Will your rafts be for sale?
I had a customer contact me to build this one. They are built upon request. If your interested in one send me an e-mail and I would be happy to give you the details.
Thanks for replying. Just a few questions. This will be our first attempt to launch a loon raft. I have seen just a couple from locals who do this and theirs are more primitive but work well. I like the style of yours because it inhibits larger fowl from landing on it. Is it too heavy for two people to carry when a floor is added? Can mud and plants still be planted on it? What is the price? Thanks, Carol
They are easily handled by 2 people. Somewhere @ 100 lbs. if that. I have not weighed a completed raft. Not sure if you checked out the original designers site but the nest building tips are very useful. http://mantraplake.webs.com/loonnestingrafts.htm
The more mud and grasses the better. It won't hurt it at all.
This is a long term solution to wooden rafts that need to be rebuilt every 5 years or so. This can disrupt the comfort level the loons have gained. However, they are not cheap to build. Aluminum is fairly expensive these days and the degree of difficulty to weld this together drives the cost to $800.00. When you see one in person you can appreciate the craftsmanship and well thought design of this raft.
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