I have a Walker Bay Genisis dinghy
. Recent efforts to patch a couple of minor leaks
went well but I am curios if there is a better way to deflate the dinghy
. I have a bayonet style valve with a flapper one-way valve that lets you hook up a hand pump and inflate but doesn't let you deflate. The hand pump is set up for both inflate as well as deflate but of curse it can't deflate with the flapper valve closed in the dinghy tube.
I have tried to find an adapter from the pump to the dinghy that holds open the flapper valve but they either don't exist or I don't know the right key word.
It seems such a simple thing .... but lacking that you have to remove the entire valve and likely loose the internal flange requiring 30 minutes of fiddling in order to bring valve and flange back together.
Surely there must be a better way ....
Oh, with two people one person could open the flapper valve and another person could squash the tube but I am short one person for this exercise