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Old 07-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #41
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Why so high up on the trailer ?..................
Game tends not to look up.
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Why so high up on the trailer ?..................
A lot of hunters in this state use Tower blinds that are 10'-20' off the ground,and others use tree stands that are around the same height.
I hunt in several different area's on a couple thousand acre ranch,the reason I wanted to have it mounted on top of a trailer was so it is mobile. I can move it with my atv or my truck.
Also by having the blind elevated,it lets you see more area when hunting from a stationary position,and having a big sized blind allows me to also stay in it for several days at a time without having to worry about needing to go out for food,water,etc.
I also use ground blinds,and stalk hunt,but elevated box blinds are very common around these parts.
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Hillbilly, that blind is coming along very nicely! looking good so far.
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It's just almost too hot to work on this thing.
I spent most of yesterday trying to find a couple used 15" tires for this thing. You can't find them used anywhere nowadays,but I did find some after looking/driving around most of the day. I sure didn't want to have to spend $160 on new tires for this thing,and luckily I found a couple decent used tires for $60 mounted/balanced.
After getting back with the tires,I repacked the wheel bearings on the trailer.They hadn't seen any grease in a long time!

I liked to had a heart attack when I went to the store for some 3/4" B/C plywood. It was $37 a sheet,that's crazy! I marked it with all of my cut-outs,pulled out the circular and jig saw out,and went to work on them. I could've used some help trying to get these things set in place on the trailer,I probably looked like a kid climbing on monkey bars trying to maneuver the pieces to fit around all of the wall uprights,but I got them in there. It was getting dark by the time I got them in place,so I had to get them screwed down to the frame today,and then cut some 2x2's to use for screwing the interior wall boards to the bottom.

After finishing that,I put the door back up on the frame and marked the blind framing for pilot holes to mount the door. After I get it skinned,it'll be easier to get the door screwed in place that way.

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I should start putting the outer skin/roof on this thing next week. Slowly but surely this thing is getting done!
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Are you insulating it?
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Are you insulating it?
Yes,I'll be insulating the walls/roof/under the floor with that 3/4" Styrofoam sheeting-doubled up to 1 1/2". It should be very quiet and cozy to stay in.
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If my cousin Troy shows up tomorrow,the blind should have an outside skin on the frame. I need an extra set of hands to help me place the sheets of metal in place.
The sheet metal looks really good with the Mossy Oak brand camouflage on it.

I asked a guy that works with me on Monday if he could help me.He gladly said he'd help,then today when we got back to the yard he told me he couldn't help me.
What a a$$hole,I wanted to punch him in the mouth. So there I was on the phone trying to get some help at the last minute,and luckily,Troy said he'd help me.

So,If everything goes as planned,I should get this thing finished next week- I post some pics of the skin tomorrow.
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If my cousin Troy shows up tomorrow,the blind should have an outside skin on the frame. I need an extra set of hands to help me place the sheets of metal in place.
The sheet metal looks really good with the Mossy Oak brand camouflage on it.

I asked a guy that works with me on Monday if he could help me.He gladly said he'd help,then today when we got back to the yard he told me he couldn't help me.
What a a$$hole,I wanted to punch him in the mouth. So there I was on the phone trying to get some help at the last minute,and luckily,Troy said he'd help me.

So,If everything goes as planned,I should get this thing finished next week- I post some pics of the skin tomorrow.
are you bringing it to the meet and greet?
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are you bringing it to the meet and greet?
I really doubt it,I should have it setting in place at the lease by then.

Making some progress on it today. My cousin couldn't stay very long,but at least we got the lower panels cut and installed.
This thing is going to be kickazz!

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