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which layout boat?

Postby addicted2ducks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:14 am

I need to buy a new layout boat this year. Any suggestions of ones to get or ones to stay away from?
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby sportsman » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:41 pm

I own the Mighty layout boy Magnum. Iv'e had had good success with it and feel safe with it in the water.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby ducking&diving » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:28 pm

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which layout boat?

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:57 pm

assateague wrote:Wives are all against super cool, awesome ideas. If Columbus had been married, we'd all still be European.



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Re: which layout boat?

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:09 pm

I have a UFO and like the room I have in it!
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby Wi Browndog » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:26 am

Our Bankes One mans have nice boot room and stay drier than most in choppy waves. The molded spray shield is really great.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby diverchasin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:29 pm

ducking&diving wrote:Ambusher by Core Sound Layouts


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Re: which layout boat?

Postby addicted2ducks » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:06 pm

Thanks for the help guys. When doing some research on all the brands, I noticed that all layout boats are made out of wood/fiberglass. Is there a reason that no one makes one out of alluminum? I would think it would be stronger and much lighter, and if someone is a good welder it would be easier to build. The only reasons I could think of would be the noise of it splashing in the water and maybe it getting cold. (which Im too far south to get cold, heck iv only seen snow about 5 times ever. hahah). Im sure Im not missing something obvious but just curious.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:05 am

Just saw the new towable UFO and if your lookin for a boat to tow I think this is the way to go. Pretty nice
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby g_maxson » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:22 pm

addicted2ducks wrote:Thanks for the help guys. When doing some research on all the brands, I noticed that all layout boats are made out of wood/fiberglass. Is there a reason that no one makes one out of alluminum? I would think it would be stronger and much lighter, and if someone is a good welder it would be easier to build. The only reasons I could think of would be the noise of it splashing in the water and maybe it getting cold. (which Im too far south to get cold, heck iv only seen snow about 5 times ever. hahah). Im sure Im not missing something obvious but just curious.


Lake Bonneville makes an aluminum. Email Tony Smith for pictures.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby g_maxson » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:24 pm

Mr.Pymatuning wrote:Just saw the new towable UFO and if your lookin for a boat to tow I think this is the way to go. Pretty nice


In calm water I'm sure it works. But who is hunting ducks in calm water every day?

For a towable I don't think you can beat the Bankes and even with the Bankes your limited.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby GeeLeDouche » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:54 am

I'm partial to BFO layout boats myself. but thats just my 2 cents. :)
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby jimmyscott » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:43 am

Is a 1648 too small to put a layout on the front? I have a Weldbilt 1648 v-flat.

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Re: which layout boat?

Postby Wi Browndog » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:32 pm

I would have no issue putting my Bankes One Man on your boat, provided the water conditions aren't too choppy. Waves less than 2 foot might be the limit for me in that rig as I always error on the cautious side. Not alot of freeboard on that boat so your total weight load needs to be considered. My layout weighs about 90#. I'll try to copy the link to Bankes

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Re: which layout boat?

Postby ohioboy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:37 pm

I have a phantom made by otter outdoors. Was hard to find and is year to year. http://directboats.com/phantom.html. Here it is. I love it. I beat it up and it's still going strong. Ice, rocks, mud, snow, sand. It's small and paints up great.

Easy to tow behind or next to boat, or on bow. Can go alone too. I hunt mine solo.

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Re: which layout boat?

Postby GuppyII » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:15 am

Wrong type of layout boat Ohioboy! I believe he's inquiring about open water not marsh layouts.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby ohioboy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:51 am

I have used mine in the Chesapeake bay and on the Potomac river. Does that count?
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which layout boat?

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:44 am

No.

I'm 8 miles from shore in 70FOW, and the Lake Bonneville is riding fine in 2-3's. You wanna try that in your otter?
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby ohioboy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:11 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:No.

I'm 8 miles from shore in 70FOW, and the Lake Bonneville is riding fine in 2-3's. You wanna try that in your otter?



:beer: 2-3'. Would be ok, but the paddle out would suck.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:34 am

lake bonneyville is a great choice.

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Re: which layout boat?

Postby loon » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:36 pm

Hey the Lake Bonnie's look great but it's crazy to try to ship one, I wish someone made a good one within a 4 hr drive of Green Bay
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which layout boat?

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:56 am

Pretty sure he's got (or had) a dealer in Wisconsin.

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Re: which layout boat?

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:01 pm

loon wrote:Hey the Lake Bonnie's look great but it's crazy to try to ship one, I wish someone made a good one within a 4 hr drive of Green Bay


I just bought an MLB Supermag and James drove up and met me half way in Gourney, IL. Keep in mind, it's getting later into the season and it may be hard to get one right now?
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby fowl mouth » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:31 am

ducking&diving wrote:Ambusher by Core Sound Layouts



x2 on the ambusher by core sound, I love mine.
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Re: which layout boat?

Postby trigger22 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:37 am

fowl mouth wrote:
ducking&diving wrote:Ambusher by Core Sound Layouts



x2 on the ambusher by core sound, I love mine.



X3, they are great boats
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