Just recieved my 1st float tube, the huge bighorn XL pumpkin colored titanic... I realy was suprised to see how large it is, but it does have a 350lb capacity so I guess it would have to be large. At any rate I was wondering if there are any regulations regarding float tubes such as if you are required to wear a pfd? I dont own one, and I am a strong swimmer and dont plan on using the tube anywhere that I could not easily swim out of, so if I dont need one I dont really feel like buying/wearing one. Also is it legal to bring a beer or two with you on the tube? I hear a rumor that it is not legal to have any booze on boats anymore, is that only on motorized boats or is it just a rumor? And lastly if anyone has any generic advice about float tubing, fishing from a tube or good places to wet my fins around tacoma, I would be truely grateful!