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Do you take your pump with you?

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Created by Wollemi 1 month ago, 18 Aug 2020
Wollemi
NSW, 330 posts
18 Aug 2020 9:21PM
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Mate wants me to do a 12km trip on his SUP inflatables soon. With the tide, and residual 'Below Minor Flood' outflow from wilderness river.

As a one-way trip, should we take the inflatable SUP pump? I can put it in a dry bag, then under bungy on the deck.

Last week's micro-adventure.
www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10160035435704307&id=680679306

DavidJohn
VIC, 16410 posts
18 Aug 2020 10:21PM
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No need to take a pump IMO.

WaveScience
VIC, 117 posts
19 Aug 2020 3:11PM
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If your board needs re-inflating within the time it takes to paddle 12km, then it's probably not a safe board to take in the first place. With any decent SUP inflatable, you'd simply pump it to maximum and leave the pump behind. If you suffer from a puncture along the way, a pump won't help.

Wollemi
NSW, 330 posts
20 Aug 2020 9:43AM
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WaveScience said..
If your board needs re-inflating within the time it takes to paddle 12km, then it's probably not a safe board to take in the first place. With any decent SUP inflatable, you'd simply pump it to maximum and leave the pump behind. If you suffer from a puncture along the way, a pump won't help.


Ta. We are both new to SUP. Cold water made us think about air contraction.
When I have done multi-day rafting trips, the professional guides and my Landcare group take pumps. The fitting for the pump attachment is the same, and the outer material appears to be the same - hypalon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypalon#Uses

Wollemi
NSW, 330 posts
20 Aug 2020 12:20PM
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Thanks for the interest and messages.
We did the trip down the lower Colo River to the junction of the Hawkesbury River yesterday - and we did not take the pump.
Photo-story is here, for those who have a facebook account; www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10160057146824307&id=680679306



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