In addition, each of the two bladders have double air compartments for floatation and extra safety. For 2016, we introduce a new Drifter that is equipped with a set of strong, removable aluminum oars, fixed to a strong oar holder that can be folded down to lock in place along the side of the pontoon. The addition of oars on this craft means extra safety and added power of transport in heavy winds or currents. It does NOT substitute the need for fins, as it still is built on the same “Kick-boat” size pontoons.
Two products available:
Guideline Drifter Kick Boat - only belly boat
Guideline Drifter Kick Boat Combo - belly boat including pump and fins
1 When using the Drifter with oars, we advice to lean the back-rest a little more backwards for better freedom of motion when rowing.
2) The first time you inflate the Drifter the tubes might twist a little. Take it easy and make sure that the vents are in center.
3) Do not inflate vent 1 rockhard and then vent 2. Vent 1 is the smaller chamber on the middle of the pontoon. Just fill it quite firm, then the second vent 2. Vent 2 is the large chamber that goes all through the pontoon. This should have most of the air. If you can push down a cm with your finger the pontoon is inflated well enough.
4) Remember! When it is warm and sunny, the air within the tube expand. If you misplace the pontoon in the sun or store it in a warm place the tubes might explode. When You store it inflated, make sure that you have no more than half of the needed air in it.