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Default Inflatable boats and rafts...anyone else like them as much as I do?
Ever since I was young I've loved big vinyl inflatable boats.

My family had a few Sevylor boats as toys for the pool and for going to the lake as a boy. I always loved laying across and bouncing and jumping on them when they were inflated tight in the hot sun feeling them bulge and squeak under me.

I've been collecting older ones for a long time now and have quite the assortment built up now. I will post pics later.

Anyone else love these as much as I do?
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I also love boats, especially Sevylor Fish Hunters

https://www.blowtopop.net/showthread.php?t=21972

There already is a thread about boats with pics too, I also posted my boats too
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Yeah I love old 80’s n early 90’s era inflatable dinghies. My favourite in my collection has to be the classic yellow Sevylor Caravelle K105- hell….. ya could easily have a party in that thing! followed by the Stansport Sea Clouds. Another oldie I’ve got is an 80’s era white Campari Sport two man. Dunno if it’s just me but they were physically sooo much bigger back then to what they are today. Even with the advent of the second DIN chamber for European products in the late 80’s, modern dinghies are still smaller in their main chamber depth to me……
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Hey I forgot about the other thread! I'll post my pics over there. My collection is pretty big after all the years so it'll take me a bit to take pics of everything inflated.
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OMG I love Sevylors of that age too. I have a red white and blue K85 and it's my favorite one in my collection. The vinyl Sevy used in those days was so much softer and bouncier than anything made now, even at high pressures.

My second favorite is a Calpro 400 I found locally for $20 a few months ago. Just like the one in this old ad - Here It requires a subscription to view full size but you'll get the idea.

It has one massive soft chamber around the outside with no DIN chamber and it gets HUGE and stays soft for riding. It probably sat inflated in the sun for a while before I got it

I'll be posting my collection on the other thread which I completely forgot about lol

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Yeah I love old 80’s n early 90’s era inflatable dinghies. My favourite in my collection has to be the classic yellow Sevylor Caravelle K105- hell….. ya could easily have a party in that thing! followed by the Stansport Sea Clouds. Another oldie I’ve got is an 80’s era white Campari Sport two man. Dunno if it’s just me but they were physically sooo much bigger back then to what they are today. Even with the advent of the second DIN chamber for European products in the late 80’s, modern dinghies are still smaller in their main chamber depth to me……

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