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Anglers that use a float tube, or those that are interested in trying them out

Location: Omaha
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Fins for tubing 13 Replies

Started by Michael Thompson. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Mar 23.

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Comment by JBplusThuy on April 14, 2014 at 6:08pm

Are any of you using a Classic Accessories Colorado XT? My ODC-420L is worse enough for wear that I'm planning to replace it this year and am thinking of going up to a pontoon.

For anyone who has one, may I ask a few questions about the XT?

- Will both a battery box and an ice chest fit on the rear deck? If so, how large of an ice chest?

- Anything you wish was different about it? If so, what?

- I'd like to use my MinnKota 30 on it. How well does it track with a trolling motor, and how hard is it to reach around to the tiller, or does the extension handle on the motor come forward far enough that this isn't an issue?

- I have no plans of fishing saltwater, but you never know. Is it approved for saltwater use, or FW only?


- Anything else I should know :-)

Thanks,

Jonathan

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 20, 2014 at 3:43am
Jeff,
Right now my problem is where to put the thing. It would be ridiculous to break it down each time and deflate, so I have to clear a spot for it.
Dick is right, though, I may just use it in the yard as a lounge chair.
Comment by dick tabbert on February 19, 2014 at 9:42pm

Jeff don't worry about McScruff hurting the gill population he'll be out there bobbing around sleeping the thing is so roomy and comfortable like mine can't help but sneak in a nap.

Comment by Jeff Bernier on February 19, 2014 at 9:01pm

Dam I am jealous when are you going to break that bad boy in, the gills wont stand a chance.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 19, 2014 at 8:21pm
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 19, 2014 at 8:19pm
The pontube came today, a Classic Accessories, "Chehalis."
Here is a pic link with a few details.
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 19, 2014 at 3:45am
PS thank you both for your comments!
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 19, 2014 at 3:44am
Jeff,
It is a deluxe size. It should be interesting. I still need things, like a hand pump and emergency paddle, but it should be a comfy ride.
I fish the back waters and coves of a very large lake in SC, so it should come in handy.
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 19, 2014 at 3:36am
Mike,
The Chehalis has a 350# capacity, one reason I wanted it. I also wanted bigger, not compact. I can throw it in the carpeted truck bed and be at my fishing spots within minutes. I don't need ultralight or tiny, so I opted for deluxe.
I am also refurbishing a personal, framed pontoon boat. It will need new bladders and skins and Cover Bonanza sells 8 ft. Models that will fit. In talking with them, I learned this one was on clearance, new. I pulled the trigger. This will get the lard @ss I also carry on the water, and I can get the pontoon going at my leisure.
I'd stick with your FC's since you are used to them. I got this one because the price was easily in my range.
Comment by Michael J. Searl on February 18, 2014 at 9:08pm

Sorry to be the cause of such pain. lol  Thank you for taking the time to answer a couple of the important questions.

 I am considering a new tube this season, but I'll hold out till I know what I am getting. Probably a solidly proven Outcast Fat Cat. I love the Fish Cat #4 but eat too well I guess.

 

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