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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #17: Launch Day!

07-08-2015 12:19 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Launch It was enjoyable to launch the boat today! I loaded it with both of my decoy bags full (35 pounds each) and a bag with 50 pounds of weight to simulate Copper. I didn’t feel like dealing with him during my first outing in the boat… Here I am rowing out from the dock. With my typical hunting load, the boat was a little stern heavy like I hoped. This should help clear waves without being too bow high. It rowed well. I wrapped the oars in leather and...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #4: Installing Anchor Pole Through-Hull Brackets

05-14-2015 12:22 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Requirement An option during the build is to install anchor pole through-hull brackets. Anchor poles are pushed through the hull and into the marsh bottom to hold the layout boat in place in shallow water. I figured that if one was good, two would be even better to hold the bow and stern in place during crosswind set-ups of a decoy spread. Anchor poles are quicker and won’t get snagged in decoy lines like a regular anchor and line could. I installed braces of 8/4 stock, leftove...

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