Pontoon or "U" boat

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  1. generic

    generic Active Member

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    Thanks guys.... but I'm way over here in the Spokane Valley.
     
  2. IveofIone

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    Come on up to Ione after the general season opens. I'll put you in a SFC and on to some fish so you can make a rational decision.

    One trick you guys that fish U-boats need to learn is to buy one of those closed cell exercise mats that cost about $10 at Walmart. Cut a piece to exactly fit the seat of your boat and attach it with double sided carpet tape. It is like sitting on a heating pad. Even if it gets wet it won't hold water and will still feel warm. If you have ever sat on one of those Styrofoam toilet seats up in Alaska you know what I'm talkin' about.

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    Which model is this? the link doesn't show anything at this length nor tube diameter.
     
  4. BDD

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    This is a prototype model we are playing with and are considering adding it to our list of products. Not sure what link you are referring to but those were the dimension we physically took of the boat.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Ive
     
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    That explains why I couldn't find it on your "link" aka catchercraft.com website.
     
  7. kurtataltos

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    ok, to be a complete contrarian, I like being semi-submerger. Yep. ok, so it's chilly when its 34 degrees and you can't cast as far... got that. But, gawd made neoprenes and thermal underwear. A lot of float tubing is trolling with a sink/ sink tip line and once you get the line out you can add 10 feet to feel like you can cast forever. But... I land a LOT of fish between my legs, not in a net. Really. It calms them, they are in the water to some degree, I don't need a net (but I have one...), and since I don't use an apron on the U-boat type it works out quite well. As noted, NO ONE will like this. Regardless, it works... I have a net but, about 40% of the time, I simple catch and release without the net and just use my legs/fins as a trough to retrieve the fish, remove the hook, and gently let them recover. Really. Ok, I am "Abby Normal", got that. Regardless...