How do I inflate the boat and how long does it take?

Inflate the chambers starting with the floor, then the side tubes, then the decks. Using the Bravo 1 foot pump, this will take 5-10 minutes. Other types of pumps can be used, like the K100 high-performance manual pump, or the Scoprega Superturbo 12-volt electric inflation pump. Compressed air should never be used. Note: Most cigarette lighter electric pumps do not have enough power to fully inflate the Innova kayaks to their recommended pressure.

The decks on the Helios and Vagabond, since they get heated easily by direct sunlight, should be kept soft. The decks in the Helios are also more comfortable to sit against when not too stiff.

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