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Old 09-20-2015, 11:26 AM
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I have a 2 man blind I need to sink in the marsh and I was looking for some tips. The plan is to sink blind in the middle of a pond that stays about 1ft deep.
The blind is 48"X24"48". I want to sink this one real low leaving about 8"-12" above water line.
Do y'all have any on securing the blind and prevent it from popping up?
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Trailer house anchors with chain or cable. And angle iron welded across the bottom with about a foot of overhang off each side and lay a 2x12 on there when you put the blind in


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Old 09-20-2015, 12:07 PM
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Use 20' 2X6's.. sink them in a .. Like at a 45 deg. angle. Cut small 45 deg. notchs in the 2X6's and they won't come out of muddd...

Fill blind with water to the top.. Leave water in for a week or so... Bolt your 2x6's to blind.

Brace blind with wood where U going to drill our bolt holes on both sides. Oh,, Put a point on end of 2x6' it will help .. This is the only way u going to a blind say in middle of a pond..

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Any pics of these kinda anchoring setups ?
Biggun and aubrey?
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Use 20' 2X6's.. sink them in a .. Like at a 45 deg. angle. Cut small 45 deg. notchs in the 2X6's and they won't come out of muddd...

Fill blind with water to the top.. Leave water in for a week or so... Bolt your 2x6's to blind.

Brace blind with wood where U going to drill our bolt holes on both sides. Oh,, Put a point on end of 2x6' it will help .. This is the only way u going to a blind say in middle of a pond..
Thank your sir that's excellent advice, especially angling the anchors. I know it's going to provide a better anchor but driving them 2X6's at an angle sounds like a PITA. I want to sink this blind real low; so I will prob go with 4 angled 2X6's on each corner and maybe a few vertical 12ft 2x4's with 1x6 stingers on the end. Does that sound adequate to you?

I'm will post some pics; building the frame in my yard for ease of installation. I plan to secure the frame 1st with some untreated 2X4's to provide a stable work platform then drive in the anchors.
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Any pics of these kinda anchoring setups ?
Biggun and aubrey?

I just re-read your initial post and my plan won't work. You would need it to dry up at least once to do it my way. Sorry


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I just re-read your initial post and my plan won't work. You would need it to dry up at least once to do it my way. Sorry


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No problem I assumed your were talking about a field blind.
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U want to angle your 2X6 to where when u drive them the ends will be lower than where U want to bolt them...

Once u have your blind at the height U want lay your boards on the 6" flat. drive your boards. When U get to the end pull up on the board.. To put board under tension...

That when U bolt it to blind. Driving your boards in an X pattern...

If U contact me I can tell U how.. Anchors are Only needed on your sides.. Not front or back.

BTW.. 24" top opening is a little small.. I'd go with about 26-28' top opening.. IMO 24'' doesn't allow u to turn around easily..
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U want to angle your 2X6 to where when u drive them the ends will be lower than where U want to bolt them...

Once u have your blind at the height U want lay your boards on the 6" flat. drive your boards. When U get to the end pull up on the board.. To put board under tension...

That when U bolt it to blind. Driving your boards in an X pattern...

If U contact me I can tell U how.. Anchors are Only needed on your sides.. Not front or back.

BTW.. 24" top opening is a little small.. I'd go with about 26-28' top opening.. IMO 24'' doesn't allow u to turn around easily..
Now I Gotchya

Your correct 26-28" would be ideal but this blind was free and is being repurposed. We have a couple other larger comfortable blinds, but the one I'm sinking will be a "take your aggression out on mottled ducks and mallards in the second split blind."

I will call you after I finish the frame, thanks again.
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