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Old 19 July 2011, 20:02   #1
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Pumps for Aerotec

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I've got the Bravo 10 pump for my Aerotec. However, it's got no pressure gauge so I don't know how much I've put into the (fooked calzone) floor. I've considered getting the BST 12 HP electric pump, but I think my boat budget already has ran out of control. So now I'm aiming for the Bravo 4 Kite, which is pretty cheap (25 in sweden) and has the gauge meter. I don't think there's a foot pump that does the trick, and also it might be nice to be able to shift position after pumping the whole boat with my feet.

Is it possible to get the right pressure of the floor with the Bravo 10? Is it risky, will I over inflate?

What input have you got for me about this?
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Old 20 July 2011, 03:23   #2
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i have the bravo bst12hpp electric pump best 100 i ever spent with its built in gauge it takes all the guess work and effort out of getting the boat ready and its quick. while its blowing up you can be adding the seat, bow bag, launch wheels etc
i added 12v 9amp sealed lead acid baattery which fits neatly in the back pocket of the carry bag makes the pump truly portable
i would recommend you get the best pump 1st time its well worth it
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Old 20 July 2011, 03:35   #3
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Yeah I'd definitely like to have that one, although that will have to wait until next season since my amusement budget is voided for this year I guess I would get one if I could have one cheaper, but over here it's 180 for the one without battery and 230 for the one with.
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i bought my 9amp battery and charger for around 30.00 inc del

pump here Bravo electric inflator BST 12 HP High Speed / Pressure | eBay

price has gone up since i bought mine !
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Is it possible to get the right pressure of the floor with the Bravo 10? Is it risky, will I over inflate?
The Bravo 10 won't get your floor up to working pressure so you definitely won't over inflate it!

I would suggest something like the Quicksilver double action pump which is all you need. To make things quicker and easier without spending lots of money you could use a cheap electrical high volume inflator to do most of the work and just use the Quicksilver pump to finish off.
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Yeah that Quicksilver pump seems to be like the Bravo 4 Kite, except the Bravo has a gauge meter (can't see one on the quicksilver?)

Now the question is of course where I get my hands on one...
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Old 20 July 2011, 06:12   #7
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i bought my 9amp battery and charger for around 30.00 inc del

pump here Bravo electric inflator BST 12 HP High Speed / Pressure | eBay

price has gone up since i bought mine !
The parts for my Bravo are coming from Italy this week so I'm looking forward to getting it up and running!

Do you have a link to the battery you bought Dino as that sounds good?
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Yeah that Quicksilver pump seems to be like the Bravo 4 Kite, except the Bravo has a gauge meter (can't see one on the quicksilver?)
Yes, they look very similar. The Quicksilver pump does come with a pressure gauge.
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scarlet jester battery etc links

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PORTALAC PXL12090 12v 9AH LEAD ACID UTILITY BATTERY | eBay

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12v sealed lead acid battery charger | eBay
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i am pretty sure its a 7.2 amp battery they ship with from the suppliers, but the extra couple of amps gives you a bit more battery life plenty to blow up a 4.2 aerotec so a 3.8 should be no probs
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