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Old 08 June 2015, 18:44   #11
Country: USA
Town: New York
Boat name: SS.Pool.Toy
Make: Zoom By Zodiac
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Inflatable floor - planing question

I also live in florida and i own a 12ft inflatable also. Buy yourself an electric high pressure pump. 100 bux from Pump the air floor until you can stand on it without bending. You wont blow it up. I dont think Arnold in his prime could over inflate it. Draw is not to high, buy a 9volt adapter and 2 open wires pos and neg. attach them abd plug it in. Only issue is there is a fuZe in the cigg lighter adapter which can blow. Before i purchased a tiny dc battery i purchased really long jumper cables and popped the hood to inflate

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Old 09 June 2015, 01:13   #12
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Town: teesside
Make: osprey eagle and sr4
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I just use a cheap car booster starter pack

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Old 09 June 2015, 02:03   #13
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
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As Willk says go with one of these below or similar (many options on eBay), very cheap and compact and does the job same as the Bravo with built in battery:

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Old 09 June 2015, 18:11   #14
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I have the bravo pump for my honwave, very little difference between the honwave gauge and the bravo gauge, so I'm happy to use the bravo knowing its correct.
I power it from a standalone 20ah small battery, or use my ring power pack depending on how long I'm out for I take the practical one with me.
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Old 10 June 2015, 04:47   #15
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I just use a small 7AH Lead acid battery, 15 from rapid. The bravo BTP12's instructions say it's rated at 20A peak so that battery will last ~5 minutes, however in practice it lasts much longer.

Rapid also do one, just check the spec sheet of whatever you buy to make sure you're happy with the ratings.

Not sure how long the battery will live at that current draw but for 15 it'll do for me.

Just charge it over night when you've used it.

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