How to Tell How Many PSI?

PSI, Proper Technique, Valves etc.

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BSquared18
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How to Tell How Many PSI?

Post by BSquared18 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:31 am

The instructions for our new Advanced Frame single-person kayaks make it clear that over-inflation is a no-no. The instructions say to inflate chamber 2 to 2 pounds-per-square-inch and the other chambers to 1 PSI.

We use bellows foot pumps. How can one tell when the proper PSI has been reached?

Thanks,
Bill

Racer48
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Post by Racer48 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:03 am

there are probably some ingenius ways to do it, but getting a guage, and placing it inline would work.

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Post by paddlesheep » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:16 pm

Most footpumps won't go too far above 2 psi. Inflate it until you start feeling the pump getting harder to push in. Then pump a bit more and stop. The boat should have a firmness like a tennis ball. The floor should be a bit softer. You should be able to press down on the floor and feel the other side.

BSquared18
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Post by BSquared18 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:52 am

Thanks. That's helpful.

Bill

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