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How Do I Inflate My Wakooda WatersportsInflatable?
1.Locate a clear area at least the size of the product you are about to inflate.Suggest a 4’ x 12′ flat open area to inflate an 11′ SUP.
2.Unroll the kayak, paddle board, or raft in the open area.
3.Lay stand up paddle boards and kayaks top down so you can see the track for thefin installation.
4.Install Fin Before Inflation: Bend your product at the forward end of thetrack, then insert the fin from front to back. Make sure the fin points to theback and is completely in the track. The black fin stop locks the rudder inplace. Then turn the board or kayak top side up so you have access to theinflation valves.
5.Identify the nearest inflation valve to attach the hand pump. Many productshave several inflation points so we recommend locating the easiest to accessand get your initial inflation started. Many customers work on their vesselswhere space is limited so we recommend starting the inflation process where youare most comfortable because this is when you will provide the most energy toinflate your vessel.
6.Remove the cover on your Naru inflation valve and make sure the valve is in theupper position. Naru valves have 2 positions. One is the raised or inflationposition. This position allows pumps to inject air into the product but preventair from leaving. The second valve position is activated when you depress thecenter post of the Naru valve that has a spring around it and turn the centerpiece one quarter turn to the right. When you depress the center point of the valveand depress it 1 quarter turn, it locks in the open position. This is veryhelpful when you want to deflate and remove the bulk of the air from yourproduct.
7.Attach the end of the inflation pump hose to the Naru valve on your product andturn it 1 quarter turn to lock it in place.
8.Now you are ready to begin inflation by pumping to achieve your desiredpressure. The gauge at the base of your hand pump will tell you how muchpressure you have as you depress the pump handle. A fully shaped product butsoft to the touch is almost there. Rely on the pump gauge at the bottom of apump stroke to see if you are at 10 PSI for the paddle boards and 4 PSI for thekayaks and rafts. When you have achieved the target inflation, you can removethe inflation pump hose by turning the connection 1 quarter turn to the left orcounter clockwise. That will release the pump from your product and the Naruvalve will hold the air.
9.VIP, be sure to replace the Naru valve cover after inflation to prevent anysand or dirt from entering the valve area. Proper care of your valve is fairlysimple but critical.
How Do I Know My SUP is Properly Inflated?
•The easiest way to determine your inflation is to gauge the shape of your SUP.If all the wrinkles are out and your board is fully shaped, you are probablyjust about there.
•Another test is to feel the hardness of your board. It should be hard meaningyour fingers should barely indent the board.
•If you are using the hand inflation pump, you will know you are almost therewhen the resistance in the downward pump is quite high. By that, I mean yourarms will begin to feel the resistance by feeling a little tired or sore.
•Another check is to use the gauge on the handle of your hand pump if it hasone. Check the gauge at the end of the down pump. It will read the instantpressure as the pump handle if pushed all the way down.
•Another way to check the inflation is how it performs with you on it. Providedyou are within the recommended weight range for your board, when you are on it,the board should barely bend. If you jump or bounce on the board, it will flexwith your motion. Depending on the feel you desire, more inflation will makeyour board more firm which is good if you are surfing or racing. If you arejust paddling to enjoy the scenery, a softer feel maybe more for you.
•Please do not over inflate your SUP beyond the recommended 10 PSI. Alsoremember to install the fin before you inflate.
How Do I Deflate My Wakooda WatersportsInflatable?
1.Lay your product out onto a flat open area.
2.Remove all paddles, seats, personal gear etc. from the product.
3.Rinse your product with fresh water before you deflate. It’s easier to cleanthis way, it drains faster, and it can be towel dried. Always remember you wantto return your product to the carrying bag clean and dry.
4.When clean, access the Naru valve by removing the outer protective valve cover.Once you have access to the valve, depress the center and turn it one quarterturn to the right. That will lock your valve in the open position. Now juststand back and let all the air leave the product.
5.When you are satisfied that the product is fully deflated, quickly depress thecenter post on the Naru valve so that you lock the valve closed. This preventsany air from returning to the product. Your product should look like a vacuumsealed package.
6.Remove the fin by bending your product at the stop and sliding the rudderforward for removal.Always remove the fin before rolling up your board orkayak. The small fins on the paddle boards are permanent and do not remove.
7.Roll up your product from the back or stern to the front or bow and return itto the carrying case and/or the storage area.
8.Be sure to also return all components to the carrying bag so that everything isall in one place.
How Do I Patch My Wakooda Watersports Inflatable?
Aspart of an active water sport, you may experience puncture leak in your SUP. Ifthis happens here are some recommendations that have proven successful.
1.Have some air in the SUP.
2.Fill a spray bottle with a soapy water solution
3.Spray the Sup looking for bubbles that indicate air escaping and makingbubbles.
4.With a marker note the hole.
5.Cut a round patch from your repair kit at least 1″ around the leak. Bigger isgood.
6.Rough the SUP leak and the patch with fine sandpaper to make surface clean.
7.Clean both surfaces with MEK (available in hardware stores) or clean withalcohol.
8.Apply the glue from the tube liberally to the patch and the SUP or kayak. Allowto dry, 6 minutes.\9. Affix the glue side of the patch to the SUP covering themark of the leak.
10.Use a spoon or rounded tool rolling over the patch to remove any air.
11.We covered repair with a board and clamped some pressure against the patch andSUP.
12.Wait 12-24 hours for the glue to dry and the patch to secure.
13.Re-inflate and off you go