Originally Posted by conn4000
thanks for the reply polwart but there did not seem many answers there for me to decide, am I going to damage it leaving it bagged up in the house for the winter more than leaving it outside under a tarp in the elements inflated??
There is no right and wrong answer. There are some people who store it after every trip and if fully deflated, carefully packed away, strored clean and dry, then you should be OK provided it is kept vermin free (you'll know better than us how likely that is in your house). If you are a lazy git like me then cleaning / drying / deflating it properly won't happen and then you'll get problems.
Equally however there are plenty of people who never deflate their boats, and keep them outside all year round. Once again your biggest threat is vermin - but I'd also want to ensure it was well drained (upside down?) and ventilated so damp wasn't turning into mould. As mart suggests in the other thread you might want to look at ways of fitting it in the garage inflated but out the way (hanging or against a wall) which will give you the best of both worlds.
In future its probably more useful to join the existing (on going) discussion rather than start a new virtually identical one.