HOW TO INFLATE AND SETUP
Assembly ~ Inflation
Find a flat surface where your SCOUT products will be assembled.
Remove any sharp objects from the flat surface.
Unfold and spread your item out flat.
Please Read this First
If you are not familiar with these types of valves. The valve has a special spring loaded pushpin inside. This pushpin has two positions, IN or OUT. When it is pressed in, air will escape. If you push in the spring pushpin and turn 1/4 turn either direction it will pop out. The OUT position will lock air inside and prevent it from escaping through the valve.
Before inserting the air pump tube into the valve, please make sure the pushpin is in the OUT position otherwise all the air will escape when you disconnect the air hose.
Instructions for Scout365 Boats:
Inflate both pontoon tubes to around 70%.
Place the air floor inside the boat and inflate it to 100%.
Inflate both pontoon tubes to 100%.
Attach the oars.
Close the internal bung.
Attach your outboard motor if applicable
Grab your life vests(PFD) and you are ready to get out on the water.
CAUTION: Do not use a compressed air source (ie., automotive tire air compressor) to inflate boats. Over inflation through the use of compressed air may result in ruptured seams.
Over inflation can cause structural damage to your boat. Do not allow your boat to stand in direct sunlight when out of the water, as this may cause expansion to the point of damage or bursting.
IMPORTANT – for darker colored boats – they can expand under exposure to direct sunlight – therefore it is ok to release a little pressure through the valves from time to time if the PVC tubes feel extra tight.
Normal full inflation is approximately 1.25 psi for the pontoons and 4psi for the air floor at sea level. If using at high levels such as mountain lakes, the air pressure must be reduced to prevent over inflation.
Using 12v Air Pumps
12v air pumps work great and can save you time and energy. We offer 2 types of portable pumps. (refer to our accessories page)
1. The $19.95 kit which will do 80% of the work for you in minutes.
For proper inflation psi levels, you can quickly finish inflating the boat with your foot pump.
2. The BRAVO 12volt electric pump will do 100% without the need to use your footpump.
We connect our 12v air pumps to a small rechargeable battery. This lets you inflate your boats right next to the water which can sometimes be quite a distance from the car. Both items are available for purchase on our accessories page.