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Old 01 April 2009, 08:07   #11
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forgot to mention when topping up with some boats its importent to start and finish with the correct tube as you can damage the baffles that seperate the tube sections ,eg , in most avons its start at the stern and move on up to the bow .
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forgot to mention when topping up with some boats its importent to start and finish with the correct tube as you can damage the baffles that seperate the tube sections ,as in most avons its start at the stern and move on up to the bow .
What Avons does this apply to?
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forgot to mention when topping up with some boats its importent to start and finish with the correct tube as you can damage the baffles that seperate the tube sections ,eg , in most avons its start at the stern and move on up to the bow .
Its the other way round. Bow first then work back so the baffles are pointing towards the stern.
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I never knew that. So where do I start?
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Bow is the pointy end, start there and work your back, you'll probably find the stern won't need any as the baffles will have pushed the air back making the rear two sections harder.
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Bow is the pointy end, start there and work your back, you'll probably find the stern won't need any as the baffles will have pushed the air back making the rear two sections harder.
Interesting Chewy.
Is this practice only for Avons and for all lengths?
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Bow is the pointy end, start there and work your back, you'll probably find the stern won't need any as the baffles will have pushed the air back making the rear two sections harder.
Cheeky git! I know the bow is the pointy bit. I also know the bit with the engine is called the transvestite!

What I meant was is it defiantly working from the bow back or is m chappelow right?
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The end with the engine (the blunt end) is called the stern.

Start at the bow and work back. Pointy end to the blunt end.
This will push the baffles towards the stern and will form the same shape as your end cone.
This is what we were told to do by the RNLI.
I'm sure they will be some logic behind it?
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I thought the round things on the side all had separate chambers?
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They do.
If the sausage type things need pumping up though it will push the baffle into the next chamber in effect pumping that one up a bit too. By the time your at the stern (still the blunt end) you might not need any air.
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