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What is a Boston valve? Usage tips and tricks!

If you’re shopping for an inflatable boat, you will have probably come across the term Boston valve. It sounds impressive as it is part of the advertising material, but wait a minute. What on Earth is a Boston valve? A Boston valve is one-way check valve with 2 ports, which allows for easy inflation and quick deflation of inflatable items. …

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How to clean inflatable boats (to look like new)

Proper care, cleaning and maintenance of an inflatable boat will not only keep your boat in tip-top shape, it will also extend its lifespan. If your boat is cleaned regularly, it will look like new almost all of the time. But if you don’t clean maintain your boat, the fabric will start turning dark, which will take more effort to …

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What to do if your inflatable boat gets punctured while out on the water

Before going on the water, it is important to check and inspect your inflatable boat to guarantee that there are no leakages, punctures, or damage that may result in mishaps during your boating trip. However, accidents do happen: You drop your utility knife while fishing. Your dog’s claws puncture the boat. A shark takes a bit out of your boat. …

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[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States 2

[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States

It is necessary for boat owners to register their boats to legally operate them within a state. However,  every state has different conditions and requirements for boat registration. Specifications on the type of watercraft that needs to be registered vary from state to state as well. Do I need to register my inflatable boat? Most US states require boat owners …

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How to find & fix inflatable boat air leak

Inflatable boats are durable, but like any other equipment, proper maintenance is a must to keep your dinghy in good condition. However, accidents do happen. Punctures and leaks are rare, but can be problematic. A slow air leak can be especially annoying, especially when you can’t find the source of the problem. If your boat is losing air pressure – …

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Dry Inflatable Boat Avoid Mold

How to dry an inflatable boat and avoid mold

Inflatable boats are hard wearing, but without proper care, your inflatable boats will not last as long as they were meant to. As durable as they may be, we have to take necessary precautions to keep them in good condition. One of the problems that inflatable boat owners face is the formation of mold and mildew in their boats. Mold …

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