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Old 19 June 2013, 08:58   #1
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As we will have a whole 2 weeks with the boat up in arisaig next month I was wanting to buy an inflatable to tow behind so I can drown my horrible children. I don't know anything about what to buy but looking at my price range it's going to be a 1 man either round or triangular shaped. What shape is the best for stability etc.
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Old 19 June 2013, 09:11   #2
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Awesome choice - but not that easy to get hold of in the UK .....
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Old 19 June 2013, 09:29   #3
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O'Brein screamer are excellent one man version will easily carry two teenagers/small adults. We've also had great fun/success kneeboarding with younger people (youngest was 8 year old)
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Old 19 June 2013, 09:37   #4
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I didn't realise that they could kneeboard that young. My kids are nearly 8 and 11 so are desperate for anything that involves falling over a lot!
I want to stick with an inflatable this year but it has to be under 100 as I am a poor engineer. So would you suggest round or pointy shape?
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The O'Brein screamer is basically a ringo without the hole think it cost me 100 but worth ever penny everyone young and old love it . From my experience would definitely steer clear of ringos kids especially nervous ones sit 'in' rather than 'on' and it just gets dragged under

Think the kneeboard also cost me about 100, present for my niece's, researched and bought good quality beginner board suitable for kids, was amazed how quickly they took to it, biggest problem they have is getting the adults off it so they can have a go!!!
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Old 19 June 2013, 10:20   #6
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The O'Brein screamer is basically a ringo without the hole think it cost me 100 but worth ever penny everyone young and old love it . From my experience would definitely steer clear of ringos kids especially nervous ones sit 'in' rather than 'on' and it just gets dragged under

Think the kneeboard also cost me about 100, present for my niece's, researched and bought good quality beginner board suitable for kids, was amazed how quickly they took to it, biggest problem they have is getting the adults off it so they can have a go!!!
I have got the same but Job I think about 80” odd inches in diameter kids love it 2 or 3 up!
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The O'Brein screamer is basically a ringo without the hole think it cost me 100 but worth ever penny everyone young and old love it . From my experience would definitely steer clear of ringos kids especially nervous ones sit 'in' rather than 'on' and it just gets dragged under

Think the kneeboard also cost me about 100, present for my niece's, researched and bought good quality beginner board suitable for kids, was amazed how quickly they took to it, biggest problem they have is getting the adults off it so they can have a go!!!
That sounds good advice about being dragged under as I saw that happen once to a tractor inner tube 26 years ago on Loch Lomond. I will go for the screamer. Cheers to all who advised.
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I've got a genuine RINGO inflatable that I have no use for. It's yours if you want it. Ropes, tube, cover etc., all there. Good condition too.
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My lot found the ringos were too fast so I went for the three man banana that's really stable even at speed. I can still lose them off with a sharp turn over the wake......
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