Originally Posted by dogalot
...Picture deflating your 16' boat for repairs, and then having to blow it up with a small, $20 pump....
You'll only do that once though, before youo replace it with a good barrel pump. Not that I would know... LOL
I also have the NRS pump, but have used the 4" Carlson as well. Coin toss as far as I can tell. I can't remember which one it was or where I saw it, but one thing I liked about a pump I saw at a put in once was that the hose looped through the pump handle somehow, which my NRS doesn't do. I suppose I could bore it out, haven't looked that close yet. Just nice for storing and carrying, since the hose tends to want to do it's own thing....