I caught my first ride on one of those when I was like 12 down in Jersey! Never forget it. Blue and yellow I think. Perhaps they aren't used because of having to blow them up and lifeguard telling you inflatable flotation devices are not allowed (after they've watched you blow them up). I guess every job needs built in entertainment!

Quote Originally Posted by ragdolling View Post
a semi related point: A few years ago I rediscovered the awesomeness of the inflatable canvas raft. I take it out on summer days and when it's closing out or too mushy to surf. Almost every time I wind up with bodyboarders fighting over the thing once they realize how awesome it is. I wonder whey they've faded into obscurity.