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Just got a Skedaddle 2 XC Inflatable Kayak and having trouble trying to inflate it at home to see how it works before going out on the water. Don't know which tip to use on the foot pump or where to use it on the boat. Thanks, Ben

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Use the threaded tip for the two main chambers, but be sure to turn the inside part of these valves clockwise to put them in the inflate position -- just press your finger on the valve and turn (the instructions aren't very clear on this). To deflate, push the valves in and turn counterclockwise.

For the orange twist valves use the tip that fits over them -- there is only one that fits snugly over them. Don't forget to open the valves (turn counterclockwise) before inflating and then close them (clockwise) before removing the tip. Just turn then cc to deflate when you're ready to put the kayak away.

I was able to inflate the Skedaddle 2 in less than 7 minutes on my second try, and I wasn't rushing at all. It's really pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

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