Fat Cat That Much Better Than The Fish Cat?

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    Thinking about jumping into float tubing. Is the fat cat really that much better than the fish cat. Hoping to sit as high off the water as possible. Seems like the foam seats are more trouble free and comfortable than the inflatable ones so its coming down to between the fat cat and fish cat.

    Really, I may even want to add a small trolling motor at some point. Guessing if I do that, I’d really appreciate every bit of added volume in my tube... not sure I really will but it could be cool ✈️ across the lake at San V...
     
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    Air seats are much more comfortable than foam. It’s worth the extra “trouble” of pumping additional bladders if comfort is important to you.
     
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    Interesting. I came across some comments that said inflatable seats can be somewhat troublesome based on varying water temps that might inflate or deflate the seat and it ends up being a bothersome problem. The foam seats are supposed to be more consistent. That’s not your experience?

    Really, do the inflatable seats get you any higher off the water than the foam seats? That’s my only concern, really. If the foam seats are lower maintenance, that’s another plus.
     
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    Foam seats are slightly higher out of the water but the difference could only be measured by millimeters. Foam eventually start to wear down after time leaving u sagging a bit lower. The larger you are the sooner it’ll happen.

    Air seats can spring leaks. Salt and sand can get in the valve if you don’t maintain your tube after use.

    I’m speaking purely from experience having owned a ODC420, fishcat and fishcat deluxe. If/when I upgrade it will be a super fat cat.
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    I've had a super fat cat for a few years now and will never look back. Yes the inflatable seat takes a little more attention as mentioned above. I also think that you sit higher out of the water, having owned two fishcats previously with foam seats. Youre on the right track sticking with outcast float tubes. In the rare case you have problems with your bladders (main, or seat), Outcasts customer service is second to none.

    I would not recommend using a troller on any type of 'tube' as opposed to a pontoon set up. Just my two cents.
     
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    ^^^ Theres also an up and coming float tube company called 7bass (european company I think) that has some INSANE float tubes. Expensive, but they look awesome.

    SEVEN BASS Design / Clee Fishing
     
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    Thanks, Nute. Those 7 bass tubes and hybrid “platforms” look pretty damn cool, especially with those oars. Saw that picture of that guy standing on what seemed to be the jungle platform model. Hmm. Didn’t see any prices but I’m sure those would be a pretty penny.

    Hmmm. I used to fish a ton out of a $70 donut tube when I was in college. That was a while ago, though. Getting into and out of those tubes were always tricky! :)

    The super fat cat does look really cool. Hmm. I’m going to take a little more time to think about this whole thing.

    I guess I would prefer to spend a little extra $ upfront and get a model I will be really happy with and that’ll get me to use it often.
     
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    For what it's worth, cumberland tubes are decent for the money as well. Personally I think the extra cash for a fishcat is worth it.
     
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    Nute, those tubes are cool.
    I'm a big guy and when I'm in my FC Deluxe the water sits right below my knees.
    Fish Cats are worth the money. I thought I saw one at a great deal on the tube for sell forum.
     
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    Dredging this back up because I just clicked on the link above.. and what do you think happened?? Thats right.. a boatload of pop ups telling me that I had just walked into a computer virus. My anti-virus stuff lit up like a friggin Xmas tree. Nicely done.

    DONT CLICK ON THE LINK !! ITS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE WAITING TO HAPPEN.
     
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    I just clicked the link on my comment. Went straight to the page. I dont promote the product, so whatever. Link works fine.
     
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    I have problem with my bladder when I tube, but that is a different problem.

    One of the rules for tubing on lakes is you must stay within 100' of shore. Probably not a good idea to cross San V.
     
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    Not the case for me, i clicked on the link 3 times to check. Loads instantly and clean not sure if your joking or what. Windows 10 pro+ i7-7700k
     
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