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The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:14 pm

Always thinking outside the box


We came up with this idea for divers and puddlers in open water with deep holes and edges. Couldn't afford a layout boat, plus wanted to be comfortable, but also low.

Here's the results...

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This was our demo run, it is extremely stable and you can stand or walk around on the platform anywhere.


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Here is the final product.


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I designed it so you could still operate it as a solo hunt. Either deploy it off a tender boat, drag it out to the shallows of the marsh, it has a trolling motor mount with battery holder on it. Storage for shells, drink holder, gun holder, you can long line blocks off the frame so you always have control on the spread.


So far it's been pretty cool and successful.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby zman115 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:56 pm

Very nice man looks cool
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Re: The layout chair

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:00 pm

A gator is going to bite your balls off...... :thumbsup:
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:06 pm

Slack Tide wrote:A gator is going to bite your balls off...... :thumbsup:



Not before I bite his off. :beer:

Thanks guys
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Re: The layout chair

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:27 pm

jakefromflorida wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:A gator is going to bite your balls off...... :thumbsup:

Not before I bite his off. :beer:
Thanks guys


Is that Gay?

Cool idea....you can get away with gear like that in warm areas.....that's a widow maker by my (NY)
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Slack Tide wrote:
jakefromflorida wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:A gator is going to bite your balls off...... :thumbsup:

Not before I bite his off. :beer:
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Is that Gay?

Cool idea....you can get away with gear like that in warm areas.....that's a widow maker by my (NY)




Does it matter at that point when your balls are chomped off?

Yea, I myself don't know how much of that "cold" weather I could handle. Other then fishing though, upstate NY is a outdoorsmans playground from what I hear.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:27 pm

jakefromflorida wrote: "cold"


Why quotation marks???
It was 12 degrees here this morning.....and I am down state on Long Island......
12!!
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Re: The layout chair

Postby clymerfowler » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:29 pm

8 degrees this morning when i got up for work without wind chill and -2 degrees yesterday morning when i went to the creek. Again thats WITHOUT windchill factored in.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby t_baker » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:55 pm

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Re: The layout chair

Postby southpaw92 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:38 pm

slack and clymer are right awesome idea but a good way to get hypothermia up here in NY.... but slack... think ny dec would call this a sink box lol.... ohh and you need to register that in ny if your ganna put a troller on it lol
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Re: The layout chair

Postby Lane » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:18 pm

That's what I was thinking too, The platform on the bottom might make that a sink box......
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Re: The layout chair

Postby blackrock » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:44 pm

Cool idea, but I'd be checking with someone knowledgable about the definition and enforcement of the federal sink box rule. In our regs it says it is illegal to hunt "From a sink box ( a low floating device having a depression affording the hunter a means of concealment beneath the surface of the water). Wouldn't want to get popped for that......
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:55 am

Thanks guys,


I guess my comment came off wrong, the point of me quoting "cold" , is I live in FL.... Lol, I'm cold enough as it is here with mid to high 30s! No way I could bare NY, no sir....


As for regs, I've already researched and talkeed with our game officers. 100% legal.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby SWAMPMAN2 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:28 am

Jake I think it is A great chair now put A blind up on it .You will look like A stump in water.GOOD HUNTING BE SAFE TAKE A KID HUNTING
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Re: The layout chair

Postby tywhite87 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:16 pm

Pretty cool idea. I think since your actually sitting in the water is why you're legal. now if you enclosed area where you sit so it stays dry then yes it's a sink box but as it is now I'd say your golden, no different than a float tube.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby rds0523 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:37 pm

not trying to be rude or a smart ass but what would you sat the advantage is of that over the muskrat hut? seems a bit clumsy to be be hauling around on a boat or by yourself - dont get me wrong it looks bad ass but i'm just trying to convince myself to want one lol
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Re: The layout chair

Postby hawkeye55 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:13 am

Looks good, can't wait to see some in use pics and some birds taken. Along with some analysis on how it worked and if you would change anything. Seems like a spray shield might me a good idea and investing in some really good longjohns and insulated bibs....

What did you use as floats and where did you find them?

thanks for sharing.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:43 pm

rds0523 wrote:not trying to be rude or a smart ass but what would you sat the advantage is of that over the muskrat hut? seems a bit clumsy to be be hauling around on a boat or by yourself - dont get me wrong it looks bad ass but i'm just trying to convince myself to want one lol


No offense taken.

That blind is definitely neat! I guess my only reasonable answer is... I like to build chit and get pride out of doing it. I can also say with confidence, I doubt a "tube" would last long in our swamps.

But for open water, that thing is cool.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby noweil » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:38 pm

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The early model?
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:19 pm

noweil wrote:
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The early model?



Early stages, yes.


Lol
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Re: The layout chair

Postby rds0523 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:57 pm

I hear ya, i am the same way! i would like to see the finished product! :thumbsup:
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Re: The layout chair

Postby War Wagon » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:24 pm

Put you name, address, and next of kin inside a Ziploc bag in your right boot before you go hunting that day.
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:20 pm

Lol.

You guys crack me up...

Do you even bother buying waders? I'm sure it's a scary thing to wade as well for ya... :hammer:
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Re: The layout chair

Postby jakefromflorida » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:23 pm

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Re: The layout chair

Postby eagles2069 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:51 pm

So I have been following the thread and I have a couple questions now that you used it for the first time. First off it did you feel safe? Did you flare any birds? Was shooting out of it difficult?

It's a cool idea and thank you for sharing.
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