Doug's Story (Inventor/Founder)

Video Testimonial about the Thang

Growing up in SW Fla, Isles of Capri (70’s & 80’s) . I came to love the water. Now almost 40 years later, I have never ventured far from that love. Boating, waterskiing, paddleboarding (which I did before it even came out), is more exciting now.  Much of my fitness, takes place in water. Generally, hard surfaces when running/jogging was not working well for my knees and back.  My chiropractor recommended try exercising in the pool.  In-water type fitness, leg, and muscle rehabilitation provided great results.   After testing other floatation devices, from vest to noodles, nothing would give me that freedom of swimming on my back.  

I wanted one single flotation device that did not have to be inflated all the time, which could get a hole, and then replace again, like many other styles.  Something that could act as a booster chair and flotation in one device.   Over the course of 12 to 18 months, while at the lake, I could test different usages.  The Float’n Thang or (PFDThang) provides the most comfortable way to float. 

Many times after getting done a session of wake surfing or wakeboarding, we all would jump in the water and hang out.  Offering the Float’n Thang to others was a big plus.  Just jump in and float with your favorite beverage.  The first question was,  “Where did you get this?  I want one”.   Using as a booster seat, having that extra boost in a typical boat chair is nice.  In many cases while the boat is pulling someone, we would have to jump up to get a rope, ski, or just help someone out while they are in the water,  that extra boost made the difference.  Provides an extra level of cushion support for times of rough water or bumpy rides when the lake is busy with other boats.

That’s why I have developed a flotation and support booster chair with multiple usages (in water & out of water) all in one uniquely designed personal Float’n Thang.