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Old 25 February 2010, 13:26   #1
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Inflate/deflate pump

I need a good pump to inflate/deflate my tender I use for going ashore. I just use a footpump at the mo but to save energy/time and hassle would like to use an electric version.
Whats a half decent pump to buy that doesn't cost an arm and/or leg?
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Old 25 February 2010, 15:09   #2
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I purchased this one used from another member on here.
I can't remember who it's made by, perhaps somebody on here wil recognise it and let us know.

I understand they are about 70 new but make all the differance to inflating and deflating. Having tried a couple of cheaper options I can say that you get what you pay for.

I've modded it to the connector shown and have another end set up inside the console of the RIB to blow the SIB up.

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Old 25 February 2010, 15:25   #3
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Nashers pump seconded, excellent bit of kit.

Available all over - like http://www.force4.co.uk/515/Rule--Hi...-Inflator.html
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Does it still require hand pumping at the end or does it do the complete job to pressure? Not hard floors just a small 1-2 man tender.
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Does it still require hand pumping at the end or does it do the complete job to pressure? Not hard floors just a small 1-2 man tender.
We find that there is no extra air to add with a manual pump, the electric one brings it right up to pressure.

The SIB is a 2.8M Zodiac with an airdeck, and it gets both main chambers and the airdeck up to pressure in well under a minute including swapping the tube over between valves.

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Old 25 February 2010, 18:23   #6
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My Avon 2.8 Airdeck does need use of the foot pump to top up to get to correct pressure. Tubes are fine with the elec pump.
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Inflation pump

I've got one of these pumps and they are superb. I tried the cheaper camping ones and they are incapable of completely inflating my Zodiac 285s.

For power I bought a 7Ah alarm battery, which will run the pump for over half an hour on a full charge....enough for 4 or 5 uses (inflating/deflating the dinghy).
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I have mine set up with the Anderson connectors shown in this thread:-

25A 12V Power connector

See 4th post down on page 2 (post 14 in total)

The idea is to have a permanently connected socket in the console of the RIB to blow the SIB up to use when we get to the beach, but I also have the other option of using it with the Croc clips on the car battery for the camp beds or when we use the SIB without the RIB.

A warning however that the camp beds go up so quick you have to be careful.

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I mean a footpump or something I can keep in the boat in case of emergencies?
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I mean a footpump or something I can keep in the boat in case of emergencies?
Did you get the wrong thread Sam?
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