We love camping with our grandkids, and camping at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, provides lots of open water to swim and play in. The water is shallow near shore, warm, and water toys are a plus.
We wanted to get the grandkids an inflatable boat for them to play with in the lake.
After doing some research, we found a Servylor Hul200, Model No. 2000005118. The information stated it was a two-person boat that holds up to 370 lbs. with double lock fast valve. It also has two oar locks, oar holders, grab handles and grab line.
This model boat sells for about $25 at a local box store like Walmart. We also purchased two sets of plastic oars so each grandchild could have a set.
For our convenience, we blew it up at home with our air compressor, stored it in the trailer, and then got it out when we arrived at the Lake. We would slide it under the Coleman, and it would sit right there until we wanted to use it.
After using it for a week or so, we’d store it either in the trailer or in our barn until the next trip. Amazingly, it held about 90% of the air through the entire camping season. We only had to top it off a couple of times to keep it fully inflated.
Our granddaughter had a lot of fun paddling around last summer, and she is certainly looking forward to using it again this camping season.
The on-line reviews are mixed, but we purchased it for use by children in a lake environment, and it certainly met those needs.
This is on our short list of things that we “gotta have” packed when we go camping.
Grandchildren spill on the Inflatable Boat:
Grandson (6) – Hasn’t worked up nerve to get in yet. Maybe this camping season.