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Yea im allready getting geaked! Duck season is the best. I've got an 18 ft starcraft that I'm about to get all ducked out. I'm also going to build a blind for it. I'll send some picks as I do it. Any comments are welcome.
 

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Hey Guys! Does anyone know of a used layout boat for sale anyplace? We're just looking to pick up a 1 or 2 man. Doesn't need to have a trailer.
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Kevin Paton
 

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QUOTE(makowish @ Jun 7 2004, 12:39 PM)Hey Guys! Does anyone know of a used layout boat for sale anyplace? We're just looking to pick up a 1 or 2 man. Doesn't need to have a trailer.
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Kevin Paton
Makowish (AKA Kevin)

Kevin, Welcome to the board! I don't know of any as of yet but once I hear I'll be sure to let you know!

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Kevin, I've got a layout boat I just completed building. I dont have the combing done yet (almost) but I'd be interested in selling it. It is a little heavy but very seaworthy and stable. Mostly 1x2 construction, 1/4" plywood with epoxy resin and fiberglass over it. Most new boats I've seen on the net go between $2000 and $3000. What is your price range? Yell if your interested.
 

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makowish,

I'd be willing to let it go for maybe a grand. Here are the details:
Layout is about 11' long and 6' wide. Cockpit is open (hence the length) so you don't put your feet inside restricting your movement (gun barrel doesn't stick up either). Cockpit length is 6 1/2 ' long for taller guys and about 44" wide roughly just below shoulders for those with wider middles (I just like more room). About 16 " above waterline in the stern and 13" in the bow so you can see over it without having to sit up higher. It has about a 2 1/2 inch drop in the middle to help ride the waves without splashing like the flat bottom jobs. Hopefully you can see the pictures, it is a solid 2 part expanding closed cell foam core covered with luan plywood and epoxy resin with 10 oz. fiberglass cloth. Color is medium grey and the combing matches to a tee (still not done but is easy to finish). As I said before it is not a lightweight, about 100-120 lbs so you won't be able to lift it out of the water into your tender.You will need to tow it on the water to your hunting location but it will ride rougher water than the commercialy sold boats so you get more time hunting than the other guys.
If your interested in seeing it let me know. I live roughly at 14Mile and Dequindre or I could meet you somewhere (I have it on a trailer but the trailer isn't mine). My next project is a 2 man (just FYI) and I'll prolly sell that too.
 

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Get ahold of me snowman I want to stop by and see what ya got going on over there I could be interested in a purchase. I pass 14 & deq every day. P.M. Me Thanks.
 

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No. Actually I was wondering if they were still interested. It doesn't really matter because I will use it this year. I just thought if they wanted it they could buy it since I have 2 layouts anyway. I'm still willing to sell it.
I have some info for skie-bum also about camo for his boat. You don't really need it. I had 3 limits of Bluebills land right next to my 20 footer in the middle of anchor bay. I'll see if I can find the pic and add it later.
 

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Hey skie-bum, here is that pic. All you really need is the right color, no camo nothing else. We usually get a bunch a ducks.
 

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I'm still interested in the LO boat. I'm in the middle of building my garage right now, so it's a bit crazy. I'll didn't forget about you though. Just a hectic summer!
 

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makowish,
Cool. I just haven't heard from you or skie-bum for a bit. The spray combing is done, I will post a final pic maybe tomorrow so you can see it. The combing is removable so it wont sit outside and rot. It is real easy to install and remove. I will be out of town this weekend and moving to Chesterfield from Sterling Heights in about 2 weeks (got a house on a canal so it will be real hard to find me at home after I move
). Call my cell if you still have it and we can hook up.
 

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QUOTE(snowman @ Jul 1 2004, 09:45 AM)makowish,
Cool. I just haven't heard from you or skie-bum for a bit. The spray combing is done, I will post a final pic maybe tomorrow so you can see it. The combing is removable so it wont sit outside and rot. It is real easy to install and remove. I will be out of town this weekend and moving to Chesterfield from Sterling Heights in about 2 weeks (got a house on a canal so it will be real hard to find me at home after I move
). Call my cell if you still have it and we can hook up.
Hey Neighbor....Chesterfield hey!
 

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I have been Duck hunting once and loved it. I want to go again but do not know where to start. Where is a good place to learn Duck identification, and about decoys?
 

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Hey bobhuntdeer,

The best way to pick it up is probably going with others a few times first. Duck ID can be tricky especially if they won't land in your decoys. Best bet is if you don't know what they are don't shoot 'em.
As for decoys, many different materials are available. Plastic has got to be the most popular but also can be cork, foam, and wood. I prefer the wood myself and make my own but if you hunt a marsh and have to carry decoys plastic or foam is the way to go. I have taught 5 different guys (beginners) how to make a decent working decoy and sell wood kits. (Although my garage is a mess due to the move). It really depends on what you want. What do you want to hunt? Mallards and Blackducks in a marsh or layout shoot Bluebills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, etc...?
Just for the record where I hunt I have shot just aboyut everything, evne a goose once!
 

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Snowman,

I don't know anybody that duck hunts. As for the kind of ducks I want to hunt, what ever is the easiest to start with. If there is such a thing. Like most people I don't have a lot of extra money so I need to start slow. Do you know if there are any clubs I can contact?
 
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