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Old 10 July 2012, 18:11   #1
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Achilles User Manual

Just picked up a 1991 10ft Achilles SPD-4AD off CL for $400.

This is the first boat I've owned.

Does anyone know where I can get the manual for it? Specifically I'm looking for the PSI rating. Searching the forums I'm hearing 2.5~3psi for Zodiacs; I don't know if that's a good number to run with with this Achilles.

Related question - recommended PSI gauges?







I'm in the process of making it ship shape. That's just the pic of it new - I just rebuilt the floor this weekend, am finishing up a bow dodger deck, registered it with the state and have to get it numbered up and dialed in.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11 July 2012, 15:55   #2
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Hey

I have an Achilles and I just pump them up will they are firm but with a little give in them, that should be fine for your SIB
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Old 11 July 2012, 16:04   #3
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Your reply seems to be at odds with the general message I'm getting here of "proper inflation is important you should use a gauge so you don't over/under inflate it and do damage".

It's okay, it wasn't a great question. But thanks for throwing in.
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Old 11 July 2012, 16:29   #4
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i've got an achilles too but have trouble finding spare parts.
i pump mine up till it feels right,not burst it yet!
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Old 11 July 2012, 17:57   #5
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My Achilles 14 was (as I recall) 3 psi. If you use a footpump, it's about all you can get out of it without killing yourself. A firm rap with your knuckles shouldn't deform the tubes at all. But, yes, best bet is a gauge.

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