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Old 26 May 2021, 04:53   #1
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Force 4 rechargeable inflator

Wow...... Just wow!
Got my new inflator yesterday and I'm uber impressed so far.
Just blown up the 3 main tubes in about 5 minutes to 3.5psi and its used about 20% of the battery.
What I'm really amazed at is how hard the tubes are compared to the max I can get in using the footpump supplied with the boat.
I've clearly been running this well below pressure previously.
Really is an awesome piece of kit and ideal as you can keep it in the boat with you and top up once you've been on the cold water for a while.
No affiliation but credit where credit is due, probably the best 150 quid I've spent for quite some time.
Not sure how it will be on air decks as mine is ally deck but this weekend, we're going to be with a couple of paddle boarders so I'll see how it manages their boards.
Never had a bravo so can't compare but my short experience is very good if anyone is looking for a pump just now.
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Old 26 May 2021, 05:12   #2
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Old 26 May 2021, 06:05   #3
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I used to carry to the beach then assemble bot then I spotted this paddle board wheel set for 15 quid on amazon.
Not as stable as transom wheels would be but seems to work on the flat.
Might look at extending the axles out to the width of the boat so it's more stable.
Just hoping for good weather on Anglesey this weekend now! 😁
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Old 26 May 2021, 10:38   #4
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If only Iíd waited a few months when I bought my plug in one!
Mine is fine, but having the integrated battery is a great step forward.
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Old 26 May 2021, 11:27   #5
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Thanks for the pics... does look a useful bit of kit. Proper two stage too so should be quietish on the initial fill.
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Old 26 May 2021, 12:18   #6
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Yeah pretty quiet. Not even super loud on hp stage. Louder but not deafening.
Certainly much quieter than my 12v tyre compressor.
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Old 30 May 2021, 12:05   #7
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Well, we've inflated my sib twice and deflated it and also inflated 3 paddle boards twice and it's now down on couple of percent battery left.
Really pleased with it.
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As for the trolley, fine on solid surfaces, useless on the beach!
I could make it work at a pinch but I'm just going to take the wheels and turn them into a set of transom wheels.
We beached up today then tide went out long carry back to the water!
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Old 03 June 2021, 16:48   #9
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More pics.

I used to carry to the beach then assemble bot then I spotted this paddle board wheel set for 15 quid on amazon.
Not as stable as transom wheels would be but seems to work on the flat.
Might look at extending the axles out to the width of the boat so it's more stable.
Just hoping for good weather on Anglesey this weekend now! ��
We have a similar kayak dolly. I bolted on some 1.5"/50mm PVC pipes with closed cell pipe insulation as bunks and it's very stable. Not to mention inexpensive and a very easy DIY job. I'm gonna have to build my own with some bigger tires though (like our beach cart) as the small ones don't easily roll over the soft sand here with the weight of our SIB.
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Old 03 June 2021, 17:04   #10
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We have a similar kayak dolly. I bolted on some 1.5"/50mm PVC pipes with closed cell pipe insulation as bunks and it's very stable. Not to mention inexpensive and a very easy DIY job. I'm gonna have to build my own with some bigger tires though (like our beach cart) as the small ones don't easily roll over the soft sand here with the weight of our SIB.
Great idea and would fix the problem.
That said, I think once the rowlocks are glued back on, she'll be going up for sale.
I've decided that I want something bigger/faster so will probably be looking at a solid boat now.
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Old 22 July 2021, 15:14   #11
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Thanks for this Wazza! Picked one up today partly on your recommendation, and first impressions are extremely positive. Brought it home and blew up my new T38 straight away - had it up in less than 15 minutes (this will be less when I know what I am doing), charge went from 93% to 70%, so I'd say comfortably 3 fills there (4 at a pinch), although of course I'd charge it between trips anyway. Seems very fast on the low pressure cycle, and pretty quiet too (just a bit of whistling). High pressure cycle kicks in just under 1 psi, and has the noise I am used to with other pumps I have used. It is so light with the lion battery, fairly compact, and some really nice touches with the carry case, torch and dual USB outlets as well. A really useful bit of kit and beats lifting the bonnest etc to run a standard 12v pump. Just hope now that it has the durability and I am still raving about it a year from now!
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Old 22 July 2021, 16:12   #12
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Yes, I've been very impressed with mine.
Top tip, put it inside the boat when using it! First outing, mine fell off the tube and sucked some dry sand in through the inlet so it might not last as well as it should.
I've now got a bit of stocking and a rubber band that I put over the inlet just to stop the worst of it when I'm blowing things up.
I inflated and deflated 3 paddle boards and my boat and still had enough left to inflate and deflate the boat and 1 paddle board the day after (forgot to put it on charge when I got back to the caravan)
If yours is an air floor though it will use a bit more than mine. The paddle boards do hammer it though blowing them up to 15psi!
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