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Re: Air pump

Post by The Hobbit » 11 Aug 2018, 23:18

Don't forget you will need to recheck your pressures if out in cold water. This can reduce the critical pressure of your air floor and the handling of the boat , when the air inside the tubes cool. Normally checking after 20 to 30 minutes.
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Re: Air pump

Post by Compo1804 » 12 Aug 2018, 10:04

Thanks for that one Andy, never thought of that one. Your a bundle of knowledge fair play to you. Are the main tubes critical as well?

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Re: Air pump

Post by ChrisParish » 12 Aug 2018, 10:15

You will notice a difference in the general handling if the main tubes are too low but it’s not critical. If the airfloor isn’t right it has a major impact on performance. Without topping up the floor I get about 11knots. With it topped up I get around 14knots.
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Re: Air pump

Post by The Hobbit » 12 Aug 2018, 10:28

I don't normally do the remaining tubes, it's the floor which is critical to performance. I use a builders bucket up the sharp end for storage so I have easy access to the valves. I pull it out recheck and lob it back in again. :thumbsup :drive
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Re: Air pump

Post by Paul B » 12 Aug 2018, 10:49

The tube pressures aren’t critical, like Andy states the floor is really important, or ride , handling and speed is badly affected
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