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Old 26 May 2012, 05:57   #11
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Don't even consider buying a Rule pump.

Broke second time I used it (warranty period expired), took it apart and was shocked at what complete garbage it was made out of!
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Old 26 May 2012, 07:30   #12
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Don't even consider buying a Rule pump.

Broke second time I used it (warranty period expired), took it apart and was shocked at what complete garbage it was made out of!
Plus one for that sentiment. I gone thru to many especially rulematic complete utter waste of time and money. Better of with strait pump and float switch

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Old 26 May 2012, 07:52   #13
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TBH, I was referring to the Rule inflator.
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Old 26 May 2012, 11:15   #14
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Ive had this Bravo superturbo BST 12hp for 4 years - still working perfectly!!

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Old 26 May 2012, 16:55   #15
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We had a Rule inflator, which worked very well. However as it's just a motor with an impeller on the end it shouldn't give much trouble really.
But it wasn't inflating our Zodiac SIB properly, it's supposed to have 3.4psi in the tubes but it was only achieving about 2psi (although it was very fast at inflating the boat)
I now have a Bravo dual action pump which is slower, but does achieve 3.4psi and the boat is much better in the water.
I did not know it was not being inflated properly with the Rule pump as it seemed OK.... until I went on the sea and the boat was banging over waves, so I checked the pressure.
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Old 27 May 2012, 02:39   #16
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No impeller pump can create much pressure above 1psi, only a piston pump can give HP.
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Old 27 May 2012, 13:25   #17
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I was not told this when I bought the impeller pump, it was sold to me as suitable for inflating my boat.
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Old 29 May 2012, 05:49   #18
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Loonasea, what pump are you having problems with? We sell a lot of Bravo products and rarely see any problems.

The new BTP pump is the long term replacement for the BST and is really well built
Its a bst 12 hp i think compleat tat im temped to buy a small petrol compressor!
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We just bought a Zodiac Futura, though it had a tube valve problem, then bought a Bravo 9 foot pump, awesome, suppied one now in bin! For the amount of pumps to inflate the tubes why would you need an electric one ( unless its a very big boat of course).
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We just bought a Zodiac Futura, though it had a tube valve problem, then bought a Bravo 9 foot pump, awesome, suppied one now in bin! For the amount of pumps to inflate the tubes why would you need an electric one ( unless its a very big boat of course).
Ive now got a bravo 10 footpump get the tube and floor up to pressure no probs. it has twin outlets one for volume one for pressure much better than the electric rubbish!
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