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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » Hummingbird BFT 1, Fishin Buddy Float Tube Strap

Hummingbird BFT 1, Fishin Buddy Float Tube Strap

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Kelster

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I have used this strap twice now on my Fish Cat 4 LCS and felt it wasn't really secure on the tube. I think the problem is that I have a PVC frame work of rod holders that will not allow me to attach the strap secure enough. The solution for me has been to remove my center 1 1/2" PVC piece and replace it with a 3" PVC piece. The holder slips right into the 3" piece. I will find out this Saturday if it is more secure.
Has anyone else used the BFT 1 on a Fish Cat?

huyeed


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i had the same problem. you have the right idea but what i would do is go with a 2" pvc instead. the fish finder will move around too much in the 3" pipe. at the top, just add a 2" - 3" slip slip adapter so the top of the unit can fit securely. also, i recommend you have as little in the water as possible. have the mount completely out of water and have it long enough that only the transducer is in the water. this reduces drag and makes launching a lot easier.

Kelster

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I saw that the FB would fit into 2" but I stuffed the holster part of the strap into the 3". Its a perfect fit and gives me a buffer from the FB 120 and the PVC. I will see how it sits in the water this Saturday at Lake Perris. I want it riding high, like you said, for launching and return. I don't like to bang the transducer on the shore. Since I already bought the holster I thought I would still use it somehow. I am in the landscape business so I have access to all sizes of PVC and can still install that 3"x 2" slip bushing.
Thanks for the input.

ed5000x

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I saw that the FB would fit into 2" but I stuffed the holster part of the strap into the 3". Its a perfect fit and gives me a buffer from the FB 120 and the PVC. I will see how it sits in the water this Saturday at Lake Perris. I want it riding high, like you said, for launching and return. I don't like to bang the transducer on the shore. Since I already bought the holster I thought I would still use it somehow. I am in the landscape business so I have access to all sizes of PVC and can still install that 3"x 2" slip bushing.
Thanks for the input.
I was wondering if you can post a picture ofpicture when your done want to see how its mounted i was thinking of doing a fish finder too thanks ed

huyeed


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I saw that the FB would fit into 2" but I stuffed the holster part of the strap into the 3". Its a perfect fit and gives me a buffer from the FB 120 and the PVC. I will see how it sits in the water this Saturday at Lake Perris. I want it riding high, like you said, for launching and return. I don't like to bang the transducer on the shore. Since I already bought the holster I thought I would still use it somehow. I am in the landscape business so I have access to all sizes of PVC and can still install that 3"x 2" slip bushing.
Thanks for the input.
I was wondering if you can post a picture ofpicture when your done want to see how its mounted i was thinking of doing a fish finder too thanks ed

hey ed, if you're looking to just do a mount for the fishin buddy, check out this link

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i think the 2nd or 3rd reviewer posted pictures of his. i did something similar except i bolted the 2" pvc directly onto my frame.

Kelster

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Will do, I will be setting up my tube Friday night to fish on Saturday and will post pictures of the pole holders and now FB attachment.
Here is a taste
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ed5000x

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Where you fishing on saturday and thanks for the link and the pictures

Kelster

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I will be fishing Lake Perris from the Bernasconi Beach side. New hunting grounds for me as I have fished the East end the past two months with success.

ed5000x

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I will be fishing Lake Perris from the Bernasconi Beach side. New hunting grounds for me as I have fished the East end the past two months with success.

cool sound like fun
I will be head out to the harbor this weekend Maybe huntington harbor or new port not sure yet going to get with a few guy to see where tho
good luck on your trip
Ed

Kelster

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Fishing pole holders with set up to hold the Fishin Buddy 120

ed5000x

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Nice work. Thumbs Up

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