are for transportation. If you want to hunt ducks from a small
boat, get a load of this little jewel! See
|Look at these specifications
for the Layout Boat:
- It drafts about 3-6" of water depending on load.
- Fairly easy to carry short distances...mine weighs 65
pounds (not brushed).
- Best designed at 11' with pontoons (10' without)--[pontoons
support the weight of the motor at the transom]
- A kayak paddle (double blade) is fine, but with
pontoons at the stern, use a 2.5hp gas or 36lb electric motor.
- Build it within a week if working diligently.
- Material costs as little as $150 at your local Building
Construction Video NOW Available!
|We've taken the pirogue
concept and made it wider for greater stability while shooting
from the craft, squared off the transom to support a small
electric or gas motor, and added a top canopy for concealment.
It now has brush rails to help you "brush" your
boat with natural vegetation, and splash boards that help
you withstand a little wave action while diver hunting! If
you hunt "stumpless" lakes or rivers or use a paddle
for propulsion, use the 1/4" Luan for your boat's bottom.
If you have to travel through a stump field, you better use
the 1/4" Birch or maybe even the 3/8" to 1/2" plywood for
security of not ripping your floor out on a stump. YOU ARE IN CHARGE of the build. CUSTOMIZE according to YOUR needs.
I put great effort into drawing up these plans, and highly recommend
purchasing the construction video to guide you through building
this awesome watercraft.. It's not hard to build at all, but it is a
bit more time-consuming than the pirogue. If you are a seasoned
veteran woodworker, then you can opt out of the video, I suppose. This type
of project is very rewarding once completed, especially once you
get that beast into the water for the first hunt (don't forget the ceremonial launch champagn)!
Upon receipt of your credit card payment
via *PayPal, I'll send you the plans and instructions and/or video.
The plans are easily understandable, but if you run into difficulty,
I'll even talk you through it over a phone if necessary (your
expense, of course).
Layout Boat "how to" plans.
Boat Plans + Windows Media Formatted DVD Construction Video
orders add $6.00 S&H)
just waiting for that moment in time when the wind is at my back,
decoys in front, and a flock is circling my setup. At location
#1 (the closest spot from my home, there is a group of about 200
mallards that like to raft up some 150 yds from the shore line
where many hunt on Lake X. They never move--and if ever they do,
they circle around a few times and light right back where they
were before. They also tend to draw in every stinkin' bird that
hits that flyway (or so it seems). I have big plans for this group!!!
This pic is just a sampling of the way
you can "brush" this boat.
This is my oldest son, Nathan--16. He's demonstrating
the positive stability of this duck-hunting machine. He actually
climbed in from waste-high water without flooding the inside with
a lot of water. This boat has superior stability! You cannot see
the 36lb trolling motor mounted on the transom due to the brush.
I modified the shaft to rougly 12". It really hauls my butt
across the pond!
I imagine you took notice of the fabulous brushing job on the top? Not pictured are the brushing rails that were installed after the above pics were taken. twiggy brush simply slides underneath these rails and really locks into place. One can surely adapt the boat to an infinite number of edge water environments as long as vegetation is available.
The float pods rear of the transom plate are ideal for not only supporting the back-boat weight of the occupant, but also a small motor if desired.
GET THIS BOAT!
other duck hunters or boating enthusiasts were curious enough to
at least give this boat a serious look. Everyone who loves duck
hunting should have one of these!