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Old 05-15-2018, 05:08 PM   #1
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Thought I would share my off-season project that I have been working on recently. My end goal was to have a new style of hunting that opened the door to new areas to hunt while being hunting by myself or with others.

So for the build I picked up a Beavertail Final Attack for a couple different reasons:
1. Lightweight & maneuverable for one guy
2. Fits in the bed of the truck with very little over hang, and with the wheels makes loading a dream.
3. Stable as all get out
4. Hides extremely well when I tested a buddies last fall

I've heard the cons as well about these, but I feel personally that this is the right layout for myself.

List of things I have done:
1. Eyebolts at the front for tie down, and also put a rope on it because he doesn't like a good gurthy rope in your hand.
2. Added a pair of spots, and will put a flood light on as well to light up the glorious coot rafts while driving to the X @ ole dark 30.
3. Added interior lights to find that Mallard grunt call at first light to get the greenies hearts racing.
4. Installed a usb charging plug to make sure my phone has plenty of juice to watch juicy videos on slow flight days.
5. Installed a long tail long shaft to get into the hole quicker than a trolling motor.
6. I put Martha Stewart out of business by picking up a needle and thread to sew my own cover for my long shaft.
7. Installed some grippy tape on the bottom of the boat to insure traction on wet slippery surfaces.
8. Put a $3.84 paint job on the shaft

Next on the todo list:
1. Either build blind doors or buy the blind kit
2. Add a A/C unit to swat mosquito's in the early September days.
3. Decide if I'm going to do marsh poles

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Old 05-24-2018, 08:50 AM   #2
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Hey, thought I would give you an idea about putting doors and camo on the blind. You can take a layout blind, cut the bottom out and place it over the top of your boat. You can use the existing frame to secure to the boat and you have the camo with straps to grass it up.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thought I would share my off-season project that I have been working on recently. My end goal was to have a new style of hunting that opened the door to new areas to hunt while being hunting by myself or with others.

So for the build I picked up a Beavertail Final Attack for a couple different reasons:
1. Lightweight & maneuverable for one guy
2. Fits in the bed of the truck with very little over hang, and with the wheels makes loading a dream.
3. Stable as all get out
4. Hides extremely well when I tested a buddies last fall

I've heard the cons as well about these, but I feel personally that this is the right layout for myself.

List of things I have done:
1. Eyebolts at the front for tie down, and also put a rope on it because he doesn't like a good gurthy rope in your hand.
2. Added a pair of spots, and will put a flood light on as well to light up the glorious coot rafts while driving to the X @ ole dark 30.
3. Added interior lights to find that Mallard grunt call at first light to get the greenies hearts racing.
4. Installed a usb charging plug to make sure my phone has plenty of juice to watch juicy videos on slow flight days.
5. Installed a long tail long shaft to get into the hole quicker than a trolling motor.
6. I put Martha Stewart out of business by picking up a needle and thread to sew my own cover for my long shaft.
7. Installed some grippy tape on the bottom of the boat to insure traction on wet slippery surfaces.
8. Put a $3.84 paint job on the shaft

Next on the todo list:
1. Either build blind doors or buy the blind kit
2. Add a A/C unit to swat mosquito's in the early September days.
3. Decide if I'm going to do marsh poles

Disclaimer someone somehow needs to come up with a way to rotate pictures when you upload them.

LOL easy to get out of control in the offseason on modifications.


I have got one I either use a electric motor to get to my hunt area if I am in a back water or tow with my Porta-bote if I am using it off bigger water or hunting with another hunter.


I have it rigged a bit like yours when hunting by myself but I also tow out with it a floating decoy boat. I used to rig the decoy bags off the front and side but found that it did not motor along as well plus had to find a spot for the dog on shore near the rig. Dog hangs in the decoy boat now.


I set it up for two hunters and a dog a couple years ago. I put two pieces of plywood perpendicular to the boat axis to sit on---put them in as floors while on the way to the location. Dog sits in the middle on the floor of the FA. I have a swing out PVC grass front---your feet and a part of your legs are in the water in the areas I use it being on the edge of the timber or reeds puts you in a couple foot of water. You can shoot sitting down right over the top of the swing out or if you stand up each hunter side swings out. set up lets you push it out with your body as you stand so you can have your gun ready to fire. Have a grass mat cover for the top too that is fixed in place and have worked enough circling to know it keeps you pretty well hid. Everything fits in the FA when towing and I have four eye bolts to rope a few dozen decoys on it. Towing--as long as you watch your speed!!!!!---it does well loaded up like that. I use a very short tow line after finding out just how much it will start to side ski on you with a longer one.


I do like the FA a lot of certain situations. It hides well. Has enough room to be comfortable even though I am over six foot and 230 lbs. I did put some additional flotation foam in it last year as the factory foam does age on you.
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