Inflatable / January 18, 2019 / Esperanza Langlais
Inflatables should also never be used during rain or thunderstorm. Playing in an inflatable during a rain or when it is wet can create the surface to be extremely slippery and thus lead to a participant injury. Also you dont want to use the inflatables when the weather is extremely hot. Inflatables can get pretty hot especially during the summer heat and thus cause heat stroke or worse. Since inflatables take a lot of energy out of participants it is vital to keep participants hydrated so they do not experience dehydration or heat stroke. The person renting the inflatable should ALWAYS be trained and instructed how the inflatable works so there is no confusion about the functionality and how its supposed to perform.
You simply grab the cockpit of the kayak and pull yourself up like youre getting out of a swimming pool. This makes an inflatable kayak very convenient for snorkeling or swimming. Before getting back in it is easy to dump out any water that gets aboard. Some inflatable boats are even self bailing. Another misconception about inflatable kayaks is that they have very poor maneuverability. People think you would have very little control in an inflatable kayak. This isnt the case with newer inflatable kayaks though. Many of these inflatable boats have optional foot controlled rudders to make for easy turning without missing a stroke.
This will make the renter more knowledgeable about the situation and also be able to supervise the participants. There should always be a responsible adult supervising the inflatable and the participants using it. The adult attendant should make sure the participants are not breaking any manufacturer-designated rules. It is always a good idea to open up your inflatable product when you receive it from the manufacturer and test it out yourself. The best way to gain experience on delivery and safety is to experience the product yourself and study what potential safety hazards there can be and work from there.