Originally Posted by Willie 1.5
Need to replace the floor valve boot on a Riken Nez Perce.
The baffles in the main section of the floor run parallel to the boat, the baffles in the bow and stern run perpendicular.
When inflating, the main section inflates first then the bow and stern.
The valve is currently in the front of the main section. Which requires that the frame/boxes be positioned behind it. Sacrificing potential storage space in the stern (if you could run the frame further forward).
The question: Can we move the valve into the bow, without causing any problems? I only ask because of how the floor inflates (main then bow/stern)
Any first hand experience out there?
Yes you can move the valve anywhere on the floor. You have to be careful in how you do it, but it is doable. It would require removing the valve and patching over the old hole, and cutting a new hole where you want it and installing a new valve boot. You will have to make sure you are placing the new boot in a place that works.
Could you just turn the rubber around and run it backwards from what it is now?