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    Great air compressor for tubes-gctid400214

    Just picked up a great little air compressor for tubing.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

    It fills our dual person tube very fast and does not draw much amps.

    Our SUV has a built in 120 volt convertor and it works great off of that too.

    #2
    THat would be great if you have your car close to where you are boating.

    I prefer the 12V models, you can run off the boats lighter socket. We hit the ramp early in the morning and head out onto the lake and find a good beach spot before all the others get up and out on the lake. I then pump up all the toys once we are on site setting up for the day.

    It gives you more room if everything is deflated when you head out. Mind you at the end of the day we normally leave everthing up and tie off to the back of the boat. I hate deflating the toys!

    The ones with the big vents are OK.

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      #3
      We picked one up a month ago, as for needing the 120v plug in, we picked up a 12v battery clip adapter at West Marine, and then an inverter that plugs into it, in order to blow up the toys.

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        #4
        My '11 185 came with a 12v air compressor

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          #5
          Bcbayliner wrote:
          My '11 185 came with a 12v air compressor
          So did mine with the flight series but died and the one from cdn tire is a great option.

          I installed a converter to allow it to run the 120 v for the extra power. More then a 12 v air pump can provide.

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            #6
            Scrimmer wrote:
            We picked one up a month ago, as for needing the 120v plug in, we picked up a 12v battery clip adapter at West Marine, and then an inverter that plugs into it, in order to blow up the toys.
            Wow, that seams like a lot of hassle and extra cost. You gan get pretty good 12volt units that pump up the toys fast as. Also they are so cheap if you get them wet by dropping them into the waterops you can just get another one. I carry a spare just in case now..

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              #7
              I make the kids blow ours up - encourages them to ski or board instead

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                #8
                oldjeep wrote:
                I make the kids blow ours up - encourages them to ski or board instead
                Like it.:worth

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                  #9
                  Macca wrote:
                  Wow, that seams like a lot of hassle and extra cost. You gan get pretty good 12volt units that pump up the toys fast as. Also they are so cheap if you get them wet by dropping them into the waterops you can just get another one. I carry a spare just in case now..
                  Not much hassle at all, and as for cost, $20 ($10 each for the clip on 12v and an inverter adapter), for the amount of tubing we do (we keep the tubes filled at home most often) the hassle is negligible. I've seen too many 12v pumps overheat and stop working, which is more of a hassle when a five year old is whining to get the tube filled asap.

                  I do like the comment of making the kids blow them up, would love to get my kids into wakeboarding (5 and 3) but will take their tubing for now.

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                    #10
                    I use my Ryobi 18V cordless pump. The battery clips into the slot on the bottom. Light and compact, it makes quick work of all the inflation duties. I carry a spare battery just in case but have never needed it no matter how much I've used it for this purpose in a single day.

                    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/704805=29790-ryobi one+ air pump.jpg[/img]

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                      #11
                      Has anyone tried a 12v pumps like one of these. I've read many of the reviews for 12v pumps and there seems to be issues with them not being able to fully inflate the tube. The pump I have linked to seems to get decent reviews, I'd like to hear back from anyone with this model.

                      I'd like to be able to inflate and deflate on the water, thus needing 12v and be able to stow it away when not being used anymore. On a 175BR size is of a concern so something like the Ryobi above won't work well for me.

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                        #12
                        ^^^^^well good enough but sure you can get something for half the price.top mine off with the foot pump though, which my tube came with to harder pressure than 12v pump gets it.my 12v pump all fits in an ice cream tub and is stored on the boat.

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