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I have not fished lake Perris from a float tube since they lowered the water several years ago.

I always launched my tube from Bernasconi Beach but that seams like an impossibility now. I know the Road still enters the water at Bernasconi but I'm not sure if they still let you launch from there. If they do… what time do they lock the gates?

Would love any input from regular PerrisTubers regarding the above and also with options they feel would be beneficial. Sail Cove is also a viable alternative. Particularly interested in the East end of the Lake… I never tubed there but see a lot of guys fishing it. Rock Climbers was always my favorite spot… Alas it doesn't exist anymore since the lowering of the water.

Also noted some discussion on what make of tube is best. My old one was a Caddis U Boat type… did the job but was hard work… looking for something that would make it a bit easier on my old knees. any input appreciated.

Thanks

Rob

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So are you David ;)

Plenty of mods here to make your days a bit more challenging:

http://floattubeforum.do-talk.com/f27-float-tube-and-pontoon-mods

David

I not sure if adding material will matter.  Doesn't the cumberland have a heavier nylon then the other Classic assessories tubes?  I was looking at the cumberland, but I found a good deal on the odc, so I went with it.

Dilly

Imagine the inside of the fabric shell lined with heavy vinyl sail cloth, covering the bottom of the flotation bladder. Surely that would add an extra layer of puncture resistance, with no penalty in weight?

Yes on the puncture resistance. No on the weight, that is, if you place it inside, covering the entire bladder all the way up above the water mark. There are too much possibility for water dragging on the outside if you don't cover the external cover properly. As long as there's no water seeping in, creating a pooling of water inside the bladder, trapped between the outer and inner sail cloth, then no weight is added. If there's plenty of water intrusion, or you end up sitting slightly in the water (rather than above), you got plenty of trapped water weight to worry about.

Okay, thanks Leo!

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