Some of you may know, from other posts I've made, I'm in the processing of painting my sport boat and getting it ready for Sept. 1. You may also know I'm having some difficulty getting my head around the best form of concealment. Taking hte advice of others, I've abandoned the use stick-on vinyl camo graphics in favor of rattle can paint. I now have two issues that center on building an actual blind on top of the boat, and the actual paint scheme on the boat itself.
Building a blind. I've seen some pretty good ideas on youtube and other sites that seem to be imitations of, or a play on, the mud buddy/fast grass type blind. The commercial blinds require a boa that is wider than mine, but I've seen this link below of a guy who built something very similar out of PVC, etc. One of my questions is how to make this strong enough to support the blind while still being able to take it down, take it apart, and transport in my pick up or store it in a garage or connex. The other question is the grass material. Should I just buy the imitation Cabela's grass stuff, as noted in the video, or go out to say Palmer Flats or Minto or Tabgle Lakes (all places I plan to camp/fish this summer) and harvest tall grasses, let them dry, and hang them on the blind instead?
Or something like this: http://huntduckshookfish.com/2012/03...at-duck-blind/
Paint scheme. My biggest issue with this is base coat color. I don't think I should use green, but I can't use tan if I'm going to stencil grass designs on the side. I'll need the tan for that. Brown seems to me to be too dark for the entire boat. What about just painting it one solid tan color and using the blind to do the rest? (Do I really need a multi-color pattern on the boat?) Interior floor and seats: I plan to paint those solid tan. Does anyone disagree with that?