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Old 08 May 2013, 17:47   #1
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Pressure gauge

Can anyone recommend a pressure gauge?

The one that came with my Zodiac is so short and stubby that you cannot read it when inflating without standing on you head on the floor of my boat.

Also, not sure how accurate it is.

So one that I can rely on for accuracy and easy to read when inflating boat. Must be suitable for HP air floor with delrin valve and the valves in the tubes, not sure of type but standard zodiac.
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Old 08 May 2013, 18:58   #2
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Check Zodiac propietary pressure gauges, others brands probably won't fit air valve to read as most of them are for Halkey Roberts type air valves commonly used these days in many brands.

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Old 09 May 2013, 13:57   #3
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Can't recomend a suitable gauge , but had same prob with mine so removed valve adaptor from back of gauge and fitted a short length of flexable pipe inbetween ,now can bend gauge to read it.
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Old 09 May 2013, 15:22   #4
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I'm thinking of that too. However its a gauge that came with bravo foot pump that came with boat and not sure of accuracy.
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unless you buy a calibrated gauge , i think they are all there abouts in accuracy, not sure it has to be good to last milibar, i have tried other peoples gauges and all about the same reading as mine.
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Old 11 May 2013, 10:21   #6
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Here is what you want...

Sevylor Pressure Gauge With Nozzles - Pressure gauge for checking Sevlor inflatable canoes & kayaks

Bought one for our inflatables and works a treat... comes with all the adaptors you need for any valves you might have... Cheap too!
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buy the bravo pump with the built in pressure guage , its so much easier to use and a really efficient pump . I think its the bravo 8 , also a stirrup one with guage is available if you prefer that type .
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Old 11 May 2013, 16:36   #8
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Thanks for suggestion, but neither do HP floor.

Boat came with bravo dual chamber pump, similar to 10 and a pressure gauge. I now use an electric pump with auto cutoff, but really want method to check pressure on inflation and during the day when I will only ave the foot pump.

Think I will see about getting an extension tube made up that I can also run inline with both pumps.
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sorry didn't see the HP floor bit , i used to used the electric one for mine . The Bravo 6 has a pressure guage and pumps to 14 psi or 1 bar . what pressure does the floor need , seem to remember my honda was 12 psi
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Can anyone recommend a pressure gauge?

The one that came with my Zodiac is so short and stubby that you cannot read it when inflating without standing on you head on the floor of my boat.

Also, not sure how accurate it is.

So one that I can rely on for accuracy and easy to read when inflating boat. Must be suitable for HP air floor with delrin valve and the valves in the tubes, not sure of type but standard zodiac.
I use a Bravo BTP Digital 12V Inflator 1 bar/14.5 psi. I checked the Zodiac gauge against the Bravo and both read the same.
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