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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Air Pressure Guage for Tubes?

Air Pressure Guage for Tubes?

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1Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:15 am

eetz


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So I just received a Fish Cat 4, pretty awesome.

Just wondering how close of detail everyone uses when filling your tube with air? The manual says 1.8 psi, but my pump doesn't have a pressure gauge (well, my bicycle pump does have a gauge, but I don't have an adapter to make it work with a boston valve).

So do you guys use a gauge of some sort? Or do you just fill the tube until if feels firm?

2Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:09 pm

jeffcpr

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Until it fills firm, I just like to make sure it is very firm you cannot squeeze it to much. It is important to note that once you have it filled with air and put it on the cold water air pressure will go down.
If you start out soft in the bladders, then you will be floating lower later in the day.
Post some pictures once you get chance.


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3Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:45 pm

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I agree with Jeff 100%. Thumbs Up

4Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:47 am

eetz


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Great! Thanks for the info.

It is quite tough to have this tube and have such poor weather. I can't wait to get out in it.

I will take some pictures once I finally get to use it.

5Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:26 pm

vortec_cruiser

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One thing to keep in mind is that you want to partially deflate your tube after use, especially if you're transporting it during warm weather. Properly taken care of, your tube can last many years. It's your lifesaver out there on the water.

6Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:35 pm

ed5000x

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i bought a boston vavle a big 5 with a tire adapter but i have not tired to use it but it looks cool lol

7Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty low to high beware! Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:15 pm

bodfish


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Just a note of caution when you transport your tube or toon from low elevation to high. make sure you lower the pressure in your boat to compensate for the altitude/barometric pressure differential or BOOM! been there, didn't do it, tragic results!
bodfish

8Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Empty Re: Air Pressure Guage for Tubes? Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:20 pm

ed5000x

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I always take the air out no matter what I can always pump it back up lol

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