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Old 26 June 2011, 16:05   #31
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and more importantly excess choke on what was a very warm day.
That's a very good point and one I did wonder about a bit - it has just begun to warm up here and all my other starts would have been in single figure temps. This week was in the high teens. I noticed that the plugs were very wet when I checked them. No/little choke the next time then so!
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Old 26 June 2011, 17:41   #32
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David - was mildly frustrating to say the least but was just a combo of factors I think - ran beautifully once it spluttered into life but I did think for a while I was jinxed...!

I have to re-do my pressure gauge - the 'prodder' broke off first time in anger, need to find a better adhesive for smooth plastic.

Talking of pressure etc, after pumping it up in the baking sun today I may think again about splashing out on a Bravo!

One other thing, I found it impossible to use the DA stirrup pump (for mid river top ups) against the inflatable floor - takes a lot of effort once you get to the correct pressure and that was absorbed by the floor...
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Old 27 June 2011, 03:48   #33
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One other thing, I found it impossible to use the DA stirrup pump (for mid river top ups) against the inflatable floor - takes a lot of effort once you get to the correct pressure and that was absorbed by the floor...
I thought that might be the case... and they take up a load of space.

I am using this (with one of your wee gauges inline) - it's well able to top up any/all of the tubes during the course of the day. Trouble is, you need a SCUBA cylinder to refill it
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Old 27 June 2011, 05:08   #34
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>>>I found it impossible to use the DA stirrup pump (for mid river top ups) against the inflatable floor...

Ohh... I'd wondered about this but thought you might just manage with the supplied footpump?? Will have to test next time out.

If that fails too it's either Willk's cylinder or a re-chargeable Bravo at God knows how much money!
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Maybe could have taken the seat off to use as a platform to use the pump - too much hassle though! I think the footpump would have had the same problem (footprint is not much bigger).

Willk - got any more detail/how-to's on the Scuba set-up?

All things considered there must be a reason for so many: "I just wish I had bought a Bravo HP in the first place" posts on this forum...
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I have a Bravo hp pump.... it works great!
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Tests suggest that NO choke is required when block temp on the (well named) Tohotsue is in the high teens.

So that's good to know
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