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Old 30 April 2012, 17:13   #1
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Inflation Question

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Is it safe to inflate each chamber to its full pressure one at a time, or should I partially inflate each chamber to near full pressure then start again at no. 1 and so on .
Hope that makes sense.
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It doesn't matter, the baffles between chambers can take full inflation pressure.
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It doesn't matter, the baffles between chambers can take full inflation pressure.
Many on here would disagree with that. The consensus seems to be to inflate all chambers till they have shape then go round again pumping to normal working pressure.
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Many on here would disagree with that. The consensus seems to be to inflate all chambers till they have shape then go round again pumping to normal working pressure.
That what I've heard and do every time.
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Many on here would disagree with that. The consensus seems to be to inflate all chambers till they have shape then go round again pumping to normal working pressure.
Build quality must not be that high on those UK boats
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Build quality must not be that high on those UK boats
Has more to do with purpose. Baffles are a stopgap, to prevent compete deflation in the event of a catastrophic failure of one section. From experience, I know that they are no stronger than any particular section of tube. Better to be safe than sorry (or in the water, wondering what the hell happened.)

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Think I will take the safe route, partially inflate it is.
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What's the point in having baffles then if they can't take the pressure of a fully inflated chamber? Surely their primary purpose is to keep you buoyant if you puncture a chamber.
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What's the point in having baffles then if they can't take the pressure of a fully inflated chamber? Surely their primary purpose is to keep you buoyant if you puncture a chamber.
i agree... what's the point of having a safety mechanism which is weaker than rest of the tube. However i do a intermediate pump before final pressure.
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One slight advantage if inflating manually (foot pump ) by opening all the valves and then inflating one section to full as it inflates it does then help draw a little air into the next open chamber .
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