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Old 19 August 2013, 09:09   #1
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Inflating a Honwave T38 - Valve pops out!

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I have taken the boat out twice now and used an electric pump on each occasion to inflate it but, annoyingly, the inflator hose end always pops out of the inflation valve - I'm wondering if there is a way to avoid having to sit there holding it in place?

Here's the valves that the Honwave's use...

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Old 19 August 2013, 09:39   #2
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Haven't you got a proper Honwave fitting on your pump hose?

Like this...

Honwave Inflatable Pump Adaptor-The Boat And Outboard Centre
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Haven't you got a proper Honwave fitting on your pump hose?

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Honwave Inflatable Pump Adaptor-The Boat And Outboard Centre
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Well I try!

Consider buying the proper Honwave hose which they sell as a spare (blue ribbed that comes with their footpump). It has the adaptor on the end and joined to the rather short Bravo hose it makes reaching the valves much easier.

I'm sure Honda wanted almost 5 for just the adaptor but hose with adaptor was under 8 which seemed better value to me.
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Well I try!

Consider buying the proper Honwave hose which they sell as a spare (blue ribbed that comes with their footpump). It has the adaptor on the end and joined to the rather short Bravo hose it makes reaching the valves much easier.

I'm sure Honda wanted almost 5 for just the adaptor but hose with adaptor was under 8 which seemed better value to me.
I did actually get the foot pump with my boat, hadn't thought to check it as I've always used the electric pump that I bought at the same time as the boat. It does have the adapter on the end which I have just cut off and will attach to my electric pump hose now

Thanks again dude!
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Depending on your storage situation and float plans, you might want to invest in another adaptor, and carry the footpump with you (I assume you're not taking the electric pump with you?)

Having a method of topping off/reinflating tubes on the water is a good thing.

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Depending on your storage situation and float plans, you might want to invest in another adaptor, and carry the footpump with you (I assume you're not taking the electric pump with you?)

Having a method of topping off/reinflating tubes on the water is a good thing.

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I hadn't considered this, and I don't bring any pump with me but then I am not venturing into the sea for some time and for now, only floating around inland waters.
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Is the hose end adapter a push or a push and screw type adapter ? If being a push type you could wrap tight some rounds of 3M electric tape to widen hose valve adapter to sit and stay firmly attached onto air valve.

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Is the hose end adapter a push or a push and screw type adapter ? If being a push type you could wrap tight some rounds of 3M electric tape to widen hose valve adapter to sit and stay firmly attached onto air valve.

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Its unfortunately a push on adapter with a small bore, so I wrapped self-amalgamating tape around it, then attached the hose and used a hose-clamp around it, seems good so far
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The only down issue using push on valve adapters is that apart being sometimes popped out, they don't have a middle push rod that pushes and mantains air valve open for less knee stress while inflating as needs much less foot pressure specially when inflating with a foot pump.

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