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Old 16 September 2018, 02:38   #1
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Valve issues

Hi guys Iím fairly new to boating so forgive if this is a stupid question. Iíve recently cost a bark bt330 with a friend just for a bit of fun. Weíre having problems when trying to inflate the boat, the valve donít seem to hold the air whilst being inflated. Any advice on how to inflate properly would be appreciated
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Old 16 September 2018, 02:53   #2
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Valve Issues

Greetings & welcome. Not sure what type of valve it is, but if the air is coming straight back out again, as opposed to leaking out once you have some pressure in it, I would guess that the centre post of the valve is pushed in and turned, keeping it 'open'.
Have you tried pushing the centre of the valve in and turning it a quarter until it 'pops' out a little bit? (sometimes the spring holding it in is quite strong though).
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Old 16 September 2018, 03:27   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Basically the only way we’ve manage to inflate it is to have the valve fully open (pushed down) and then quickly pushing the valve so it pops back up when removing the inflator. Obviously this looses quite a lot of pressure
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Pump it up with the valve in the "up" position. Pushing it in to open it is to let you deflate without having to pump all the air out
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