Plans to build the 13' Marsh Rat Duck Hunting Boat
The Marsh Rat is a unique duck boat. It is designed to be stable and handle rough water, but it is also light enough for one person to be able to carry it overland and launch it in shallow marshy water where the ducks prefer. It would be nice if ducks landed near launch ramps of major bodies of water, but unfortunately they don't cooperate, so larger trailer launched duck boats have to traverse a lot of water before getting to the real duck habitat. The Marsh Rat is the answer and it opens up many places not accessible by most other duck hunting boats. It's also easily hoisted atop a small car.
Free Study Plans for the Marsh Rat Duck Hunting Boat
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
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About Duck Boats
Duck boats are specialized craft especially developed for hunting waterfowl. They have to serve two functions, one as a boat and the other as a blind - that is to camoflague the hunter so that passing ducks and geese, who have excellent eyesight, don't recognize them as people. Next they need to be stable and seaworthy, since duck hunting is done in the stormy fall and early winter months. Hunters have to be able to move around in the boat to follow the birds, and dogs are often used, who have to easily be able to calmor over the sides getting into and out of the boat. In all there are many considerations that go into the design of a successful duck boat.
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