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Old 04-15-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Caddis Float Tube Parts?

Found a Caddis "Nevada" float tube in the thrift store the other day. The only problem is that it is missing the stabilizing bar in the front and the attached stripping apron. These are "big box" tubes (for the lack of a better term), and no parts are available,except for replacement bladders, as they are massed produced and shipped from over-seas to market, as I understand. I am thinking I can use a PVC pipe and some velcro. Can anyone tell me how long the pipe should be? I am new to the game, but think the length may be VERY important, as this does appear to stabilize the front. What to use for a stripping apron?
Has anybody put a pad on the seat for extra height and, well um, padding? I am looking forward to trying this out when I get it all put together!!!! Thanks for any help or advice!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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When I get home, I can measure mine.

The stabalizing bar that is....................

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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I don't think it is that important... you could probaby go without it if you are carefull and the tube is fuly inflated. You can probably eyeball it to with in an inch or two... inflate the tube and measure the distance between the flaps... then add an inch and cut the pipe (it is easier to cut it if too long). Good luck.

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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That would be great!!!!!!! The stabilizing bar length, that is

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When I get home, I can measure mine.

The stabalizing bar that is....................

REMIND ME I SENT THIS!!!!!:backlaugh:
still trying to think of a stripping apron idea!

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #5
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Caddis McMinville, Or 503.472.3111
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Caddis McMinville, Or 503.472.3111
Hmmmm,
Tried that number and I don't think it works. Seems like a cell phone. I belive Caddis sold out?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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That would be great!!!!!!! The stabilizing bar length, that is



still trying to think of a stripping apron idea!
I'm an idiot, I sold it last summer when I bought my pontoon, so as usual, I'm NO help at all.
As someone mentioned, I don't think it matters all that much, cut it a little long and if it's to long, shorten it.

Again, sorry I'm no help.

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #8
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I'll dig mine out and measure it tomorrow for you, but eyeballing it would work just peachy as well.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:22 PM   #10
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Caddis McMinnville has been closed for years now,I used to buy all My stuff there the closest Caddis is now in Wa.

Rana Mickelson
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Phone: 360-891-6000 Ext. 14
Fax: 360-891-6563

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:22 PM   #11
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I'm an idiot, I sold it last summer when I bought my pontoon, so as usual, I'm NO help at all.
As someone mentioned, I don't think it matters all that much, cut it a little long and if it's to long, shorten it.

Again, sorry I'm no help.

Good luck.

I can't find the bar for mine... I might be making one too
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:19 AM   #12
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Just measure the distance then get a piece of PVC pipe and cutter up,maybe put end caps on it and caller good.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:37 AM   #13
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I got one you can have. PM sent.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:15 AM   #14
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Hmmmm,
Tried that number and I don't think it works. Seems like a cell phone. I belive Caddis sold out?

Yeah- the 503 number is from Caddis Mfg. Caddis Sports is located in Vancouver (I think?). Google them as Caddis Sports. Might get you better results.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:45 AM   #15
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Wow Guys,
Thanks for the advice and even offer of a part!!!!!!!!!!! Many thanks!!!
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