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Tube Inflator


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I'm sure I'm going to get some funny responses to this post... but hopefully a couple serious ones too.

I want to get one of the tube inflators that is higher flow and draws more amps than the cigarette lighter is supposed to handle (ie... one that comes with clips to go right on the battery). I want to hardwire something though so I don't have to put the clips on the battery all the time and I can just plug the inflator into it. I'm thinking that I want the plug to be someplace in the middle of the boat... maybe hanging by the batteries. What would be a good place to hook this thing in? Right to the house battery with a fuse? Is there a distribution box under the console that would be good to hook into?

Thanks all. Oh... and I promise to only drive the tube in a straight line and only when no skiers and boarders are in sight!

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I did the same thing on our old boat -- 2006 vride. I used an empty breaker (shower or heated seat if memory serves) then ran the wire around to under the rear corner seat. Just make sure to leave yourself enough wire to move the pump around.

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  • 1 year later...

Which inflator did you end up getting, and are you happy with it?

Airhead 12 Volt High Pressure inflator. Very happy with it. Still haven't gotten around to wiring it to the battery... still just use the clips.

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