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Old 22 May 2015, 05:16   #11
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I have a question about how to fit the floor in the Aerotec: is it done the way this picture shows ? (the straps holding the floor in place) Or should the floor be pushed under the tube ? What is the correct pressure for the floor ? Thanks !
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Old 22 May 2015, 14:20   #12
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Hi,
Manual states inflate floor fully then tubes. Although in practise it seems easier to partially inflate tubes first then edges of floor slide under tubes better as floor inflated.
Floor should be inflated to 0.8 bar (11.6 psi)
Pic below shows floor when boat new and floor didn't seem to tuck far under tubes even though straps were pulled tight. After a bit of use floor easily tucks a bit further under tubes.
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Old 23 May 2015, 10:04   #13
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Manual states inflate floor fully then tubes. Although in practise it seems easier to partially inflate tubes first then edges of floor slide under tubes better as floor inflated.
I've always inflated the tubes first, then the floor. I don't know why, it just seemed the most natural way to do it - I didn't know I was doing it wrong! I'll try the proper way next time.
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Old 23 May 2015, 14:10   #14
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I wouldn't bother, doesn't seem to make much difference either way. As I'm sure you know the key to getting the best out of these superb little boats is max. max. max. pressure!!
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So, we took the Bomard out for the first time last sunday. It went very well. I inflated the tubes first (partially) then the floor and finally the tubes to the correct pressure. The boat performs very well with the 15hp Mercury (couldn't go full speed because of the 16km speedlimit but i did hit 32kmh on the GPS with 2 adults and one child in the boat). Just some minor spray/splash.

One more question: the "vents" in the transom (near the floor), these are to loose water that enters the boat ? Do I have to close these ? How does this work ?

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Glad you are pleased with your new boat.
Yes, they are self bailers and will drain the boat when underway. I leave mine open all the time, even when stationary.
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