AF convertible - psi for chamber 1?

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seanmyles
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AF convertible - psi for chamber 1?

Post by seanmyles » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:15 pm

Just did an on land test inflation of our new convertible.

Any tips on how much to inflate chamber 1?

We inflated it until it has some form, but was still soft.
Then we inflated chamber 2 until about 2.2 PSI.

Is that how you do it?

Also, for a big adult and child, any seating tips?
Thinking of having adult in front seat clip position but all way back then have child in back seat all the way back. Dealing with 310 lb and 85 lb.
Daughter is athletic so she should be ok paddling wise in the rear.

Thanks
Myles

JimD
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Post by JimD » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:19 am

Hi,
that's the manual's way to inflate. What I did was count pump strokes though. x strokes to get to the first stage, then y strokes to full pressure. Then I divided the total number by two and put the same number in each chamber.

For seating arrangements, I'd put the adult at the rear for two reasons.
(1) You can keep an eye on the child and make sure they're safe.
(2) The rear position is the navigation position. You steer by using strokes to move the rear to left or right to get it pointing in the right direction.

Have fun anyway

Timbo
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Post by Timbo » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:53 am

Just keep in mind that it`s actually one round chamber with a vertical dividing membrane , creating an inner and outer ring , thats why the first side you inflate will always seem a little soft .
Check them both afterwards if you have a guage .
Definitely the heavier adult in the rear seat , makes the kayak more manouverable.

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