it shouldn't take more time the first time out as you are filling both left and right and transferring the water to whichever side you are starting on. that should be 2 pumps filling at the same time and one transferring to the side you surf on..

I don't disagree with you on the beer/time thing but if you are riding with a group of both regular and goofy, I would think that cash would be well spent being able to switch over quicker. heck, I bet you have 15x that cost in ballast and exile upgrades. now it's just 16x