Started on my blind today.....

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Postby Mudhole » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:16 am

I then cut a 20 foot piece of cordura, layed on the boat, got in, and put it in place, then zip tyed it onto the top rail.......

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Postby Mudhole » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:19 am

Once that was done (couldn't stand it) I got one of the camo nettings out, and layed that over the cordura. Set it so that the bottom of the netting was even with the bottom of the cordura, then zip tyed it bout evey 8 inches!

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That is the right side, still have to do the left, then figure out how I'm goin to do the ends! Once it get all that dun, will add de raffia grass!
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Postby shootnmiss09 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:13 pm

sweet rig!
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Postby Mudhole » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:52 am

Got a late start today, but managed to get the left side done.....

Front view......
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Side view......
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And a view from de back......
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Postby treedog » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:07 pm

looks like you are having fun.

what's that add in weight to the boat?
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:16 pm

Very nice. I never thought of using double sided tape. I was planning on having a lady that lives down the street from my uncle sew sleeves to slide the frame through the material.
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Postby Bel007 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:18 am

Nice job!

Does using the zip-ties cause any ripping in the fabric of the cordura?

I have some 500D cordura coming for my blind material and am still debating on zip ties, installin snaps, hand sewing, or buying a sewing machine.

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Postby Mudhole » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:26 pm

Well got a little more done today! To dark for pics, but tommarrow!

As far as the rippin? Not a problem! But I will come back and put dabs of silicone on the inside where the zip ties went thru!

Look for the pics!!!!!!
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Postby Mudhole » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:49 am

Ok, more of the blind! Trimmed the sides and back, and got some grass added to it!

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Postby Mudhole » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:51 am

A coupla more pics.....

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I still have to make the top covers and a motor cover. But will also get more grass, dyed dark green and dark/light brown, and fixed to plastic snaps to I can go more green for early season, then remove that and add more brown for late season!
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Postby blackduck119 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:21 am

:thumbsup: thats looking pretty good
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Postby DonaldS » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:44 pm

Excellent job, thank you so much for posting. I have a new G3 on the way and I want to build a blind like this. Being that this is my first attempt, I hope you can help answer a few questions. Thank all you in advance. I have learned a lot from all of you!

What are the heights of the tubing bars off of the gunnels? How do you determine the best heights? Should the top tube be at approximately at the height of my nose when I am sitting in the boat and you the other tube between the gunnel and the top tube?

Where does the cammo netting come from? Cabelas? Can you trim it so that it just reaches the waterline without it unraveling?

Lastly, does the cordura go all the way to the waterline for camo or just the gunnel protection from the wind?

Again, I thank all of you for the posts. I have been hunting all of my life but have learned more from reading your posts that I can write!
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Postby Mudhole » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:42 pm

D.......

Thats one thing you can customize yourself, is the height! Mine is about head high with the tops up! You'll have to decided how high, and what type of seasting you want to work with!

I got the camo netting off Ebay, it was tan and olive 10x20, brand new still in the plastic for around 40 bucks each side.

The cordura, again came from Ebay, found a piece of the digital mil stuff, 60 inchs by 60 feet for 50 bucks!

Once I got both the cordura and netting secured to the tops, I then trimmed em both to the bottom of my hull. Then using small zip ties, secured to netting to the cordura across the bottom bout every foot. This helps keep them as one piece, and stops the wind from blowing the netting up!

Both the cordura and netting was lighter than I had thought, so i darkened it up using camo brown paint, and added some grass to it. Right now I'm adding more grass of brown and green to cloths pins, that way I can adjust the color to match the area I'm in more!

If ya have any questions, jus holler!
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Postby Mudhole » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:06 am

A few more pics.......

Here's a coupla after I "toned" it down with some dark brown camo paint.....

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And a couple of the extra grass zip tied to cloths pins so I can add to the blind to better match the area!

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Postby Mudhole » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:22 pm

Ok, done bout all I'm going to do! Boat has been tied up long enough! Made a cover for the engind, added some of the scrap camo mesh, then drug it out with the wheeler for some pics! To tard to post all dat, so I'll just do dis......

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Postby Mudhole » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:42 pm

With all de questions popping back up about boat blinds, I searched thru 5 pages and decided to bump this back to the top!
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Postby HaydenHunter » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:56 am

Great job, Mudhole.
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby lablover0929 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:10 pm

How much money do you think you have tied up in the blind? I am torn between doing it myself, or buying a blind that I do not exactly like!!
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby duckhunter23 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:12 am

That's an awsome build. I'm thinking of getting that same material. Being acu pattern will work great I believe for open water and hugging the shore hunts. And becuase I do hunt a lot of river with cattails I'm going to do the cammo netting with some died bailing twine unraveled. And when I hunt marshes ill throw on the camo net cover and secure it with zip ties and when I big lake hunt ill take it off. I will break up the cadora acu pattern up though with some darker shades of grey. Just wondering how well sprey paint will hold to it...hummmmm
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby Larry Young » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:24 am

Hey My name is Larry Young. Blind looks great. Where did you get your brackets for your blind. They are hard to find here in Ga.
Thanks for any help in this matter.
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:28 am

Larry Young wrote:Hey My name is Larry Young. Blind looks great. Where did you get your brackets for your blind. They are hard to find here in Ga.
Thanks for any help in this matter.
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Just do an Internet google search for bimini hardware and you'll find it. And :welcome:
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby Larry Young » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:50 pm

Thank you thats a big help.
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby Mudhole » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:28 am

I got the black bimini hardware from a local boat dealer, make sure ya get the 7/8 ones, you'll still have to ream them out a little to get the 3/4 conduit to fit inside!
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Postby Dog Tired » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:31 am

Mudhole wrote:Clutch.....the bends are there cause I followed to gunnels of my hull, made it more difficult trying to follow it! But puts the frame just inside the gunnels without lossing any interior space.
Yea that 3/4 EMT and 7/8 fittings, you have to ream em out some, did that with a Dremel Tool and a 5/16 cylinder cutting bit.
For the joints, I cut a 12 inch piece of 1/2 EMT and added some duct tape to fill the gap for a tighter fit, then used 5/8 self tapping screws to hold the joint together!



Why not just 3/4" Bimini fittings to match the 3/4" emt?
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Re: Started on my blind today.....

Postby deliriousII » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:14 am

if he had to ream out 7/8 bimini fittings to get the 3/4 emt to fit I don't think the 3/4 bimini fittings are going to work at all....7/8 is larger than 3/4
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