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Old 25 January 2003, 12:15   #21
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Solved my problem with an LVM inflator/deflator
High volume low pressure, takes it up to about 200mb in a few minutes, and crocodile clips for battery
Seamark Nunn 65
Mega price for what it is, but not much to go wrong and no more risk of Coronary.
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Old 25 January 2003, 14:49   #22
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They're certainly not cheap, but they do a superb job. I still haven't seen anything that comes close.

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Old 25 January 2003, 14:53   #23
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Is that the one that has a kind of double bellows and rocker thingy!
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Nope, it has a pair of croc clips and a whizzy round thing!

Have a look here

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Old 25 January 2003, 15:12   #25
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Oh right, A pal bought one once, I think it was branded as zodiac,
had a pair of bellows and a pressure "dial" which when set to the desired psi switched off the motor at the appropriate pressure, nice coz you could just leave it to get on with it, pumped pretty quickly too, I think it was about 80 quid
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LVM inflator/deflator

Current: 25AMP Max

wonder if this is a typo??? 2.5 would seem more like the mark for a little electric motor
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25A is about right. The unit should normally be connected direct to the battery, hence the croc clips and large diameter cable.

I have used the LVM for three years now, including a year of sibbing. Very good units for blowing and sucking high volumes of air.
If using this unit on a high pressure floor Sib, then use it to put the bulk of the air in, then finish off with low volume High pressure foot pump.
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I stand corrected!
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Old 25 July 2008, 12:00   #29
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Old thread, new post.

Sorry for my ignorance to the subject at hand, I am new to the board, and as we speak I haven't even seen my new/old SIB in person yet. I pick it up on Monday.

The last SIB I owned was over 20 years ago, but I am back, and I can't wait.

Now to my comment, I was picking up a new water pump for my motor this week and thought I would see what they had in the way of inflatable gear while I was waiting for them to find my order. I need a new air pump for the boat, the previous owner of my boat has/had two boats and only one pump and wanted to keep it. So I need a new one. They (the Marina) had one, a double action hand pump for 67 Euros, hum sounds a little expensive. I think I will look around some, I thought.

On the way home I stopped by the store to pick up food and right there next to the tomatoes, is a display with water toys for kids, cheap inflatable beds, and a pump!

The same **** pump I had just seen at the dealer, for 6 Euros!!!

I know anything marked with the words “Marine” is going to cost more, but 61Euros more, is a little much for a 6 Euro pump.
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You can, and i am sure there are reasons not to, buy a dive cylinder and reg second hand or use your own dive kit and adapt one of the pipes to fit your tubes. (gaffer tape and hose often work sufficently)
A buddy of mine does exactly this. He uses a flex-to-blow nozzle on the inflator hose (quick release fitting), that's taped to a scuba hose protector that happens to fit his Zodiac valves perfectly.

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