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Lund ducker rebuild
Hello/all,

I just got bit by bug and this will be my first marsh boat. I was lucky enough to get a lund ducker. It seems to cover most scenerios I will be hunting. Upon my research I realized once this one is done I will need to just build one to cover other water.
I did not see a lot of creativity using the lund boat so I'm here seeing if anyone has done or have any ideas what could be done with the boat.
Also, boat is not coming with oars. Anyone know what length I need? This is the 60s era.
I will be taking pictures through the process so I'm open to hear everyone's thoughts.
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Good morning, Buddy~

re: Oar Length

I have not used a Ducker - but this formula has served me well on a variety of gunning craft:

https://www.shawandtenney.com/how-size-your-oars

All the best,

SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Steve,

That's some good information.

Is there a preference of oar material for the marsh boat? Are there any good budget oars?
Thanks
Buddy
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Buddy~

I prefer Ash oars for strength and durability, but -if your oars are for occasional use - and not your primary means of propulsion - you can get by with Basswood, et cetera.

Hamilton Marine offers painted "southern hardwood" oars for a reasonable price - I have been happy with them.

https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/...DI2i1XMaAmNUEALw_wcB

Hope this helps!

SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Steve,

That's some good information.

Is there a preference of oar material for the marsh boat? Are there any good budget oars?
Thanks
Buddy


Shaw and Tenney--the site Steve sent you to--makes fantastic oars, and we'd love you to support a small Maine company that has been in business making oars and paddles in the same place since 1858!

But budget they are not. I'm using cheap hardwood oars from Hamilton Marine on my sculler and they work just fine and have given me 8 years of good service.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
Aldo Leopold
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If it looks like this image that I googled, I'd venture to say 6 footers....


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That's the same boat. I am picking it up this weekend. 40 inch wide. 21 bow depth. I went off Lund website on the old brochures.
Its going to be used throughtout the year. I think hunting from it won't be great but I have plenty of cover where I hunt. We usually stand in the marsh but I have a boy who is ready to tag along.

Once I get the boat I will start getting ideas and pictures. I think low profiles seats and slight angled blind might work. Looking forward to just trying something different has I have not seen any of these done besides just camo. It looks like it has potential for more.
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I'd go with a basic basswood oar about 6 or 6 1/2 feet. She isn't a serious rower.
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All right...I am already in the final stretches of having the boat functional for my purpose. I'm at a crossroad with blind material.
It seems a lot use cordura. I have some cheap canvas drop cloth from harbor freight in the garage I was debating on using. I am looking to block most of the elements. I always spend way to much time cutting brush to camo the boat as the terrain changes a lot to where I hunt.

I have flip panels and set this up so I can staple or screw the material to the wood. Let me know if this material is a waste of time or get me going.
I will be loading up pictures soon as this blind build is unique like all of them and I hope others can use some of the ideas.
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I,d build that blind to roll up down to gunnel. You could paint that old drop cloth material some parkers dead grass green ( basically muddy brown). Sew some grassing loops on it. Use some raffia zipo tied to loops and it will roll into a nice easily stowable wall system. Add a little brush or grasses from area you hunt to break up straight top edges when you arrive. Use a piece of 3/4 " conduit at each corner slid into your choice of sleeves . Sch 40 pipe correct inside diam. works good as sleeves. Elbows on your top wall piece of conduit can drop down onto these uprights. makes for stable walls. This is my idea for a walled, upright blind but might not be how your planning on hunting it. Should hunt you and your son this way .

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roy brewington: Aug 20, 2017, 12:19 PM
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I will get better pics. These panels stack real nice on bow and have chain to adjust height. I plan on putting material over his side. Its a short blind but I can sit below the height of blind without to much issue.

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Buddy: Aug 20, 2017, 1:47 PM
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