I finally got started on building a blind for my jackson cuda 12 kayak. My goals for the build are to allow full access to storage. Utilize the rear tank well as a dog hide/storage area. Build a front frame to serve as a gun rest and decoy storage area. My kayak has a large center console which allows me easy access to the hull of the kayak. It makes for safe storage of my gun while paddling. The blind is being built from 1/2 emt to stay lightweight. Given the size and application, high strength materials arent necessary. I started off bending the EMT to follow the contour of the kayak. I then cut the front and back pieces and brazed them to complete the bottom frame. The whole thing is held down by the rod straps. I will also run a lashing strap through the ram bases to keep the blind from taking off while going down the road. Next time I get a chance I will move on to building the rear upper frame for the dog hide. I have an American water spaniel so she will fit in back with tons of room to spare. I'm still throwing around a couple ideas for the front as the center console is presenting a challenge in positioning the gun rest.