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Float Tubers

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by lureboy98, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. lureboy98

    lureboy98 Livin' the Lifestyle

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    Hey all of you guys that use a float tube, did you/do you have to register yours?
     
  2. lureboy98

    lureboy98 Livin' the Lifestyle

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  3. The way that I read it, it states hand powered, float tubes are foot powered. Think that we could fight it and win? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. easternflyfisher

    easternflyfisher BassHaveOvertaken

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    no i have not had to. i e-mailed DNR and they said i didnt have to as long as there was no motor.
     
  5. lureboy98

    lureboy98 Livin' the Lifestyle

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    Thanks eastern! I think i might go ahead and register it anywyas just to avoid any kind of grief...
     
  6. easternflyfisher

    easternflyfisher BassHaveOvertaken

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    yeah, good luck with fishing from your tube!
     
  7. Message from Jenny Cave, Secretary, ODNR Division of Watercraft. www. ohiodnr com/watercraft.
    As follows...
    Dear Bill,
    If your "float tube" is a large inner tube with no Hull identification number and you do not use this craft as a boat, you are not required to have it registered in the state of Ohio.
    You are most welcome and have a safe and happy "floating" experience.
    Sincerly,
    Jenny Cave, secretary
    ODNR Division of Watercraft
    Sure hopr that it this helps everyone out. I suggest that you file this in case you have a run in with the authorities. Hope that this clears up
    things. Bill;)
    Are we happy now? I am!
     
  8. I'm not sure that clears it up for me. I would think that we DO use them as boats. Having a motor or not doesn't have anything to do with it. I always "assumed" that if used on public waters they would need registered.
     
  9. sgofish

    sgofish AEP or Bust

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    :rolleyes: I've been contacted by "the man" while carrying my bellyboat at "Power" a couple time in the last 20 years. Not a word was said except eat well.
     
  10. lureboy98

    lureboy98 Livin' the Lifestyle

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    Thanks for the good luck wishes eastern. I fished from the tube once before and caught one bass which was pretty cool. After that I was kicked off Nimisila by an officer who looked dumbfounded when he pulled up to me. I dont think he knew whether it was legal or not so he kicked me off to be safe.