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Grassing an EBADS

Postby click » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:00 pm

I just picked up my rig from tom at Four Rivers on friday. Started getting it rigged up tonight and realized i have no clue how i should grass. I'm leaning on either the fake stuff or real raffia, but does anyone who owns one know how much it take?
About the only stuff left to do on it is wiring up the electric stuff and slapping a 13 hp copperhead on it that is in the garage. I am picking up the trailer for it on moday, so with a little luck i'll have it on the water next weekend.
BTW kudo's to tom, excellent customer service and just an all around awsome guy to deal with.
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby blackrock » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:54 am

click wrote:I just picked up my rig from tom at Four Rivers on friday. Started getting it rigged up tonight and realized i have no clue how i should grass. I'm leaning on either the fake stuff or real raffia, but does anyone who owns one know how much it take?
About the only stuff left to do on it is wiring up the electric stuff and slapping a 13 hp copperhead on it that is in the garage. I am picking up the trailer for it on moday, so with a little luck i'll have it on the water next weekend.
BTW kudo's to tom, excellent customer service and just an all around awsome guy to deal with.
Congrats on the new boat! Didn't the main man have ideas to help you conceal it? Surely he would be a top resource. Does it have grassing rails or bungies? Blind available?
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby click » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:39 am

I have the blind kit with so it's basically going to be like grassing up a layout blind (lots of brush straps). I'm just curious how many pounds of grass it will take. I need to get a rough idea so i can figure if a bulk purchase is the way to go.
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby t_baker » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:55 pm

click wrote:I have the blind kit with so it's basically going to be like grassing up a layout blind (lots of brush straps). I'm just curious how many pounds of grass it will take. I need to get a rough idea so i can figure if a bulk purchase is the way to go.

If you are ordering from J Sterns it's a 25 pound minimum order. So may as well just plan on ordering that much.
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:27 pm

I am jealous of your boat. I am anxously waiting mine.

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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby Fowl Behavior Outdoors » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:49 pm

I've had my ebads for 4 seasons. I use avery grass mats in the timber color. It's darker than the yellow mats. I've use raffle and killer weed it looks good but strings off and is always getting caught on something. I key is to grass every piece separate. I started with my cover then grass the doors off the boat and put them on then the dog blind same as the doors. If you do this u have the option of removing pieces when not in use. If I use my boat for transport to a blind I take doors and dog blind of if that makes sense.
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby mudpack » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:05 am

I've found that Avery Real Grass more closely matches the dead cattail, millet, and bulrush I hunt in, and it is much more durable than raffia or KW. It's also "cleaner". Cut into 24" x 6" strips, one package more than covers my 8' AquaPod.
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Re: Grassing an EBADS

Postby 4riverman » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:49 am

Mark F. Cheney wrote:I am jealous of your boat. I am anxously waiting mine.

Mark F. Cheney



Mark, your EBADS in just about ready, just adding finishing touches to it. I will be calling you soon for shipping info. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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