An update for anyone considering buying
A week ago gusts to 60+ knots were forecast
so we thought it best to deflate it. This was far easier to do than expected. Took just a couple of minutes to undo the opening and roll it up and store it (floor of the cockpit
in this case, but the shape it rolls into goes through an outside locker opening easily). As inflation only takes 4 minutes with a foot pump, deflating and inflating is not the big deal I expected it would be. I think we will end up doing this reasonably often.
Today we had an onshore breeze of about 15 knots with open seas upwind, so there was a bit of chop in the anchorage. I managed to creep a few boat lengths upwind before my trembling knees gave up. That was exhausting! Kneeling and paddling worked extremely well in these conditions though and I resorted to that. The occasional wave washing
over the board meant wet knees, but not a wet bum, so I didn't get cold. The downwind dashes back to the boat were fantastic. Almost managed to surf down the some of the waves that were cresting
Breakfast tasted sooooooo good after hard exercise and a shower
Originally Posted by bratzcpa
We really enjoy our boards. Favorite thing to do is once we've got the hook down for the night, take the boards out for a little paddle around whatever anchorage we're in for the night. Nope, they don't take the place of the dingy. They're not the same as the dingy for sure.
BUT they are great for some exercise and pleasant evenings.
They are just plain indulgent fun aren't they