Inflatable / February 1, 2019 / Iva Gabriaux
So good luck and remember to follow ALL the safety rules and regulations supplied to you and any you recognize from experience. The fastest growing trend in the kayaking industry is clearly the use of inflatable kayaks. Todays technology makes these inflatable crafts more rugged and maneuverable while remaining lightweight and portable. Even seasoned kayakers are gradually making the switch to inflatable kayaks. Inflatable Kayaks are Extremely Portable If you have ever owned a hard-shell kayak you realize how difficult it can be to transport your kayak. You have little alternative to strapping your kayak to the roof of your vehicle.
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.
Next you should tightly secure the blower(s) to the inflatable tube(s) and close any other inflation tubes. Now you should check to see if the location has an electricity outlet with a GFI box. Refer back to the blower manufacturers owners manual to check the correct electricity requirements extension cord type generator information etc. Now once the electricity requirements have been satisfied you can inflatable the product. After the product is fully inflated you will need to fasten all of the tie downs using the correct required stakes to anchor the inflatable into position.