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Old 13 May 2011, 13:29   #1
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Hi pressure pumps

I've been thinking of getting a high pressure pump to inflate my Honwave Airdeck, and have been looking at a few on ebay other than the usual expensive Bravo units, just as a possible cheaper option.

A local auction house a few streets away from me have got about ten of these

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and about ten of these,

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Would either of these do the same job? I may be able to pick one up for a good price , but thought I would ask for you guys opinions before I spend any dosh
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I used to have a rule high speed inflator and although it did the job, it would always need me to finish it off to get to the required pressure.

Providing you can easily put the valve fitment on and your not going to inflate the tubes too much i'm sure they will be fine.

If they have an option to select the psi / bar required then thats even better, if not make sure you keep a close eye on the pressure guage.

Someone else may have other options for you though..
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Old 13 May 2011, 13:58   #3
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I used to have a rule high speed inflator and although it did the job, it would always need me to finish it off to get to the required pressure.

Providing you can easily put the valve fitment on and your not going to inflate the tubes too much i'm sure they will be fine.

If they have an option to select the psi / bar required then thats even better, if not make sure you keep a close eye on the pressure guage.

Someone else may have other options for you though..
Ok, cheers Actions. Actually, that's a good point, the Honwave valves have a funny type of attachment to the valve, how do people get round this using any of the plug in type pumps out of interest?
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Ok, cheers Actions. Actually, that's a good point, the Honwave valves have a funny type of attachment to the valve, how do people get round this using any of the plug in type pumps out of interest?
If i was you i would try and get a peek at the valves it comes with and see if you can fit the required honwave valve into it any way at all.
If there is no way of doing it or the valve is a loose fit then its saved you some money.
I was lucky that my old valiant fitting slid in quite nicely and was a snug fit.
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If i was you i would try and get a peek at the valves it comes with and see if you can fit the required honwave valve into it any way at all.
If there is no way of doing it or the valve is a loose fit then its saved you some money.
I was lucky that my old valiant fitting slid in quite nicely and was a snug fit.
Cool, cheers dude, I'll see if I can have a good ferret around before the auction starts. Usually everything is viewable prior to the sale so should be ok
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I'm confident that the Powerstation one will be no use at all as the flow rate will be way too low. The other one may work, but it's likely to be very slow.

You would be much better off getting a high volume inflator then using a decent hand pump to top it up to the required pressure.
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Old 13 May 2011, 15:28   #7
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Hi John

Do you use an electric pump for your 380? Im looking to buy one for my bombard and was thinking about the Genovo Power GP80 High Speed Electric Inflator

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I've got one of the rather pricy Bravos and it's excellent.

I haven't seem the Genovo before, but it looks pretty similar.
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Thanks John. Will have to check with the bank manager to see which one I buy
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The two first ones are useless!!! and not suitable for boats

the third is very good!!
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