The Float Tube Fishing Forum We're Always On The Fish

Log in

I forgot my password



Latest topics

» Reduced $ NIB Cumberland Float Tube w/ Rod Rack
by SP Dan Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» The boat has to have a name
by jeffcpr Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:09 am

» HookupBaits Discount Code
by Litefoot Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 am

» Beginner's question about purchase of fins
by SP Dan Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 pm

» Updating The Ride - building out my Super Fat Cat
by SP Dan Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:43 pm

» Super Monster Heavy Duty Tube at the Hall Show in March (Long Beach)
by Misfit_Angler138 Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:18 pm

» Air pump suggestions
by chipmcd Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:10 pm

» You really can take it all with you!
by mthaubs Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:43 pm

» How does the tournament work..
by jeffcpr Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 am

» The next 2018 Tournament is up to sign up for
by jeffcpr Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:17 am

» FT - Tournament Series Jan - March
by jeffcpr Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:22 pm

» SP Dan's FT is ready for the OPENING DAY of 2017
by SP Dan Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Members benifits
Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner


You are not connected. Please login or register

FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Do you clean your tube after use????

Do you clean your tube after use????

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:23 pm

hobie278

avatar
Junior FTFF Member
Junior FTFF Member
I would like to know if you guys clean your tube after you use it? Like do you deflate it and take the bladders out or just rinse it off. I just rinse my off after i use it in salt water don't know if thats good enough or should i do more.

2 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:20 pm

.:LOLLY:.

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
I rinse mine down about every other trip if I'm lucky. It seems to be holding up pretty good.

3 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:06 pm

pfflyer

avatar
New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
Always deflate a little bit and do not leave it in a confined space where the temp. can rise. I left mine fully inflated on a Santa Ana day and it expanded and ripped the shell so bad I took it to a shoe repair shop for repair. I still use it today, (can't afford a new one)!

4 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:07 pm

bigmouthbasshole

avatar
Team Poseidon
Team Poseidon
I rinse it down every trip and I have been keeping a bottle of simple green with my tackle. A few sprays and wipe down seem to slow the fading and staining of the tube skin.

5 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:17 pm

jeffcpr

avatar
Admin
Rinse it down, like most of us do I like the simple green idea not bad. You learn something new all the time I never expected repairing it at a shoe shop. ha ha

Now we know salute


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
http://floattubeforum.do-talk.com

6 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:08 pm

pfflyer

avatar
New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
They had the heavy duty sewing machines and I supplied the nylon for the patch and a box of chocolate truffles for the tip. Lupe's Shoe Repair in La Mesa.

7 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Docrunner

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member

Nope..
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
affraid

8 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:44 pm

.:LOLLY:.

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
Wow! I'm trying to think what could've happened there but I'm at a loss for words...

9 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:33 pm

pfflyer

avatar
New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
Gulf oil spill!?!

10 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:44 pm

Docrunner

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Wow! I'm trying to think what could've happened there but I'm at a loss for words...

long miserable story.. I'll share it over a beer or burger sometime. Shocked

11 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:46 pm

Chomps

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
Wow did a flock of pelicans crapped on the Cumberland lol

12 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:21 am

motorazr

avatar
Team Poseidon
Team Poseidon
lol! New camo look.

13 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:35 am

Docrunner

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
sorry Hobie.. didn't intend to hijack your post above.. to get back to your orig question..

I try to remember to always rinse off the saltwater off my tube, and all my fishing gear. Especially any small metal parts and bolts that WILL rust rapidly. Every few times, I try to check pliers, fish grippers, etc, and all the metal fitments, like clips and carabiners that attach my rod tube rack, and give them a blast of WD40 to drive out any remaining water and to lubricate/antirust protect.

14 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:27 am

hobie278

avatar
Junior FTFF Member
Junior FTFF Member
Thanks guys for all the input. I like the simple green idea also ill try it and the WD40.

15 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:10 pm

fishntoss

avatar
Team Poseidon
Team Poseidon
If I had a chance to go fishing. I'd just rinse it off with water then dry it off as much as I can when I get home as I only do freshwater. I take mine inside and hang it up as I have nowhere outside to store it..
Very Happy

16 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:24 am

Guest


Guest
@Docrunner wrote:
Nope..

affraid

Looks like mud beach at HH

17 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:15 am

Docrunner

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
miller wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Nope..
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
affraid

Looks like mud beach at HH

haha.. yup, good eye Mr. Miller. pale

18 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:46 pm

mefishtoo

avatar
New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
I bought a fat cat and according to the instructions you most be careful where the tube is stored, rodents like to chew on PVC

19 Re: Do you clean your tube after use???? on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:55 am

Fisher

avatar
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
i only hose mine down after a salty trip so stuff dont rust fresh water theres no need to rise it

Sponsored content


Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum