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Old 24 August 2009, 17:59   #11
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Can I check with other users...

You plug the hose into the valve, and then hold the ON button down for a couple of secs to get it going; then, it does its stuff and when it meets the 'up to pressure' mark, it starts emitting a horrible loud noise that causes you to jump across the boat and hit the off button ASAP ??

I was kind of led to believe it just shut down when it was up the set pressure mark.
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Old 25 August 2009, 01:15   #12
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I was kind of led to believe it just shut down when it was up the set pressure mark.
It does...the pump is two stage...firs stage is high volume, low pressure...second stage is low volume, high pressure. The 'horrible' noise you hear is the second stage cutting in. Hang in there, after a short while the 'horrible' noise stops and you're at pressure
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Old 25 August 2009, 04:32   #13
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Gotcha! That explains about a hundred things.... maybe I should have read the instructions more thoroughly.....
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.... maybe I should have read the instructions more thoroughly.....
It's a bloke thing
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Old 19 October 2009, 13:19   #15
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So are the Bravo any good? if mine blows up well ive only lost a fiver ,lol
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So are the Bravo any good? if mine blows up well ive only lost a fiver ,lol
Got no issues with mine. Dial a pressure, switch it on, it switches itself off, plug it in to recharge. Easy-peasy
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Got no issues with mine. Dial a pressure, switch it on, it switches itself off, plug it in to recharge. Easy-peasy
cheers mate ,ill se how quick it pumps up if wk end ok weather wise, Does the hose go inside? or out side of the hole for inflate and the deflate seems to be blocked by a black disc? how would that work i got instructions just not sure
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cheers mate ,ill se how quick it pumps up if wk end ok weather wise, Does the hose go inside? or out side of the hole for inflate and the deflate seems to be blocked by a black disc? how would that work i got instructions just not sure
Mine pumps up the 2.9m Seago SIB at about 30 seconds per chamber (of 3). The second stage (high pressure, low volume) runs only for about 5 seconds.

There are two stubs...one marked for inflate, the other for deflate. In both cases the supplied plastic hose is an easy sliding fit over the outside of the stub.

Both stubs, if you peer down them, have non-return valve mechanisms so that things don't try and flow in the wrong direction.

I'm away from tomorrow (Falmouth/Fowey/Manacles )...PM me if you want my mobile number...the pump is going with me if you have further questions.
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Mine pumps up the 2.9m Seago SIB at about 30 seconds per chamber (of 3). The second stage (high pressure, low volume) runs only for about 5 seconds.

There are two stubs...one marked for inflate, the other for deflate. In both cases the supplied plastic hose is an easy sliding fit over the outside of the stub.

Both stubs, if you peer down them, have non-return valve mechanisms so that things don't try and flow in the wrong direction.

I'm away from tomorrow (Falmouth/Fowey/Manacles )...PM me if you want my mobile number...the pump is going with me if you have further questions.
Excellent info there ,many thanks ,if i have any probs i will Pm you
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I'd better add an update to this thread, as we got our replacement BST pump and have been very happy with it. The one that blew up must have been a fluke.

What we do now is run the BST into one tube, and a cheapo Aldi special 12v pump on the other tube. When the BST has done one tube, I then move it to the other tube to finish inflating. Gets us in the water a wee bit quicker and avoids having to worry about fully inflating one tube against a deflated tube (which is detrimental to the baffles).

So, all in all, Bravo Superturbo gets a thumbs up here.
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