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Old 04 August 2013, 18:03   #1
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air pressure

I pump my zodiac until tubes seem drum tight but get no reading on bravo gauge? ican press thumb in about 3/4 to 1 in. I don't want to over inflate. I use a bravo 8 foot pump. any rule of thumb tips thanks dennis

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Old 04 August 2013, 18:29   #2
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Buy a gauge?

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Old 04 August 2013, 18:41   #3
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Need to buy a Zodiac brand pressure gauge to have a reading, no other brand will read due to having middle rubber diaphragms inside air valve instead than standard now a days spring type, are not cheap, but way to go if wanting boating perfection.

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Old 06 August 2013, 11:23   #4
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I have the bravo 8 with the the gauge fitted in the pump . I had a similar issue and it was the bayonet fitting for the valve wasn't quite long enough . It would allow you to pump up but I guess didn't keep the valve open enough to give back pressure for the gauge to work . I bought a new bayonet adapter that had a longer reach it was basically a universal fitting with thick and thin washers that you added or removed to get the reach correct for the valve
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Old 07 August 2013, 15:35   #5
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pump them up until they feel nice and bouncy!
I think i'll buy a boat*

*I think i'll buy a boat and then spend the rest of my life trying to afford to keep it
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Old 07 August 2013, 19:12   #6
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I have the same question for my AVON 3.50. It floats and run fine with low speed. But I always feel the tube shifting when I speed up. What's the pressure reading I should get?

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