Pumps and pressure.

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TheRunningGuy
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Pumps and pressure.

Post by TheRunningGuy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:50 am

Just tossing this on out there. I had the idea of drilling a hole in the packraft cap and mounting a Schrader valve into it. That would let you use a bike pump to inflate the raft. Don't think you would gain inflation speed but you could get a higher pressure. Just wondering what extra pressure would mean out on the water and what dangerous pressure might look like.

Stupid idea I know... or is it?

PS, Greenland paddles work well with a packraft on open water but a sliding/race stroke spins you too much.

-Nathan

jeremy089786
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Re: Pumps and pressure.

Post by jeremy089786 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:28 pm

Hi Nathan,

Not a bad idea at all. I have drilled a hole in my plug and inserted a long hose so I can inflate/ temper without getting out of the boat and a valve like that would probably work equally well. I would worry about anything likely to corrode though. I can't really comment on pressure, but it may or may not lead to busted seams (?) though I think the seams in some packrafts are stronger than the actual material (again a ?)

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