Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 11 July 2009, 05:26   #1
Member
 
lightning's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Marple
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 585
Boat inflators

I want to but a 12v inflator for my boat. It's a Zodiac 2.8m, it does not have a high pressure air floor. The boat dealer has the "LVM inflator" at about 75 and he says that's the one for me.
However I've seen much cheaper ones. One of my suppliers of spares has a Coleman "high speed inflator" for 12. Clearly the LVM one is going to be better (faster?) but has anybody tried the Coleman one?
__________________

__________________
lightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 08:19   #2
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Coast
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,445
I think others have recommended the inflator from Aldi. Whilst not strictly for large SIBs, I have had mine for 3 years and not let me down yet, used for Ringo's and airbeds.
I think cost is about 4.99 and come with 3 year warantee.
Steve
__________________
250kts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 08:29   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
The Aldi one is very good, gets the boat (a 3.8m zodiac) to about 90% full, I then top it off with a hand pump from lidl. I have now invested in a rechargable pump from argos, which allows me to pump the SIB up away from a 12v supply(the car), its a little slower than the Aldi one but does the job fine. its on special at the moment see here
__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 08:45   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
The coleman one is fine.

Then you need this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DOUBLE-ACTION-...lenotsupported

They come with several adaptors but if it doesn't have the right one they are easy to get.

I bought mine in a local camping/leisure type store. No need to pay more than 10 - many boaty type places charge 25!!!

They are much faster than a footpump - even use it on my big RIB.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pump.JPG
Views:	192
Size:	28.2 KB
ID:	43937  
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 15:06   #5
Member
 
lightning's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Marple
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 585
Boat inflators

So I don't need the posh 75 one then..... but if I get the cheap Coleman one I need the hand pump to get the final pressure in the boat?
__________________
lightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 15:16   #6
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightning View Post
So I don't need the posh 75 one then..... but if I get the cheap Coleman one I need the hand pump to get the final pressure in the boat?
Yes. The 75 one is the laziest option.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2009, 18:03   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightning View Post
So I don't need the posh 75 one then..... but if I get the cheap Coleman one I need the hand pump to get the final pressure in the boat?

Yes but then you always have backup.

To be honest I wouldn't mind betting the hand pump would be pretty quick on it's own but I haven't tried it yet. On my big RIB it only takes about 10 pumps to restore pressure.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 July 2009, 09:53   #8
Member
 
PeteH's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cheshire
Boat name: Lou-Lou
Make: Honwave
Length: 3m +
Engine: Merc 9.9
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 55
A pump is going to be my next purchase,ive looked online and at the above links,one question i have is my my valves connection is of the type below,all the pumps ive look at does not include this type of connection,am i missing some thing here.?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Trailer Build 034 (Medium).jpg
Views:	130
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	43969  
__________________
PeteH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 July 2009, 16:17   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
I had to buy one seperately - siliconed it into the tube on the cheap pump - sorted!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2009, 12:01   #10
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
I had to buy one seperately - siliconed it into the tube on the cheap pump - sorted!!!
Lot of work. I zip tied mine.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.