New to the forum so I did not have a chance to chronicle the build when I did it last year so I will slowly build the thread as I have time. Background. As I am getting older, using my 14' aluminum boat was doing no favors to my back trying to sit in it while hunting. I looked around and found the Go Devil duck barge. I liked the idea of having a old school blind built into a boat hull that you could drive around. Then I saw the price, and thought I can build it for 1/4 of that. I have built a number of boats in the past, so why not another one. The only difference is this will be my first build where I did all the design work. I was in the middle of restoring a 1973 24' Sea Ray so I put off the start of the build until I knew I had to start it to have it ready for the season. Gave myself a little over a month and a half to get a finished floating boat. To me interior, some of the wiring, and camo come with time as you hunt it and se what you need. Ended up taking a little over 2 months due to adding an integral motor bracket. I also put a bunch of videos on Youtube. I will put them in posts (if you can even do that here) as they become relevant in the time line. Or you can look up sheboyganjohn on youtube if you want to watch them all. Here is the first float test after the build. A lot more painting and camo work followed, but the structure is complete.