Originally Posted by Ernie
I have a pontoon boat, but I always seem to end up facing the wrong way. This ends up making me angry and ruining the fishing trip by the time I get off the water. I do set the anchor sometimes, but doesn't seem to help. Should I be using fins or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Is this a serious question?
Rules for Pontoon boats, float tubes.
#1 Read about the subject before attempting to use the thing.
#2 Know your boat. Watch others in pontoon/kickboats before you go.
#3 It ain't rocket science. Common sense dictates how to use a pontoon boat/ float tube.
#4 Yes, use fins to propel youself through the water if not using oars.
#5 If you use oars, you'll still need to get some fins to hold you in place when not rowing. You also use fins to kick from one place to another.
#6 When inflating your boat/tube, don't do it at a C-Store with the 25 cent air compressor. Use a pump made for it.
#7 When inflating don't underinflate or overinflate- depending on your bladder you'll want to fill it firm- take the wrinkles out of the fabric.
#8 Don't inflate your ride at home and drive to a high alpine lake. The altitude difference won't be noticed by you until you pull your exploded toon/ tube out of the back of the truck.
#9 Go with some friends that have toons and can help you.
#10 Get a PDF, whistle and know the laws of your state in regards to boating.
That's all. If I seem a little rough, sorry. If one doesn't know what they're doing in an inflatable, you might not make it back to shore one day.
That, would be a tragedy.