The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools
Old August 4, 2009, 07:52 PM   #1
Join Date: April 11, 2009
Posts: 38
Duck Blind Pontoon Boat

Have any of you guys seen these? Does anyone know of a more economical approach to building one on your own?

I really dig the 12' size. Easy to tow and manage.

americanworkmule is offline  
Old August 4, 2009, 08:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 12, 2006
Posts: 1,511
I use a pirogue (pronounced Pee-row) they can be made from most anything such as marine plywood and several places sell kits to make them.

Quick serch came up with this
teeroux is offline  
Old August 4, 2009, 09:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: February 2, 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,676
Here's what you are looking for:

The epoxy and fiberglass that is used in construction is a little pain in the butt till you learn some tricks but it very durable and works great.

I've built 4 canoes and pirogues using stitch and glue plywood construction

L_Killkenny is offline  
Old August 5, 2009, 03:03 PM   #4
Dr. Strangelove
Senior Member
Join Date: August 1, 2008
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,420
Look on Craig's list, people are always trying to get rid of old pontoon boats.
Dr. Strangelove is offline  
Old August 5, 2009, 08:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: July 8, 2009
Location: davison, michigan
Posts: 640
+1 on finding an old one. Might give you some added enjoyment building your own custom blind.
Guns have only two enemies, rust and politicians!

Deer are amazing please don't burn the sauteed onions and I'll pass on the steak sauce, thank you.
.284 is offline  
Old August 6, 2009, 03:28 PM   #6
Cope's Dist
Join Date: October 8, 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
More out there than you think...

I have lived at and still visit St. Marys Lake in Ohio. Not all that big of a lake but I have known guys there for years that "recycle" the family pontoon and get 5-10 more years out of the boat as a duck blind. They just remove any furniture or anything they dont want in the way and cover it. I have seen everything and anything used for covering from waterproof material to brush and twigs. They claim they're great and they always get their ducks too! I think it's cool.
You can reach us at 866 523 2673 or
Cope's Dist is offline  
Old August 21, 2009, 07:14 AM   #7
srt 10 jimbo
Senior Member
Join Date: September 10, 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 955
Use my Brothers Air Boat down Here, He's got it painted green with sawgrass painted on the side and a mesh he pulls over the top.

Last edited by srt 10 jimbo; August 21, 2009 at 09:47 PM.
srt 10 jimbo is offline  
Old August 21, 2009, 09:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: May 18, 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 146
We bought an old pontoon about 25 yrs ago, used wire mesh to secure some natural grass camo from the area, and used it very successfully to duck hunt on the lake. We kept it anchored in a bay in a stand of grass and trees, about 30yrds from shore, and would just motor out to it in our john-boat in the morning (also made a little cubby attached to it to stash the john-boat). Worked quite well until many years later when a big flood rushed in and floated off the blind....we looked for it but never found it.
"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem" - Ronald Reagan
pwelsh4hd is offline  
Old August 21, 2009, 06:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: August 19, 2008
Location: Far Nth Wst QLD Australia
Posts: 972

Originally Posted by pwelsh4hd
used wire mesh to secure some natural grass camo from the area....Worked quite well until many years later when a big flood rushed in and floated off the blind....we looked for it but never found it.
lol. It is probably still there you just can't see it for the camo!
If you're not confused, you're not trying hard enough!
When you're confused, I'll try to use smaller words!!!

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11296 seconds with 9 queries