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Old 09-03-2004, 03:25 PM
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baby & boat?

Ok, dads

What age is a baby old enough to take an early morning ride in the boat?

I have a 10 week old and we are dying to get some skiing in before the summer ends, but maybe she is still to little.

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Old 09-03-2004, 03:30 PM
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What are the concerns with having the baby on the boat? As long as they are in a life jacket. Although finding one to fit would be a problem. Did I answer my own question???
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:31 PM
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I'd take them for a ride anytime...however...if you are asking if they can be your spotter...hmmm, not thinkin so...
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:34 PM
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What are the concerns with having the baby on the boat? As long as they are in a life jacket.
I don't think it is a big deal but my husband thinks she is still to small.

Life Jacket....I wouldn't dream of taking her without one.
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:36 PM
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We kept our kids in the infant seat and placed it at the drivers footwell.
Babies sleep that young sleep most of the time anyway.

Also, do your best keep them out of sun.
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:39 PM
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New idea:
Baby seat that floats! Run with that...

Any patent lawyers on here???
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:52 PM
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New idea:
Baby seat that floats! Run with that...

Any patent lawyers on here???
Hell, I take one and I am sure BriEOD will want one for CJ. There you go your first two sales
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:01 PM
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I'm just an ideas man. Someone else will have to bring it to production.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:08 PM
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I think the moment the life vest fits, (or just before) ITS GO TIME!! It appears the big issue is when they are so small (pre 3mos) the life vest is longer than the baby from the hips to the neck. This makes the life vest ride up and seems to be uncomfortable. What I did was use an infant vest (0-30 lb) and removed about an inch of the floatation from the bottom of the front. Also modified the top of the front flotation panels to loosen up the fit a little. I believe this procedure effectively made that vest a (0-25lb) vest. But at the time the baby was well below that

Also, when she is in the boat, she rides in her bouncy seat placed between the driver and observer seat

This is a shot of the bouncy seat set-up at about 5mo.

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Old 09-03-2004, 04:15 PM
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