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  1. watson524

    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    This year is really bad for pollen around here and I don't know if it's just dumb luck timing with what cover is on and the rain that happens but our navy blue bow/cockpit cover gets almost a yellow haze to it in spots. Things definitely will get in around the arch but I feel like the canvas bow/cockpit collects more "yuck" than the nylon black mooring cover. Which reminds me, I need to take the bow and cockpit cover and treat them with 303. Not sure if I can do that on the nylon cover so I need to check into that.
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Same problem here on our new boat. Never had an issue on the old on but that always had a full mooring cover on and the sides were covered so things ran off it differently. Now we switch between bow and cockpit and mooring cover (no snaps). I haven't checked to see if it only happens with the bow and cockpit cover on or not.
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    Cell phone boosters for the boat?

    Not much of those available around here plus exposure to the southern sky is an issue PLUS I don't really want to have to pay monthly fees and such. So it looks like some kind of the booster to the signal I can get is the "best" option.
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    Cell phone boosters for the boat?

    Had thought about that but from what I can tell, they require a wifi connection.
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    Cell phone boosters for the boat?

    Anyone use a cell phone signal booster for the boat? For AT&T I have zero signal at the dock and on my work Verizon phone it's marginally ok but drops from 3g to 1x. Once we're out on the lake it's generally ok but I want to be able to work from the dock and also, I have a good friend who's out with us often but she can't stay at the dock because she's often on call in the medical field and needs to be able to get calls in case she has to go in (on AT&T). I was looking at wilson amplifiers which don't require wifi signal (that I don't have) to work and work across carriers. Any thoughts? And yes I understand the thought some people may have of "I go to the boat to relax" but there are practical reasons to need signal (i.e. aging parents, job requirements etc) thanks!
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    Towing tube from 264

    I really have been missing out. We're usually in paper goods lol! The closest Costco to me is a bit over an hour away. If we had one closer, I'd probably switch as well because I'm categorically opposed to WalMart/Sams but that's a whole other as well.
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    Towing tube from 264

    We do have Sam's but unfortunately, this one is now out of stock. Thanks for the tip tho, I didn't know they ever sold this type of thing.
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    Towing tube from 264

    Oh that's right! (I've kept that link open, just not ready to do modifications yet LOL)
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    Towing tube from 264

    Good to know about Super Mabel fitting up there. I was looking at Big Mabel which is the two person. Do you use the inflator on the boat? I haven't tried it but I'm hearing it's a long slow process.
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    Towing tube from 264

    That's also something I plan to investigate since tubing/water sports is not going to be a main thing for us, but given the 7 year old visiting..... I've heard those lily pads can roll up and support a bunch of people
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    Towing tube from 264

    oh wow, so do you just jump in the water to hook to the transom eyes under the platform? I can't get to mine without being under there and I guess I didn't realize the platform was that high off the water when underway.
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    Towing tube from 264

    Thanks for the feedback!! How big is that thing when blown up and what do you do with it when not in use? Say you do some tubing, then ride around, then do some more tubing, I'm assuming you don't inflate/deflate each time so just hang from the swim platform? We have a decently sized boat but I know they can get a lot smaller with a tube in them And one other thing, on a 2 person tube (or 3) if you have 1 (or 2) people on it, is that ok? We'd go with a 2 person since we don't have that many people that would do it I don't think but didn't know if it was ok to ride with max - 1 people
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    Towing tube from 264

    That's exactly what I'm thinking!! I couldn't possibly tube the old way anymore, I already pay my chiropractor enough, but sitting up right just tootling along would be awesome!! Too bad our river is behind the no wake/tow zone, that'd be cool to float down there.
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    Towing tube from 264

    Ok so I'll go with the tow hook (which is good, then I can keep the bimini open, I LOVE having that thing, didn't know how much I was missing without one - I don't tollerate direct sun well at all). I'm looking at one of those tubes that's more like a couch where you sit up or you can turn around on your knees. Anyone have one like that? I'm thinking for a young kid those seem safer than the big wide open floating "tubes" which apparently aren't tubes like my old one, they're more like big disks.
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    Towing tube from 264

    Anyone have any recommendations on tubes that aren't super big but can handle say 2 adults? I guess we'll inflate and deflate each time maybe or just put it on the platform for transport
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