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Old 27 February 2010, 03:26   #1
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Inflators on boat

What kind of pump/inflator does everyone take on their sib with them? I have a big pump that id rather not take on board, so im looking for a half decent one as a backup on the boat.

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Old 27 February 2010, 03:43   #2
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Is it electric or manual you are after?
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Old 27 February 2010, 10:03   #3
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K-pump

Depending on your tube size these small pumps are a good backup:

http://www.k-pump.com/

We use them for whitewater rafting since we don't want a large pump in the boat when going down the river. Good for topping up the raft if need be. Their small size means lower volume of air with each stroke, but hopefully you only need it rarely. Easy to keep stowed on the boat. Not something you would want to use everyday, but OK for emergencies.
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Old 27 February 2010, 15:31   #4
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my large volume AVON pump is great for a total inflation ,but it does take a lot of room up,especially in a small sib ,so if i want to travel light i use a modiyfied ,,1 from a pound shop sink plughole blockage removing pump , had to drill a small hole at the bottom so it pushes air out instead . and the the use of a thumb. as its supposed to suck ,,ok for just topping up tubes on my little 3.5 s.i.b or emergency but not for a compleate inflation ,it measures around 6x38 cm ,it doesent need a hose as it makes a good seal if just held onto the valve ,,,,,,,its ok for unblocking wash basins and baths if you come across any if out at sea too ,lol
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Old 28 February 2010, 08:58   #5
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Got myself a bravo 7 5l in the end. I need it to get the tubes up to pressure anyway. I have a mains pump from argos which inflates most of the tubes.
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