I have a Stealth 1200 that I keep in the back of my truck at all times. It's great for just me. But I also have an Xpress HD18CC with a 90. Is that too big to set up with a boat blind and use as a duck boat?
I agree with Wing. Not a pond boat. The most you need for marshland would be a 12 footer. My old man and I have a 14ft smokercraft V hull we've used in the back bay and its handled the nastiest of weather.
Sounds like you've got a helluva fishing craft. Overkill for ducks. But hell, if its comfortable.....
It would be nice for the bay i have shot broadbills and buffleheads out of a silver 14ft v hull many times they arent the smartest ducks if you are running a nice spread you will be alright.
As for the ponds and lakes up north it will probly be to big.
It's got a 95" beam. Big. I would probably use it at Sawmill more than any other place, and I know the tide is a show there. It doesn't draw a whole lot, but alot more than the stealth 1200. It's just that it sucks trying to get 2 guys on the stealth.
I KNOW ALOT GUYS DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA THAT HAVE DUCK BOATS THAT SIZE WITH MUD MOTORS, BUT THEY HUNT LAKE O AND THE EVERGLADES. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU HUNT IT IS NOT TO BIG.
I WILL BE OUT SATURDAY IN THE CANOE DUCK HUNTING
Yes, I use an 18' Chincoteague Scow for the Delaware Bay and its tributaries. It has a 88hp Special Purpose Johnson on the stern. It carries hundreds of decoys(snows, canadas and ducks) I take plenty of gear and hunters. It looks like a small island. I also, run a 14' jon boat, 12'sneakbox and a old town predator canoe. How do you like the 1200 stealth. I was thinking about purchasing one for my boy. It's more stable then the canoe. But the canoe is fine for me and one plus dog. The dog listens better then most in the boats.
Big boat can take lots a friends but also translates into hard to hide and then you have the water depth to consider. Diver ducks no problem in deeper water but puddle ducks forget it. Every boat has it place. Go to cabelas and get the marsh gr [no swearing please] and use that to hide her.I prefered sneak boxs when I was young with garvey tow boat.Killed many black ducks in the day at LBI all though lower bay.Big boats in blow out tides to the south translate staying the night sometimes or til tide rises so you can get out.