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Old 04-05-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default Pictures of really awesome camo'd layout and Marsh Boats

OK,
I'm ready to start my summer project for the duck season. I finished the stacked trailer and it works great.
I met my last goal to get another new 4 stroke 6 hp outboard for the guest Marsh Gunner. So now it's time to work on the next boat upgrades.

I plan on making frames that look like stumps with grass on top so I can sit up while the birds come in (just big enough to completely conceal Bucky and I-360 degrees). The Marsh Gunners will look like little grass islands with a stump on one end. The stump will be something like those single chair blinds and Bucky can sit in front of my legs, spot and mark and slip out straight away.

Anybody got any camo pics for ideas ... or post some anyway just to keep us waterfowlers pumped during the get ready season? I'd like to see Dave's Smith's with the seagull again and there have been so many other cool ones ... post them up again please, I need inspiration.

The stacked trailer - can't even feel the boats back there!



Laying down works great but It's much better to sit up


Awesome picture ... no whiners here


This set up and my buddies big white face fooled no ducks on this day


this is how they started

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Old 04-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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John,

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Beavertail now has the rights to the Ambush and they say the boat is 13’-10” overall with a 76” cockpit length. That’s very close to the dimensions of the Momarsh DP and I think they have the perfect setup for hunting from a marsh boat with a dog. Keep Bucky behind you, safe from your muzzle blast.



About your idea to make a blind so you can sit up, it seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of having such a low profile boat. That’s just my opinion though.

Here’s a pic of Dave Smiths marsh rat with the seagulls.



I think you should make a cover for your motors and put the seagull on that and keep the blind doors and low profile.

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #3
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Killer boats guys im jealous! I just dont have any place that i use them a lot, i wish i hunted more areas like that. Heres a few layout blind pictures i though id share

September season

Duck day...this pond had no hide around it and had 6 guys shooting so we pulled out the layout blinds

Believe it or not this produced 28 ducks, ...a few snows mixed in but there was no other place to hit this sheet water nothing around for a hundred yards

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John,

Correct me if Im wrong, but Beavertail now has the rights to the Ambush and they say the boat is 13-10 overall with a 76 cockpit length. Thats very close to the dimensions of the Momarsh DP and I think they have the perfect setup for hunting from a marsh boat with a dog. Keep Bucky behind you, safe from your muzzle blast.

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Yes, Bushnell decided not to continue with the boats before the first ones were even off line . They didn't want to be in the boat business. No matter what. The first run was all discounted and the majority of the boats (80 if I remember right) went to one dealer. I was fortunate enough to get two boats. Eventually the molds (out of Mexico) were sold and I've seen the boat under a differant name now. Same boat.

Yes, laying down is the design but it's not necessarily the most efficient for ducks. You miss so much doing that. Many times I've sat up with just a little extra camo and Bucky behind me and the ducks could care less. I'd like to get it to the point where I can sit up comfortably and sit with Bucky. He wants to see everything going on as much as I do.

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Yes, Bushnell decided not to continue with the boats before the first ones were even off line . They didn't want to be in the boat business. No matter what. The first run was all discounted and the majority of the boats (80 if I remember right) went to one dealer. I was fortunate enough to get two boats. Eventually the molds (out of Mexico) were sold and I've seen the boat under a differant name now. Same boat.

Yes, laying down is the design but it's not necessarily the most efficient for ducks. You miss so much doing that. Many times I've sat up with just a little extra camo and Bucky behind me and the ducks could care less. I'd like to get it to the point where I can sit up comfortably and sit with Bucky. He wants to see everything going on as much as I do.

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Sounds like it's worked for you, so I look forward to seeing how your blind comes out!

Here's some pics of my Marsh Rat: (replicating Dave's is my ultimate goal)





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Way nice ... more so than Daves!
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Four-Rivers 2man Marshboat
(typical shock-cord & grass w/ plastic mesh door panels w/ fast grass zip-tyed)


Roto Marsh-Rat w/ MudBuddy H20 Blind


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Transportation Sled at work


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Nice Mike!

That one picture of you poking your head out reminds me od a sea otter wrapped in kelp.

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Love the pics everybody, those are some awesome looking boats and hides!

Mike, that picture of the inside of your sled is awesome! Shooting ducks, shooting the breeze with friends and cooking breakfast, doesn't get much better than that!
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