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#5504710 - 12/28/14 04:37 PM Questions about Duck boats
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Gonna buy/build a duck boat for the upcoming season.

Wanted some advice from the guys who have boats built for duck hunting

This is gonna be used mainly for duck hunting. May be used at some times for fishing but it's main purpose is a duck boat for hunting areas like the coast as well as bigger water such as amistad and some major rivers in Texas. I'm torn as to what type of boat will be best for my needs.

Cost is a factor but not the end all be all.

My questions are these:

First off,should I buy new or used? I buy used trucks but don't want to inherit someone else's problem. I understand that buying used would normally yield a better deal

Secondly, I'm stumped as to what kind of boat. I really want a center console vs a tiller steer but the CC's typically come only in bigger models. For hunting bigger water, I need a bigger boat but I still want to be able to take it in the rivers. What size would be appropriate ? 16"? 17"?

Lastly, I've been looking at some different boat brands. Lowe makes a CC that looks ok called the roughneck that looks ok. Some more specialty boats like duck water http://www.duckwaterboats.com/Boats/Apache/apache.html

Intrigue me and I wonder for coast hunting if this would be the best option but draft is a concern due to the shallowness of bays and rivers

Need some help here guys. I appreciate any input
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#5504722 - 12/28/14 04:40 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Take a look at Excel duck boats.

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#5504731 - 12/28/14 04:49 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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You are going all in and quick!

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#5504753 - 12/28/14 05:01 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5504816 - 12/28/14 05:38 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Hull is pretty thin.
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#5504823 - 12/28/14 05:41 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Hull is pretty thin.


What thickness would you look for?

Thicker is better than thinner when it comes to hulls I agree
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#5504825 - 12/28/14 05:43 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Buy used.
Be patient and you can find a good deal.
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#5504829 - 12/28/14 05:44 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Most like .125 or thicker. Mine is .190.

Just depends on what you want to do with it.
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#5504853 - 12/28/14 05:54 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Most like .125 or thicker. Mine is .190.

Just depends on what you want to do with it.


What kind of boat are you running?
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#5504868 - 12/28/14 06:04 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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#5504886 - 12/28/14 06:12 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Seasonal stuff is better bought used in the off season. Be patient and get exactly what you are looking for or better first buy. Don't cut corners looking to trade up later, if you're in this for the long haul. Bigger is better to me in boats, I like stability in choppy cold water.

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#5504984 - 12/28/14 06:56 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Gator Trax with a GTR


Those boats are nice!
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#5505012 - 12/28/14 07:04 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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First question where will you be running it 99% of the time

If you're just going to hunt the coast you cant beat a majek RFL. Mud motor is a bad thought process with CCA getting all Seagrass protected passed.

If you slow down in a 21ft and let tunnel fill up, you can run in 2" for a very long ways

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#5505118 - 12/28/14 07:48 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
First question where will you be running it 99% of the time

If you're just going to hunt the coast you cant beat a majek RFL. Mud motor is a bad thought process with CCA getting all Seagrass protected passed.

If you slow down in a 21ft and let tunnel fill up, you can run in 2" for a very long ways


It will depend on where the ducks are. One day I might be cruising across the bay the next going down a river. Then running on a lake the day after that. The bay and the river is where I expect to encounter the shallowest waters
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#5505176 - 12/28/14 08:13 PM Re: Questions about Duck boats [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85


Nice looking rig, but I don't think the perfect boat exists. Get one to big and you can't get into small places, get one to small and forget about open water, get one with a mud-motor, and you wish you had an air boat, get an air boat, and the places you want to go don't allow mud-motors or air boats. Or the body of water limits the engine size to nothing bigger than 25 Hp.

I'd say go look at all you can and then decide which one fits you the best. Your best bet is to see if there is a boat show that has more fishing and hunting style boat.

The boat show in New Orleans was great. Its a mix of all boats with the majority being geared for fishing and hunting, where as Austin is geared more for pleasure cruising.

http://www.boatshowneworleans.com/

Also, the outdoor show in Louisiana is another good place to check out the type of boats you're looking into.

http://www.louisianasportsmanshow.com/
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