I have been wanting a kayak for quite a while. I had a tandem kayak before my kids were born. It was great to have but the main problem was storage. The kayak was kept outside and exposed to the elements. When my wife became pregnant I sold the kayak to get funds to buy a nice camcorder. I have wanted a boat since. Often times I scoured craigslist for used kayak deals and even inquired often with in my fly fishing club. There was never a deal that matched my budget or the kind of kayak I was looking for. A friend was selling a pontoon style float tube. I was interested but when researching reviews of the rig I found info on regular belly boat style float tubes. I also stumbled upon the float tube fishing forum. I was amazed at how tricked out a float tube could get. These guys also use the tubes in almost any situation. I checked out Sierra Trading post and found a deal where I could get a U-style Caddis float tube and fins for under $100. I had a Caddis traditional round style tube maybe 15yrs ago. I never used it that often because I didn't have many friends to fish with. Luckily that is not an issue now days and yesterday I broke the tube out for her maiden voyage.