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Proper Instalation and inflation sequence for BB + Zip decks

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:38 pm
by robbyw
I have a Convertible and have the single, double zippable decks and backbone.Am a bit confused as best order of installation and inflation of all the components. Thanks for any suggestions, tips.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:21 pm
by RobTheGob
We've only been out a few times - but this is what I've found works well, so far:

1) small amount of air in outer tube (#1?)
2) small amount of air in inner tube (#2?)
3) install backbone and align
4) install floor
5) install deck
6) a little more air in outer tube
7) pressurize inner tube
8) inflate floor
9) inflate other small chambers

I try to check backbone alignment between steps - but quite often forget! It's been fine - even if it's slightly out of alignment...

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:45 am
by Timbo
Just make sure that you zip the deck on before inflating fully.
The backbone can be pulled into alignment after inflation , by gripping as close as possible to the end and gently tugging whilst holding the bow or stern whichever the case may be with your other hand , this works if the BB position is slightly out.