Amount of bladder pressure?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Strawstalker, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Strawstalker New Member

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    Grand Junction, CO
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    I have a used Dave Scadden cardiac canyon. Any idea what the correct bladder PSI is? I have always just filled until semi-firm (underinflated). Santa brought me a pressure guage. Thanks, Dan
  2. Robert Engleheart Robert

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    Lemoore, CA
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    2-3 PSI per Scadden; 2 for stillwaters, 3 for rivers. I've found 3 is extremely tight, 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 is what I aim for. Lots of folk claim the low pressure gauge isn't that accurate, I fill 'em "drum tight", rarely use the gauge unless I'm having someone else fill em while I'm doing something else. Less pressure on my bigger (14' x 22" tubes).
  3. mojo Member

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    Yewtah
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    If you have a urethane bladder, 2-2/12 lb. The bladderless you can do the 2.5 to 3 lb. like Robert mentions. I'm not sure what he has, but sounds like a bladderless.
  4. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Columbia Basin
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    I also go 2-3/4 on my Renegade.
  5. Strawstalker New Member

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    Grand Junction, CO
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    Thanks for the replys - I will go for 2 1/2#. Dan