I have an Achilles 10' inflatable dinghy
(with a hard floor), and two Bravo foot pumps (one big, one little). The big one has died again and I took the pump apart to see what was going on - in the course of finding a small circlip-type washer that had fallen off (the washer holds the little rubber in/out flaps in place on the inlet/outlet holes), I noted that the spring inside is plain steel
and heavily rusted, and while the exterior stainless bands holding the bellows fabric
in place are nice, the bands inside the pump are cheap
pot metal that are also rusting out.
question: what are folks finding works particularly well as a pump for their inflatable dinghy
I'd prefer to stay with a manual pump (foot pump is ideal), an electric pump
is a possibility but that's also just one more thing to break... and I'm not impressed with the Bravo pumps at this point.
I searched around the site with the Google
search tool and didn't run across a discussion of dinghy pumps. If I missed such a discussion, I'll gladly be pointed to it.