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It can be hard to find those orange donut floats for Boga Grips and other tools. Boga Grips sells a float for $15.00 or more.

I found these at Cabela's

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0076550021110a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=0830905&cm_ite=0076550021110a

The 6" float hold upthe 30# Boga Grip (pool tested)... not sure if it'll hold up the 60# grip. But there's a 9" float too.

I've lost a set of Bogas... it HURTS!!!:banghead:banghead:banghead:doh:doh:reallycrying

Jim
 

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jim t (3/18/2010)It can be hard to find those orange donut floats for Boga Grips and other tools. Boga Grips sells a float for $15.00 or more.



I found these at Cabela's



http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0076550021110a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=0830905&cm_ite=0076550021110a



The 6" float hold upthe 30# Boga Grip (pool tested)... not sure if it'll hold up the 60# grip. But there's a 9" float too.



I've lost a set of Bogas... it HURTS!!!:banghead:banghead:banghead:doh:doh:reallycrying



Jim


What about one made out of aluminum? I have thought about this before..
 

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SaltAddict (3/18/2010)Where there is a Choppedliver, there is a way! I love it.


Lol!!!



I will make some. I need to know something though. How much does a boga grip weigh? If someone can put some various sizes on an accurate scale, I'll make one and see how it works out.
 

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My 30# Boga weighs 445.78 g or .982776672 pounds



My 60# Boga weighs 696.73 g or 1.53602672 pounds



Sorry, I don't have a 15# Boga, I don't catch fish that small:)



These were weighed on a scale I use to weigh dope. (relax, I'm a retired LEO and weighed seized dope):doh
 

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My 30# Boga weighs right at 1 lb on a crummy scale... They are well built, work like a champ,feel good in your hand, and are pretty accurate weighing fish. They ARE pricey though.

Not saying you cannot compete, but it's a pretty high standard though pricey.

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Jack Hexter (3/18/2010)My 30# Boga weighs 445.78 g or .982776672 pounds



My 60# Boga weighs 696.73 g or 1.53602672 pounds



Sorry, I don't have a 15# Boga, I don't catch fish that small:)



These were weighed on a scale I use to weigh dope. (relax, I'm a retired LEO and weighed seized dope):doh


Well I would probably make a float that will hold the largest boga... Thanks for the info!
 

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jim t (3/18/2010)My 30# Boga weighs right at 1 lb on a crummy scale... They are well built, work like a champ,feel good in your hand, and are pretty accurate weighing fish. They ARE pricey though.



Not saying you cannot compete, but it's a pretty high standard though pricey.



Jim


Cant compete with what? Floats? Or Bogas? I dont want to make a Boga, just a float for a boga
 

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choppedliver (3/19/2010)Does anyone know how big those floats are in diameter? Im thinking they are about 3 inches.... By my buoyancy calculations
LOL, I don't think anyone has bought one of those floats, I think we're all waiting for you to make yours so we can get the PFF discount! Oh, btw hurry up! :poke
 

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choppedliver (3/19/2010)Does anyone know how big those floats are in diameter? Im thinking they are about 3 inches.... By my buoyancy calculations


LOL, I don't think anyone has bought one of those floats, I think we're all waiting for you to make yours so we can get the PFF discount! Oh, btw hurry up! :poke


hahah :) Well reason I ask is those things must be quite large, much more than you would think from the picture... Isnt that kind of a hassle having a dangly float 3" x 9" hanging from the end of your boga?
 

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Guess my buoyancy calculations were right on... because I printed the picture out and measure it with a micrometer and calculated its actual size. Question though is the picture a nine inch mode or a 6 inch model. If its a 6 inch model, its 3 inches in diameter, if its a 9 inch model, its 4.5 inches in diameter. Thats a pretty big damn float
 

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Weaver Brown (3/19/2010)I knew a man that dove around all the boat ramps in Leon and Wakulla County. He had a truck load of hand tools and fishing tackle.
Huh?

Here is one I made this morning. Welding small air tight canisters is a major pain in the ass. They want to blow out because of the air pressure build up.

Anyway, if anyone wants to try this one let me know. It will hold about 2 pounds. Its about 10 inches long 3 inches wide. Very light but surely not as light as styrofoam, but much more durable.



 
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