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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #50: Duck Blind Frame: Doors

08-22-2020 09:33 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Complicated BendsBending the doors always kicks my butt. I used both ends of my conduit practice piece before I moved on to aluminum tubing. I’m laying pretty low in these pictures. There’s room for me to raise the seat up one incline notch. Once you get all your gear on, the extra room gets used up. I hate being crowded under the doors. I don’t need a framed face shield. A soft shroud attached at the roof of the blind will work just fine. I’ll part...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #20: Just Had to Sit in the Kayak!

07-04-2020 10:46 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

It Fits!This is the stage of the build where you get a very good idea of the boat’s fit and comfort. I placed some shoes under the hull to support it and Mary and I sat in it to discover paddle and feet clearances. A section of roof rake makes a good paddle simulation in tight quarters! I’m thinking that I’ll paddle the kayak solo at a position 48” back from the inside edge of the front coaming. That will leave room for my anchor rig/rod holder board for fishing b...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #1: Overview

05-30-2020 04:32 AM by DustyMark | 5 comments »

Needing an Intervention?I like to plan and build things from wood…the more complicated, the better! I especially enjoy building small boats. Previous boat builds included a tandem sea kayak, single racing kayak, single recreation kayak, mini ski boat, single performance/play kayak, skin-on-frame rowing shell, and three duck hunting layout boats. I even built a teardrop camper in 2016. I recently finished part of my basement and lost some of my small boat storage. That leaves me w...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #27: Brushing the Boat

10-15-2015 02:23 AM by DustyMark | 2 comments »

Overview All of the sewing is done and I included brushing straps on the flip blind doors to insert brushing material. I planned to use zip ties on the mesh panels at the bow and stern and on the dog blind. The original plan was to use Avery Killer Weed, a Rafia grass product, over the whole boat. That didn’t work out as well as planned… First Attempt = Failure I blended Avery Killer Weed’s All-Terrain and Cattail Slough together thinking it would be an effective...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #26: Sewing the Dog Blind

09-18-2015 02:12 AM by DustyMark | 6 comments »

Overview I’ve only sewn for a week now and getting this dog blind right was quite the challenge for a rookie like me. However, I eventually prevailed! My goal was to establish a good profile that would hold even after adding the Avery Killerweed. Modeling The blind has a complex shape, so I did some modeling to establish a pattern. I began with the actual material draped over the frame, but this wasn’t very helpful. Copper wasn’t too excited about getting ...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #24: Sewing the Bow and Stern Brushing Panels

09-15-2015 01:27 PM by DustyMark | 2 comments »

Overview The entire boat will be covered in Avery Killer Weed blind grass. The flip blind doors accommodate attachment via the brushing straps. I chose a heavy duty mesh material for the bow and stern of the boat. Small zip ties easily push through the mesh to fasten the grass anywhere on the surface. Brushing Panels My main objective is that the entire blind system be easy to install in the dark. These panels are each fastened with three buckles. One buckle at the bow. N...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #23: Sewing the Flip Blind Doors

09-15-2015 03:59 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview With all the framework complete for the flip blind doors, it was time to sew Cordura nylon to the frames. I made the plunge and bought a heavy duty sewing machine that I’d considered for many years. This is the Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 sewing machine. I considered this a major tool purchase and it will definitely make it easier to outfit these three layout boats. Here's a link to Sailrite Kits for more information on the machine. Material Selection We chose 1...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #22: Triple-Stack Trailer Modification

09-08-2015 02:25 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview The three layout boats are done and we modified my brother’s trailer to haul all three of them in a stacked configuration. Our set-up requires a frame to hold three boats, a set of ramps, and a cart. Frame The frame is constructed with pressure treated 2×4’s held together with bolts and lag screws. Each bunk has a strip of wood that mates with the outside edge of the runners of the layout boat. This helps keep the boat aligned on the bunks. The frame i...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #21: Fabricating the Flip Blind Door Frames

08-27-2015 01:55 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview I’ve enjoyed using the layout boat for fishing, but duck season is only a month away and it’s time to finish the final stages of making this boat “disappear” from wary ducks in the marsh. That involves fabricating flip blind doors, a dog blind, and brushing out the entire boat. Fabricating the flip blind door frames requires head brackets, foot brackets, and tubular framing. Head Brackets Both aluminum crossbars attach to brackets screwed to the...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #20: Fishing Boat Conversion

08-27-2015 01:09 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview We wanted to have more comfort while using the layout boat for fishing, so we bought two pedestal bases and adjustable height pedestals to mount Wise fishing seats. This required replacing the 1/4” plywood floor with a 3/4” plywood floor to take the stress of a 9” diameter base. Floor Replacement We bought Springfield Taper-Lock pedestal bases and their 13”-21” adjustable height pedestals. A view of the base under the floor. The a...

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