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Old 01-19-2005, 10:18 AM
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New to float tubing...

I just bought a bunch of gear so I could start float tubing this season. I was looking for a low cost way to get myself out on the water, and it looks like it'll end up costing me about $300 for everything I needed (float tube, waders, wading boots, fins). I won the first three items off eBay in the last few days and got them for a steal. Any quick tips or techniques that people can share with me? So far from searching on the web it seems pretty simple and nobody really has anything in particular to share. There's a couple of things that are worrying me though.
First of all, how difficult is it to move the boat around when it's windy? Is there a wind speed that's too high to take it out?
Where can I get a patch kit?
Should I carry an anchor? What about a drift sock?
What laws/rules govern a float tube? For instance, if a body of water doesn't allow boating, can I take a float tube on it?
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