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any way to make shell decoys into floaters?? i was thinking some kind of foam?? any ideas would be great!! thanks b_l

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I'm not a great do it your self mind but I would think Foam and and a good sealant would do it. The challenge would be the weights to keep them from floating off.

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we tried this one year. Cant quite remember what we used but I konw that it did work for a short period of time but they were really fragile and didnt hold up more then an outing or two.

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I did this with carry-lites...works awesome, bout a can anda half of "great stuff" per shell and I wired rebar as the keel, they are virtually indestructable!!! $35 4 a half dozen floaters isnt bad if you ask me...Go 4 it!!! wink

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I made a couple of my magnum snow goose shells into swan floaters and thet work pretty well except they won't do well if the wind is to strong. Get yourself some pipe insulation I used the 2" stuff and put it around the bottum edge of the shell and attach it with a plastic ratchet tie and all you need is a anchor line.

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I did it a couple time i just cut up fun noodles and bent them around the inside of the shell and duck taped them up. worked awesome for the times i used them

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well im thinking about the foam pipe inslulation deal. that way i can get 24 shells for the price of 6 floaters =) what do you mena dont do well in the wind??

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i was thinking they might not because the floatation is around the outside of the shell. but i could be wrong.. a guy could do the rebar thing like you said but just drill 2 holes in the decoy and glue/wire it in.

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use 2" thick construction foam works magic. many many years ago we converted our herters shell decoys this way. cut foam to fit and the we used stiff bailing wire to hold foam into place. it seems with the entire shell body covered it "created" a sort of suction that kept them upright. shot many of geese over these up in roseau. that was back when there was water and birds up there.

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