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Starns IK 116 Instructions or max PSI

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:19 pm
by spiralof5
I just bought this thing for $100 which is an absolute steal. I do no have the instructions and have no idea where to look.

The main thing I want to know is max PSI in both parts you fill up.

Thanks!

Re: Starns IK 116 Instructions or max PSI

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:14 pm
by mje
From http://www.airkayaks.info/b523manual.pdf :

Do not over-inflate the kayak. Over-inflation is the primary cause of leaks. Inflate the kayak until most of the wrinkles in the fabric are gone and it feels firm to the touch, but do not exceed 1.75 psi (0.12 bar) in the main air chambers and 1.0 psi (0.07 bar) in the floor chamber.

Water temperature and weather affect the air pressure in the boat. In cold weather your kayak will lose some pressure because the air will contract. If this occurs, you may want to add more air to improve your boat’s performance. In hot weather, the air will expand. You must let out some air to prevent the boat from failing from over pressure. Avoid exposing your kayak to extreme temperatures (hot or cold).

Re: Starns IK 116 Instructions or max PSI

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:27 pm
by spiralof5
mje wrote:From http://www.airkayaks.info/b523manual.pdf :

Do not over-inflate the kayak. Over-inflation is the primary cause of leaks. Inflate the kayak until most of the wrinkles in the fabric are gone and it feels firm to the touch, but do not exceed 1.75 psi (0.12 bar) in the main air chambers and 1.0 psi (0.07 bar) in the floor chamber.

Water temperature and weather affect the air pressure in the boat. In cold weather your kayak will lose some pressure because the air will contract. If this occurs, you may want to add more air to improve your boat’s performance. In hot weather, the air will expand. You must let out some air to prevent the boat from failing from over pressure. Avoid exposing your kayak to extreme temperatures (hot or cold).
So it is the same thing as the spree. Whats the top class it can do? Class 3?