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 Post subject: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 24th, 2008, 6:25 pm 
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I am wanting to build a floating blind. Anybody have any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 24th, 2008, 6:33 pm 
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build a boat blind.

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 24th, 2008, 8:05 pm 
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You just knew that was coming. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 24th, 2008, 10:18 pm 
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I am being serious. If you are gonna use it on public water you can't leave it there or some jackass will steal it or tear it up. You are gonna need a boat to get it to wherever you are gonna use it so why not just build one on a boat and be done with it.

If you are just bound and determined to do it I would use some plastic 55 gallon drums for flotation and then just build a box type frame on top of it. Or you could go the Swan Creek route but unless you are gonna use it in swan creek I still say build a blind on your boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 24th, 2008, 10:50 pm 
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take the time to go over to swan creek just this side of decatur most of them are made of huge blocks of stiro-foam then wrapped in chicken wire the blocks are like 4x4 or so been couple of years since i been over there dont have a clue where you could find any though----i think they would use 6 of those blocks fastned together with chicken wire


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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 12:23 am 
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you will see more ducks if you make it look like a boat dock


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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 6:25 am 
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swan creek blinds dont sit on 4x4 blocks of foam,,,most folks are 2ftwx2fttx2-4ft long...our swan creek blind wich is 20ft long floats on 2ftx2ftx20ft incased in tin wire tears or rust to easy

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 10:45 am 
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The reason why I am wanting to build a floating blind is that I am putting it on a lease. I want to try and make something that will be easy to take down, because I don't know how long I will have this lease. I would rather not go to the trouble of building a permanent blind and then have to leave it if I stop leasing this land. We will be able to walk to the blind easier than getting a boat out to the area. We had already talked about using the 55 gallon drums. What is going to be cheaper drums or styrofoam? Which ever one is cheaper where can you get it? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 12:39 pm 
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you could always build the blind to set on the ground instead of driving the post in the ground. use a 16"x16" platform so the post wont sink in the mud, then build the blind in a couple of sections so you can haul it in/out with a ranger or 4 wheeler

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 4:10 pm 
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I would say the drums would be cheaper. You should be able to get them at flea markets. I know where two different platforms built on drums are at right now. It looks like somebody was using them to work on their boat house or something and they either got finished with them and let them float off or they just got loose. One is in the very back of Mink Creek and the other is on the bank between Mink and Goosepond. go get those they are litter as far as I can tell. They have both been there a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
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you can call Styrotek to see what big chunks of foam costs.... they are out in Pell City....205-338-7070

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 7:31 pm 
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I had somebody tell me that all the coke factories get their syrup in big plastic drums. I called Coca-Cola and they said I could get some for $10 a piece. They are 35 gallon drums. That will probably be pretty hard to beat price wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Floating duck blind
PostPosted: December 3rd, 2008, 3:57 pm 
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We used to layer foam and wrap it in chicken wire to use in Wannville. You can add the camo pretty easy to what ever type of layout you want. The good thing about em is they didn't weigh much and you could handle em pretty good.

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