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Old 11 May 2016, 04:40   #21
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>>> The aerotec was genuinely scary, felt very unstable and after a gust of wind lifting me as I jumped over a wave I called it a day. I guess its a boat that you can't really use 1 up<<<

To be honest one up with any air floor SIB, a 25hp and no tiller extension that's what you're going to find.



I wonder if you need to make a steering setup... it would transform your experience...




I'm inflating mine in the garden today to wash it out. I have three gauges... two Zodiac supplied (Bravo I think) and one bought as a Bravo. I will check them all for how they behave and report back.

I say that because I've not used the manual gauge for about 9mths so wouldn't want to mislead you.... as I said these days I just use the Bravo pump with its digital gauge to go a bit over and no longer recheck on the water.
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Old 11 May 2016, 04:43   #22
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Sounds like the valve isn't being depressed. Look inside the gauge connector and see if it has a protruding knob (giggle) that should depress the valve when screwed into position... If not then there's your issue. I have a pump hose that has the right connector to pump up my boat, but similarly it doesn't have the little central knob so the pump immediately kicks into high pressure mode if I use this tube to inflate...

Seems odd that the pressure gauges are both not working, there's bugger all to go wrong with them really...

Dumb question, but you're sure you're screwing it tight onto the valve so that it realises the pressure into the gauge?
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Old 11 May 2016, 05:28   #23
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Sounds like the valve isn't being depressed. Look inside the gauge connector and see if it has a protruding knob (giggle) that should depress the valve when screwed into position... If not then there's your issue. I have a pump hose that has the right connector to pump up my boat, but similarly it doesn't have the little central knob so the pump immediately kicks into high pressure mode if I use this tube to inflate...

Seems odd that the pressure gauges are both not working, there's bugger all to go wrong with them really...

Dumb question, but you're sure you're screwing it tight onto the valve so that it realises the pressure into the gauge?
They dont screw in, they just push in using the connectors that come with the foot pump ( these have a little bar in them to depress the knob on the valves on the tubes (floor has different valves, no bar needed). Neither valves register unless you pump air through them and they both stop registering when you stop pumping air.
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You can't sit right at the back of a lightweight SIB with a 25 and attack waves in a head sea in F3/4/5 and expect to stay the right way up for ever. You need weight up front and to be piloting mid ships (hence a *well fitting* tiller extension).

SIB telescopic tiller extension review

On the pressure gauge it's really easy to make on as per the link and you'll know at any time *exactly* how much pressure you have down 1/10 psi.



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You can't sit right at the back of a lightweight SIB with a 25 and attack waves in a head sea in F3/4/5 and expect to stay the right way up for ever. You need weight up front and to be piloting mid ships (hence a *well fitting* tiller extension).

SIB telescopic tiller extension review

On the pressure gauge it's really easy to make on as per the link and you'll know at any time *exactly* how much pressure you have down 1/10 psi.



Think I have the exact same tiller extension, it wasn't really necessary on the old zodiac (guess being heavier it felt more solid) but maybe I'll dig it out again.

Was surprised on that first video, after they flipped that boat, didn't expect them to be able to start it again.
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They dont screw in, they just push in using the connectors that come with the foot pump ( these have a little bar in them to depress the knob on the valves on the tubes (floor has different valves, no bar needed). Neither valves register unless you pump air through them and they both stop registering when you stop pumping air.

Okay, must be different to my Honwave ones... It must be something obvious though, surely, I can't believe the two don't work?!?! That's just bad bad luck!
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FWIW I wouldn't be without my tiller extension in my Honwave when at speed/chop and one-up, just too damn flighty...
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Okay, must be different to my Honwave ones... It must be something obvious though, surely, I can't believe the two don't work?!?! That's just bad bad luck!
I think they're only meant to work when pumping air through them, so you use them when blowing the boat up.
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OK. The Honwave ones are like tyre pressure gauges, you pump up then stick the gauge on and it tells you pressure. My confusion...
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