Inflatable / January 15, 2019 / Iva Gabriaux
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.
Once all anchors are fastened and the inflatable is fully inflated the delivery person can now check to make sure that wires are not causing a tripping hazard there are no sharp objects protruding near or on the inflatable there are no overhead power lines and so forth. Making sure every precautions are taken to ensure safety. Most often than not an injury will occur when a delivery person gets too careless about setting up the inflatable and doesnt follow all the safety steps. Inflatable products should never be used during certain weather conditions. Winds over 20-25 miles per hour can cause the inflatable to move or if the speed is high enough to make it airborne.