LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'kayak duck blind'

  • Advertise with us
View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #47: Duck Blind Planning

08-13-2020 03:49 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

What Fits?Duck season starts in MN on 9/26…I need to build my blind! Now that I know Copper will be riding in the back, the big question is “how many decoys can I realistically fit in the kayak?” I’m able to squeeze a dozen full-size decoys between me and Copper and stay below the notional height of the blind. My blind bag and six decoys fit in front of my feet. I’ll wedge my shotgun and case on the floor on one side of the kayak behind me. IR...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #48: Electric Bilge Pump and Stern Rudder Pedals

08-21-2020 03:32 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Electric Bilge PumpI struggled over where to locate the electric bilge pump. Normally I mount them behind the stern seat and attach the battery to the aft side of the stern bulkhead in the stern hatch compartment. My initial thought was to mount it behind the solo seat so that I could keep the fish cooler as far back as possible. Here are the items I typically use for an electric bilge pump installation in a small boat. I was most of the way complete with building a pump system cent...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #49: Duck Blind Frame: Main Body

08-22-2020 04:08 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

DecisionsThis is the point in the blind build that you make basic decisions like how low to lay in the blind and how much room to set aside for decoys and the dog. My objective remains to paddle the kayak with the blind doors closed around my torso. This will allow an amazingly quick set up. This is a comfortable position for Copper and me. It’s the second lowest position on the layout seat. The lowest position would conceal us better, but at the expense of comfort. Copper i...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #52: Blind Body: Base

08-29-2020 04:34 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Designing on the FlyI pretty much “wing it” when I’m sewing blinds. My initial thought was to have the flip blind doors provide sole coverage for the middle third of the kayak. However, once I started sewing the stern panel, I realized I could extend it to the bow panel and provide a nice, fitted base for the blind that would provide better coverage with the Rafia grass. View of blind base from port bow. I’ll float the kayak with me and gear and Mary will pin...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #53: Blind Body: Doors

08-30-2020 02:43 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Floated the BoatWe floated the boat today with about the amount of weight it will have once the decoys are deployed. Mary sat in the boat as “self-propelled ballast” and I cut the side panel material of the blind at the waterline. That’s the waterline of the kayak loaded. Unfortunately, I ran 4’ short of binding edge material to even finish these edges. I totally messed up that order! Sewing the DoorsI draped a 2’ by 5’ piece of material over t...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #8: Beveling the Panel Edges

06-26-2020 03:27 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Back to the BoatI installed a suspended ceiling and finished wiring the lights and switches in my finished basement project and also took a week vacation to Madeline Island in Lake Superior since last working on the kayak. I’m finally working on it a little bit between fishing and camping trips…I love summer in MN! Sharpening a Block Plane Blade with a Tormek SharpenerBeveling edges cleanly on thin mahogany plywood is best done with a sharp plane. My block plane blade was dul...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #10: Stitching the Rest of the Boat

06-26-2020 10:25 PM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Mistakes I stitched the stern of the kayak together, forgetting that there is a wineglass transom. I also forgot to bevel a curved area on the bow. I unstitched that area and was able to plane it with no big impact. No big deal, I just snipped the stern stitches and wired in the transom. View of the hull. Wiring the Deck Stitching begins at the front of the coaming area with the deck panel. Sheer panels are stitched next. My Dad made a timely visit and...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #12: Tacking the Hull and Deck

06-27-2020 05:31 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Establishing the ShapeThe objective of this process is to establish the shape of the hull and the deck, including their fit with each other. This is done with thickened epoxy. I decided to use some gel superglue to be sure the panel sections didn’t creep out of position. I had some left over from my last build that was probably close to its shelf life. Here are some superglue tacks in the bow and in the stern. View of the stern area with some epoxy applied ...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #54: Blind Body: Dog Blind

09-03-2020 04:10 AM by DustyMark | 4 comments »

Lots of SewingThe dog blind was pretty complicated to sew. It’s 3-D shape, so it requires darts to shape it around the frame. View from the inside. There are eight buckles to hold it to the kayak, four buckles to support the decoy barrier, seven velcro sleeves to hold it to the frame, one buckle to hold the back door shut, velcro to hold the shroud at the front, a zipper, and brushing straps View from the outside. The door has .4” foam inside to give it some...

Read this entry »


View DustyMark's profile

Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #55: Brushing the Blind

09-07-2020 01:53 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Applying Raffia GrassI applied Raffia grass to the blind in order to give it some 3-D effect for a better hide. I bulk-ordered it from J.M. Stern Company a few years ago. I’m no expert, but here’s how I applied it to the blind. Here are the heaps of the four colors I used…green, light brown, dark gray, and light tan. That blend proved quite effective for me with a previous layout boat all season long without having to add natural vegetation. I tend to go ove...

Read this entry »


1 2 next »
14 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com