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    Default Boat Blind Build

    Well, with the help of Phoneman and his shop, we were able to get my blind built. I had a frame I constructed out of conduit and Bimini top hardware. Phoneman helped get angles and heights set as this is a 2 man job. Once up, we wrapped it with a heavy tarp for a wind blocker. Covered with with 2 layers on f camp netting. One green and one desert tan. Next we lined the lower sides with grass panels and tied rafia grass onto the netting top. Will take a little tweaking to dial it in once I use it a couple times but I think it turned out pretty good. Donít remember the costs in everything as I bought most of it last year but I know itís less than $600 and definitely more than $80 as Bog suggested.

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    Looks great! Thomas is a good guy and Bog sucks at price estimates!
    U serious Clark?

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    What are your plans for the front and back of the boat. Looks awesome.


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    Looks good fellas.

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    Shoot fire, that looks great. Excellent job gentlemen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmoose View Post
    What are your plans for the front and back of the boat. Looks awesome.


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    The netting is long enough to cove motor if needed and have another netting to drape over bow.
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    Looks great. Conduit is the way to go. Can make it fit your boat better than an off the shelf

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    Is it going to drag in the water?

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    Nice build but I’m actually more impressed with Phoneman’s shop...

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    Any particular reason you put the grass mats that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoker View Post
    Is it going to drag in the water?
    It collapses down and the grass stuffs inside the gunnels. Might trim some off so it’s just above the bottom of the boat. I’m sure some tweaking will be needed after using a couple times.

    Quote Originally Posted by SCHUNTINFANATIC View Post
    Any particular reason you put the grass mats that way?
    The grass has a cord that binds it together along that top edge. The bottom end is just loose grass so no good way to attach it to the blind frame. Roll the cord over the pipe and wire tie it and it causes some of the blades to flip up and point upwards.
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    I coulda built it for about 80$

    Electrical Contractor buddy: scrap conduit (free)

    Any boat yard with junk boats: Bimini hardware (free)

    Any farming buddy with a mig welder (15$ for beer)

    Weld your framed conduit.

    2 11ft tarps from harbor freight (12$)

    Camo netting from army Navy store (2 15x4 pieces) (40$)

    1000 zipties from Amazon (7$)

    15$ for another 18 pack for you and a buddy to share while you brush it up with natural vegetation and moss.

    ......under 80$ if you do it sober.
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelin' Ducks View Post
    Nice build but I’m actually more impressed with Phoneman’s shop...
    You aren’t kidding. Makes me want to go clean my shop up. That place looks clean and organized.
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    �� at bog!
    U serious Clark?

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    Supposed to be laughing faces bog.
    U serious Clark?

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    Looks great GC!
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    What type and size conduit is that? The 90s look like pvc.
    A fish bites 2 times a day, right before I get to the water, and as soon as my boat gets back on the trailer.

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