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  1. #11
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    Default Re: A float tube, would you repair or toss it?

    Quote Originally Posted by milt spawn View Post
    Wonder how far downstream the body went? milt.
    Guess that would be a case of fish or make bait.

    Rick

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    Default Re: A float tube, would you repair or toss it?

    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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    Default Re: A float tube, would you repair or toss it?

    Quote Originally Posted by vans View Post
    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.

    Dave

    PS. My comment about capsizing was a failed attempt at humor...
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    Default Re: A float tube, would you repair or toss it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave5977 View Post
    . 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.

    Dave

    PS. My comment about capsizing was a failed attempt at humor...
    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.
    Floggin' Water since I was 3. Have you hugged a fish today?

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