Clever AIRPRO® Kayaks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Clever AIRPRO® Kayaks. If you cannot find an answer, please contact us.


Trouble Shooting

Inflate / Deflate / Assembly Queries
How do I inflate/deflate my CleverAirpro® Kayaks?

We recommend that you always read through the X1 manual and/or X2 manual before attempting to inflate your CleverAirpro® kayaks, as it will advise you on the correct procedure to follow.

**Always use the foot pump provided**

Using the Foot Pump:
– Push the inflation hose into the inflate valve on the foot pump and twist clockwise to lock.
– Firmly push the end of the hose into the desired inflation valve.
– Use the foot pump to inflate your Airpro® Kayak until firm, being careful not to over inflate.

Inflating Airpro® Kayak base:
– Locate the inflation valve for the base and remove the cap.
– Insert the pump hose into the valve and inflate as shown.
– Once inflated press the cap back in place and push firmly to recess the valve into the base.

Inflating Airpro® Kayak Sides:
– Locate the inflation valve for the side/top of kayak. Unscrew the upper valve cap.
– Insert the pump hose into the valve and inflate. Screw the top cap on once finished.

TO DEFLATE, UNSCREW THE LOWER PART OF THE INFLATION VALVE TO RELEASE THE AIR

How do I fit the inflatable backrest?

Lay out your Airpro® kayak backrest on a flat even surface, making sure it is clear of any sharp objects. Locate the inflation valve on the lower rear of the backrest, remove the valve cap and then inflate the backrest using the foot pump. Once inflated and firm to the touch, insert the backrest into the rear of the kayak seating area with the backrest “arms” against the kayak floor. Locate the eyelet on the rear of the backrest and the corresponding one on the kayak top. Using the backrest tie cord, loop it through both eyelets and securely tie in a knot to secure the backrest. For more information, please refer to the Airpro® kayak X1 manual and/or X2 manual.

How do I deflate my Airpro® kayak?

Before you deflate your Airpro® Kayak, we advise you thoroughly rinse in clean, fresh water and leave it to dry completely. Once dry, deflate the kayak by removing all stoppers from the valves to remove all the air. For full details, please refer to the Airpro® kayak X1 manual and/or X2 manual.

Puncture Queries
Why is my Airpro® Kayak deflating?

Firstly, ensure all air valves are securely fastened to rule out the air isn’t escaping from there.

It could be caused by a puncture so look to identify which part of the kayak is deflated then you can determine which air chamber is causing the problem. If you are struggling to locate a puncture, we recommend using washing up liquid diluted in water and wetting each air chamber one at a time. The escaping air should cause visible bubbles making it clear where the puncture is located.

How do I repair a puncture in my Airpro® Kayak?

You should not attempt to repair large damaged sections by yourself. You can repair small areas with the repair kit included with your Airpro® Kayak.

1. Deflate the kayak completely and clean the area to be repaired with an alcohol-based solution. Roughen up the damaged are surrounding the hole or tear with a fine sand paper.
2. Cut a patch to cover the damaged area. The patch should overlap the damaged are by at least 1.25cm on all sides.
3. Apply the glue to the kayak as well as to the patch and allow to dry for approx. 3 minutes.
4. Press the patch down firmly using a soft object. Make sure that you are working on a flat, even surface. Remove any air bubbles with a rounded object, gently pushing the bubbles in an outward direction.
5. Always wait at least 12 hours after a repair before inflating your Airpro® Kayak again.

For full details, please refer to the Airpro® X1 manual and/or X2 manual. Alternatively, you can contact our Aftersales Team on 0800 0323 313 to discuss further or click HERE and complete a Contact Us form.

Paddle Queries
How do I put my Airpro® kayak paddle together?

Follow these directions-

For paddles:
• Slide locking screw over end of pole.
• Push paddle fin onto end of pole and tighten screw.

For handles:
• Slide locking screw over opposite end of paddle pole.
• Push fit paddle grip and tighten locking screw.
• Repeat these steps to assemble the opposite end of the paddle
• Slide on 2 locking screws onto the remaining paddles pole
• Push fit into open end of paddle grip and tighten.

