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Old 26 May 2015, 03:55   #1
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Stirrup Pump

I'm after a new (not electric) pump for my 4.2 Seasearch sib, preferably with built in pressure gauge.
After a bit of research, I've come up with this
Bravo 6M Stirrup pump | with inbuild pressure gaugue | pumps to a high pressure and high volume | for use with inflatable kayak
Has anyone got one? Are they any good?
Is there anything better?
Many thanks
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Old 03 June 2015, 03:27   #2
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Well, it appears this pump isn't too popular with ribnet members so I thought I'd go ahead and give a quick review of the pump, as I bit the bullet and bought one.

I bought the cheaper model without the gauge as I already have a gauge which came with the boat.
It was just a matter of unscrewing the bung in the handle and replacing it with the gauge.
In use, the pump is very effective and shifts large quantities of air very quickly in the 2 direction mode.
Removing the bung changes it to the single direction which makes it easier to achieve higher pressures.
As a relative newbie to sibbing I don't have much experience with pumps, other than the foot pump that came with the boat but this new pump is in a different league altogether.
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Sorry, I didn't see your post. I've got one of those and it's one of the better stirrup pumps I've used.
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I also bought one of these last year and find it very good actually prefer it to the foot style for two reasons balance and the double fill action.


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Old 03 June 2015, 04:25   #5
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Now ya'll tell me ;-)
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Hey at least it's good news!

Let me put it this way. That Bravo pump is better than the Quicksilver stirrup pump I had before it.
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I've always used one of these - a clone from the local camping shop at around 10. They work really well and get up to higher pressure much easier than a foot pump. When new worth dismantling and adding some more silicone grease/vaseline etc to the moving parts/seal as they can be a bit dry. You can also get a longer length of the convoluted hose from motorcaravan/camping shops which comes in handy.
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Loads of grease already in it :-)
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You can also get a longer length of the convoluted hose from motorcaravan/camping shops which comes in handy.
That's worth knowing. Off to visit a caravan shop this weekend then!
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