Getting Started with Sebba Shade 6x9

First time users of Sebba Shade 6x9, please review the information provided here before attempting to use Sebba Shade.

Step 1: Review all material below

Step 2: Practice/ pump up your Sebba Shade on land.  Never attempt to use Sebba Shade on a boat without first getting to know the product on land.

On this page:

  • 6x9 Quick Start Guide
  • 6x9 Product Manual (long)
  • Setting Up On Boat
  • Using the Straps
  • Using the Pump Valve Adapter
  • Recommended Pumps
  • Float Mat
  • Strut Airflow Control & Troubleshooting

6x9 Product Manual:

Setting up on boat:


Using the Straps: 

Using the pump valve adapter: 


Inflated Sebba Shade:

A properly inflated Sebba Shade (8.0 PSI) should be stiff and sturdy. While traveling at higher speeds, Sebba Shade must be positioned as shown in photo below (in the aft position). DO NOT hang Sebba Shade over the bow (front of boat) while traveling fast. The wind will cause it to bend and block your sight.

If there is any sagging or if the tubes can bend, then it is not inflated correctly. Ensure that your pump is set between 7.0 and 8.0 PSI and that air is not leaking from the pump hose during inflation. See the pump valve adapter section above.


Pumps are sold separately. Any kiteboarding pump or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) style pump will work with Sebba Shade. There are dozens to choose from. Check out your local paddleboard or kiteboarding store, or Amazon. Cordless electric pumps should always be a two-stage pump, for faster inflation.

Listed here are a two pump options for purchase on Amazon. Either of these will inflate Sebba Shade in about 2 minutes.  Prices as of Oct. 6th, 2023.

Basic Hand Pump, $39:

ADVANCED ELEMENTS Double Action Pump w/Pressure Gauge

Hand Pump  


Cordless Electric Pump, $119:

AIRBANK 20PSI Paddle Board Pump


Alligator Clips, $9.95 (optional)

If you already own a corded two stage electric pump with a 12 V cigarette lighter plug only, you may want to purchase alligator clips to connect directly to the boat's battery terminals.

NOCO GC017 15A 14AWG 12V Adapter

Alligator Clips


Float Mat:

Sebba Shade Float Mat

Both the 8x12 and 6x9 can be used as float mats (8x12 shown above). When using as a floaty, the strut shut off devices must be closed for safety purposes. A strut is one of the two center cross sectional tubes.

Squeeze each of the two shutoff devices (watch video below) to stop air flow between the perimeter tube and struts. Should there be a puncture, then only one section will deflate. The other two inflated sections will keep you afloat.

Strut Shut off Devices - controlling airflow into struts:

Troubleshooting: If air isn't flowing into a strut during inflation, then the strut shutoff device is likely closed. Watch this video to restart the flow.

Why is the Strut Shut off Device there?

1) When using Sebba Shade as a float mat (floaty).

2) To close off sections of the inflatable bladders when locating and repairing a leak.