Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 June 2019, 01:39   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 946
Usefull Adapter

Just bought one of these could be useful for topping up.

Would be a slow process to pump up whole sib but if your pump failed any person with a car might have a pump or you could buy a cheap one locally and not spoil your outing

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Pump-....c100227.m3827

Dennis
__________________

__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 10:55   #2
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: kansas city
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 36
Not to burst your bubble but a car pump won't work on our inflatable boats.
__________________

__________________
brveagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 12:07   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Waterlooville
Boat name: Tickler
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 140HP
MMSI: 235115642
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 548
RIBase
A tube pump tends to be high volume and low pressure whereas a car pump is the opposite. It would work but it would be a slow process.
__________________
GuyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 13:33   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Peterborough
Make: Honwave T38
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki 6hp
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 54
That's interesting. Have you tried it yet on the boat valve? If it's a good fit & works I might get one for inflating & washing down at home. I think my compressor would inflate it good enough for a quick wash 'n clean way quicker than the ITIWIT.
__________________
PeteG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 16:53   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by brveagle View Post
Not to burst your bubble but a car pump won't work on our inflatable boats.
I guess you didn't read my initial post
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 10:02   #6
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: kansas city
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
I guess you didn't read my initial post
A "cheap" car tyre compressor would really really struggle to "top off" a sib to 3.4 psi with that adapter.

That's all i am saying.
__________________
brveagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 10:31   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by brveagle View Post
A "cheap" car tyre compressor would really really struggle to "top off" a sib to 3.4 psi with that adapter.

That's all i am saying.

You mean that car compressor that pumps up car tyres to over 32 psi easily

Why do you think it will struggle
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 11:02   #8
Member
 
The Gurnard's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 25hp 2s
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,202
It would certainly burst your bubble if you fell asleep while waiting for it to fill ..however the compressor would not struggle in the slightest.

I remember many years ago my father forgot the pump for his Avon Restart tender. He had to use his lungs to inflate it that day.. now that is what you could call struggling.. he would have taken your hand off for that adaptor back then.
__________________
The Gurnard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 11:16   #9
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: kansas city
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
You mean that car compressor that pumps up car tyres to over 32 psi easily

Why do you think it will struggle
I'm not trying to argue, I'm simply trying to reiterate what was already posted above. A tire compressor works on a low volume, high psi basis.

Our inflatable boats require a high volume, low psi pump.

For example a bravo 12 pump flows approx 160L/min. A quick amazon search shows that a simple 12v tire compressor flows less than 30L/min. Aka 1/5th the amount of flow.

Those little compressors are air cooled and designed to run for short periods of time otherwise heat becomes a factor resulting in a loss of reliability and increased amount of wear for the tiny little piston. Not to mention most pull 15-20 amps of current which would cause the wire leads to get quite warm.

I stand behind my statement that a tire compressor would struggle. But you are in a unique position to test out your theory and let us/me know how it works.

Cheers
__________________
brveagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 11:41   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Touch Bottom
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 hp Merc Power t&t
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 271
Just buy a spare pump, and keep it in the boot or boat, simples..
__________________

__________________
Mercury 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 20:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.