It’s a simple enough plan. Scrub the algae off of the kayak with a Dobie pad and bleach. Wash the spiders off of the seat. Walk the 'yak down to the beach. Go paddling.
Well, the first bit went okay, although one of my hands is burning a bit from the bleach. Only when I turned it over to wash the bottom I heard a shush. I have wheels on it to make the 55-pound beast easy to move. I compressed one of the tubeless tires and let the air out.
Now, when I first got these wheels they were empty. I couldn’t get them inflated. A neighbour took them someplace and was able to put air in them. Gas station air stands don’t have enough power to push the sides of the tire against the plastic rim. I tried filling it from my SCUBA tank just now, but there’s still not enough pressure. (The only hose I have for the tire inflator is on the low-pressure side.) So how do I fill it?
I don’t relish hauling it down the hill; or worse, hauling it back up after a long paddle. I don’t have my Jeep with me. I don’t know if I can carry it on the Herald.