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Old 08-21-2011, 01:40 PM
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Default NFO Valves

Hi,

Can anyone give me a quick explanation on how the valves work on the North Fork Outfitters boats?

I'm familiar with Summit 2 valves and the 1/4 turn to lock open or release, but it doesn't seem to work on this valve.

any suggestions?

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:44 PM
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Hi Stan,

You already know this but.............If you run into anything regarding valves or other; Alaska Raft & Kayak on Tudor Road in Anchorage can help with anything at all. They have been good with me.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:07 PM
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Push the button and turn from 12 oclock to 9 oclock and the button will stay down and in that position will dump the air. Do the opposite and the valve will pop up, you can fill it in that position
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:55 PM
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If you have one of the new frameless boats, which I think you do, you should have a Bravo valve. You have a white button with a spring underneath the button, just press it. Pressing it down will lock it and release the air, press it again the button pops up and it'll hold the air. Simple and 99% of the electric pumps will inflate the boats without a special adapter.
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Mine works exactly like mojo said (this years model).
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: NFO Valves

Thanks Mojo,

That is the valve I have. Maybe I didn't push down enough because I was trying to turn it like the summit or HR valves.

Can't wait for the next float now to try that!
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Default Re: NFO Valves

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If you have one of the new frameless boats, which I think you do, you should have a Bravo valve. You have a white button with a spring underneath the button, just press it. Pressing it down will lock it and release the air, press it again the button pops up and it'll hold the air. Simple and 99% of the electric pumps will inflate the boats without a special adapter.
curious as to how you knew that?
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:54 PM
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Not Mojo, but I knew about the valves when we talked about buying the Escape about three years ago. At the show, Dave mentioned new valves called "BRAVO". So I came home and googled that...tons of info. WS uses the same valve and NFO and WS are working together on a lot of things.

So, I asked Dave WHY he switched from Halkey to Bravo, Price? He said they actually cost more, but less problems and as Mojo mentioned can be inflated by any pump in the closed position.

I did notice his site does not mention what valve he is using on his new boats though. I will mention that to him.

Plus google new "outlaw pontoon boats valves" and get the info.
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curious as to how you knew that?
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I noticed you did not give your wife credit for the info. But Im sure you are paying the price now
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