How do you store your inflatable?
The manufacturers advice is always to keep it inflated, but I'm curious to know of people experience as, if space is tight, the whole point of an inflatable for some people is the fact that you can get it in a bag.
I have an Avon Redstart (I think it is Hypalon) which is about 40 yrs old. It has been well used in that time on the sea, always washed with fresh water, deflated and put back in the bag. Valves leak a bit now if you take the bungs off, but the tubes themselves don't have a single leak or signs of cracks.
Is modern pvc fabric less resilient to repeated folding up? What are peoples experiences?
If you do store your inflatable inflated instead of bagged, my guess is that if you don't also cover it to protect it from UV degradation, you could actually shorten the life of the tubes...