| Outdoor Board|| re: Let's Talk About Floating Blinds on 55 Gal Drums - tcomea3 on 8/25/14 at 4:12 pm|
[quote]That is pretty sweet. How do you move it with the 2 upright barrels?[/quote]
I have cleats on all sides of the main blind and I drag it with my little job boat.. I don't go far with it so it isn't a problem.. Not sure what I would do it I had to go a long way......
| Outdoor Board|| re: Let's Talk About Floating Blinds on 55 Gal Drums - tcomea3 on 8/25/14 at 4:10 pm|
It is holding up really well!! No complaints.. We have added a few things since that pic but nothing extravagant.. New roof and supports bc the old sheets warped (expected) and built in a dog ramp out of the front on hinges.. Here is a pic of it brushed and with the new dog ramp.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Let's Talk About Floating Blinds on 55 Gal Drums - tcomea3 on 8/25/14 at 2:46 pm|
Here is one a friend and I designed and built.. It has 6 55 gallon drums.. The two upright barrels are partially filled to act as a counterbalance for the weight when we are in the blind.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Bayou Francois (Sorrento) and Pumping Station Fishing - tcomea3 on 8/4/14 at 11:36 pm|
I'm not sure but i would think it has something to do with flood control..
During storms you would close the boat channel and still be able to pump from the Gonzalez/St. Amant side into the lake.. This is all considering that the lake would be relatively high because of storm surge....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Value? : 2007 Rancher 420 4x4 - 72 Hours - 560 Miles - tcomea3 on 7/31/14 at 6:47 pm|
How much do you want for it?? I may be interested....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Will there be a OB waterfowl shoot out this year? - tcomea3 on 7/22/14 at 6:24 pm|
I'll make a suggestion..
Do the different points for better birds; however, make it a best of XX hunts for each hunter.. Meaning a hunter could hunt all 60 days in a season but you would only take the top 10 (assuming this is the number) hunts to calculate the total points for that person on that ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Engineer check in thread - tcomea3 on 5/1/14 at 10:04 pm|
PE in civil here.
You will learn ALOT over the next several years while being an EIT. School only teaches you the basics. Work will teach you the application in the real working environments....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Light recommendations for inside of truck toolbox? - tcomea3 on 2/6/14 at 6:47 pm|
Go to your local Home Depot or Lowe's and you will find battery powered LED lights that have adhesive on the back of them that you can apply to your toolbox top.. Should be around $20-$40… Seen it done several times...
| Outdoor Board|| re: NFL - Super Bowl gun commercial ban - tcomea3 on 2/2/14 at 11:06 am|
No idea... Just saw it on the internet and thought you all might like to see it.....
| Outdoor Board|| NFL - Super Bowl gun commercial ban - tcomea3 on 2/2/14 at 9:44 am|
This is happening behind the scenes of the Super Bowl and this guys video puts everything into perspective in my mind...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where are the wood ducks and why do I now have teal? - tcomea3 on 1/20/14 at 1:32 pm|
It depends on how much you hunt it as well.. If you hunt a wood duck hole more than a couple of times a year they will abandon it and never use it again..
Hope that isn't the case for you......
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/2/14 at 3:51 pm|
I am planning on filling them With water about 15-20 gallons full so that I have more equalization stability when we we put a lot of weight on the front of the blind.. It will also help on resistance on that part of the structure when I am towing it.
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/2/14 at 1:53 pm|
I'm using multiple 2-1/2" decking (with rust/corrosion resistant coating) for all the joints. I may use bolts where the back end of the boat she'd meets the barrel supports because that will definitely be the biggest moment on the structural support portion..
And where I plan on putting the blind...
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/2/14 at 10:28 am|
Yep!! In the software we have accounted for the barrels to support the wood weight...
Each 55 gallon drum will support 8.34lb/gal therefore approximately 450lb per barrel...
We only plan on putting 4 people MAX in there so figure 1000 pounds with gear and the software we have give us the weigh...
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/2/14 at 10:18 am|
Thanks for all the tips and advice!! I will be tying it up/down to trees for stability purposes..
Probably going to move the dog ramp to the front of the blind. And we are planning to fill the rear upright barrels a portion of the way (maybe 1/3) to add weight (to the back end) for more stability...
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/1/14 at 10:19 pm|
It's all treated lumber so I should be good to go... But I plan on dry storing it during the summer... Or at least under a boat shed I have access too..
And I left the lake to be a mystery for a reason... ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/1/14 at 10:09 pm|
Well I didn't realize this place had as many ducks as it does... I have been bank hunting and we have killed over 50 birds so I think with the blind addition we will kill a good amount of birds next season......
| Outdoor Board|| New duck blind thoughts? - tcomea3 on 1/1/14 at 10:05 pm|
I have started building my first duck blind for a local lake and am almost complete. Here is the design and the as-built pics this far.
What do y'all think?? Any improvements? Thoughts?
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| re: WTB 2 Ole Miss Tickets - tcomea3 on 10/8/13 at 1:14 pm|
I have two in section 104 for face value.
Let me know if you want them.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best cheap work knife? - tcomea3 on 6/27/13 at 6:27 pm|