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Old 05-13-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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tubes for a bag - where to buy?

trying to transform my old bag (had storage boxes in it) in to a surf bag. but can't find any where to buy the tubing. been searching around. every where i find seems to only ship in bulk. when realistically i am only looking for a dozen of each size 1 1/2", 2", and 2 1/2" dia. in 8 3/4" or 9" lengths.

trying to stay away from cutting it myself. cause i am horrible at it.

any body have a source? can't seem to find anywhere that isn't horrendously over priced that sells them by the dozen.

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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I use central vacuum tubing and cut it, you can tape it at the site if it wants to splinter
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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Try the containers they sell tennis balls in if they will fit in your bag. You can usually find a bunch for free at your local court.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:52 AM   #4
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The surfcaster use to sell square tubes. Check out their site. If not, central vac tubing works and is lite.
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surfland. pre cut. lightweight and durable. you just need to poke whole in the bottem. they are the exact diameter of the tubes that come in a van staal bag but slightly taller.

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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surfcaster has tubes.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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How about plastic downspouts. Cut to length and then two-part epoxy or rivet together.

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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thanks guys. salty have you ordered from there? if so how are the prices? not looking to spend over $1.50 a tube or i would be better off just buying a whole new bag.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:16 PM   #10
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I use the central vac tubing. Light and have not had issues with cracking. Comes in 8' sections. Use a chop saw to get a nice clean, even cut. Debur with a knife...
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:25 PM   #11
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HOME DEPOT... The plastic tubes that you put fluourescent light bulbs in... 4feet for 2$... BUT you have to cut it... No problem
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the best thing is the tubes that calking comes in they sell empty ones and it comes with a hole in the bottom and the plastic is strong too

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:02 AM   #13
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the best thing is the tubes that calking comes in they sell empty ones and it comes with a hole in the bottom and the plastic is strong too
I like that idea

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:25 AM   #14
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Same as Ivan - they are cheap and work great. If you want a bottom just wait until you come across any sheet of plastic from packaging and cut them from that, superglue or epoxy them on.

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I have used cut down bottles before. You can use water bottels or soda or some cheap drinks. Go to the store , look at all the variety. I throw out several empty water bottles per week. I'm sure many people do. You just cut the top off. You can probbaly get differnt sizes. One time I bought something like coolaid in plastic bottles. They were like 10 cents. You could drink the stuff or pour it down the drain but you got a tube for 10 cents. These had harder plastic than the water bottles.

Anyway , some of the suggestions above sound good too.

You should also shop around for complete bags. i have seen complete ones for $20. No they are not aquaskins but they do the job and don't break the bank. Mike T used to have surf bags from as low as $20 to up to $100. Check him out at www.capecodtackle.com .

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They are the manufacturer GCAB1. Have spent alot with them the last few years.

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thanks guys. salty have you ordered from there? if so how are the prices? not looking to spend over $1.50 a tube or i would be better off just buying a whole new bag.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:19 AM   #17
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Same as Ivan - they are cheap and work great. If you want a bottom just wait until you come across any sheet of plastic from packaging and cut them from that, superglue or epoxy them on.
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you have a lure bag???

it looks like a lure TRUCK to me!




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