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Old 02-06-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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I am thinking I want a hardside...but lighter. \
Has anyone used corregated plastic and conduit? Does anyone have any plans?
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We built one using aluminum 3/4" square tube and awning fabric. Put it on a 1648 boat. very light weight and wind and water proof. It had framed up gull wing doors on sides and access door on stern to get at battery. Never weighed it but guess it to weigh under 75# two people could lift it off fairly easily. Designed to hunt two people, and had rolled up fabric hatches with common sense fasteners which could be closed off to make it semi water proof. Sorry no pictures.
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Check out Bust'em Boat Blinds. I have one and really like it. Easily taken off by two people. The side doors are a big plus and the dog door/Ramp is awesome!
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Sent you a PM.
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Check out Bust'em Boat Blinds. I have one and really like it. Easily taken off by two people. The side doors are a big plus and the dog door/Ramp is awesome!
How awesome is the price! LMAO
I have been looking at those.
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For the material on the sides I used soffit vent one time and it worked great light and cheap and strong enough on frame.
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here is an email I sent Lance at Bust em Blinds last spring and his response....I decided to keep my beavertail
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here is an email I sent Lance at Bust em Blinds last spring and his response....I decided to keep my beavertail

I cant open it. Can you PM me and explain please
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MuddyMunsters...here you go.



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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: boat blind question
From: [email protected]
Date: Fri, November 06, 2015 12:21 pm
To: [email protected]

Lance, just recently saw one of your blinds at a local G3 dealer. I was very impressed, so I am thinking about purchasing one (in the spring). I do have some questions for you. I have a 1648 Alweld.

1. Are you frames universally built to fit all 1648 jon boats?

2. I would prefer only two shooting ports. Can these be matched up so I could use my existing pedestal bases? If so, is there a top partition available to cover the rest of the boat?

3. Approximately how much does just the blind weigh (frame and plastic) without grass added?

4. How are these shipped? Could you provide me with a shipping rate to zip code 61275?


I could send you a detailed drawing of my boat with all the measurements if necessary. Sorry for so many questions. thanks, Don


very, very well engineered blinds by the way...good job




Don,
Thank you for your inquiry, interest and compliments about BUST'EM!
I'll start by saying that our blinds will weigh from 175-200lbs depending on the size of the boat we're fitting. This is still fairly "light-weight" considering that the blind is strong and rigid. All welded construction is a big part of that rigidity but the fact that the frame fits perfectly on top the gunwale as well as snug against some pressure points at the front deck is KEY to adding to the overall strength of the structure when installed. The only way to achieve this "fit" is to custom build each one of our blinds to each individual boat. There is no universal pattern for certain lengths as every different brand of boat has a different shape and curve.
In G3's case, we were able to form a fixture allowing us to mass produce blinds for that one single boat, the 1860DK for national distribution.
For individuals, we are scheduling projects for 2016 and would like to get you on the books. Fully finished blinds can take up to 2 weeks but we are looking at adding a sort of "express service" where long distance customers can trailer their boat to us and return the next day with a complete blind that only needs painting of the frame and shell. Paint is the only thing that really slows the process so if the customer is willing to complete that on their time, this option would provide a quick turn around and eliminate the need for a second round trip here to Lebanon, MO. I'm still working out all the details on that option.
Since the boat will be here at the shop, we can customize, fit and alter our basic design to work best with the boat and how you want it to function.
Where are you located? Lance
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So what turned you off from the build? The weight?
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No..they are very lightweight

I am 65 years old...so is my hunting partner. We hunt the Mississippi where we get into some sticky situations with high winds. Also, for us, putting out decoys and especially picking them up is easier with a fold down. I love the Bust em blinds...especially the shooting pot covers...really slick. Twenty years ago would have jumped on one.
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