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Steven Scott

Float tube
« on: March 29, 2018, 19:26:46 PM »
Hello me again  :X2 haha i have jst bought a float tube and am looking for recommendations  and fins and a life jackets help will be much appreciated  :z18

Hamish Young

Re: Float tube
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 20:45:10 PM »
When it comes to a life jacket,  preferable to get one with crotch straps. 150N would do the job and personally I'd opt for an auto-inflate. These have manual activation, just in case.
Above all, keep your life jacket serviced in accordance with manufacturers guidance at an approved/licensed agent.

Fins - do not be tempted to go too big :!

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

James Laraway

Re: Float tube
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 22:20:38 PM »
I bought IST taralia fins and driving boots to go over my stocking foot waders. They are awesome, not cheap but awesome

James Laraway

Re: Float tube
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 22:21:12 PM »
What tube did you get?

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Float tube
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 00:52:55 AM »
I'm with Hamish on the fins. I bought some really big long fins thinking that I would speed past Iain Cameron and Euan Innes on a trip to Beanie a few years back. All I got was major cramp in both calves as I watched them fishing and catching trout as I limped out of the water and bank fished for the rest of the day.

 :X2 :mad

Eddie.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Steven Scott

Re: Float tube
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 08:57:59 AM »
What tube did you get?

A got a savage gear high rider 170 mate

Steven Scott

Re: Float tube
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
So am lookin fir small fins then lads ? Ooo leg cramps sounds fun 😂been looking in to geting one for years and finely made a move haha  :z18

Re: Float tube
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 12:38:03 PM »
I went into aberdeen watersports so that I could try on boots and fins, took my waders to make sure I got a fit that would work.

Ended up with boots similar to these:
http://core94.com/product/watersports/oceanic-neo-classic-6.5mm-boots

and pretty sure it was these fins:
http://core94.com/product/watersports/the-oceanic-accel-fins

not the cheapest, but they fit well and i've not had any problems using this setup.

James Laraway

Re: Float tube
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 17:24:10 PM »
A got a savage gear high rider 170 mate

I did think of getting one of those but settled in the guideline drifter which has proved to be just perfect
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 18:31:27 PM by Hamish Young »

 




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