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Old 07 August 2009, 11:55   #1
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Hi I am new on here.

Just purchased a new Honwave T3.8 ie with Honda 20HP. The boat is great been out a couple of times already.

My only bitch is how do people manage to get this air floor to 0.8bar without having a coronary along the way? I use a hi speed inflator which takes it to 0.1/2 bar and have to use the foot pump but have never managed to get it above 0.6 bar yet.

Any thoughts.
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Old 07 August 2009, 12:11   #2
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I asked my self the same question 2 months ago.
I bought a generic Intex double action pump and made a preasure gauge from automotive supplies.
Airfloor in my Quicksilver 330 requires 10psi (~0.6 bar). After practicing to inflate/deflate floor, I know that from fully deflated I need about 50-55 full strokes to get to 10psi. Takes about 1 minute, however the last 15 strokes take 30 seconds from it.
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Old 07 August 2009, 18:18   #3
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Hi I am new on here.

Just purchased a new Honwave T3.8 ie with Honda 20HP. The boat is great been out a couple of times already.

My only bitch is how do people manage to get this air floor to 0.8bar without having a coronary along the way? I use a hi speed inflator which takes it to 0.1/2 bar and have to use the foot pump but have never managed to get it above 0.6 bar yet.

Any thoughts.
I recently bought a Honwave T32i myself & know the problem - the footpump works but takes forever to get the airdeck up to anything like pressure. I've been ding a far bit of checking on the posts in this forum & on the net generally.

The consensus seems to be that the Scoprega Bravo BST12 HPP (and BATT version which has a rechargeable battery) are the best pumps available for the job & are the only ones to get to the 0.8 Bar required.

http://www.scoprega.it/pdf/pompe/pom...ic%20pumps.pdf

Many also think that their stirrip pumps are the answer but I think the rechargeable verion of the electric pump is the one I would like to go for if possible- the only thing is the cost..they are around 150 !!!!

If anyone out there can help me with one for a better price I'd certainly be very interested.

Hope this helps
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Old 07 August 2009, 19:47   #4
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the Scoprega Bravo BST12 HPP (and BATT version which has a rechargeable battery) are the best pumps available for the job

http://www.scoprega.it/pdf/pompe/pom...ic%20pumps.pdf

..they are around 150 !!!!

Hope this helps
It is definitely the best tool for the job!
@ $250.00 CAD I'm putting it on my dream list, as a lot # 231331. Thanks for that Scoprega!
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Old 07 August 2009, 20:53   #5
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yep thats what my bpy used on is honwave
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Old 08 August 2009, 20:10   #6
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Our boat is an aerodeck, and I have to honestly say that getting it up to useable pressue has been the least of our worries - although I have not been measuring it with a pressure gauge to check how close we are to the pressure written in the manual - I suspect we might well be less, but it feels firm enough to me.

Although it's probably not my place to suggest this, it might be that the feel of the deck might be a better indication than the numbers on the gauge ? I only suggest this as in other areas of life, I have found gut feel to be more reliable than the numbers coming from a measurement device!
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Old 10 August 2009, 18:31   #7
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Made the investment (or hope it will be) in a Bravo BST12 HPP at the weekend - cost me 100 with a HR adapter. Was loking at the Batt version but decided it should be fine as it'll be by the car most of the time when inflating.

I'll probably use a jump-start battery pack when I want to be more portable...anyone else tried this & is it successful?
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Made the investment (or hope it will be) in a Bravo BST12 HPP at the weekend - cost me 100 with a HR adapter. Was loking at the Batt version but decided it should be fine as it'll be by the car most of the time when inflating.

I'll probably use a jump-start battery pack when I want to be more portable...anyone else tried this & is it successful?
Yes use the Bravo with a Black & Decker jump start battery pack - works well on my Honwave airdeck 3.8ie - was never able to get the required pressure with a foot pump.
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Old 11 August 2009, 11:14   #9
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Yes use the Bravo with a Black & Decker jump start battery pack - works well on my Honwave airdeck 3.8ie - was never able to get the required pressure with a foot pump.
Thanks for that...glad it works for another Honwave/Bravo owner.

Do you just clip the jumpstart leads to the Bravo ones or have you modified in any way?

I have had the same problem as you. Can't get the airdeck to 800mb using the supplied footpump & it was knackering to get it to 600 or over...took ages too!!

The Bravo should be a lifesave I recon & hoping to try it out this weekend
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Bravo 9 Air Pump

This is a cheap ( $ 10.00) excellent performer, Bravo 9 model, it's a dual action inflate/deflate with high volume low pressure port for tubes and low volume high pressure port to inflate any air deck to 1 bar (12 Psi) comes with long hose and Halkey Roberts valve adapter. Just follow recommended inflation instructions.

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