So you’ve bought your new inflatable boat, only to realize the valve looks way different than the one on the inflatable raft you had when you were a kid.
Reading the instructions, you realize it is a Halkey-Roberts valve. But how do you use it?
What on Earth is a Halkey-Roberts valve?
The Halkey-Roberts valve (also called HR valve) is a one-way check valve. It makes the inflation and deflation of inflatable items as quick as possible, because it does not let air out while you are pumping into it.
HR valves are the most popular valve types you’ll find on high-end inflatable boats.
As you can see on the image below, it has 3 core elements:
- The base, which is built into the rubber tube (far left)
- The middle part, which is screwed into the base (mid)
- The cap, which is screwed onto the middle part (far right)