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Old 07 December 2013, 16:04   #11
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The "ideal" is inflated but deflated works also,make sure there is no weight lying on it. Unless you leave it for years.......
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Old 07 December 2013, 16:28   #12
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The "ideal" is inflated but deflated works also,make sure there is no weight lying on it. Unless you leave it for years.......

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The boat will be fine, as you say its designed to be kept in a bag.

The only way you may have a problem is if its stored with external weight on it (I once viewed a boat that had been stored with the engine laid on top of it that didnt look to clever ) or if left for a very extended time without use (3+ years).

Dont worry about using talc, as long as its put away dry and remains dry it will be fine.
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Old 08 December 2013, 04:03   #13
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Hi

I always kept my Bombard Aerotec in its bag when not in use, with no adverse effects. Rodents are the biggest concern so think very carefully about your storage location
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Old 08 December 2013, 10:51   #14
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Thank you very much for the input, it has alleviated my concerns

Very helpful forum this & appreciate I'm a bit ignorant at the moment, just need to find a tidy 15hp short shaft & I should be good to go
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If storing an very old sib on it's bag for long time periods, you could experiment ungluing issues on handles, oar locks, transom as well, due to glue being dry, oldie issues. Sibs when being new, are factory deliverd state of the art vacuum folded, near mission impossible to fold them back same way once taken out of their bag and fully inflated.

Sib needs to be imacculate cleaned with soappy water, rinsed with fresh water and perfectly dried out before going into bag for long term storage, new materials doesn't need talc to be applied to them as in the good old days when sibs used to be rubber made.

All marks including lines of expressions seen on tubes will disappear over time once tube fabric starts to stretch out. A pittty that ladies can't manage same.

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All marks including lines of expressions seen on tubes will disappear over time once tube fabric starts to stretch out. A pittty that ladies can't manage same.
I think you need to inflate them more.

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I think you need to inflate them more.

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Yep they need a good pump now and then
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Yep they need a good pump now and then
To expand on that idea a bit more..i found it easier to pump the newer inflatable models..they have a bit more stretch than the older models that have deflated a bit over the years

Oh..and sometimes its easier putting the bag over your head rather than putting the inflatable in the bag ....when its a really old model... Its difficult to put it in ..either inflated or deflated...
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All marks including lines of expressions seen on tubes will disappear over time once tube fabric starts to stretch out. A pittty that ladies can't manage same.

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Oh they can and do!
I've stopped moaning at my Mrs putting weight on, just tell her she's looking younger.
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As said it will be fine rolled up as long as its dry and no creatures having access.
Loosely rollup and don't put anything heavy on it. If you can't use it for a few months simply inflate for 24 hours then re-store.
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