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by solarstabi
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Has anyone tried joining side tubes' air intakes together?
Replies: 4
Views: 10082

No

No
by solarstabi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion Bow & Stern titled ~2"
Replies: 15
Views: 23929

I have got one of our 2 AFs looking pretty good (on one occasion, anyway). When I next get a chance (Monday/Tuesday, hopefully), I will revisit the exercise on that one and then on the other one. I'll do photos which I'll send to AE for their comments, then when I'm satisfied of the full cause/effec...
by solarstabi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion Bow & Stern titled ~2"
Replies: 15
Views: 23929

When I say "pointy bits", I refer to the ends of the high pressure tubes (which aren't pointy, but go into the pointier ends of the kayak). The inflatable tubes at each end are actually quite bulky, and to fit them into the bow and stern spaces is a bit of a chore. One has to fit them around, or eit...
by solarstabi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Has anyone tried joining side tubes' air intakes together?
Replies: 4
Views: 10082

Has anyone tried joining side tubes' air intakes together?

It seems that much time and pressure testing could be saved if one had an equalising set of y-piece tubes which joined all 4 side tubes together. Then you'd just connect the pump to a single valve and all 4 tubes would automatically be at the same pressure as each other - surely a good thing? If you...
by solarstabi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Tip for protecting aluminium tubes from salt & sand
Replies: 0
Views: 5343

Tip for protecting aluminium tubes from salt & sand

Plumbers' teflon tape. Cheap & easy to use. Wrap tubes only where they overlap or join with 2 (only) layers of teflon tape. Start at end furthest from tube end. Leave an inch free as a tag for tying off. Wrap evenly up the tube to the end. Wrap evenly down the tube to where you started. Tie the 2 en...
by solarstabi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion Bow & Stern titled ~2"
Replies: 15
Views: 23929

Slight twist in stern

I, too, have found that my high pressure chambers were not installed particularly well straight out of the box. I worked out that at he bow the inner velcro pads which hold the port and starboard high pressure tubes together need to wrap over or "embrace" the top bow (Al) tube. Found this out becaus...