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Old 20 September 2017, 11:48   #1
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106 on a pump and no adpater

I bought a Bravo BTP12 M pump this morning and was amazed that it comes with a spider of 7 adapters and claims to be the best pump for inflatable boats. I have now spent over 5 hours and 90 miles round trip to get hold of an adapter for the pipe end that is Halkey Roberts. I wanted to keep the end on the pipe that came with the pump for other inflatables and push this into a Halkey Roberts adapter. Well this was not simple and the solution I now have is not that good

For the price I paid I think the kit should have a proper Halkey Roberts adapter as this valve is used on so many boats.

Also I now know why the videos of this pump in action has the person holding the valve as the pump operates.

Not at all good for a pump that was so expensive

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OK Big plumbs-so it's not Big thumbs then
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Old 20 September 2017, 12:28   #3
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Yup Dennis I thot that as well when I bought mine.
I bought a Halkey Roberts off of Ebay for a few quid when I got mine rather than breaking my back holding the nozzle on during inflation.
I'm pleased to say the pump still going strong after 7 years loyal service.
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Bought one of these Sevylor 12 V pumps for 35 a few years ago from Decathlon . The tubes a brittle but it does come with a full range of adaptors including the Halkey on its own.
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Yes I bought 2 of these adapters and they are ok but the end on the pipe only just goes inside them and if you push too hard it will split.


Halkey Roberts, Quicksilver, Wetline Honda, Zodiac inflate adaptor 21mm OD


A quality adapter should be included
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Bought one of these Sevylor 12 V pumps for 35 a few years ago from Decathlon . The tubes a brittle but it does come with a full range of adaptors including the Halkey on its own.
I looked at those and nearly bought one then decided to go for the Bravo cos it will deflate also.

How you are expected to get that pipe back in the bag is also a mystery
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Bought one of these Sevylor 12 V pumps for 35 a few years ago from Decathlon . The tubes a brittle but it does come with a full range of adaptors including the Halkey on its own.
How do you find it Paddlers? Does it inflate to a high pressure, ie 12psi ?
I have the Bravo BST but think it's on its last legs. Already had to strip it down once and repair the high pressure pump. Can't bring myself to spend over 100 on a replacement so looking at alternatives....
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i bought halkey Roberts adaptor from foxes marina ,got quite a selection of similar if I remember correctly
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i bought halkey Roberts adaptor from foxes marina ,got quite a selection of similar if I remember correctly
I phoned Foxes and they told me they only had one which was not the correct one. Bought the pump from Seamark Nunn who were most rude and arrogant as usual. Internet price said 106 shop price said 141 ! on the label
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[QUOTE=Andy JC;758426]How do you find it Paddlers? Does it inflate to a high pressure, ie 12psi ?
I have the Bravo BST but think it's on its last legs. Already had to strip it down once and repair the high pressure pump. Can't bring myself to spend over 100 on a replacement so looking at alternatives....[/QUOTE
Can't comment on the high pressure functions as I have an aluminium floor but the thing has worked perfectly inflating my Honwave tubes .
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