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| p.1 #1 · Floating blind......Don't laugh! |
This is it. I've thought about the construction for some time. My neighbour engineer helped with a floating prefab construction slab; a waste piece that was cut for a door. It's 5" thick with a foam core laminated between thick plastic. You could substitute dense Styrofoam bonded to plywood. I put a stainless steel border around with a 2" flange to attach my structure. I used 2 X 2" lumber to make a frame in sections; sides, front and roof. I had some roofing fabric left from roofing my house last year. This is water proof and doesn't tear easily. I assembled on the water, attached to the shore with ropes and put up "baffles" in case there are ducks on the pond, I can hide as I get in and the ducks won't fly off. I put some bolts through the floor that I can mount my Jobu or Wimberley head to. This makes shooting much easier. Cushions help, a chair for down time. Cut holes in wall and serve!!
Attracting the ducks with corn helps for mallards and woodies; hoodies eat fish and crabs. (There go my bass at $5 a piece!!!!!).
My blind is situated for evening light.
It's amazing how even 6" of height makes a difference in the look of your shot.
I've set up duck boxes also to keep the ducks interested. Both the woodies and hoodies nest in the boxes.
And the secret ingredient...and please don't reveal this to just anyone....., a right angle viewfinder. It takes some practice tracking moving targets, but at my age it's getting tough to get that low, stay that low, and get up after being that low.
Enjoy responsibly and don't drink and float!! Don
The set up with my house in the BG.
Inside; the mystery revealed. I don't have a degree in construction!