FAQs + Repairs

All the information from inflation to deflation to repairs.
This is the section you find it all in. If you can't find your answer here feel free to contact us.

FAQs

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How do I Inflate My Boat?
1. Start by blowing up the boat with the large inflation valve getting the boat 90% to 95% full 2. Put on nylon cap with tube valve 3. Top off and make boat tight through the tube valve     Infations
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Do you have an inflation sack?
We are working on developing an inflation sack to work with our valves hopefully we will have it released in mid 2017.
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Are there any pumps you use?
There are also some battery powered pumps available on the market - we use a microburst pump
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What should I do for a PFD/Life Vest?
You should always use a certified Type III PDF with our boat. The lightest Type III PFD we use is the MTI Journey the large weights approx. 13 ounces.
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What comes with my boat?
All boats include 2 field repair patches, tube valve with nylon gasket and cap
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What is the nylon gasket for?
This little gasket is helpful but not necessary to seal the valve, the gasket is included to assist in sandy and gritty environments to help make a tight seal on the valve. The best way to store the gasket is to remove it from the nylon cap and place it on the tube. If you lose the gasket just make sure the valve stem and the nylon cap are free of sand or dirt.
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What is the weight limit of your boat?
The Canyon Flatwater 2 has a weight limit of 250 pounds, it is not recommended to go over the weight limit of the boat it will make it very hard to handle and it will tend to tip over easily. We are currently working on developing a large tube boat that will have a weight limit of 300 pounds there will be more updates soon.

How do I fold my boat?

One.

Find a flat surface and get as much of the air out of the boat as possible

Two.

Lay the boat bottom side up

Three.

Going from right to left fold boat in half

Four.

Going from left to right fold boat in half again

Five.

Taking what small overlap is left fold it back from right to left

Six.

Going to the front of the boat take about six inches and fold toward back of boat

Seven.

Repeat this fold three times, making sure to press the air out of the boat after each fold

Eight & Nine.

Start to roll the boat in a tight roll toward the valve. When done boat should be tight ready for the trip

How do I repair a small hole or tear in my boat?

One.

Partially inflate the boat to allow for the fabric to be loose but not tight. The main goal of this is to have the inside of the boat not touching

Two.

Locate and mark the small pin prick hole or tear with a pencil so you know exactly where to apply aquaseal

Three.

Open aquaseal and place a small amount on the end of your disposable applicator

Four.

Making sure the area is clean and dry, apply aquaseal to the small hole and spread out a bit to get good coverage and to make sure the hole is sealed

Five.

Allow the aquaseal to completely dry. This process can take up to 24 hours

Six.

Once the aquaseal is completely dry cover the repair with a patch – Please note this is not necessary but it will protect the aquaseal from abrasion

How do I repair a large hole in my boat?

One.

Assemble tools to repair boat: disposable applicator(s), aquaseal, patch(es)

Two.

Cut one patch into strips, large enough to seal tear in boat

Three.

Making sure the boat is completely deflated and lying flat, locate the large tear

Four.

place patch strips length wise across tear, keep doing this till the hole tear is sealed with patches

Five.

Place a small amount of aquaseal on the end of your disposable applicator

Six.

Make sure the area is clean & dry, apply aquaseal over patch strips & tear. Make sure to cover all sides, sealing the patch strips to the boat

Seven.

ALLOW aquaseal to completely dry – it can take up to 24 hours

Eight.

Once the aquaseal is completely dry cover the repair with patches to complete the repair