How to assemble an Airdeck inflatable boat

Setting up an air deck inflatable, like the stellar Seapro models renowned for their robust performance and ease of assembly, is a painless voyage. Let’s navigate this step-by-step, ensuring you’re sea-ready in no time. And remember, achieving the perfect air pressure is key – a task where a high-quality 12v air pump, such as the Genovo Speedy Pump, proves invaluable.

Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling Your Seapro Airdeck Inflatable

Step 1: Unpack and Unroll

Start on a clean, flat surface to protect the boat from abrasions. Unpack and unroll your Seapro air deck, spreading it out fully.

Step 2: Inflate the Tubes

Begin with the main tubes. Connect your Genovo Speedy Pump and start inflating. Aim for a tube pressure of 30kPa (about 4.35psi). This initial pressure will give the boat shape and make the rest of the assembly smoother.

Step 3: Inflate the Keel

Next up is the keel. Inflate it to the same pressure as the tubes, 30kPa or 4.35psi. The keel provides a V-shape to the boat’s bottom, improving its performance by cutting through water more effectively.

Step 4: The Air Deck

Now, for the main act – the air deck. This is where the Seapro really shines, with its super high-pressure deck (60kPa or 9psi) and under-mattress pressure plates that enhance performance by reducing hull hook and wave follow. This design cleverly bridges the gap between the ease of an inflatable and the performance of a solid floor.

Inflate the air deck, ensuring it fits snugly within the boat. Reach the recommended pressure for optimal rigidity and performance.

Step 5: Final Adjustments

With all components inflated, go around the boat for a final pressure check. Adjustments might be needed as the material stretches slightly when first inflated.

Step 6: Attach Accessories

Fit any additional accessories, such as seats or oars. These should clip on easily now that the boat is fully shaped and rigid.

Tips for Success:

Pressure Precision: The Genovo Speedy Pump is not just recommended; it’s essential for achieving these precise pressures without breaking a sweat.

Temperature Tolerance: Remember, air pressure within the boat will vary with temperature changes. Cooler water or air temperatures can reduce pressure, so it might be necessary to top up after the boat has been in the water a bit.

Safety Checks: Before setting sail, give your inflatable a thorough once-over to ensure all parts are secure and the boat is free of any leaks. And don’t forget to make sure your bung is snugly nestled in the drain hole!!

The Seapro Airdeck‘s ingeniously designed high-pressure deck and under-mattress pressure plates offer a unique blend of convenience and performance, making it a top choice for enthusiasts seeking the best of both worlds. With this step-by-step guide, your Seapro Airdeck is ready to conquer waters far and wide, marrying the simplicity of an inflatable with the prowess of a solid floor vessel.

If you're a visual learner then why not check out our how-to video here:

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