For more details we recommend you refer to the Airpro® X1 manual and/or X2 manual for full details of how to assemble your paddle.

Fin / Skeg Queries
How do I attach the fins to my Airpro® kayak?

We recommend that you attach your Airpro® fins / skegs before you inflate your kayak.

Fitting Airpro® stabilising fins:
1. Turn the kayak over and lay down on a flat even surface, making sure it is clear of any sharp objects.
2. Locate the fin locking positions fixed to the underside of the hull.
3. Align the fin so the arc faces toward the front of the kayak.
4. Clip one of the fins into the slotted fitting of the front locking clip.
5. Fix the back of the fin into the rear locking slot.
6. Repeat these steps for the 2nd fin if applicable with Airpro® model.

Please refer to the Airpro® X1 manual and/or X2 manual for full details.

Generic Queries
How stable is an Airpro® kayak?

The Clever Airpro® X1 and X2 kayaks are extremely stable. Inflatable kayaks tend to have a wider base than hardshell kayaks, making them more stable as a result.

How durable is an Airpro® kayak?

The Airpro® X1 is manufactured from light, strong, high-quality PVC, 5mm thick to resist tears. The Airpro® X1 is designed with 3 air chambers to keep you afloat in the case of a puncture. The Airpro® X2 has been manufactured to the same high standard, with the same quality materials but this larger kayak has 5 air chambers to keep you safe and afloat.

How safe is an Airpro® kayak?

We have designed our Clever Airpro® kayaks with your safety in mind.

Both the Airpro® X1 and X2 have been designed in bright sporty colourways so that they’re visible and safe on the water. They are lightweight and easy to carry so that they’re easy to transport from the boot of your car to the water’s edge. They have multiple air chambers to ensure, in the rare case of a puncture in one chamber, you will be kept afloat.

Please always follow the safety regulations and laws applicable to wherever you choose to use your Airpro® kayak and ALWAYS wear the correct buoyancy aid or personal floatation device (PFD).

What is the maximum weight allowance of my Airpro® kayak?

Depending on what model you have, the maximum weight allowances are as follows-
– Clever Airpro® X1 max. capacity = 100Kg
– Clever Airpro® X2 max capacity = 160Kg

Can I fish from my Airpro® kayak?

Whilst the Airpro® kayaks haven’t been designed with fishing in mind, you most certainly could use one to fish from. We would always advise that you consider any additional weight in relation to your kayaks maximum weight allowance, ensure additional weight is evenly distributed and take great care that none of your equipment damages your Airpro® kayak.

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Can I take my dog in my Airpro® kayak with me?

Whilst Airpro® kayaks haven’t been designed with dogs in mind, you most certainly could take your dog out with you! We would always advise that you consider the additional weight of your dog in relation to your Airpro® kayaks maximum weight allowance and ensure additional weight is evenly distributed. You should also remember to ensure their claws are well trimmed to prevent any damage to you Airpro® kayak.

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Where can I get spare parts for my Airpro® kayak?

From mid-May 2019, you can purchase all the spares parts you require direct from CleverCompany.com. Check out our kayak products.

You can call us on 0800 0323 313 or send your general enquiries and orders to support@clevercompany.com.

Can I take my Airpro® kayak on holiday?

Yes, you absolutely can! The Airpro® kayaks have been designed with travel in mind.

The Airpro® X1 is a tiny 7.4kg making it one of the lightest inflatable kayaks on the market!

The Airpro® X2 is only 8.2kg so again, it is super light and easy to transport!

When travelling by air, your hold luggage (items that you check-in) must be below a certain weight and size, we advise you check with your airline for more information before you travel.

Wherever you decide to go, be safe, be Clever, have fun!

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Can I use my Airpro® kayak at sea?

Your Airpro® kayaks are ideal for use on ponds, lakes, rivers and canals and the sea. However, we advise that you stay in protected coastal areas, no more than 300m away and pay attention to varying winds and currents.

Wherever you decide to go, be safe, be Clever, have fun!

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Maintenance

How do I clean my Airpro® kayak?

