Lee Arbach

Waterkeeper

Pumps

Pumps

The raft pumps and inflatable kayak inflators we inventory include Bravo / Scoprega, Carlson, Sierra, Mastercraft, K-Pump, EZ-Pump (not shown below, but in stock), AIRE's Hurricane, and our own Top-Off pumps. It's probably fair to say we carry more inflators than any other stocking retailer, with more than twenty varieties. We also stock two pressure gauges that will cover most boat owner's needs. The foot, cylinder, and barrel pumps, and 12 volt & 110 volt electric inflators below can be used for all types of rafts and inflatables.

Our Boat People Top-Off cylinder kayak pump is aimed at inflatable kayakers who want something portable, but also very reliable compared to mass produced raft & kayak foot pumps, to take with them on longer paddle jaunts.

For 2015 we have a new small 12 volt unit to replace our discontinued Dyna inflator, and another new 110 volt pump that falls in between the expensive Big Red and the Bravo OV-4. These new pumps are now in stock.

Bravo 9 and Bravo 5 foot pumps feature secondary top-off chambers. These two kayak pumps can achieve several times the pressure of any single chambered foot pump. For Innova boats or any other make where recommended inflation pressures are 3 p.s.i. or less, you want to stick with a "regular" foot pump. For the side tubes on AIRE, Grabner, and Incept boats, and high pressure sportboat air floors, these dual chamber pumps are worth looking at. Note that most hand pumps (except the big 6" diameter barrel models) can also achieve higher pressures, sometimes up to 11 p.s.i. The exact maximum depends which model we're talking about.

Occasionally we see a footpump with a small hole in the front center of the bellows. This is often caused by the bellows getting pinched in the internal spring, and it can be prevented by not stomping the bellows plates together hard. If you do get a hole in the bellows of any kayak or raft foot pump though, a drop or two of Aquaseal (see our repair section) will seal it right up. Also, should your pump hose develop a crack near the middle (instead of at the end, where you can just cut off a few inches), a section of standard 3/4" i.d. garden hose works well as a replacement.

Many people ask us if a certain pump comes with the exact adapter for their inflatable. If that adapter requires that you twist it into the valve in the same way as the valve's cap, the answer is no. If you have some odd threaded thing where the pump is actually supposed to screw on, again, no, pumps don't come with these specialized adapters. Worldwide there must be close to a dozen twist-in style valve adapters in use, but they almost all have different diameters and different depths as far as how long those little bent "fingers" on the adapter need to be. It is impossible for any pump maker to include every adapter, and if they did it would drive the pump prices up dramatically. Your boat should have come with whatever is required, and while we do carry Summit twist-adapters, any others will probably need to be sourced from wherever you bought the boat from. The confusion on this whole issue happens because often, when people first buy a boat, it may come with a pump that the boat maker already equipped with the correct twist-in adapter. But this is something they did, not the pump manufacturer.

This section of our site was updated February, 2015.

Bravo MB 80 12 Volt Electric Inflator

Great 12V pump for inflatable kayaks and smaller rafts!

$47.00
Bravo OV10 Electric 120 Volt Raft Pump

A powerful 120 volt inflator for bigger rafts and marine boats

$139.00
Salamander 4 Inch Short Barrel Raft Pump

New! Four inch super value Salamander Shorty Pump

$129.00
Salamander Tall Four Inch Barrel Pump

Salamander 4" barrel pump A great value in raft / kayak pumps!

$159.00
Salamander Top Off Hand Pump

Salamander's new, heavy duty hand pump

$65.00
Bravo 110 volt OV4 inflator, 2 p.s.i.

We've been very pleased with this Bravo 110 volt OV4 inflator 2 p.s.i.,...

$69.00
Boat People Top-Off Hand Pump

2 year warranty. Boat People Top-Off Hand Pump for inflatable...

$59.00
Sierra Marine Ply Foot Pump, made in USA

Our very highest quality foot pump is the Sierra, which we've sold since...

$125.00
Mastercraft Big Red 110 Volt Pump

Made in USA. The Big Red Mastercraft Raft Pump is likely familiar...

$275.00
K-Pump K-200 Hand Pump for topping off, stow bag included

The K200 is just like a stretched out K-100 or EZ Pump. All three K-pumps...

$89.00
Bravo 8 Foot Pump, 6.5 liters per stroke

The Bravo 8 ($42) was a model that came out late 2008 and is fairly...

$42.00
AIRE Hurricane Heavy Duty 12 volt pump with battery clamps

Our other 12 volts inflator aside from the little Dyna is the Hurricane....

$89.00
K-Pump K-100 Hand Held topping off pump

The smallest of our three K-pumps, they K-100, looks very similiar to the...

$75.00
K-Pump K-40 Double-Stage Hand Held Cylinder Pump

Made in USA. The K40 Pump is a unique two-stage pump - sort of a...

$150.00
SUP K-Pump K20
This SUP K-Pump K20 has been called a real "game changer" by the SUP...
$119.95
Carlson 4" Barrel Pump

10 Year Warranty. Available in both 4" and 6" diameters, Carlson Raft...

$219.00
Bravo 5 Foot Pump with Top-Off feature

The Bravo Five raft and inflatable kayak pump ($50) is one of two foot...

$50.00
K-Pump Kwik Check Pressure Gauge, fits most valves

This NEW smaller size raft inflatable kayak pressure gauge from...

$38.00
Bravo 6M Hand Pump with Pressure Gauge

The new version of the Bravo 6 ($49) now comes with a pressure gauge on...

$49.00
Carlson 6" Barrel Pump

10 Year Warranty. The Carlson 6" Raft Pumps and Inflatable Kayak...

$239.00
Bravo 7M Foot Pump w/ Pressure Gauge

The relatively new Bravo 7M ($39) is a small-ish 5.5 liter model with a...

$39.00
Bravo 9 Foot Pump with Top-Off Chamber

The Bravo 9 ($50) has a six liter main chamber and a 1.5 liter top off...

$50.00
Bravo 4ALU Hand Pump

The Bravo 4ALU raft pump varies from our Bravo 6M hand pump in...

$30.00
Bravo Ten Dollar Foot Pump, 4.5 liters per puff

Last among our foot pumps is the Ten Dollar Foot Pump, your basic big box...

$10.00

The video above is courtesy of Jim Katella, a.k.a. Mr. K-Pump. Remember, all cylinder pumps need grease roughy once per season!