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Old 11-14-2011, 05:28 PM
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Im sure you could repair it to a functioning state. However....

If it was my son i wouldnt want him in one of those old ones. I would either go get him a a caddis U shape float tube or one of the pontoons from Costco(which i use) that only coast $300. Safety being sole issue.
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Im sure you could repair it to a functioning state. However....

If it was my son i wouldnt want him in one of those old ones. I would either go get him a a caddis U shape float tube or one of the pontoons from Costco(which i use) that only coast $300. Safety being sole issue.
Nope, I assure you, I wouldn't let Randy in a float tube. I'm not so sure I trust this doughnut style tube.
When I look online or in stores, I only see U or V style float tubes. There must be a reason why doughnut style tube are not seen as much these days. I don't think it's only because of how hard it is to get in and out of.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:56 AM
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. There must be a reason why doughnut style tube are not seen as much these days. I don't think it's only because of how hard it is to get in and out of.

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Actually, that probably is THE reason you don't see the donuts anymore. There's no point to them, when the U and V shaped boats offer easier ability to get in and out of, and they usually have a higher weight capacity, more storage, etc. It's not really much of a safety issue. Float tubes are generally not safe for anything but the slowest of moving-water. For streams/rivers, you're better off in a pontoon, a raft, kayak, canoe, or drift boat.

I probably wouldn't spend the $20 to fix the found tube. I'd save it up and get something more modern. For a float tube, I'm a big fan of the V-boat. I would've loved to have used mine this season - but someone misplaced my cross bar, and I haven't been able to find it for 4 months.
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