Clean you Airpro® kayak after each use. We advise you use clean water and a mild soap to remove any salt crystal, sandy granules or other dirt particles, and rinse thoroughly. Leave your Airpro® kayak to dry completely before packing away.

How do I pack my Airpro® kayak away?

To pack your Airpro® kayak away, we advise-

1. Ensure you have cleaned your Airpro® and it has dried completely.
2. Deflate each part of your kayak by removing each stopper from each valve and remove all the air.
3. Lay both upper side pipes into the inside of the kayak and fold them together carefully.
4. Ensure the kayak is not wrinkled and lays flat.

Where should I store my Airpro® kayak when I’m not using it?

Store your Airpro® kayak in a clean, dry place, away from direct sunlight and somewhere where there are no great temperature fluctuations.

What other tips would you advise to help keep my Airpro® kayak in tip-top condition?

Additional care advise:

• All inflatables are sensitive to cold. Your Airpro® X1 or X2 should never be unfolded and inflated at a temperature under 10°C.
• Try not to leave your Airpro® kayak out in direct sunlight. However, if you are out in your kayak and the day is sunny and hot, the pressure inside the air chambers can increase so release some air from the kayak to maintain safe pressure levels.
• Try to ensure your Airpro® kayak (particularly when inflated) does not come into contact with stones, gravel or sharp objects and that it is not dragged or pulled along the ground because this could damage the kayaks skin.
• Only insert suitable pump adaptors into the valves. The wrong type of pump can damage the valves.

Health & Safety

Intended Use:

This Airpro® Kayak has been designed for private use.

Area of use: Protected shoreline up to 300m- for journeys in protected coastal waters, small bays, on small lake, narrow rivers and canals. Do not use in windy conditions above Beaufort Scale 4 or with a wave height of over 0.5m.

Code of Conduct / Safety Notice:

This Airpro® kayak is a tested and safe piece of water sports equipment. We urge you to comply with the following rules and regulations:

WARNING!
– Your care and self-assessment on the water is extremely important. Never over-estimate your power and steering skills! Remain close to the shore! Keep a constant eye on the weather, storm warning and possible flare signals!

– Please always follow the safety regulations and laws applicable to lakes and open water and for your own safety, always wear a tested life jacket.

– Never allow children to play unsupervised with the packaging materials or the product itself.

– If a person happens to have fallen overboard, their rescue must take place via the front or rear of the craft. Re-entry at the side can cause the craft to capsize.

– Be cautious in offshore winds and currents.

– Please note that the weight of the occupants of the kayaks, as well as any luggage must be uniformly distributed otherwise the kayak can capsize.

– Follow the information on the type plate regarding the permitted weight allowance and number of occupants as well as the warning information.

– Always keep to the local navigation regulations.

– Do not carry any sharp or pointed objects.

– Your kayak should be protected against contact with dubious liquids or acids to avoid irreparable damage.

– Protect your kayak against heat and fire. Do not smoke in or around your kayak!

– Make sure you do not run aground on stony subsoil to avoid damage to the underside of the kayak.

– Should damage to one of the five inner chambers occur whilst afloat, do not abandon your kayak. The floatation force of the remaining, intact inner chambers is sufficient to maintain the kayaks’ safety on the water and allow you to reach the shore safely.

– Never transport your kayak in a vehicle whilst inflated.

– Never leave your kayak unoccupied on the water as it can be swept away faster than you can swim after it!

– Always carry the paddle with you when using your kayak, otherwise you will not be able to manoeuvre it.

– Do not attempt to make any technical changes to your kayak. Changes of any kind can compromise the operation of the kayak.

– Never use your kayak under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicinal products.

– Never overestimate your own strength! Divide your muscular strength with the paddle in such a way that the distance you have paddled away from the shore can be easily paddled back again. Stay in protected coastal areas, no more than 300m away and pay attention to varying winds and currents which can impact on your movement.

For further details, please refer to the X1 manual and/or X2 manual. For anything else you can call us on 0800 0323 313 or send your general enquiries and orders to support@clevercompany.com.