Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 July 2008, 17:19   #31
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: telford
Make: shakespeare
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 optimax
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnappingTurtle View Post

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.
that will be aldi then, i bought a 12v inflator from there and a double action hand pump for a fiver each, inflates our 5m avon in about 5 mins
__________________

__________________
markg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 July 2008, 14:56   #32
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: Germany/Texas
Boat name: wicked weasel
Make: 3.6m Metzeler Maya S
Length: 3m +
Engine: 6hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by markg View Post
that will be aldi then, i bought a 12v inflator from there and a double action hand pump for a fiver each, inflates our 5m avon in about 5 mins
Thats the one! Wished I'd bought the 12v version also now. :-(
__________________

__________________
SnappingTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 July 2008, 18:08   #33
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
saw a sib boater this week end that uses the car air vent to blow up his sib well it takes it up to inflate then he tops off with the pump ,he has made an adaptor that goes over the top of the passenger side air vent his wife holds it in position whilst he holds the other end on to the boats valve after closing all the other cars air vents ,dont know if they can be bought but this looked home made.
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 July 2008, 03:55   #34
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Portknockie
Boat name: Utopia 2
Make: Seapro 3.8
Length: 3m +
Engine: Parsun 15 hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
ref descent air pump

I bought a bravo 12 auto shut off pump for my 3.8 it blew my boat up in a few minutes to the correct pressure then shuts off Ive seen them as expensive as £89 and £10 delivery to the highlands.
I got one from the bosuns locker Falmouth for £63 with free delivery if you spend over £50
iTS A CRACKING PRICE THAT You can use it from the car battery terminals when your out, when Im at home I connect a 12volt battery charger/booster to the pumps terminals it does the jobby

www.bosunslockerchandlery.co.uk

Happy Sibbing
__________________
chunky293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 July 2008, 04:39   #35
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,829
It looks like this only goes up to 300 mBar (4.3 PSI) which is OK for hard floor SIBs, but not for airdecks. I think that the more expensive Bravo pumps are the higher pressure versions.

John
__________________
John Kennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01 August 2008, 03:37   #36
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Portknockie
Boat name: Utopia 2
Make: Seapro 3.8
Length: 3m +
Engine: Parsun 15 hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Yup

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Kennett View Post
It looks like this only goes up to 300 mBar (4.3 PSI) which is OK for hard floor SIBs, but not for airdecks. I think that the more expensive Bravo pumps are the higher pressure versions.

John
Yes John
This is great for my alu hard floored seapro, and yes you do need more psi for the aerodecks.
Hopefully be going for my maiden voyage soon I just need a barrel to wash my outboards in for when I get back otherwise ship shape and ready to go I cant wait but know I have to.
A mate said ( I will get you a large plastic barrel mate ) still waiting grrrrrrrr Ive missed some cracking weather up here nice calm mirror seas, hope I HAV'ENT missed the boat so to speak.
Chunky
__________________
chunky293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 August 2008, 08:46   #37
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunky293 View Post
Hopefully be going for my maiden voyage soon I just need a barrel to wash my outboards in for when I get back otherwise ship shape and ready to go I cant wait but know I have to.
A mate said ( I will get you a large plastic barrel mate ) still waiting grrrrrrrr Chunky
Better use water muffs for washing your engine, it's hell of a job to add water to barrel, raise engine from barrel, throw away/ remove oily water from barrel, etc. Muffs will make your boating life easy, get yourself a engine stand to keep your engine vertical once water flushed if you won't be letting the engine sit on your sib's transom.

Happy Boating
__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 August 2008, 20:18   #38
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Portknockie
Boat name: Utopia 2
Make: Seapro 3.8
Length: 3m +
Engine: Parsun 15 hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
not sure what to do

Quote:
Originally Posted by Locozodiac View Post
Better use water muffs for washing your engine, it's hell of a job to add water to barrel, raise engine from barrel, throw away/ remove oily water from barrel, etc. Muffs will make your boating life easy, get yourself a engine stand to keep your engine vertical once water flushed if you won't be letting the engine sit on your sib's transom.

Happy Boating
Hi Locozodiac,

I was under the impression after reading articles in this forum that flushing with muffs isn't all that good as there seems to be confusion over wether or not you should have your engine running whilst flushing. Some say that if you dont run your engine whilst flushing with muffs you can damage your impeller, others say that using muffs doesn't get the water to where you need it, So I took the impression after reading the threads on flushing that the best way was to use a barrel of water and run your engine in that guarenteeing that your engine got a good flushing without damage. Its so confusing when so many people all have different methods of flushing, if you search the forum threads on flushing with muffs you will see what I mean.
Thank you for your advice.

All the best
Chunky
__________________
chunky293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2008, 00:51   #39
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunky293 View Post
Hi Locozodiac,

I was under the impression after reading articles in this forum that flushing with muffs isn't all that good as there seems to be confusion over wether or not you should have your engine running whilst flushing. Some say that if you dont run your engine whilst flushing with muffs you can damage your impeller, others say that using muffs doesn't get the water to where you need it, So I took the impression after reading the threads on flushing that the best way was to use a barrel of water and run your engine in that guarenteeing that your engine got a good flushing without damage. Its so confusing when so many people all have different methods of flushing, if you search the forum threads on flushing with muffs you will see what I mean.
Thank you for your advice.

All the best
Chunky
Without the engine running the muffs do nothing-the only thing you can flush without th engine running is engines that have a dedicated flushing port-and even then only when the manufacturer says it's ok to flush without it running.

Flushing with muffs and the engine running is fine.

Flushing in a barrel is best.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2008, 07:27   #40
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: Germany/Texas
Boat name: wicked weasel
Make: 3.6m Metzeler Maya S
Length: 3m +
Engine: 6hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locozodiac View Post
Better use water muffs for washing your engine, it's hell of a job to add water to barrel, raise engine from barrel, throw away/ remove oily water from barrel, etc. Muffs will make your boating life easy, get yourself a engine stand to keep your engine vertical once water flushed if you won't be letting the engine sit on your sib's transom.

Happy Boating
It does not matter if you are using a barrel, or muffs when flushing you motor, the water still contains unburnt oil.

One way, in a container, you can decide what to do with the water afterwards, the other way, you just spray it out on the ground.

My motor, while granted rather small compared to most here, won't work on muffs, so I have no choice but to use the barrel method.

I think it also gives a better indication of the condition of the water pump.

When using muffs you supply water under pressure to the motor, in a barrel, the pump does all the work, or not. If it is in good condition it is easy to see, if not, you see this also. Muffs sometimes cover up a weak or aging impellers early signs of failure.

There are pros & cons to both methods, I prefer the barrel.
__________________

__________________
SnappingTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.