with mine.
1. What are you powering that thing with ?
2. Do you hunt shallow water where you can wade and set all your decoys ? We hunt a cooling lake and I cant set my decoys from walking. Everything is strictly from the boat. I left my bow mount trolling motor on, 80# Thrust and use a 30# bow anchor with chain. I have been out where its been windy enough that the anchor wont hold. The blind becomes a big sailboat.
3. How are you covering the shooting openings ? Flip lids ?
Looks good, keep it posted
1. we have a merc 115, but are looking for a 150 for towing another boat, it will move it just fine.
2. we hunt on the flats mostly, knee deep water most of the time, waist at high tide. When we sea duck hunt its in 15-20', but we have a tender boat for that, the ladder would just be for the dog. As far as the sailboat goes, we always have either the bow or the stern into the wind, diving ducks don't need the wind like a puddle duck. And where we hunt is hard sand bottom, a sand anchor will never let go if set properly.
3. I am going to make panels for the holes, I was going to do panels on hinges, but I wanted to keep it simple, with less moving parts, and honestly we hunt mainly diving ducks, and it really doesn't bother them, as long as everyone sits still, which is easier said than done. on the old boat I just had a pile of branches on the roof that we would use to fill the holes.