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Old 15 September 2014, 08:53   #1
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Before I buy the cheapest Ringo on ebay in anticipation of endless watery fun - is there anything I need to lookout for.

Will the cheapest one be crap and will I end up buying a better, more expensive one later ?

One man or two man ? Donut shaped or other shaped ?

Im Ringo cluless (amongst other things)...........
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Old 15 September 2014, 09:35   #2
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I have one of these Jobe Tornado 3 Person towable Inflatable (Ringo / Doughnut) | eBay a great bit of fun for the kids will take 3 at a time and used for 6 years now with lots of fun just tying it up and playing on too + makes a good sunbathing platform at 80" diameter!
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Old 15 September 2014, 12:30   #3
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Make sure it has a CE mark and i would buy a known make Jobe, OBrien etc we have had an obrien one person for 5+ years doesn't get a lot of use but has lasted well.

As for 1 man 2 man etc depends on how many you want to tow at a time and how extreme



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This looks more fun....

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Get a good rope that has some stretch in it. Ski lines work great! NOT wakeboard ropes.
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Before I buy the cheapest Ringo on ebay in anticipation of endless watery fun - is there anything I need to lookout for.

Will the cheapest one be crap and will I end up buying a better, more expensive one later ?

One man or two man ? Donut shaped or other shaped ?

Im Ringo cluless (amongst other things)...........

Dont buy cheap....i did

Its now in the bin shredded after two outings
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Old 15 September 2014, 14:51   #6
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Had one of the small one man skimmer type that everybody hated. Difficult to get planing without leaning back & had to go at speed to keep it skimming so I let it go with a boat....Click image for larger version

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Old 15 September 2014, 15:42   #7
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Cheers for the info, I wont buy the cheapest one then
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Worth checking your insurance. I think mine (Towergate) limits you to towing two people.
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Old 15 September 2014, 16:06   #9
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Good point, I will check. Im with Towergate as well.

(They told me at the Boat show that their renewal prices are not going to go up this year)
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Obrien screamer ...... Lot more smiles per than any donut :-)
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