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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 1:34 pm 
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Any thoughts on the Getaway for young kids? Too scary? Too open a boat? The target ages here are 7 and 6.


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Although my kids are a little older 14, 12, and 10 when we got our Getaway and they are all very good swimmers and we always wear life vests. That said I would have no real concerns with younger kids during reasonable conditions. The boat is very stable and the extra ballast makes it more so. It is now 3 years later and while my oldest two would like to take the boat out themselves and surely could, I am selfish and darn it if I am going to drive it to the beach I'll be damned if there going to leave me ashore!


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 6:09 pm 
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I sailed with my wife and my 3 boys (2, 4 and 10) or just me with the 2 older boys (4 and 10) and they loved it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yb4XIOVQuc

Of course, they should wear lifejackets and the conditions should be reasonable.

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