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Old 03 August 2006, 18:10   #1
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Deflating (Deflated more like!)

Hi Folks- well the damage has been done- ive finally bought a Honda 3.0m alluminum deck inflatable with a 5hp ( My first boat- bless!). Now i know those of you in the know will laugh at this- but how the hell do you get it back in that bag after its been deflated??? straps? rope? ring Harry Potter for help?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 03 August 2006, 18:16   #2
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Take the deck out first
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Old 03 August 2006, 18:19   #3
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doh! is that what it is Down?! lol Ive just took a look in the garden and im sure its grew another metre.
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Inflatables are a nightmere to get back in the bag, practice, and time helps oh and a second person
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Old 03 August 2006, 18:33   #5
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I think the bag is provided just for delivery purposes. You should chuck it as soon as you get the boat out of it. When packing the SIB away, I'm happy if I can just get it into the boot of the car!

I suppose you've thought to remove the engine?
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Old 03 August 2006, 23:11   #6
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My Quicksilver 310 is easy to get stored - make sure all the vlaves are open and then just roll it up - after removing the floor of course(wooden).

Our little SIB is just as much fun as the RIB - great for crawling up rivers etc. Even tried it on a canal - great fun through a tunnel.....
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12v pump

Buy one of those cheap 12v pumps. Then you can stick it on 'suck' when deflating. It gets more air out of the tubes than simply jumping on the tubes.
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Will the electric pumps get to 2psi in the toobs? Might have to get one myself. The old avon foot pump is getting a little tired.
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I've never got any SIB back in it's silly little bag! But then I've had a couple of the far east manufactured ones - a Suzumar and a Jets Marivent. I think the Quicksilver are just another one manufactured by the same factory. Zodiacs, I think, have a better carrying system.
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Zodiacs, I think, have a better carrying system.
The Zodiac that I had came with a wrap round carrying case that unfolded completely flat. Compared with getting the floorboards out, putting the boat into the bag was a breeze!

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