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    Default Jet boat fathers. I need some recomendations

    Well its almost summer and the boat is running great. So i know we will have the familly out on the water soon.. I need to know how young your kids were when you first took them on the water. I dont mean drag racing but simply in the boat to get to the beach or sand bar...


    Also, any recomendations of PFD's or ear muffs for the little ones? OT exhuast is loud as hell and dont want to screw up her ears.
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    i remember bein in diapers on the boat... get em out there!

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    Go to Walmart in the lifejacket section, and get a jacket that fits her size. If it is a shit jacket, they wont sell it to kids. My 6yr old was two months old when she took her first boat ride. I promis you she will rember this for ever. I was only two weeks old when I took my first boatride. (wich is why im on here lol) Go to the pharmesy and get the swimmers ear plugs, they are like playdoe and will stay in her ear and can be reused all day long. They are also bright orange so you can see if it falls out. I hope this helps you out, good luck on the water and get her out there. Kids are a blast, and they keep you from doing stupid shit. lol

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    mine was about a year old, just remember to always support the head because when it gets bumpy the neck is not strong enough to keep the head from bouncing.

    not sure what pfd we used, hell my kid fell asleep while we were under way. i guess the motor noise and rocking of the boat was better than a rocking chair and a lullaby (sp?)

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    Default Deadly sun...........

    Don't forget the obvious 30+ Sun Protection especially for kids....and use it often!!!
    It will make a major difference in the quality of their skin appearance and health, not to mention skin cancer later on....by the way, put it on you, too!! I hate the stuff, but it is the smart thing to do.
    Too many of us found out about this **** to late, but start anyway....

    Have fun !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorrider View Post
    Don't forget the obvious 30+ Sun Protection especially for kids....and use it often!!!
    It will make a major difference in the quality of their skin appearance and health, not to mention skin cancer later on....by the way, put it on you, too!! I hate the stuff, but it is the smart thing to do.
    Too many of us found out about this **** to late, but start anyway....

    Have fun !!
    30? are you kidding.. Im a pale SOB and incinerate in the sun. I keep a bottle of SPF 80 on the boat at all times... I assume my daughters skin will be equally sensative to the sun.. I will also bring shelter so we can keep her out of the sun.
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    Not sure if you ever came out when we first had Zack?
    He was 1 and went to sleep on the ride back from the sandbar and you know how loud my boat is.Just keep lots of sun screen and always bring Mom!

    later

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    my daughter has been in a dragboat since she was 3yrs old, now 13, my twin boys have been in 1 since diapers. when we go out in the nice skiboat we have, they don't like it, its "too slow dad" they like to go from 1 beach to the next when we go out, so they wanna get there quikly. my daughter has been driving a dragboat since she was 10, hope to have her sawing off ole guys within the next couple yrs

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    A few around here that don't have a bimini top use an umbrella and build a stand for it in the boat! Works sweet and doesn't put more holes in the boat! WT


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    My boys were 8 weeks old the first river trip. They cried for about 30 sec when I put the vest on them. Once the boat was moving they were out like a light.
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    Del,

    Remember to always make sure you have plenty of water formula etc. Our first long trip with my grandaughter we ended up in a mud hole that was not there the year before. After an hour or two I was getting real concerned, and really tired from fighting the current. Fortunatly some jet skiers came and pulled us out to deeper water. No Boaters stopped.

    My grandaughter slept through the whole thing and most of the trip. Boats are a great catalyst to keep the family together and are always fun for the little ones.

    Have fun and be safe for the little ones sake.

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    2 weeks old, I covered his ears and yeah sunscreen goes without saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser 509 View Post
    Del,

    Remember to always make sure you have plenty of water formula etc. Our first long trip with my grandaughter we ended up in a mud hole that was not there the year before. After an hour or two I was getting real concerned, and really tired from fighting the current. Fortunatly some jet skiers came and pulled us out to deeper water. No Boaters stopped.

    My grandaughter slept through the whole thing and most of the trip. Boats are a great catalyst to keep the family together and are always fun for the little ones.

    Have fun and be safe for the little ones sake.

    Affermative to all that. Daddies baby bag is a maxpedition bag with fresh water supply. Any where she goes she has 2 gallons of fresh water at her desposal.. I tend to over prepair for everything....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser 509 View Post
    Del,

    Remember to always make sure you have plenty of water formula etc. Our first long trip with my grandaughter we ended up in a mud hole that was not there the year before. After an hour or two I was getting real concerned, and really tired from fighting the current. Fortunatly some jet skiers came and pulled us out to deeper water. No Boaters stopped.

    My grandaughter slept through the whole thing and most of the trip. Boats are a great catalyst to keep the family together and are always fun for the little ones.

    Have fun and be safe for the little ones sake.
    X2 on everything ststed above, Our daughter was out on the water since she was pre-1 and as long as we had water through the headers, it was acceptable, then again we were pretty much launching, heading up to the sandbar and hanging out there most of the day. also from what I remember she knocked out just on plane and one ear was buried in mamas tatas and Juzzy held her hand over the other ear! anymore she follows the noise!
    at sum up my point...the best memories we have had in the last 7 years, is the three of us in the boat, or in the water floating next to the boat!

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