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Old 20 July 2010, 11:41   #1
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Honwave 380 Air V-Floor hhhmmmmm

Just a few questions about the Honwave 380-IE air VFloor

1. How do you know what year your boat was made?

2. Does every ones pump leak at the boat valve while pumping for the max pressure?

3. Can someone show me a photo of the hull of a 2010 honwave 380 air V floor.


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Old 20 July 2010, 19:00   #2
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Hi

Cant comment on 1 or 3...but on point 2...
What I have found with the Halkey Roberts inflation valaves, is that
the pump tube needs to have a tight seal when you twist it onto the valve.
If the rubber washer at the base of the adapter on the tube isnt tall enough, it wont seal properly when pumping. Its quite easy to fit an additional rubber washer on top of the other one, and make the seal tighter.
Hope this fixes the problem...

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can I ask why you want to see a hull photo of the 2010 boat?
My 380 - 2006 model is inflated and upside down on my lawn at the moment so could take a picture of that hull for you if you want?
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Old 21 July 2010, 04:17   #4
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can I ask why you want to see a hull photo of the 2010 boat?
My 380 - 2006 model is inflated and upside down on my lawn at the moment so could take a picture of that hull for you if you want?
it seems that there are two different types of hulls / one has a white centre raised rubbing strip with a hole in the middle of it and the other type is a blue extra wide rubbing strip but is solid and kind of flat with 4 or five grip lines running the length of the boat...

just wondering which one is the newer version?


If the hole in the centre rubbing strip runs the length of the boat... then air will run straight to the cavitation plate making the prop slip at high speeds, or am i wrong?

yes i would very much like to see a photo of your 380-ie airVfloor 2006 hull .

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hmmm...
looking outside at mine, it has a rubbing strip running the length of the keel, and one rubbing strip either side of that - just running the length of the hull that gets on the plane... maybe just in the last third of the hull.
I am sure these are there for protection only.
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On my Honwave 3.8 as the pressure reaches its max on the air floor the pump and air hose have a slow constant hiss. I think this must be due to the high back pressure. However as you pump vigorously (Forgive the pun) the lost pressure is quickly replaced - from my experience anyway.
If you are a first timer with Air Floors you wonder what the hell is going on initially because it requires your full body weight on the foot pump or Arnold Schwarznegger like arms on a hand pump to get the pressure up to 0.8 Bar – this is normal.
I use an electric pump to get me to 0.21 Bar then the rest is done on a crap hand pump – I seem to recall the Poster Long John mentioning he had an electric pump (expensive) that would pump the tubes and Air Floor all the way.
In regards to what year a Honwave is – I don’t know – I got mine new last year and it has the long white rubbing strip.
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On my Honwave 3.8 as the pressure reaches its max on the air floor the pump and air hose have a slow constant hiss. I think this must be due to the high back pressure. However as you pump vigorously (Forgive the pun) the lost pressure is quickly replaced - from my experience anyway.
If you are a first timer with Air Floors you wonder what the hell is going on initially because it requires your full body weight on the foot pump or Arnold Schwarznegger like arms on a hand pump to get the pressure up to 0.8 Bar – this is normal.
I use an electric pump to get me to 0.21 Bar then the rest is done on a crap hand pump – I seem to recall the Poster Long John mentioning he had an electric pump (expensive) that would pump the tubes and Air Floor all the way.
In regards to what year a Honwave is – I don’t know – I got mine new last year and it has the long white rubbing strip.
If you use the high pressure outlet of the pump (centre) it should be easy enough to get to the 0.8bar. Swap over to this for anything over 0.25 or lower otherwise you have to apply to much force on the pump.
There are two types mk1 and 2, blue and white rubbing strip respectively.
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I use a Bravo Super Turbo pump.. gets the floor up to pressure and automtaically cuts off. Recommend one !!

Here is a picture of the hull ... hope it helps.
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thanks for all the help ...
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I use a Bravo Super Turbo pump.. gets the floor up to pressure and automtaically cuts off. Recommend one !!

Here is a picture of the hull ... hope it helps.
Yes my hull looked exactly the same as this - was a 2008 boat.
and i needed the Bravo Super Turbo to get the correct floor pressure.
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