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Old 04-04-2011, 14:12   #1
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How to Choose an Inflatable

Great advice here.

I particularly perked up when they were talking about the air deck as a floor. I have had experience with these and they are great.
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Old 04-04-2011, 14:39   #2
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Re: How to Choose an Inflatable

That is, actually, a very useful guide - I like when these things are kept short and sweet!
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Re: How to Choose an Inflatable

What a hassle.



With a hard dink, one just has to put it in the water and go!
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Re: How to Choose an Inflatable

We use a dog dryer to inflate our airdeck. It does about 95% of the inflating in just seconds - and I mean SECONDS. We've had one for years with our long haired dogs, and adapted it for use on the boat. It's really, really amazing. Our dock neighbors know where it is, and borrow it often. The tubes take about 5 seconds each. You then bring them up to pressure with a hand pump. Kind of like these:

Amazon.com: 2HP B-Air Bear Power Pet Dryer / Dog Grooming BPD-1: Kitchen & Dining
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Re: How to Choose an Inflatable

That poor guy sure was nervous! it reminded me of the couple times that I've been interviewed on film. I felt like a real doof.
Once I took somebody else's $200,000.00 GT3RS to a concourse and they sprung a for TV interview on me by surprise and I pretty much choked. Another time my racecar caught fire at the track and the TV people were there and I choked on that one too. The fire didn't scare me much but the camera sure did!
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