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 Posted 9/22/2008 7:10:10 PM
 

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does anybody use square aluminum for making a marsh seat? stuff that can slide in and out so it can change height. like the ones in the cabelas. or if you have any better plans for one please share. i tried the one out of 2 x4s and i think it is still to heavy for long walks. and i dont like buckets because i am a tall guy. thanks.
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 Posted 9/22/2008 8:14:53 PM
 

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Peter B 9/22/2008
does anybody use square aluminum for making a marsh seat? stuff that can slide in and out so it can change height. like the ones in the cabelas. or if you have any better plans for one please share. i tried the one out of 2 x4s and i think it is still to heavy for long walks. and i dont like buckets because i am a tall guy. thanks.
I used 3 in pvc and ply wood for the top you can bolt it to the pvc with L bracts but I'm not to heave .4 in would work to just sharpen the bottom and stick in the mud



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I built mine out of 2x4s, using a 16" piece of 2x6 for a seat. It only weighs a couple lbs, and has a strap so I can shoulder it to keep my hands free. I've never had any problems hiking it in.

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 Posted 9/23/2008 8:09:25 AM
 

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I built two out of 4" pvc.  I cut them at like 3 1/2 or 4' long and cut and angle on one end to stick in the ground.  Screwed and glued a pvc toliet flange to the non cut side.  Took a piece of 3/4" plywood and cut out a circle for a seat, then went to a fabric store and got some of that thick foam padding and some camo fabric.  Put on the padding, pulled the camo over it and stapled it to the bottom of the plywood, then screwed the toliet flange to the plywood and tada, instant marsh seat.  They work pretty well too.  Screwed some of that backpack strapping to them to make slings.  Only mod that I am working on for them is trying to figure out the best way to make something towards the bottom where it pushes into the mud to help distribute the weight cause they will sink some in a muddy bottom.

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 Posted 9/23/2008 8:21:54 AM
 

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Cdill,

Could you please post a picture of that assembly. If you are using real toilet parts this could add some comic relief to those slow days in the marsh.

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Yeah, I will have to take a few pics when I get home tonight.  I just got them down out of the garage attic.  Unless you are really paying attention, you would have no idea that I was using a toliet part since it is just the floor flange that the toliet sits on and gets bolted down to.  I liked using it because it fit the 4" pvc perfect since that is what it was made for, and it already had pre-drilled holes all around the circle which gave me a good base to attach my plywood to and it gave it a little more support instead of mounting directly to the pipe.  I will get the pics posted though cause it did turn out well I thought.  My wife even painted them and did the fabric work on them.  We sprayed multiple coats of camp dry on the fabric so it would help repel the water in the marsh.

Just proves that us waterfowlers can use anything to make something useful for hunting.  Lol.  :cool:

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Edited: 9/23/2008 10:05:33 AM by cdill

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 Posted 9/23/2008 10:15:03 AM
 

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Thanks. This sounds like a simple project for this weekend. I've got some leftover Shadowgrass neoprene to use for the seat covers.

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Neoprene would have been perfect for those seats.  I will get the pics up when I get home so you guys can take a look at them.  I kind of made them similar to the marsh seats that I had seen in the catalogs.  Really easy.  I think it took up like 2 or 3 hours to make two of them. 

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Here are the pics of my marsh stool.

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Thanks Cdill! Now I've got another project.:D

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