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By CHM_RVK - 7/14/2012 1:19:59 PM
I recently got a deal on this boat. Its 14ft long with the top being 60" in the middle. Looking for some pointers on building a blind on the boat. Ive got a 40 hp motor on the back. This will be my first yr on open water and I'm looking for some ideas.
By CHM_RVK - 7/14/2012 1:20:47 PM
Will post pics once i get them loaded up
By CHM_RVK - 7/15/2012 7:40:38 PM
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By CHM_RVK - 7/15/2012 7:41:52 PM
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By CEB4 - 9/18/2012 3:11:03 PM
My buddy and I have a 1974 Starcraft 18 that has been converted to a duck boat. The blind structure is nothing more than 3" PVC. 3" end caps or couplers can be attached along the flat surface of the gunwale. We have them placed about every 4 ft around the perimeter of the boat. From here you can build any size structure you want. Ours is about 4' tall with cross bracing at mid boat. Design in way that it breaks apart in 3 or 4 sections. This way you can it in bottom of boat for transport and storage.

This "skeleton" can be covered with canvas or any blind material you choose. 3 or 4 seperate pieces work best. Ours are "old school" canvas with snaps to secure around pvc tubing but simple zip ties could work nicely too.  I can send you a pic if you are still interested. This method works nice on the starcraft because of the wide gunwale. Good luck.