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AE1006-G(2004-2006), AE1006-Y(2007-Present), AE1014-Y(2007-Present), AE1008-GRN(2005-2007), AE1008-R(2008-Present)

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MikeHermes
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Looking for a part

Post by MikeHermes » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:34 am

Hi there,

I recently bought a used StraitEdge inflatable and believe it or not after first time use I lost the screw on connector used to inflate the kayak. Now I live in The Netherlands and there are no dealers over here. Can anybody tell me the quickest way to get hold of one of these connectors ? I there a website where I can order parts ?

Please help as I currently can't use my kayak :-(

Mike

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Post by JimD » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:04 am

Do you mean the part that connects to the pump hose, then screws to the spring valve? If so, I believe it's basically a standard 3/4 inch screw connector which is easily available. The problem is the AE version has a 'tongue' inside it that presses the spring valve in for inflation. I saw a 'how to' somewhere where they'd cut a piece of plastic to shape, and glued it inside one of the ordinary adapters to make it work.

If you wait though, I'm sure someone from AE will join the thread soon with info on how to get an official connector.

Good luck.

Timbo
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Post by Timbo » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:56 am

As a temporary measure you can try this to hold the valve in the open position whilst inflating , using the standard push in , taper fitting found on most pumps.
In fact i use this all the time on my electric pump for filling and the screw on fitting just with the hand pump and inline pressure gauge for topping up.
Made with a piece of old creditcard , actually saw it here on the forum
and saved the photo , no need to glue , just go for a tight push fit.
Make a template from thin cardboard first .
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Any parts can be ordered from the the Dutch dealer Arjan Bloem http://www.kajak.nl
Or otherwise try http://www.luftkayak.de The german distributer , they have
just about everything in stock for all models.

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Post by sonar » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi MikeHermes
Welcome to the forum.

I just use a 3/4 inch push in fitting
works for me and can't see the need to use anything else.

I also can not see the need for the adaptor requiring a lump on it to keep the valve open.!!!!


Not required.

One adaptor should do all the inflation valves.

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Post by Pearly » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:41 pm

I use the peg shown in the photo's for inflation with a battery pump. I bought the Coleman re-chargeable Quickpump and it does about 90% of the work in half the time!

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MikeHermes
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Connector to inflate kayak

Post by MikeHermes » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:55 am

Thank you all for your advise !
It was very helpful.

Regards,

Mike

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Post by Timbo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:49 pm

sonar wrote:Hi MikeHermes
Welcome to the forum.

I just use a 3/4 inch push in fitting
works for me and can't see the need to use anything else.

I also can not see the need for the adaptor requiring a lump on it to keep the valve open.!!!!


Not required.

One adaptor should do all the inflation valves.
You do need the lump when using a rechargeable Quickpump like Pearly
(and i ) use , as there is not enough pressure to force the spring valve
open 39 millibar , but there certainly is a hell of a lot of volume ! 500 ltr min.
Pumping my convertible up within just a matter of seconds not minutes and needing only a few strokes of the hand pump with inline gauge to bring to the correct pressure.

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