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If you plan on buying, you have a few options. Beavertail makes a clamp on style blind. Avery has a blind. Cabelas offers one. Quite a few companies out there who offer blinds in that size boat. Maybe check Refuge forum or Duck Hunting Chat for a used one. Craigslist might as well.
If you want to build your own, Google conduit blind and you will find hundreds of different of types. It is all in what you want to do. If you dont have time, buying one is the best option. If you want a customized blind that will take some tweaking to get it where you want it, build your own.
Roughly $260 I used conduit from Lowes with C clamps on each corner to hold it to the boat. a little paracord to prevent the sides from hinging up too high. Plastic garden fence from lowes to zip tie the camo net to. The net is from Academy sports and was inexpensive for it''s size. I have brown tarp behind the nets for blocking wind and to role the sides up in. A couple lengths of shock cord from walmart are zip tied to the frame every couple of feet to help hold the vegetation and saplings to it.
Nice work sir! How is the sagging run over that length? I worry spanning 20''t run exactly the entire length - I believe it is about 14 feet of it. The blind clamps into place about 2 feet forward of the transom, and about a 1.5 feet over the front deck. I carry the braces that you see in the first picture above but rarely need to use them. I also have two vertical braces that I stand up to the top bar on either side of the center console. The vertical supports aren''t go all the way to the bow. I use that area to pile the bags and other supplies when hunting. The camo net extends far enough to the front cover it. The back of the blind is draped with other camo material and a couple of saplings. This set up comfortably hunts three people.
Hopefully I can get the blind on the boat soon. When I do, I will post a few pictures of the supports in use.
Here'' long piece of EMT with a matching size PVC T clamp type piece on the end. You know those pieces of pvc T that are only like half a circle and basically snap on to the side of a pipe. You can basically use that T to grab the EMT and lift up the wall and the bottom part is hammered flat and sits between the boat gunwale and flooring in a little gap (on my boat) so its not going anywhere. I have 4 of those I use at each corner and it holds everything up in place.