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Need Assistance locating decoys for purchase
I'm trying to fill out a layout spread. I'm looking for American made decoys only. My trusty G&H divers bob too much in open water and my homemade foamers won't stand up to the wear and tear of gang rigging. Would love to find someone finishing E. Allens or making their own that won't break the bank. Heavy, self righting, must be 100% American made.
Looking for Canvasbacks and Bluebills, ready for this season. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Good morning, Nelson~

I would certainly look at the Homer Decoys seen here: http://www.duckboats.net/...string=homer;#268919
Not sure when they will be ready for sale but they are very nice birds.

Another option are the tried-and-true Herters Model 72s. Either probably needed to be burlapped to withstand really hard use.

Best of luck,

SJS
Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Quack decoys
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Nelson, Because Of Health Reasons I am forced to give up the Rigors of the Duck Hunting sport. After 60yrs.of this fine an enjoyable sport. I have 1st been selling of my accumulation of over 300 decoys I have made over all these yrs Plus,numerous ones I have purchased. All my E/Allen decoys To vast an array to mention, Have been sold to local freinds that I have Hunted with for many YRS. I still have many various Plastic ones left,Mfg. Avery,bought from Cabelas, Broadbills Cans, Puddle ducks.etc.They would be to expensive to ship so I havent advertise on the web or newspaper strictly through word of mouth.I live in Shrewsbury N.J.Feel free to give me a call 732-747-5089 or e/mail me at duckguy723@yahoo.com. I will be Glad to explain what I have left, they all come with 6&12 compartment decoys bags & are in excellent condition. You may have a friend up this way that can picked them up here Thank you Paul
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Why won't your foamers hold up? EPS

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Patrick, I may give Mr. Gagnon a call.
Paul, I will be in touch shortly..Thanks
Phil, My foam divers date back to 1979 when my father and his friends were experimenting with expanding Styrofoam beads in Decoys Unlimited molds. They hadn't mastered setting up the molds, so the decoys would form the hard outer shell at that point.
Steve, I have a set of Homers headed my way from Lake Effect...at least I think those are the bodies he uses.
Thanks to all for your assistance. Please keep the suggestions coming.

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Nelson Graves: Sep 22, 2015, 12:09 PM
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If you take the sand out of the G&H keels and replace it with lead shot, they ride a lot better.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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If you take the sand out of the G&H keels and replace it with lead shot, they ride a lot better.

Thanks for the suggestion. Will that make them self righting too?

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Neumann & Bennetts (Plasti Duk) will last you forever: http://decoy1.com/standardducks.html

Just pin them down on a ship date and stay in touch. They can take a while to get you your order.

Mike
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My experience with G&H is that they have always been self righting. I have gadwalls, cans & redheads, hunt them on some pretty rough open water from time to time.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Neumann & Bennetts (Plasti Duk) will last you forever: http://decoy1.com/standardducks.html

Just pin them down on a ship date and stay in touch. They can take a while to get you your order.

Mike




I've hunted over them before. They are tough, the paint holds, and they ride the water nicely. Unfortunately, just as you indicated, they are tough to get.
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check out Storm decoys on Facebook.
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check out Storm decoys on Facebook.


Just ordered a dozen of their Canvasbacks for a demo. thanks
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My experience with G&H is that they have always been self righting. I have gadwalls, cans & redheads, hunt them on some pretty rough open water from time to time.


I've only hunted mine in protected waters, perhaps that is why they won't right themselves. Either way, the three dozen I already have will get pressed into service.
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Quack decoys


Got a dozen on the way.
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If you still have your molds... Use 2 part ureathane foam in them

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***Phil (Chesapeake Boy) Nowack***

http://www.mapleridgetaxidermy.com
http://www.philnowackphotography.com

Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter
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If you still have your molds... Use 2 part ureathane foam in them


The originals were lost in a fire. Not sure if replacements were found. I did not know the urethane could be poured in the old molds. I'll have to look for them. Thanks
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If they were cast aluminum if you drilled a few breather holes... I would think they would work..,

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***Phil (Chesapeake Boy) Nowack***

http://www.mapleridgetaxidermy.com
http://www.philnowackphotography.com

Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter
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And the right release agent


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Right!

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***Phil (Chesapeake Boy) Nowack***

http://www.mapleridgetaxidermy.com
http://www.philnowackphotography.com

Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter
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When using the urethane foam in the aluminum molds, you must be aware of volume. One of my friends ran into the situation where too much pressure was exerted by the expanding foam and turned the mold into Shrapnel and did some damage.
Be careful.
Lou
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Lou, do you know if he drilled any vent holes in the aluminum molds?

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***Phil (Chesapeake Boy) Nowack***

http://www.mapleridgetaxidermy.com
http://www.philnowackphotography.com

Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter
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Lou, do you know if he drilled any vent holes in the aluminum molds?


Hi Phil,
I do not know if vent holes were drilled or not. There are times where even those can clog due to the temp. difference and cure rate.
Lou
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Helping You Enjoy Your Sport!
http://www.lockstockbarrell.com
http://www.eallendecoys.com
http://www.scfwa.net (our decoy carving club)
http://www.rccd.org (R/C Model Club-NL Editor)