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How to Inflate and Deflate Cataraft Tubes

NRS catarafts have three inflation chambers in each tube. This is a great safety feature; if you get a puncture, you've lost only one-sixth of your flotation.

Internal baffles separate inflation chambers. Using proper technique when inflating and deflating protects these baffles from damage. Fixing a blown baffle is one of the most difficult inflatable repair jobs, usually requiring passing the job off to a professional.

In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs gives you the straight skinny on this important boater task.

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