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I am looking for a good(reliable) 12v inflator for my 8' dinghy. The foot pump that came with it is junk, and hard to inflate aboard. Has anyone found a good one?
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Other than the bellows kind, I haven't found a pactical one, but I did see a guy with a 12V pump with a small batt inflating dinks around the dock
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Really, you have to think about your lead in. I do have an 12 inflator, works great, I have to check on the name and get back later. Just for giggles it is a double ender that works both ways, for the dirty minded that is infalte and deflate.
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yup

Yup, I have a 12V one that works great but it's on the boat which is 30 miles away. I can get back with you next week with the brand. I bought it several years ago, I think at REI. You might check there.
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i tried foot pumps and even air bed pumps for speed and easy of use. i now have a double acting pump like a old time bike pump, its incredibly fast. i can pump up my pool toy dinghy ( 50 bucks at west marine type toy ) in less than a min
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I have one of these,


WEST MARINE Inflator at West Marine

and it really blows, which doesn't suck. It makes my dinghy hard as a rock in minutes and it stays hard as long as I need it to.
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I purchased a Rule ID20 on amazon two years ago. This was after Practical Sailor scored it as their best choice. It is small - fits in the palm of my hand and inflates my eight foot dinghy in less than a minute. I carry a small 12V and inflate on my deck.
Its worked flawlessly. Only issue is that it is kind of noisy....
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It makes my dinghy hard as a rock in minutes and it stays hard as long as I need it to.
Oh never mind
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If you can blow up and pop a hot water bottle, then you should have no problems blowing up a Dinghy.

But pumps are easier on the old lungs.
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