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Old 17 August 2016, 12:38   #1
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hi i would like to ask what is the perfect tube air presser. i usually keep the tubes of my 17ft rib inflated hard as i don't have presser gauge and my tubes have the presser relief valves so it is not going to harm the tubes/ and last time i used the rib the tubes where a little bit deflated and the sea was a bit rough and the ride was much comfortable. what can you tell me?
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hi i would like to ask what is the perfect tube air presser. i usually keep the tubes of my 17ft rib inflated hard as i don't have presser gauge and my tubes have the presser relief valves so it is not going to harm the tubes/ and last time i used the rib the tubes where a little bit deflated and the sea was a bit rough and the ride was much comfortable. what can you tell me?
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Normally run hypalon tunes at 3psi, however it would be worth checking with your boats manufacturer. Relying on the over pressure valves is not ideal you should try to keep the pressure in spec.
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the maker suggest 0.25 bar which is approximately 3psi but my question is if i let the tube a little bit deflated will it be more comfortable at sea?
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I find at 3 psi there is enough bounce to ease the shock a bit but you have to drive to the conditions for comfort also I have a Foam cushion which helps

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If you run your tubes at a lower pressure it can cause damage because they vibrate at higher speeds. So make sure they are at the correct pressure
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This is the result of running an inflatable under inflated! The tube will get torn apart eventually.
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