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Old 11 May 2010, 07:23   #11
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Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
It doesn't work well the other way
Works fine for us, more often than not the tubes are pumped and hit with your fist, when it bounces off tubes are hard enough.
Getting the pressure equal in either side isn't hard.

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Old 11 May 2010, 08:07   #12
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It seems that inflating the tubes is a personal choice to where one starts.
Due the the absence of directions in a manual.

Me I always started from the middle. Blew all the tubes up in part then topped them all off with extra air when i got my breath back from hand pumping like and idiot.

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Old 11 May 2010, 11:06   #13
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Thanks Guys,

Our last boat had an inflation order in the manual of rears first working way up both sides to the front (as per jwalker), so I have stuck to that.

The Humber has pressure relief valves so less worried about over inflating.

Thanks for the advice on the drain - I would never have thought of that!

I definately enjoyed the pints more than I would have reading a manual!

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Old 12 May 2010, 04:57   #14
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Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
With the tube baffles I work from the rear inflating both sides. The cones will be pushed forward, the next will also be pushed forward as will the next. Finally, I inflate the front section to be harder than I'd made the others. This will pressurise all the other sections to the same pressure by forcing the cones back toward their respective sections. It also allows a bit of deflation of any section whilst keeping all the pressures the same because the cones can move to compensate.
I've always struggled to get pressures more or less equal. That seems the logical way to do it. I think you might have solved the problem.

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