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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » update on roughneck

update on roughneck

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1update on  roughneck Empty update on roughneck on Wed May 28, 2014 7:45 pm

red1952ford


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Ok guys i do not post much but i thought this was information other might need
Bucks bags may be bringing back the roughneck
I have used a roughneck about 2 years or so. Last weekend the strap for the seat back started lose its stiching.
Bucks bags are taking care of it no questions...great warranty
so i needed a float tube in a pinch. I am a Big guy at 280lbs
so i went with what everyone says is the best...most comfortable tube...a Prowler
I had to have one fast so i bought one. It is going back this weekend for a refund
First the seat bottom is about 2" shorter so the edge hits you more towards the hamstring..uncomfortable
Second the seat is too far forward and you feel like your leaning forward and falling out all the time
always trying to sit back farther. I adjusted the seat back and air pressures with not much help
the sat bottom also airs up in a hump not flat like the roughneck
the quality is great but the comfort is not near as good as the Bucks bag roughneck
i used it 3 full days5-7 hours
no amount of adjustment would do the trick.
all in all the Bucks bag roughneck is twice as comfortable as the prowler
I need a spare so i have ordered a new outcast fishcat scout to try
so we will see how the scout performs. seem you sit more towards the middle of the toons and the seat is much more adjustable
i know it will be heavier but maybe it wil be nice to both row to a spot and kick to hold the spot
anyway My take on the prowler. Not for a large guy..maybe if you are 250 or less
maybe i was just spoiled but the roughneck
Lonnie1952

2update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Wed May 28, 2014 8:46 pm

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I don't think anything can match the roughneck buddy, but let us know what you think about the scout look very interesting.


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3update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Wed May 28, 2014 9:02 pm

red1952ford


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I don't think anything can match the roughneck buddy, but let us know what you think about the scout look very interesting.

I have to say that Bucks Bag did an Excellent job with the roughneck...from seat placement to a longer seat bottom
also the seat is Flat
they did a great job
and it was 100.00 cheaper than the prowler
they think it will be back the end of the year
I really thought the prowler would be even better
lonnie1952

4update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Wed May 28, 2014 9:15 pm

Jerdon

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Thanks for the report.
I look forward to reading your review on the scout!


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5update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Fri May 30, 2014 1:15 pm

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Who is "everyone" who said the prowler is the best? Not on this forum. By and LARGE, the big guys here prefer the Cumberland. Rated for 350 lbs and does not throw you forward. At the half the price of the Outcast, it is a bargain!

6update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Fri May 30, 2014 5:19 pm

red1952ford


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I agree about the Cumberland it is a better tube and more comfortable than the prowler. My son has one Nice tube for the price
Well today was the maiden voyage for the Scout...all i can say is "The Cadillac"
very comfortable. I spent 4 hours in it and never had to adjust anything. It handles well with my force fins to hold on a spot
Not as fast as a regular tube even with my Force fins. I would say if you used it with regular dive fins it would be even slower.
with the oars i could hold about 2mph and go as fast as 2.5 MPH. The oars get you to the spot quicker and then the fins hold you on the spot and handle the boat well..the only real drawbacks are that there is not much storage unless you put stuff in the back behind the seat. With fins you can average about .75mph or so. The seat is really adjustable and well accommodate all sizes and leg lengths. The pontoon does not blow around in the wind as bad as a tube for some reason
You feel like your fishing on a dock it is very stable and you sit somewhat lower in the water than most pontoons yet your legs never get wet above the knees.
The other drawback besides storage "compared" to a float tube is you really need a large truck or trailer as I do not like airing up and then deflating to get it in the SUV..for some of you this is not an issue but for me it is
as for the fishing? one small striper about 9" (surprise) and a couple small bass....to be honest i was more into just paddling the boat around today so i cant blame the fish
Typical hard afternoon wind at Perris today at the dam and sail cove
Lonnie1952

7update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Fri May 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Jerdon

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Thanks for the report. Does the storage area behind the seat stay dry, could you put a soft tacklebag back there? Other than the travel issue how do you like the Scout compared to the Bucks? Also, it looks like striper fishing is going to explode at Perris!!

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8update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Fri May 30, 2014 8:23 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thanks for the report. Does the storage area behind the seat stay dry, could you put a soft tacklebag back there? Other than the travel issue how do you like the Scout compared to the Bucks? Also, it looks like striper fishing is going to explode at Perris!!

you never know if the stripers will really take hold.....if they do Good By bluegill fishing as we know it!
The area behind the seat stayed very dry and enough room for a net and tackle bag also a lunch box
as for the Scout vs roughneck ?
well the bucks bag rough neck is better if your not trying to go as far as it kicks with fins faster being smaller
the comfort was about the same except the rough neck is heavy enough to not be blown around so much in the wind.
if you need to travel from one side of the lake to the other the scout is the way to go due to being able to paddle the boat
they are two different toys both both seem to cross over pretty good
it was great to be able to not need to adjust my sitting position at all while on the water.
so seating in both are great maybe the nod going to the roughneck Maybe
the scout is much larger and more under control in the wind
most Pontoon boat you sit too high to kick with fin effectively the scout kicks well just slower than a tube
I like the seating of both of them as i can stay on the water for 3-8 hours in comfort
you do feel really safe in the scout due to its size 7' feet long and i think 55" wide
I ordered a trailer to haul the scout from carson trailers.
when i asked the people at the gate today about a launch fee with a trailer they told me if your boat has no Motor then launching is FREE
i will never get rid of the roughneck...but it looks like the scout will be my isabella and crowley boat as you can cover more water.
I like them Both
Lonnie1952

9update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Sat May 31, 2014 4:54 pm

Jerdon

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Thanks for the comparison I was liking the Scout but it looked pretty big.


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10update on  roughneck Empty Re: update on roughneck on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:43 am

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Man, I love my cumberland, but that is a sweet tube! If they do re-release it, my kid does need a birthday present in August..

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