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  1. #1
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    Default Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    I wanted to get a Kayak but now leaning more toward a Float Tube. The Outcast Fish Cat 4-LCS. Any of you guys use these tubes? How long do they take to pump up with a double pump? What is a Boston 2-Valve? Is it easy to pop them? I hook into a Pickerel would the teeth tear a hole in them? Are you above the water for better fly casting? Are you able to tip or flop sideways into the water? With the sunlight does it inflate the tube even more even it's already hard rock? Should you inflate the tube rock hard? These are just random questions but would like some more detail's on tubes from other tubers


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    Default Re: Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by angelo1987 View Post
    I wanted to get a Kayak but now leaning more toward a Float Tube. The Outcast Fish Cat 4-LCS. Any of you guys use these tubes?
    I own a 2002 Super Fat Cat.

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    How long do they take to pump up with a double pump?
    Just a few minutes.

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    What is a Boston 2-Valve?
    The Boston Valve is the most common valve used for inflatables. You made a typo. The Fish Cat has two Boston Valves.

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    Is it easy to pop them?
    Not really unless you have something really sharp.

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    I hook into a Pickerel would the teeth tear a hole in them?
    No.

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    Are you above the water for better fly casting?
    Yes.

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    Are you able to tip or flop sideways into the water?
    You need to be leaning hard to tip or flop the tube.

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    With the sunlight does it inflate the tube even more even it's already hard rock?
    PV=nRT Do the math.

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    Should you inflate the tube rock hard?
    Tubes should be inflated to their recommended pressures. Or do your best guess. I err towards firm.

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    You are welcome.

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    Default Re: Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    I have the same size Outcast Float tube you are considering. It is a well made, stable safe boat that is easy to inflate and carry. I also have a larger Scadden that I am more comfortable in. Now the Outcast feels small but I still use it sometimes. If you are a big guy you might have a little water in your lap. I think it is really important to get good quality fins. Scadden Omegas and Force Fins have both worked well for me.

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    Default Re: Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    Thanks: MoscaPescador for all your answers. And Dillon just check those fins out they are a lot of money almost $200, that's way more than I want to spend but the reviews are very good guess so for the price. I have another question does the wind move you around a lot (15-20mph)? Or do you have better control in the wind since your always moving your feet?

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    Default Re: Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    The wind does move you very easily and is the big reason why good fins are worth the investment. An anchor can be used but I don't like to bother with them. Over 15mph is a good time to get off the lake. Kicking against the wind isn't much fun. If fishing a small pond I guess cheap fins will do but on larger water I'd buy good fins and spend less on the tube if I had to make a choice.

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    Default Re: Float tubers I need help with some questions.

    Tubes still sound better than a Kayak. The lake I mainly fish is 95acre lake and the other lake I usually fish is only 14acre. Mainly in my area the average lake or pond is between 10-60acres. Wish isn't that big at all. Are there bags available to store your tube in after a day on the water??

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