New Zodiac Fastroller deflation - issue?
On Saturday I inflated my new Zodiac 3.6m Fastroller for the first time. It was not fully inflated, but just enough to get tubes into shape.
This morning I near fully inflated with a new Bravo BST 12 HP pump to just below the recommended pressures. Approx 11psi floor and 3psi tubes I think. Pressures were checked with the manometer supplied with the Zodiac and showed that pressures remained as expected ie approx 11/3psi.
I then left the boat for a couple of hours and on my return, I deflated it. To my surprise all the buoyancy tubes lost pressure even though all 3 main tube valves had not been fully opened. I cannot remember the exact order I deflated, but port rear tube was very deflated even though only bow and starboard rear valves had been opened.
I had not expected this as I had assumed that all compartments were independent and thus would remain fully inflated until its valve had been opened.
Is this to be expected?