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Old 05 December 2012, 11:38   #1
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Zodiac Fast Roller inflation routine

A or B and any appropriate tips please.

A) Tubes first then floor ensuring you inflate tubes in rotation, finishing off to full PSI.

B) Floor first then tubes, again as above.

Does the floor need to be inflated as per the tubes in intervals?

I did try to follow the previous guide posted not to long ago but it I got confused, and what with no user guide I thought you'd be able help.

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Old 05 December 2012, 15:46   #2
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For fast roller, the manual is clear on this. Insert intl bucket if fitted. Floor fully inflated then tubes. Theb tubes inflate to 50% ish then 100%. These were about the only thing the manual is clear on. With assistance from this forum, I then managed to ascertain that 50% meant pressure not volume. Floor can go straight to 100%.
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Old 08 December 2012, 12:25   #3
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My 'intl' storage compartment bucket is stiff to insert. Are there any tips on how to insert this, especially the final cm then twist to lock? Conversely, how to untwist it to unlock. I can see with cold hands this could turn into a major inconvenience, to the point of not being able to inflate or deflate the boat. It's not like you could use a screwdriver to help to rotate the bucket in to place.

I'm hoping that it either gets easier with practice or as the storage bucket wears slightly.
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I made the error of trying to insert and twist once inflated.

Do it before inflation and it should twist on easily. Mine did once I deflated it.
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I do it before inflation, as per the manual, but its really stiff. Im wondering if there is some excess material from the tubes getting in the way.

I'm having to bash the bucket with the palm of my hand to get it in the final cm or so then twisting the unit by inserting the tips of my fingers into the lock groove to twist it. Certainly not easy when deflated.
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Ian, is your Fastroller brand new? Perhaps could be why it's so stiff?

Mine is second hand and although a snug fit, not overly hard to insert.

Could you try some light grease or Vaseline?
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Yes. Brand new. A bit of ageing to loosen it up a bit was also a thought. I've inflated 3 times now. First time took about 10 minutes to get the bucket in (at which point I realised that I had fitted it 180 out - doh!) and not enjoyable as it was the maiden inflation in front of family so had high expectations.

I will have a look at the hole again to see if I could put some Vaseline around without risking making the area slippery - I would hate to think what would happen to my pinkie if I slipped when I am putting so much force behind it.
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