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Old 14 March 2016, 08:24   #21
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I have said upthread my use is dictated by respect for others... if it's a quiet location I'll often use the footpump. I'm sort of not fussed either way but the Bravo 12v does give an impressive fuss free setup when in normal situations.
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Old 14 March 2016, 08:26   #22
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I have a Rule high speed inflator. It appears to be pretty robust and tops out at just the right pressure for the SR.
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Old 14 March 2016, 08:26   #23
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Electric Pumps bit like Driverless Cars IMO.. NOT needed and making more problems than they solve...for the amount it's needed cost and effort and control involved (minimal) Good ol Foot pump for me every time
The Guys I know who carry electric pumps always seem to carry a manual one for "Backup" anyway!
I'm guessing that you're thinking of "topping up" an already inflated tubeset/SIB? Fair comment if so.

For those of us who are filling SIBs and RIBs from flat tubes on a regular basis - the effort & time saved is enormous over a season. It means I can prep while the pump fills.
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Old 14 March 2016, 08:48   #24
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I'm guessing that you're thinking of "topping up" an already inflated tubeset/SIB? Fair comment if so.

For those of us who are filling SIBs and RIBs from flat tubes on a regular basis - the effort & time saved is enormous over a season. It means I can prep while the pump fills.
I was an electric pump skeptic until I tried one... if it costs me a new pump every couple of years it's well worth it for the grief it will save from wife & kids... I reckon it saves me 15-20 minutes in setting up the boat!
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Piston and gear assembly on the way from IBS. Lotta good kit on there - inflation/patching/solvents/adhesives.

Piston/Rings & Gear for BP12/BTP12 Pumps
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Old 15 March 2016, 08:45   #26
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I hate pumping up boats too - (some on here seem right old masochists and actually enjoy it?! )

Pump it up once at Easter and stick it in the garage, carry it on the roof when actually using the blasted thing and then let it down in September.

Fair weather fairy, faff free (who am I kidding) boating - you can't beat it!
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Think I'll pop the case apart and see if extra grease might help avoid this.
Time to update this thread.

The new piston and gear assembly arrived from IBS - good service and the part was correct. I fitted it and ran the pump up. Unfortunately the pressure sensor for the low pressure/high pressure switchover seems to have been damaged during my endeavours. I need a working pump in the next week or so and I bit the bullet and ordered a new Analogue pump from Keiron at RIBshop. Good service as ever!

I REALLY wouldn't open one of these pumps unless it needs repair - the wiring is quite delicate and there are multiple PCBs kicking around in there. That said, I now have a pile of spare motors, connectors, plugs, etc. that all work - will serve as spares should I never need them (or anyone else on here)
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Old 19 July 2016, 14:41   #28
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My Bravo BTP12 manometer pump let me down on holiday this year - pumped the Honwave up just fine before the holiday, when we came to re inflate the pump cut our at really low pressure and kept doing it each time we pressed start - the manometer dial position seemed to make no difference at all - just wondering if this pump is now beyond repair ? I borrowed a 35 Sevylor digital pump bought at Decathalon and it worked perfectly to finish it off - not madly enthusiastic about the durability of the bravo pump.
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My Bravo BTP12 manometer pump let me down on holiday this year - pumped the Honwave up just fine before the holiday, when we came to re inflate the pump cut our at really low pressure and kept doing it each time we pressed start - the manometer dial position seemed to make no difference at all - just wondering if this pump is now beyond repair ? I borrowed a 35 Sevylor digital pump bought at Decathalon and it worked perfectly to finish it off - not madly enthusiastic about the durability of the bravo pump.

Same thing happened to me this year on my second (attempted) outing with the honwave

High pressure pump wasn't kicking in.... Possibly a faulty relay

I sold it on ribnet as faulty.... warranty backup was in Italy

I've bought another bravo since but haven't had time to use it yet
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Same thing happened to me this year on my second (attempted) outing with the honwave

High pressure pump wasn't kicking in.... Possibly a faulty relay

I sold it on ribnet as faulty.... warranty backup was in Italy

I've bought another bravo since but haven't had time to use it yet
Thanks, maybe that's the way to go - I'd rather replace the 35 pump every couple of years than risk a 115 pump failing when it's needed most - I've got a high volume low pressure pump from ebay that gets the tubes most of the way there quite well.
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