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Old 14 September 2015, 00:20   #11
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BTW, as to BA_Fisher's original question, I inflated the boat to normal traveling pressure at home at about 75 degrees (the point where the turbine section of the pump shuts off and the piston mode kicks in - no idea what the actual pressure is.) Temps hit about 93 in Petaluma, where I considered pulling over to let some air out, but didn't. Hitting the coast in sunshine and about 70 degrees, tubes still looked OK - not bouncing too much. Went from sunshine to full overcast with fog, and the tubes were flapping in the wind. Ended up pulling over to *add* air with about 60 miles to go.


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Old 29 September 2015, 21:22   #12
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I am thinking of buying the Bravo Superturbo BST 12 pump as well. Does it have a pressure selector? Can you select any pressure, or are there only a fixed set of selectable pressures?

How reliable has it been for you guys?

Also, how would you fill up the chambers? Do you first full each up to half inflated, and then each up to fully inflated? If so, what pressure do you choose for the 'half inflated'?

The max pressure for my boat is 3.6 psi.

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Old 30 September 2015, 00:40   #13
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Ba,

Yes, it has a rotary dial pressure selector.

I have only had mine a couple of weeks, but it seems to work ok. Not sure how accurate the dial is. I will have to check with a gauge.

When I first air up I set gauge to 1.5, and fill all chambers. I then come back for a second round at max, which I believe is around four. Even at max air setting, I don't feel I'm getting max air though. Valves on tubes need to be open, or pump shuts off immediately. When valves are open, and pump shuts off, you lose some air closing the valves. With the foot pump, you can fill air without valves being in full open position.
This boat is new to me, and I have one chamber that goes flat in around an hour. The rest of the chambers appear to "weep", and need to be pumped up every day. Not sure if the weepage is normal, but the electric pump makes it a little less of a pain.
The pump will not reach the front chamber due to the power cord length, so I use jumper cables. I intend to make some modification to that in the future.
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Ive found the pump dial to be a little low, 2.5psi is less. Get a gauge as well to get it set right. My tubes hold air ok so I just fill them to pressure in one shot.

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Old 30 September 2015, 08:33   #15
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Jason,

What air pressure do you suggest, and what kind of gauge do you recommend?
When you installed your male/female quick disconnects, did you extend the wire too?
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Don't you guys have pressure relief valves
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Let air out?

Not me. Tubes are too old I guess. Military didn't do that back then I guess.

I used this gauge, it's for leafield valves, http://rivergear.com/raft-inflatable...-leafield.html

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Don't you guys have pressure relief valves
I bought them; have yet to install (or have them installed.)

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