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Do i need two?
I bought this boat for the trailer i got a great deal but its a duplicate of my boats hull just has different interior. But do i need two? i was thinking making this a boat blind but is it to tall for hunting bay shore in salt marsh of NJ? I mostly hunt from Sanford boxes on the shore it works well but like the mobility of the boat blind. Took me a few hours but motor runs and now i just have to switch trailers.
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Nice score Josh!
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What make and length is your finds hull ? Don,t believe I,ve seen one built quite like that. Predominantly carolina skiffs of similar design in my area now.
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The boats are 17 foot seaMarks. They are a garvy type boat but made from fiberglass. The new to me boat has a 3 cylinder suzuki outboard i think its a Dt65. The boat does about 33 mph. Its not a skiff but has a slight V along with a small Keel. It drafts about 7 inches. i Made a seat for the boat as that was missing and replaced the helm. It also had a hard start time starting and my friend from work that used to be a outboard mechanic he told me to check the chokes and upon inspection they were not fully closing. I readjusted the linkage and the problem was solved. Now for you guys it has 18 inch high gunnels and the console sticks up about another 15 so at about 3 feet tall could it become a boat blind? I specifically hunt costal in the marsh in NJ where the grass can be 6 inches tall but i see a lot of boat blinds on the bay even for divers just anchored in the bay front and rear and a decoy spread out. I know just because its done doesn't mean it works. I just stopped and got parkers marsh brown paint to doctor up the interior hopefully i can get it painted.
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That is an excellent looking boat! And I would hang on to it for several years to find out if you needed two or not haha
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Since you asked...you need both!
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Hi Josh-I think you have to try out your blind to see if it will work there. The coastal marshes do have very low grass, but on the bay itself, and for diving ducks (even puddlers in the open water), I don't think it matters if your blind sticks out. In the marsh itself for puddle ducks is a different story. When the tide is halfway down and lower, you can often pull up next to a sod bank on the edge of the bay or a creek and probably be OK. At high tide in the marsh I think you're going to stick out too much. I have hunted from Barnegat Bay south through Ocean City and am familiar with the marshes you are talking about. If you get up the rivers a ways, like the Mullica or the Egg Harbor, you can find some taller grass usually, but high tide is still difficult with that set up.