Took my ringo out for the first time day, so, as promised here is the verdict:
I was disappointed to say the least! The ringo is actually 42" not 52 as I said. Anyway, I threw my mate in, and attempted to get on the plane. Impossible. The ring was virtually underwater when we started. After a bit of practise he managed to lean back and get the front out, although the rear stayed in.
We didn't manage more than about 8 knots I shouldn't think. No hint of planning etc.
Where am I going wrong; slimtim you say you have a 25hp and have fun with yours (presumably fun involves planning??)
So, in conclusion, I would say that my cheap ringo is a piece of rubbish. I wish I had put the money into my GPS fund!