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Y-Board Diagram and Pictures
Tim asked me to post these, hope they are helpful to all!





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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Thanks Carl! I need a post duck season project and these will be perfect. Now, can somebody post a bunch of diver profile patterns e.g. old squaw, goldeneye?
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I have some on my computer at home (buffies, coots and bluebills-I think), I will try to remember to post them this weekend.


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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Thanks again, Carl. Best wishes for a happy holiday season, and may Santa Duck visit you day and night for the rest of the legal duck season.

Dave
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Here are my silly patterns for my buffies. These are after a pattern I recieved from Tom Matus, who used to post here back in the day, he is an excellent carver. I will have to try to find my bluebills.




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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Thanks for posting your diagram and pics again.

I'll put up some pics of the y-boards I made as soon as I can find the firewire/usb cable thingy to download them off my camera.
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Hey Carl Just having a look at your board how do they handle a light chop of 15 25 km wind? We hunt eiders and oldsquaw in february and looking at maybe building some over christmas if you could reply id really apprciate it. And you got some great info this forum is quite educating in spots. Have a good one
Chris Goldsworthy
Got Wings? Kill it!
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Well, that would be a hard question for me to answer, I've don't hunt much in winds that strong and we don't have seaducks down here on Mobile Bay!
I've had them out in a good 1' chop and they seemed to do fine. I know that a lot of guys use them for seaducks. However, you may be better off with Sleds. I reccomend you post a question about "how to build Sleds for Seaducks". I think you will get some really good advice from the seaduckers


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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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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Thanks a Carl your always thinking ill put a post a see what happens appreciate your time
Have A good one
Chris Goldsworthy
Got Wings? Kill It!
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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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when you guys use these are they to add to a decoy spread or are the y boards alone the spread
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Some guys use just sleds and Y-boards for seaducks.
For diver hunting, I think most guys use them in combination with regular decoys, that is what I do. When I target buffies, I put put my 2 y-boards and my 4 full bodies in a line, with the full bodies downwind.


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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i dont understand the purpose of the y boards seems like it take up alot of space
semper fi
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i dont understand the purpose of the y boards seems like it take up alot of space


Chris

The two "arms" of the 'Y' fold flat against the "leg" for transport and storage.

Chuck



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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gotcha and after ooking at some pictures of spreads with them in use i see how they are deployed.
semper fi
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We use Y boards for geese over water, they work great and are an easy way to get #'s of decoys in the rig without dozens of floaters. I'll usually run 6-8 Y boards and 4 or 5 full body floaters.

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