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    Default Tender Problem...help me inflate it.

    Okay so I bought an inflatable tender along with my boat back a few months ago. In anticipation of summer today I decided to get it out and inflate it in the garage. I got it all out and did not find the adapter to inflate the raft. Its a Zeppelin brand inflatable. Below is a picture of the inflation port on the raft, does anyone know if a zodiac or avon or other adapter would work on this port?
    I am digging up the previous owners phone number to call him as well but I want to be sure I can fill this thing up even if he does not have the part.

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    AKR&K or ARC might be able to tell from the pix and boat manufacture. The best way would be to take it down to them and find the right fitting. There are several different kinds available....

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    That looks the same as the one on the Alaska Series Rafts.

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    I have three inflatable kayaks and a dinghy for my boat, none of them have the same fitting, thus I have a million different pumps. I know the one you need, it has a two-prong type hook on the end of the hose, sort of twists in. You will need to actually get a pump from the maker of the dinghy that has that fitting, not yours per-say just any that use that fitting. Check Costco in the summer, West Marine, and any stores that sell the inflatable dinghys that are a weird brand. My dinghy brand is called "Extreme", it's like any other they sell for around $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrex13 View Post
    That looks the same as the one on the Alaska Series Rafts.
    Agree, give Jim King a call.

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    The maker of the boat is no longer in business, I will give Jim a call and check those other places.
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    I have an Achilles dinghy. The foot pump I have for it is pretty much generic and comes with several fittings that can go on the end of the hose. Just pick the fitting that fits the valve opening the best and push it in. Held by friction and does not need to screw on/in or anything. Same setup works for my inflatable kayaks. I usually start the inflation process with a wet/dry vac and finish it off with the foot pump.

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    Looks like the same fitting used on my Mercruiser inflatable. Worst marine has them.

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    I was at worst marine just the other day getting some other stuff.... wish I hand known I needed this part. I live in Eagle River so its a 2 hour ordeal to go to WM and back.. Going to check the raft places first as I would rather give them the $$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    Okay so I bought an inflatable tender along with my boat back a few months ago. In anticipation of summer today I decided to get it out and inflate it in the garage. I got it all out and did not find the adapter to inflate the raft. Its a Zeppelin brand inflatable. Below is a picture of the inflation port on the raft, does anyone know if a zodiac or avon or other adapter would work on this port?
    I am digging up the previous owners phone number to call him as well but I want to be sure I can fill this thing up even if he does not have the part.

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    Are you sure that is not your blow up doll????

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    Yeah TR Bauer, looks like a cover-up -- a good one indeed. Sure looks like a doll valve to me - I have never seen a valve like that on an inflatible raft. And yes sir, would be a crying shame to get way out in the Sound and realize she can't be inflated. As they say in scouting, be prepared.

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    Yep! I have the pump hose adapter you need for this HRC Valve.

    It's actually a reasonably good and easily serviceable valve...

    Also have the valve tools to tighten and loosen plus repair parts kits to entire replacement valves - that you should have in your repair kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Richardson View Post
    Yep! I have the pump hose adapter you need for this HRC Valve.

    It's actually a reasonably good and easily serviceable valve...

    Also have the valve tools to tighten and loosen plus repair parts kits to entire replacement valves - that you should have in your repair kit.
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    Looks like an Alaskan Outfitter raft I had once. They had connectors cheap a few year back.

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