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Old 13 August 2004, 20:44   #21
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Uh-oh.. think i should have never asked the question...
No, im not Mr Bean.

Where can i find a gauge that will fit onto it? there is no way to check the pressure on it as it's a closed valve..(duh!) and as soon as you press it in, the air escapes round whatever object you try to measure the pressure with.
i suppose i could rig the compressors car tyre inflator thingie up with a bit of duct tape modification to measure the pressure in Bar AND PSI at the same time, i shall take a pic of it.. and then show it to you.. Maybe it's just me that is thinking that it is close to 2 Bar, and that im wrong... but i know how that it feels...

We shall see...
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Old 13 August 2004, 20:56   #22
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Presuming you have the sort of valves most RIBs/SIBs have, you should be able to buy a pressure gauge that fits straight into your valve, without letting the air out. I bought a double action pump to inflate my tubes, and the gauge came with it.

You describe your valves as changing shape under the pressure. Could you post a pic of a valve to clarify what sort you have? (There's no way the sort I have would be able to change shape due to the design)
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Old 13 August 2004, 21:13   #23
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Yes.. tomorrow... (it's 2:12 am at the moment.)
kinda dark outside...
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Old 14 August 2004, 05:00   #24
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THIS is A WIND UP!!

THIS IS A WIND UP 100% I AM NOW CONVINCED!!

Think about it. We all had boats for the 1st time. Did any one went through all this C@#P inflating a boat to 100s of bars??
Why Mr BEEN here does not use a foot pump? That way he will overcome his 'overinflation' problems
A lot of HOT AIR if you ask me
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Old 14 August 2004, 07:32   #25
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Calm down dear, It's just a commercial!

Manos, dont take this personally, but dont get all upset about something that you should not worry about.

The fact is, the footpump got lost, we have a compressor, and the foot pump takes for ages to fill it up with. So why not take the easy way rather than the hard way?

You are the one that said ~2bar in the first place, and i think i agree with that value, however the rest are freaking out at anything over 5psi.

I will attempt to find it out today with the help of some duct tape.
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Old 14 August 2004, 08:12   #26
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You've spent all this money on a boat and an engine - invest in a foot pump with a pressure gauge!
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Old 14 August 2004, 09:42   #27
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Okay, i used my duct tape and got out a gauge, i cant measure the pressure due to the way the valve works, you cant open it unless you press it with your finger, in which case the adaptor piece wont fit....
I think the only way to measure this is to slowly increase the pressure on the pump/compressor until it meets the resistant pressure inside the tube, when the valve opens. Let's just forget all of this until i get a foot/hand pump with gauge.

Inside of valve, dont worry, it's only vaseline that you see on the inside:


Outside closed cover
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mmm. Doesn't look like the sort of valves I have.

I belive the more modern ones which most RIBs and inflatables are fitted with now are made by Halkey Roberts (or are based on his designs). You might find that a standard pressure gauge won't fit without some sort of modification.
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