Well, I hate to go back on my word so quick, but I must confess that I was too harsh. Flambeau makes something like a 'guide series' floater that is of the 'pontoon' design. They have water keels that you can snap out as well. THOSE decoys do look very good and work just like a shell. I lucked into a dozen of them at a Walmart last year. They were on sale for $25 per 4-pack. They are nice and stack easily.
The flambeaus that I will never buy again are their standard goose floaters.
Doug: With the Flambeaus - make sure that you've decided the night before whether you're going to hunt land or water. I have four. You have to really shove - and I mean shove - that keel into the bottom of the deke to make it lock in. Believe me, this is no last minute job; almost lost my religion last November on these. But they are nice once you've decided. The convert-a-head feature is nice.
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