Banded Axe Combo Boat/Shore Blind
Great Product-The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
I purchased the 11' Banded Axe Combo a few weeks ago to put in my 15x50 flat bottom. All together it took me a little over an hour to put it together, grass it, and put in boat even after taking a few parts apart due to the confusing instructions.
The blind turned out great and fit in the boat perfect. The top cover is the main reason I bought this blind. The second is due to it being able to fold up with in 5-10 seconds. The dog door will work great and is in a good position for a ladder out the back side of the boat. Straps to hold grass on are all over the place and very easy to get to. Should kill a lot of ducks under this.
After finding out how to put the blind together it turned out great. I used a drill and a wrench to put it together and it went very smoothly. I did this in a garage in 90 degree weather and it went great. I called Basspro that night on not receiving the part I and they are sending the parts out today. Great Customer Service.
The instructions need more detail, for instance there is nothing telling you which is the top and bottom, At the top left it will show the top and the bottom right of the diagram will be the bottom of the blind. Also need to remember to put the brackets for the top on before hand. Also remember the brackets that hold the blind in fold in towards the center, so don't screw them in until you test that.After looking at the instructions it makes since but starting out I would think you would want to build it from the ground up just like anything else is.I did not receive part I #holds bracket up in the front of the blind.
July 18, 2013
I think this is an overall great buy. Though some design flaws are present, such as, it really needs center bracing for the roof rods. There are a couple of other things that I see would make it much better. I would definitely recommend it to others though! It's a great idea that needs just a little work. Functionality for the money is excellent.
November 7, 2014