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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:27 am 
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When I purchased my i14t I also thought it would be a great idea to buy the electric air pump that hobie sells. Well I plugged it in and the pump turns on and works just fine but I couldn't get it to inflate the yak for the life of me. I tried all the nozzles that came with the pump even though it seems the largest nozzle would be the best...but what the heck worth a shot. I even thought maybe it didn't work with one of the chambers (even though all the valves are the same) so I tried ever chamber but again no luck. I watched but it didn't even slightly budge as if it was slowly inflating. After a couple of minutes of troubleshooting I gave up and went back to the hand pump which worked just fine. I had the valve stems in the upright position like I would when using the hand pump. Can anyone help me out. I have pictures below of the pump and it's valves. Is this even the correct pump and/or nozzles? Appreciate the help. It'd be great to use from my 12V in the trunk while I'm setting up at boat launches.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:07 pm 
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You have to open the valves in the yak. The pump is high volume-very low
pressure. It will fill pretty quick, close the valves, then finish with the hand pump to get enough pressure.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Thanks for the help! The instructions in the box were non hobie related and I thought about trying that but since the hand pump requires the valves to be closed I assumed the same for the 12V. Hopefully this should free up some time blowing up the yak. Can't wait to give it another try now. Thanks again!


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