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Old 07-10-2011, 11:15 AM
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Default Tubing at the lake.

I finally had the time to go get my fishcat wet and I really liked it. I do have some questions about a couple of things I noticed.

The storage area in the back gets flooded due to the little wholes it has on the bottom, is there a reason for those or can I cover them to keep my stuff dry? I also noticed they sell the inflatable seat on line, do you guys think that would fit my fishcat 4? I mean the foam is fine but I did notice it slides to the back.

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Yes the air seat will fit your FC4. The only difference between the FC4 and the FC4 Deluxe is the air seat and color. So basicaly you are upgrading to a deluxe.

I don't have a FC4 but I've heard about the water getting in the front. My guess is the holes are there so it doesn't retain water. The area was never really designed for a storage area but that's what people use it for. I'm surprised no one has made a water proof storage bag to sell that fit that triangular area.
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Default Re: Tubing at the lake.

I called Outcast co. and they said it was not the wholes but he material they use. It does take water from the front when you kick, it's not perfect but I did like it. I mean, it's an upgrade from a U shaped tube. I bought a dry bag form wally's ($5) and that might take care of the problem.
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I went to Walmart and bought water proof boxes and bags for my stuff. I have a Caddis and it was pretty good at keeping things dry, but why take the risk?
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