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Old 06-14-2010   #1
 
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Best pump for Tributary Tomcat IK?

Any suggestions for the best pump to use for an (Aire) Tributary Tomcat inflatable kayak? They have that special adaptor that needs to fit with the pump.

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Old 03-23-2017   #2
 
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Same Question!

Bump 2475 days later because I'm curious as well...

Thanks all!
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Old 03-23-2017   #3
 
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K200. That's what I use and you can blow the boat up in about 10 minutes or less but doesn't take up much room.
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Thank you!

Thank you! That is super good to know!
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K Pump

ยป K-Pump 100 w/ Check Valve
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Old 03-23-2017   #6
 
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tomcat valve adaptor

I think I had posted this last year when I got my Tomcat but just to reiterate the tomc. has a summit 2 valve but you can use a summit 1 adaptor for it. Strangely though the summit 2 adaptor will not work on a summit 1 valve.
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K-100 Kpump is probably best choice as it packs easily behind the seat with a few carabiners.

No adapter is needed. The pump nozzle adapter that comes with it fits perfectly in the valve.

That's for the ' old ' tomcat with Halkey Roberts valves. Not sure if they changed the valve on the ' new ' ones.
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Bravo foot pump..slightly bulkier than k-pump but cheaper and easier to pump by foot than by hand...comes with multiple sizes of adapter tip....on day trips we'll use the foot pumps at the put in then carry one k- pump on the run for topping off after the tubes shrink...have even just carried the foot pump's hose for topping off by mouth...
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I use a 12V Low pressure air mattress pump at the put in to get most of the air in, then close the valve. Then pump it up higher after that with the K-Pump. Then we carry one K-Pump on the river.

So the group only needs 1 K-Pump and 1 12V pump.
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Old 03-24-2017   #10
 
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Awesome advice!

Thanks all! I see the K200 and the K100 recommended, is there any need for the bigger K200 with a Tandem Tomcat, or is the K100 big enough? Any reason to spring for the K20, or is that only needed for SUPs?

Also, do you guys own/use a pressure gauge? Years ago when I was a guide we just did it all by feel, I never thought to use a gauge.

So many questions coming from hard-shell world...
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