Inflating boats in the rain.
Im a new to this forum and a1st time raft owner. I have my raft in the back of my truck and am going to use it this weekend. The problem is that i have just bought an electric pump and there is rain in the forecast. The warnings on the box says "Do not use under wet conditions, please keep away from water" and "To avoid electric shock, do not operate pump under wet or moist conditions". The pump is a NRS blast inflator with alligator clamps for the car battery.
How do I inflate my raft in the rain?? is it safe to have someone hold an umbrella while i inflate under it? Do need to buy an expensive hand pump? and how long does it take to hand pump up a 15 ft raft.??
I dont know anyone where I will be going, so going to a friends garage is not an option.
I was thinking to bring the raft and trailer to a parking garage and inflate the boat in there.
I will only be inflating it once cause i will be buying a trailer prior to inflating.
Thanks in advance.