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Old 10 January 2008, 13:42   #1
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Which pump?

Any recommendations on a good pump to inflate a 4.3m SIB?

Thanks all!!
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Old 10 January 2008, 15:08   #2
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I like the easy option - electric. I have one of these and it's been great.

http://www.ibsmarine.co.uk/buy-a-boa...lid=61&_ctrl=O

If you don't have a battery, the Bravo foot pumps are pretty good
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I like the easy option - electric. I have one of these and it's been great.

http://www.ibsmarine.co.uk/buy-a-boa...lid=61&_ctrl=O

If you don't have a battery, the Bravo foot pumps are pretty good
Thanks Ian - I forgot to mention I was looking for electric!!
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I find a stirrup type pump far more effective than a foot pump. They can usually be had for about a tenner in camping type shops. As they are dual action they are very fast to use.
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Thanks Ian - I forgot to mention I was looking for electric!!
12VDC or mains electric? Is the SIB on a trailer or ???
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[QUOTE=SeaSkills;233629] I like the easy option - electric. I have one of these and it's been great.

http://www.ibsmarine.co.uk/buy-a-boa...lid=61&_ctrl=O

I have one of those , with the pressure dial . Its very good especially for air floors and getting the pressure just right .
I No longer have a sib so make me an offer as its going on ebay soon .
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Avoid the cheap 10-20 pumps-they don't have enough pressure to overcome the resistance of the valve.
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Get a decent electric inflator. They're not cheap, but it will transform your boating experience!

I've got an LVM High Speed Inflator which I use with one of those cheap 12V "jump start" powerpacks. It works very well.

It doesn't do the high pressure floor though, and if I had known about the IBS one I would have spent the extra 20 or so. Buy Ian's

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I like the easy option - electric. I have one of these and it's been great.

http://www.ibsmarine.co.uk/buy-a-boa...lid=61&_ctrl=O

I have one of those , with the pressure dial . Its very good especially for air floors and getting the pressure just right .
I No longer have a sib so make me an offer as its going on ebay soon .
If Lordy doesn't want it let me know how much you want for it - ours has got "issues" - they probably aren't meant for heavy use and ours has been working a lot! I can certainly recommend them though!
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I should have started an auction here

Just make sure you reset the pressure dial after doing the HP floor . I reckon it would burst a normal tube on full pressure .
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