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Old 19 September 2010, 03:59   #1
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hello + stupid question

Hi all.....I've been reading posts for a while now but not posted before
I have a Quicksilver 380HD still only a 3.5HP Mariner and no trailer
As the boat is too heavy for my wife and I to carry for fishing I have it on a stallage
in the garden.....my question is .......would I be better over wintering it in the house ,rolled up or leave it inflated on the stallage with a tarpaulin cover
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Old 19 September 2010, 04:48   #2
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What's a stallage? Do you mean stillage?
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Old 19 September 2010, 05:08   #3
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I live in a flat and pack my boat away into my camping trailer for the winter. Obviously give it a good clean first. I take my boat to a garage around the corner and with a high pressure hose use the soap wash then rinse.

Obviously allow to dry thoroughly then sprinkle talcum powder. This will keep creases at bay and help absorb moisture. Deflate - it helps to use the electric deflators to get rid of any air from the tubes. Apart from any electronics (VHF/ alarm) I pack all lifejackets etc away with it. On top of the trailer I place my car roof box and cover with 2 PVC groundsheets and finally cover the whole lot with a Tarp.

I have a trolley for the engine and keep that in the cupboard for the winter.
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Old 19 September 2010, 05:30   #4
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What's a stallage? Do you mean stillage?
yes ..but without the ale...lol
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Old 20 September 2010, 16:57   #5
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'Deflator' can be a domestic vacuum cleaner, this will remove ALL the air in a few seconds.....
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Old 20 September 2010, 19:21   #6
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its not a stupid question,
if you have room in the house,garage or a loft perhaps i would be tempted to keep it inflated even if it meant hanging it up from rafters ,or inflating and keeping it in the garden upside down and covered up biggest worry if rolled up is from small animals, rats ,field mice that decide the folds make an ideal nest or home for the winter ,,ok as long as they dont start eating or knawing holes in it ,,,i had some squirrils living in one of mine once ,lucky they only left s..t behind and did no damage .

if i was to leave it rolled up i would and do as CJS and get some sort of a bag for it to go in too if possible .
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Old 21 September 2010, 06:45   #7
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thanks for the replies,
I think I'll leave it inflated....I was thinking upside down so that reply verified it for me as a good idea
thanks again, George
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