Originally Posted by Mike B
..... it would be interesting to read what they say re the draining hull and the order of tube inflation etc. ...
Pull the bung from the drain hole on a cold day then refit it, that way, when the hull warms up, its contents will increase in pressure and tend to prevent the ingress of water.
I posted this, re inflating the tubes, a number of years ago and I still use the system ...
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.