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Old 05-20-2020, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have already completed a couple of off season projects... garage cleaning, decoy organizing, etc. I have a couple more things I want to get done.

-clean decoys
-clear coat decoys
-install remotes in mojos

What are you all doing this off season?
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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-Finishing up a bunch of decoys.
-Training the dog and getting her steady to shot.
-Boat motor and blind need some TLC.
-And a couple shotguns that I started refinishing or hydro-dipping that I need to finish up on.

Been a busy off season already for me. All while trying to finish the basement in my house. So once that's done I can actually clean and organize all my waterfowl gear finally as well.
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-Finishing up a bunch of decoys.
-Training the dog and getting her steady to shot.
-Boat motor and blind need some TLC.
-And a couple shotguns that I started refinishing or hydro-dipping that I need to finish up on.

Been a busy off season already for me. All while trying to finish the basement in my house. So once that's done I can actually clean and organize all my waterfowl gear finally as well.
What kind of hydrodipping did you do? I have been wanting to get mine done
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I bought the stuff to hydro dip the guns myself. Mixed results so far. Some pieces come out great, others with small flaws. It’ll be fine on my cheap beater synthetic pump 20 gauge. But I’m not happy enough with my results yet to do it on any of my more expensive guns.

I’ve used a marsh/reed pattern, and Natural Gear patterns.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So far I’ve got a new sx4 20 and been patterning different load and choke combos, re-painted the camo inside of the boat, converted old decs into 1 1/2 doz cans and 1 dozen red heads, converted 11 dozen decs from j hooks to Texas rigs and got those decs all cleaned and clear coated in the process. I’ve added a dozen new avain mallard floaters and 3 dozen Ghg / Bigfoot full body mallards to the collection. Now I just need to build a new boat blind to replace my shredded and bent up old one and get some new waders. I did pick up my pintail and snow goose mounts up from Longun just this evening!!

We have four months left and my wife’s already about ready to divorce me... I’m blaming it all on the COVID social distancing but she’s not buying it.
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So far Iíve got a new sx4 20 and been patterning different load and choke combos, re-painted the camo inside of the boat, converted old decs into 1 1/2 doz cans and 1 dozen red heads, converted 11 dozen decs from j hooks to Texas rigs and got those decs all cleaned and clear coated in the process. Iíve added a dozen new avain mallard floaters and 3 dozen Ghg / Bigfoot full body mallards to the collection. Now I just need to build a new boat blind to replace my shredded and bent up old one and get some new waders. I did pick up my pintail and snow goose mounts up from Longun just this evening!!

We have four months left and my wifeís already about ready to divorce me... Iím blaming it all on the COVID social distancing but sheís not buying it.
I have something new every year to blame the addiction on and my wife never buys in...
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Gonna paint the kayak with a honeycomb digital canvas tencil i found online (it’ll look like knock off gore optifade). Also going to install a 6” light bar on the kayak as well. And buying a new sled for the dekes.
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I don't have a lot to do this year to be ready for the season.
I do need to buy another 5 dozen Texas Rigs for some duck decoys.
Possibly paint some more mallard decoys into Redheads.
Check and grease the bearings on the boat trailer.
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Old 06-15-2020, 04:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Its that time of year again. June is my maintenance month. I changed the oil and filters, oil, gas and air last week on the truck. Getting her ready to run the Davis County gauntlet next month. If you have ever heard your truck on a dyno you'd swear they were trying there best to blow it up. Today I changed the oil and filters on the boat and repacked the bearings. I was going to replace the sparkplugs but I ran out of steam. Tomorrows another day lol
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Duck stamps were finally in my local Post office... I bought two. I wish I would have kept all my licenses from when I started hunting. How many of you have those or have a duck stamp collection?
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