Riken/Achilles Replacement Military Valve

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Replacement military valve for Riken and Achilles boats. Plastic construction with a six-hole mounting pattern that holds valve in a recessed rubber boot. Standard size replacement. Screws not included.

Outside diameter of the valve flange is 2-3/16 which may fit better in some valve boots.

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  • video: How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement
    How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement
    Length:4:21
  • Material: Plastic
  • Outside diameter of the valve flange is 2-3/16

video: How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement

How To: Military Valve Repair and Replacement (4:21)

The military valve used on inflatable rafts and other watercraft is a very durable and dependable unit that's been used for years. It's especially found on older boats. Replacing the valve itself is pretty simple; just six screws hold the valve in place. However, generally the valve is installed in a recessed boot. Replacing a boot is a pretty major repair job. In this video NRS Repairs goes over all the steps for repairing and replacing military valves, including replacing a boot.

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  • Riken/Achilles Replacement Military Valve

    Q:

    Looking to buy new gaskets for the Achilles valve. Do you have these available?
    Asked on 4/10/2014 by D

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We don't stock a gasket for military valves. Most folks in our experience lay down a bead of silicone sealant under the valve before screwing it down.

      Answered on 4/11/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Riken/Achilles Replacement Military Valve

    Q:

    does this fit in a 94 riken? I've bought a couple at my local boat store and they did'nt fit, there seems to be a couple different styles. thanks
    Asked on 1/11/2013 by pat

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They fit in my boat perfectly. I have a 12' 6" Riken Dodger 2 and they are
      working great. I'm not sure what year my raft is but I assume it is a mid
      90's boat. Hope that helps.

      Answered on 1/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It fits in a 92ish Achilles raft perfectly... So id assume so

      Answered on 1/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a Riken Jualapai. Not sure what year but it dates at least from the late 90's. I have used this valve to relplace some of the original nylon valves that failed due to age. The screw holes don't line up perfectly but thay are close enough that they go in without any real problems. The stainless screws that NRS sells for these valves are slightly longer than the original so I re-used the original screws without any problems. Note that the metal "military" valves that look just like these NRS valves do NOT fit. The flange is a bit larger and the holes are spread our furher and do not line up.

      Answered on 1/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      These valves should fit in Riken boats. The Riken valve boot is narrower at the bottom than other military valve boots. Check your existing valve - if the outside diameter of the bottom flange is 2 3/16", this should work for you.

      Answered on 1/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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4.0

Expensive but good quality

By SPHR

from Salt Lake City, UT

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Pros

  • Better than old one
  • Good design

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  • Price

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    Comments about Riken/Achilles Replacement Military Valve:

    This is a better valve than the older ones I have replaced them with. You may want to consider cutting out the old valve and replace it with a newer design. That is a lot more work than just putting one of these in.

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    5.0

    Great back-up

    By Matty

    from Sandy,Ut

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        • Replacing a blown valve

        Comments about Riken/Achilles Replacement Military Valve:

        never know when your going to need a spare!!

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