Sniper I saw one where they stripped everything off of the deck. They used layout blinds on the deck and camoed everything. With a good camo job you could pull up to any shoreline and it would kill even the most educated birds. Doing it you way would be a whole lot easier than what I went through. Mine was a massive undertaking. I built mine for reasons other than killing birds or I would have gone lower in the profile. My single reason for constructing this thing was my wife. She is an adventurer but 0230 hours sitting in the freezing rain would not be her idea o an adventure. So she has been cut out of public opening weekends for a long time. She would rather not lay down in the bottom of a boat or just lay out on the ground and go to sleep. Had she been with me 5 years ago at lake X with Garret and them, she would never duck hunt again. That was miserable to say the least. Had she been with me when that 300 pound black bulldozer of a hog come busting through the bushes 3 feet from me while I was sleeping on the ground, she would never do that again. I been in a few tight spots, scared for m life over the years. There is no reason to fear a hog. When your by yourself in the south Texas brush, sleeping on the ground, you wake to hear hell coming through the scrub brush and its coming fast, you turn your flashlight on just in time to see this monster of a pig 3 feet from you, your mind can trick you for a second.