The Duck Blind is one piece with two "hatches" built in. It fits snugly over the bow and stern, and has an internal bungee that can be used to tighten it. The blind extends 8" below the gunwale, so you won't have wind or water coming through.
|Hunter Hatch & Dog Pod, closed|
|Hunter Hatch, partially open|
|Hunter Hatch = 48" long|
The Dog Pod is behind hunter Hatch and features a similar "U" shaped zipper. Again, it can be open, closed, or somewhere in between. The blind extends close to the gunwale so a dog can enter or exit the boat easily. If the dog needs a "lift", the hunter can reach around and help out.
|Hunter Hatch & Dog Pod, open|
The frame of the Duck Blind is provided by 2 battens (fiberglass rods) that are aligned with the gunwale Deck Rings. Clips are sewn into the batten pockets and they fasten to the Deck Rings. The entire system goes on in about 1 minute with no installation, drilling, or tools!
|Inside the Blind from the Dog Pod.|
The bow area has a slot to allow use of the Bow Handle when the blind is installed.
The transom area has a wider slot that enables use of the Stern Handle and allows a trolling motor to be installed. It also has a slop for the Transport Cart frame to plug in to the transom hole.
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