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Old 07 October 2013, 12:22   #11
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Yep you probably right never bothered to recheck the floor pressure once I was in the water mainly as I'm quite lazy so probs never got the true pressure for the floor while going along.

Here are the pics of the inside of the boat.




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Old 07 October 2013, 12:25   #12
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Looking at a digital pump at the moment for the boat for blowing it up as foot pump is a annoying sweaty experience. But canno afford one of those at the moment so wondering if anyone has been able to use a hand pump like the ones for kitesurfing to get the pressure to the right level.

Also has anyone else with the right pressures managed to get a nice clean stream of water coming out the back of there boat.
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we definitely need to see pictures of the floor in the boat inflated
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Also has anyone else with the right pressures managed to get a nice clean stream of water coming out the back of there boat.
Yep...and with a 25(merc not yam though). The v of the hull/floor design at the stern while giving good tracking through the water does allow water to come back 'together' sooner than it would if it was a flat hull...which is what causes the spray issues. Usually an inch lift of the engine mount and proper pressure sorts it.

High pressure electric pumps aren't cheap, but they will transform the days boating....
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Well going to have to be a while before I can fully inflated pictures as the boat has ripped a floor strap out.
So going to have to get that repaired first.

Will see if I can get the other straps reinforced as well to try and prevent it happening again.

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Well going to have to be a while before I can fully inflated pictures as the boat has ripped a floor strap out.
So going to have to get that repaired first.

Will see if I can get the other straps reinforced as well to try and prevent it happening again.
You can get replacement straps and toggles from Inflatable Boat Supplies in Essex (IBS Boat Supplies). They're not particularly expensive but only come in packs of 4 and shipping from Bombard in France is a bit pricey (around 20). Some 2-part adhesive and a tin of MEK isn't much (and should probably be in your toolkit anyhow, along with some spare patching material) and the job is easy, if a bit smelly and sticky.

Quite a few of the straps and buckles on my 420 were either going or bad replacements (half the buckles were on back-to-front so the strap wouldn't lock and some of the straps were too narrow). I've attached the parts drawing - it's for the 420 but buckles and straps will be the same I think.

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You could make your own, I did, out of a large repair patch. Made a card template folded in half so the buckle can go in the middle, make sure the buckle is in the right way round as in last post or they will not work. Used the two part glue,,,,, not that hard.

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