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Originally Posted by Osseous View Post
I had an Airhead and wound up frying it because I left the truck running while using the pump. It won't tolerate the voltage for long- otherwise it was a decent solution. Now I keep my boats inflated on the trailer and just top off with a DRE barrel pump.

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Amen to that.

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Old 12-04-2014   #22
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Originally Posted by Andy H. View Post
Y'all may be overthinking this a bit. And the notion of using a gas powered blower just seems like serious overkill (not to mention stink and noise) if you've got a 12V battery nearby.
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It's been a while since I regularly inflated my boat away from 115V (I use a shop vac) but when I did I used a cheap $15 walmart inflator to get it close then a bravo II foot pump, like Andy, to top off. Why would you want to haul a gas blower on the water...? I mean if you have to reinflate after a repair the time and effort to do that is kind of lost to the bigger job of rigging anyways and topping off will likely require a manual pump to get tight enough, so what's the point? What's the fear with running out of battery, I mean how many times are you going to inflate your boat on a trip? If batteries do run out, will it kill anyone to manually inflate the boat?

If I didn't trailer my boat and need to inflate every time I'd get one of the Makita or dewalt type blowers so I wouldn't be tied to inflating on the ramp or in the parking lot and go from there. If I were on a budget I'd buy the old school cheap ass inflator or better yet, sick my boys on the task with a manual pump. You know, cause it builds character - hell, I might start hauling it deflated so I can sit on the ramp and drink beer why they build character

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Old 12-04-2014   #23
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Maybe I was a little misunderstood. I don't bring the leaf blower on the water. Yeah that would be overkill. I just use it at the ramp to save my back. I went with the gas leaf blower because it is a multi use tool. The battery powered blowers don't have the power to blow leaves, at least in my experience.
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Old 12-04-2014   #24
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I may have jumped to that conclusion... somebody up there mentioned it but it may have been a rhetorical statement, I don't know... I still don't understand hauling a leaf blower in your rig to and from the rio, but to each their own!

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