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Old 03-14-2017   #1
Hillsboro, Oregon
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303'd Cat out of storage

So after the last trip last summer, I broke down my cat, washed everything and 303'd my tubes.
Boat has been stored semi inflated, enough air that I can still get in it if I need to, on the trailer, in my heated shop with a cover over it.

My question, and I'm pretty sure I know the answer... can I simply take the cat out and go right to the water with it or do I need to re-303 it?

Tubes are older 18'' Aire's.

First trip is a 4 nighter on the John Day River in May.

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Old 03-14-2017   #2
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yeah, you don't need to reapply. I think if you check in with Aire they feel there is a limit to how much you should use 303. I know other manufacturers have opinions about too much 303. At any rate, you don't need to do anything regarding protection prior to your trip... as far as standing around contemplate rigging while drinking beer - much more likely, at least if it were me.
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Old 03-20-2017   #3
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303 it again......and

Yeah, 303 it again. And while you're at it, polish out the d-rings with bartenders friend. Because.... any time working on the boat is time NOT spent watching the Tele' And watching the Tele' is how ya got fat in the first place.
Now ya want to add a cow bell to the aft portion of the raft. This is to alert downstream rafters of your approach and upstream bears that their dinner went downstream.
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Old 03-22-2017   #4
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Not sure how to respond to that...
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Old 04-12-2017   #5
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We recommend 303 twice a year, once at the beginning of the season and once at the end. Happy Boating, it's going to be a great year 😁 ~Renee

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Old 04-13-2017   #6
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My cat just came out of her winter slumber. Spent the last few nights drinking beer, listening to tunes and "rigging." Feels so good to be feeling good again.
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