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    Air pump for towable tube

    Im looking for a good air pump to air up my towable tube when Im out on the water. I dont want to hand pump it. Ive looked at the Airhead 12V pump that you can hook up to your jet ski battery. I just think that may be to much work and hard when on the water. Does anyone have this? Anyone know of a good battery operated pump? How do you guys carry your tubes when out on the water or going out? New to the jet ski business.


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    I want to pick up a tube this year and was wondering the same. I figure depending on the size of the tube you could pre-inflate it and secure it to the rear deck.

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    Coleman makes an air mattress pump that's rechargeable. It does a GREAT job, and runs forever on a charge. I've filled 5 mattresses with it, and it never quit. I think they're about $30 at Target or Walmart.

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    Airhead has a rechargeable pump. I use one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Airhead has a rechargeable pump. I use one.
    How long does this usually last?

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    I installed a waterproof 12 volt Marinco SeaLink 'outlet' on the side of my hull near the rear. I use it for charging the watercraft battery, but it could also be used for powering an inflator pump. Mine is fused at 10 or 15 Amps, which I imagine should be plenty for an air pump.

    An inflator with an internal battery is going to be larger and heavier than an inflator with just a power cord. And you have to keep the inflator charged, another thing to remember to do.

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    We use a Coleman battery powered pump.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00005JD3Z

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    I just bought a tube and pump at Costco. The pump is 12v DC and 110v AC. Has gauge,auto pressure settings, assorted fittings, etc.

    I plan on keeping the tube and pump in a Rubbermaid bin in my van and filling the tube at the dock.

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    Why not just fill the tube at the dock before the ski is in the water? Much easier IMO. That's what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r33pwrd View Post
    We use a Coleman battery powered pump.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00005JD3Z
    Great pump. Would deff. Recommend to anyone looking for a pump.

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