I just picked this up today and am pretty pumped! I sold my Watertermaster and picked up a used Catchercraft SRC. I’ve got a little work to do to get things ready, but I guess I have time. Hope to get to fish in the near future...
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Got your PM. Figured I'd respond here since you posted pictures and it might help someone else down the road. There is no real front or back on these boats. I like to put the floor valve in the back, under the rear deck so the passenger doesn't stand on it.
Regarding pumps, if I have access to electricity, I use this pump.
If I have a 12 v battery, I use this pump.
When topping off and or no power, I use a K-Pump.
Built to last, easy to use, a snap to stow - the K-Pump 100 Hand Pump is the top-off pump you've been looking for. This 2 lb pump fits most inflatable raft, cataraft and inflatable kayak valves.www.nrs.com
Regarding strapping the rear deck, there really is no real right or wrong way to do it, so long as you have the correct number and length of straps. Figure out what is best for you so the frame is secure.
I think that was it. Good luck. That is a nice setup with the front cooler and extra oar.