Remove SuperCat from box and unfold pontoons.
Remove the protective valve cap at the end of each pontoon by turning counter clockwise and pulling outward. The cap will hang down from its string. The inflator/deflator valve is now visible. The Halkey-Roberts boat valve opens for deflating and closes for inflating.
TO INFLATE - Depress the spring and pin and turn the pin counter clockwise until it stops. The valve is now "locked" in the fill or closed position allowing pressured air in but not out.
BOAT VALVE ADAPTER
1. Insert the Halkey-Roberts brand boat valve adapter (located in a side bag with the repair kit) into the recess around the center pin of the valve and turn clockwise until it stops. Now slide the open end of the pump hose over the exposed end of the adapter.
***The piston style double pump is best for repeated use. Count the number of strokes needed to fill a totally empty pontoon and you will be able to repeat the number each time. When inflating the SuperCat with a bellows style foot pump some finesse is needed to reach the proper pressure. Be patient towards the end.
SUPER AIR PUMP
2. Use the Super Air Pump which pumps with each up and down stroke or use the bellows style foot pump.
3. Inflate each pontoon until firm, about 1-2 lbs P.S.I.
DO NOT OVER INFLATE.
4. Tighten the tension strap until it pulls the pontoons slightly towards one another about
1-2 inches. Sighted from the rear, the pontoons will angle inward slightly.
SC REAR VIEW -TENSION STRAP
5. Raise seatback into upright position. Buckle side straps by plugging male half of the buckle into the female half located about 4" below the top of the seatback at each side.
Buckle side straps (view from front)
6. Adjust seatback to a comfortable position while sitting in the seat. Keep straps adjusted evenly so that neither strap carries more load than the other.
7. Tighten the two straps on the top of each pontoon as shown to stablilize side bags.
1. Remove the protective valve cap at the end of the pontoon by turning counter clockwise and pulling outward. The cap will hang down from its string.
2. If only a small amount of air is to be removed, simply depress the valve pin by pushing it inward with your finger.
3. To remove all or most of the air in the pontoon, depress valve pin and turn one-quarter turn to the right. This will lock the Halkey-Roberts boat valve in the open (deflate) position.
STORAGE - The material used in the SuperCat pontoons is UV resistant, however, storing the unit out of direct sunlight will prolong its life considerably. If possible, the pontoons should be stored partially inflated in a warm, dry place.
INFLATION - The material used in the SuperCat pontoons will lose some pressure over a period of days. Environmental factors also have an effect on pontoon pressure and should be considered. For example, inflating to two pounds p.s.i. on a cold morning will result in a substantial increase in pressure at midday under full sun. Conversely, if you inflate your SuperCat at midday under full sun, you may need to add air if the temperature drops substantially.
TRAVEL CAUTION - Increases in altitude, for example, travelling from 500 foot elevation to 5000 foot elevation, will increase pressure dramatically, consequently, pontoons should travel partially deflated.
RECOMMENDATIONS - We recommend you keep your pump with you at all times when travelling with your SuperCat or using your SuperCat. In addition, it may be wise to have an extra boat valve adapter and repair kit for emergencies.