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Old 01 August 2016, 23:07   #1
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Just built this temporary transom arch as a way to store spearguns. Very crude but its seems sturdy enough. Tomorrow will be the first day on the ocean so I will have a much better idea of how this setup will work. The first test run I did on a local lake was not very impressive but after asking a bunch of questions I was told how important proper PSI was. I got a gauge and inflated the boat today to what I thought by feel was right and it turns out I was only inflating it to about 50% of what the Zodiac manual calls for. Im hoping with proper inflation tomorrows outing will be much more successful. Report and pics to follow.
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Old 06 August 2016, 00:09   #2
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The proper inflation is critical to its performance. You should notice a big difference. Have fun!
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Old 06 August 2016, 01:36   #3
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Proper inflation made all the difference. It handled great with three dudes and the roll up floor. The pressure relief valves seemed to be venting air before I reached the proper psi. Do the valves need to have the cap partially twisted out to work or was that the reason they were releasing air too early? When i tightened up the cap the air venting stopped. Any info on these would be great, thanks. Here are a couple pics from the trip.
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Old 06 August 2016, 03:09   #5
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Nice boat, perfect for speargun hunting!

Usually it's no air thight cap on the pressure relief valves. However on the intercom valves and on the fast inflation plugs, it's air tight caps. Post a picture of the leaking valve.

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Thanks for the response, Ill get some pics as soon as I can
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