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Old 06 September 2004, 06:10   #1
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Longest doughnut trip?

My son doughnutted from Studland to Keyhaven (15.2miles on the gps) is this a record
I know he was exhausted but he would not give up and for an 11 year old, this level of gritty determination might mark him out for a career in the SAS I better watch my step a few years from now he might be able to break my arm with a shrug of his shoulder.
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Is donutting a bit like a pub crawl but with pastries? 15.2 miles - sounds like heaven

Congratulations to him - he must have permanently curled fingers (now).
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Des, we pasted a P22 towing a doughnut thingy at 2.30 pm yesterday off Bembridge, was that you? Passed the same P22 off Hurst Castle at 1700 hrs. In the ring was a little girl about 8 or 9. Didn't know whether to phone the Guiness Book of Records or Social Services

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Is donutting a bit like a pub crawl but with pastries? 15.2 miles - sounds like heaven

Congratulations to him - he must have permanently curled fingers (now).
Heís got a permanent grin( like this), canít decide if it was brought on by fear or pleasure . Des
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Des, we pasted a P22 towing a doughnut thingy at 2.30 pm yesterday off Bembridge, was that you? Passed the same P22 off Hurst Castle at 1700 hrs. In the ring was a little girl about 8 or 9. Didn't know whether to phone the Guiness Book of Records or Social Services

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No we were in the middle of Christchurch Bay that time, unless it was a doppelganger Des
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Talking of such water toys what is the youngest kid such things would be safe for taking all proper safety measures into account?

Would a 3yr old boy and 6 year old girl be to young if an adult were to ride with them(slowly of course)!!!
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Would a 3yr old boy and 6 year old girl be to young if an adult were to ride with them(slowly of course)!!!
My wife is an ex-lifeguard and has got all three of our kid swimming from an early age often in their life jackets so they are happy with the equipment and environment. I think that that is the crux of the issue, as long as they are not frightening let them do what they want. My eldest was always quite cautious and would lower him self into the water. My middle child jumps in without a second thought, but they both do what they are happy with.
As for a 3yr old, my youngest is 4 this year, swam all last year and was happy to be pulled around with her sister at tick-over speeds.

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How young should they be

Here's a funny one....

On hols at Rutland Water recently, I tried to take my 6 year old out fishing in a boat (4hp Mariner).

"No sir our minimum age is 8."

"But I've got an ICC and a Safety Boat Certificate, and he's got his own lifejacket"

"No sir, sorry."

A little later at the Watersports Centre (run by the same Anglian Water)

"Can I hire a double kayak, to take my 6 year old out?"

"Afraid we only have singles available, but he can have one of those"

"But he's never been before"

"No problem sir........"

Ever felt frustrated?

PS - He paddled around for 45 minutes in his lifejacket, never fell in and now wants one!
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My wife is an ex-lifeguard and has got all three of our kid swimming from an early age often in their life jackets so they are happy with the equipment and environment. I think that that is the crux of the issue, as long as they are not frightening let them do what they want. My eldest was always quite cautious and would lower him self into the water. My middle child jumps in without a second thought, but they both do what they are happy with.
As for a 3yr old, my youngest is 4 this year, swam all last year and was happy to be pulled around with her sister at tick-over speeds.

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Good point - I learnt to swim at about 3 or 4 and had my own scuba set by the time I was 8 - mother was over protective but father the opposite!!!
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