Approximately how many pumps with the double action?

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Nighthawk700
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Approximately how many pumps with the double action?

Post by Nighthawk700 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:38 am

After using my Expedition kayak for 2 years, my kids made me feel guilty enough (plus I used coupons and a few years of co-op refunds at REI) that I bought a Convertible kayak so I could start taking them with me. The kayak has been sitting in the basement over this long, cold, snowy winter. But I can start to see green again, and the river based geocaches are calling out to me.

With my Expedition, someone on the forums gave me a number of down-stroke pumps with the AE double action pump to get the first, then second chamber filled. (27 each, then a little more if needed). Can any of you provide this number for the Convertible?

Thanks!

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Number of pumps for a convertible

Post by mtpaddler » Mon May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

Double pump.
I start with 50 down strokes for each large chamber. Top off to adjust final pressure. Altitude - 6000 ft.

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Post by Nighthawk700 » Mon May 11, 2015 4:25 pm

Thanks. I took it out for the first time a little over a week ago. I actually forgot to count how many pumps it took, but 50 gives me a starting place. I took my youngest daughter with me, and we got her 100th geocache out on the river. She had a blast doing so, now the other two are clamoring for their turns. ;-)

Wow, I'm almost never in your altitude though. Never too high over sea level actually.

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Post by 3-Bearss » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:55 pm

The Convertible is a great Kayak to Geocache with ... solo or with a friend. And it works great on ocean, rivers and lakes

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Post by PJohanson » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:22 pm

The Convertible is a good kayak for two, especially for big, strong people. The few times I've paddled a Convertible it's felt good on the water, but rather too big for me to handle alone when packed in its bag. Sounds like you've got the right boat for paddling with your kids!

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