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Another item here: apparently some of these units are shipped (or stored) with the cylinders NOT COMPLETELY SCREWED IN. A friend dumped a kayak last year wearing a new inflatable, hers didn't go off. We found the loose cylinder afterwards.
So at least check to make sure the cylinder is fully seated in the mechanism.
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