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Old 12-22-2013   #11
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Christopher Creek, Arizona
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Originally Posted by earnyourturn View Post
I use the big red and a 1500 watt inverter. This year I'm trying out an old scuba tank with it regulated to 1 psi. It can fill my 15 footer about thirty times. Might be handy for repairs on the river. It is composite and a reasonable weight.
Now that's dam handy x 3.14. Compressing atmosphere can be a pia at the ramp.

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Old 12-22-2013   #12
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We used one not only for the LVM but for my wife's breast pump after she had Emma the first season of camping with her. They work great. Mine has a tiny compressor also, and I pack it on any trip more than 2 hours from my house.

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Old 12-23-2013   #13
Horserump, Colorado
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Originally Posted by yak1 View Post
I(A) = P(W) / V(V) You know how many amp hours you have in storage, you need to look and see how many watts you blower draws and if it is DC 12v. So if you have a 500 watt blower/ 12 volts = 42 amps 500 amp hr/ 42= 12hrs/2 (you don't want to go below 50% capacity of your lead acid battery) = about 21 hrs of run time.. it should do it.
The BRAVO BTP 12 from NTS draws 20 amps at 12v so you can plug those numbers into the above formula and figure out how long it will run. (hint it should be rated at about 240 watts)
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Old 12-28-2013   #14
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I Use One No Wires Back To The Truck. Just Haul It Around Ghe Raft. easy.
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Old 12-28-2013   #15
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Leaf Blower works for me

Ive used a craftsman leaf blower for years, no problem. I leave it with the vehicles and just take a barrel pump on the river.

It is loud, but only for a couple minutes per boat. Works great.

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