How to Assemble an Inflatable Sport Boat with Aluminum & Air Floor.
Assembling the aluminum floor Inflatable Sport Boat models takes about 15 minutes. Inflatable Sport Boat models Manta Ray and Shark have a total of 4 floor boards and the Killer Whale has 5 total. Use these simple steps to assemble your aluminum floor in minutes. Set up demonstration is shown on a Shark 9.8′ Inflatable Sport Boat.
Assembling the air floor Inflatable Sport Boat models takes about 10 minutes. Skip below to step #1a for instructions. Air floor inflatable dinghies require very little assembly instructions because everything is already installed and ready to inflate inside your inflatable boat.
The Shark 9.8′ model weighs 70 lbs stored in the PVC carry bag; Manta Ray & Dolphin 8.8′ – 60 lbs; Killer Whale 10.8′ – 80 lbs. The aluminum floor weighs 35 lbs stored separately. The whole Shark 9.8′ inflated with floor installed weighs 105 lbs. Easily carried by 2 people with the front bow handle and 2 inter pontoon rear handles. Check out our inflatable sport boat assembly video.
Step #1– Inflate your Sport Boat about 30-50%. Just enough so the boat starts to take shape. At any time during the assembly let some air out of the tubes to make inserting the floor pieces easier.
Step #1a – AIR FLOOR MODEL BOATS: skip Steps #2-5. Inflate air floor completely (Maximum 8 PSI) BEFORE inflating the keel.
Step #2 – Insert front floor board #1 and rear transom floor board #2. Front floor board #1 will have a hole in it for the inflatable keel valve. Rear transom floor board #2 will be the largest floor board with a small semicircle cut out to fit around the drain valve on the transom.
Step #3 – Insert middle floor boards one at a time. Remember it is OK to let more air out of the boat tubes to make this process easier.
Step #4– Make “V” shape with middle floor boards so they connect. Softly push down so they snap into place and flatten.
Step #5 – Add 2 side rails per side (4 total) to even out and secure all floor board pieces. Slit on side rails will fit to the floor boards with smooth curve side facing the tube.
Step #6 – Inflate all 3 boat tube chambers and 1 keel chamber about 95% and top off remaining 5% with the foot pump. Use foot pump to inflate until boat tube is rock hard and foot pump is hard to use.