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Old 29 April 2009, 17:14   #1
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Waterproof electric pump

Anyone tried one of these:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...00YEMQLI347209

Looks too good to be true for the price, although it is made by Coleman.
I can't find any details on flow rate, but Coleman specify 500 l/min for their non-waterproof one.

I'm thinking of using it powered off the RIB batteries for the Smaller Nashers SIB when we anchor.

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Old 29 April 2009, 17:21   #2
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Hi Nasher I have neaver heard of them but like you it looks to good to be true!! if you buy one let us know your thoughts.

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Anyone tried one of these:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...00YEMQLI347209

Looks too good to be true for the price, although it is made by Coleman.
I can't find any details on flow rate, but Coleman specify 500 l/min for their non-waterproof one.

I'm thinking of using it powered off the RIB batteries for the Smaller Nashers SIB when we anchor.

Nasher.
I've tried the cheapy turbo type pumps (which this looks like) for inflating sibs and the only sib it worked on was the old zodiac valves where you could unscrew the valve centre-but I had to top off with a footpump after screwing the centre in rather fast. Neither of the cheapies had enough power to overcome the spring on an Avon valve.

500l/min is just a volume of air shifted at ambient pressure.
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Old 29 April 2009, 17:35   #4
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I wouldn't expect too much at that price.

What are my other options up to @50?

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I wouldn't expect too much at that price.

What are my other options up to @50?

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Get the cheapy and make an adapter to hold the valve open while it's on there. You'll still have to put a few pumps in to top it off, but the only other option is a 2nd hand expensive jobbie.
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Old 29 April 2009, 18:29   #6
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I have a cheap turbine style pump from Tesco - cost about 8 - does a great job but won't put in much pressure.

I use a stirrup type pump afterwards - they are double action and shift a large amount of air.
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Old 29 April 2009, 18:56   #7
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Need to find one of these:-
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=360112626007
a bit cheaper.

The more expensive version:-
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=180309539526
As touted around on here a while back by somebody, would be a bit of overkill I think.

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Nasher - I've got the cheaper one of the two - it does my Quicksilver 380 perfectly from the car. Need to use the stirrup pump on the keel though.

The only issue is: - When just using the battery on my 535d it doesn't operate properly, needs the engine running too. Tried it on a Disco 3 and the same result.
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Nasher - I've got the cheaper one of the two - it does my Quicksilver 380 perfectly from the car. Need to use the stirrup pump on the keel though.

The only issue is: - When just using the battery on my 535d it doesn't operate properly, needs the engine running too. Tried it on a Disco 3 and the same result.

Thanks Black, thats good to know.
Looks like I'll need to leave the engine running on the RIB whilst its in use.

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nasher the best pump is the lvm high speed inflator cost abouy 70 i think
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