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Old 20 March 2006, 20:01   #1
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what donut

I have to ask this

My Daughter is driving me mad ever since the day we colected the boat from the dealers .
She saw donuts in the showroom and pictures of them in action and has to have a go , who am I to say no??

But what do I buy a round one 48" or a bigger one

I want the best for kids and the least drag also a smaller one would be better to transport

I was told the triangular shaped ones create less drag and are better for a lower powered boat like mine , is that true .

I guess a towing bridle is required for my sib
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I would go for something that will take 2 as it is much more fun for them, also go for something with a large diameter tube as I have found to my coast that if not it can become a submarine!
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Old 21 March 2006, 04:23   #3
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don't worry about transporting it - if you already have or can fit a 12volt power outlet carry the thing deflated in a bag and when you want it out blow it up with one of these which will pump it up in about 2 mins.

If the kids are the only ones who are ever going to get on it - then a 48" will do - if there is going to be any adult participation then you will need 56"

I actually have a 56" used once donut which I bought ready for this season that I could sell on for around 50 (including the inflator) as I have 2 kids and I've bought a 2 man triangle thing second hand from the local paper.

You can see it being used about 2/3rds of the way through this video I was being very gentle as it was November and my son only had a 2/3mm wetsuit on so i didn't want to make him fall off
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Now Iam confused . what will my little sib pull 20hp .
The shop said no problem for a donut but a two man ?? how much more drag or power does that need .

I know you have all got big engines but can a difference be felt with a small ring or big ring or 2 man etc .

I guess with 3 of us 2 on the tube leaves just one in the boat , so less to pull there , but what about just one person on a two man , if there only 2 of us out
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Check your insurance before you do anything, a lot don't cover you for pulling rings and toys etc
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To be honest i couldnt even feel my son in the ring on the boat - i would expect that 2 adults on an inflatable might be a bit tricky for 20hp but i doubt you will have any problems with a one man donut.

1 person on a 2 man should be easier than 2 people as the toy will plane easier with the lighter load.
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Check your insurance before you do anything, a lot don't cover you for pulling rings and toys etc
its only the poor sole out the back on the toy that is not covered i think.

My insurance with Norich Union through Porthcawl included waterskiing, wakeboarding, and inflatable toys at negligable extra cost.
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Now Iam confused . what will my little sib pull 20hp .
The shop said no problem for a donut but a two man ?? how much more drag or power does that need .

I know you have all got big engines but can a difference be felt with a small ring or big ring or 2 man etc .

I guess with 3 of us 2 on the tube leaves just one in the boat , so less to pull there , but what about just one person on a two man , if there only 2 of us out
I reckon you should not worry too much as my kids have a much fun when I tow them with my SIB with a 3.3KW Yamy Malta!
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its only the poor sole out the back on the toy that is not covered i think.

My insurance with Norich Union through Porthcawl included waterskiing, wakeboarding, and inflatable toys at negligable extra cost.
Just updated our insurance last week for towing toys as we have picked up jobe ring for the summer (skiing was part of the standard cover) cost extra 20
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