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Old 13 July 2009, 12:46   #11
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Lot of work. I zip tied mine.

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Ahh but I had none around and I have over 1200 tubes of silicone - wanna buy some - going cheap on Ebay.............
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Old 14 July 2009, 13:05   #12
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Hi all ,a question would the argos rechargable pump inflate my 2.70 dinghy from one charge? obviously topping up with the foot pump
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Old 14 July 2009, 13:41   #13
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Well mine inflated a 3.8m zodiac no problem.
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Old 14 July 2009, 15:02   #14
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Well mine inflated a 3.8m zodiac no problem.
well ill have to have a look at me local ARGOS,Mind you just of late every time i go to purchase something from them,,,,,,,,,,,,,they are allways sold out ,DOH...........LOL.......PS ,AS THOUGHT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BLOODY OUT OF STOCK
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Old 23 July 2009, 09:18   #15
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Well i have just purchased a batterty operated portable pump from MILLETTS ,takes 4 D cell batts,i have cut the hose that came with it very short so if needed to give me some more air ,if i am unfourtunate to get a puucture,or i just need to top it up,,,,,,,,,save's carrying a dirty great big foot bellows pump ,and trying to operate it in a 2.7 sib with 2 of you ,lol,so its my back up half the size to take as the bellows pump ,connect's straight on to the valve's ,shorter hose so direct short out burst of air,simple , never seen my single air bed blown up so quick ,2 MINS AND WAS done,plus has its own DEflator,,,HAPPY SIBBING
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Old 22 August 2009, 15:40   #16
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Hi, is there a cheap 12v pump, that will get my honwave floor up to 0.8 bar??, without using a foot pump??????????????????
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Old 24 August 2009, 04:41   #17
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Just an update. I bought the expensive pump in the end (£75) don't laugh.
However it is excellent. It comes with adaptors to fit all types of valve and inflates my Zodiac in a couple of minutes. it has a simple pressure limiting device that stops it overinflating. basically when the speed of the motor increases it's done. No need to top up with a foot pump.
There's no hose. You hold the pump directly onto the valve and press a trigger on the side so it can be done one handed.
It won't do a high pressure air keel. Mine's a low pressure one though (solid floor with air keel)
It comes with crocodile clips to connect to your car battery, this is clearly not convenient, so I bought a small sealed lead acid battery instead.
The pump takes about 15 amps so I worked out that I'd need a battery of 5-10Ah. I ended up with a 7Ah one, it's actually an alarm backup battery and will operate the pump for about 30 minutes. Enough for 3 or 4 inflation/deflation cycles.
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Old 24 August 2009, 05:05   #18
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From your description you've brought the LVM one.

I have one and am very impressed, although mine was purchased used.

In Devon recently we'd anchor up the RIB and use the LVM to inflate the smaller Nashers SIB to use as a Taxi to the beach, and for them to run around in all day with their little 4HP merc on the back.

In previous years its been a real effort to pump it up, but using the LVM both tubes and the airdeck were up to pressure in under 2mins.

I've now also used the Suck function to get all the air out of the SIB a couple of times, and find it goes back in its bag a lot easier.

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Old 24 August 2009, 12:07   #19
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hi alll newbie to the rib scene here,got ourselfs an eldery humber rib, believe an ofshore old lifeboat,couple of questions plz help,the hull needs air but we cannot get the right type of inflator adaptor, reading this post have got most of the pumps but no adaptor to fit,help.also looks a bit faded any magic lotion/paint i can buy?
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Old 24 August 2009, 14:05   #20
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Hi there and welcome to the site, it might be better if you post this as a new thread in the "Ribs & Ribbing" section of the forum, where it will be read by far more people.
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