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Old 31 July 2014, 17:06   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Christchurch
Make: Bombard
Length: 3m +
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Bombard Explorer 470 rib tube pressure

Got my first rib after sibbing for last few years- a used bombard explorer rib (2004) with a 50HP on the back in reasonably good condition.
Went for its maiden voyage on Saturday -Christchurch to Poole Harbour which was great fun and achieved 32/33 knots which i was impressed with particularly given its a relatively small and simple boat

The PVC tubes seem pretty well looked after and i'm planning to keep it under a cover when not in use and then in our garage in winter to preserve tube life as much as possible.

Anyone know what pressure the tubes should ideally be inflated to? I'm using a Bravo electric pump and i was thinking 0.15 bar /2.5psi pressure.
Does that sound about right?

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Old 31 July 2014, 17:54   #2
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it should say on the HIN plate, if not it will be about 0.20-0.25 bar
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