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Old 31 October 2014, 05:31   #1
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Sib Storage

Will be storing my Seapro SIB in garage over the Winter should I leave partly inflated or deflated.Your advice would be most appreciated.
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Old 31 October 2014, 06:19   #2
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If you have the space inflated. Creases aren't great for fabric, and it's much harder for any mice to nibble an inflated tube.
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Old 31 October 2014, 08:30   #3
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Yep inflated not quite at full pressure and under a cotton dust sheet is ideal... but not many have the spare space.

To put it in context my used SIBs owned so far have been 40yrs, 28yrs, 12yrs and 10yrs old. All have been stored packed in their bags for every moment they weren't on the water and every one has been perfect with no storage related issues.

I unpack mine and wash with fresh water after an outing and then only repack when completely dry.

Mice could be an issue but after years of experience storing all sorts of stuff in stables in a rural area I find it's best to...

Have a cat.
Don't store the packed SIB tucked away in a dark cosy corner.
Move it every now and again to look for mouse activity and keep them on their toes.
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Mine is stored on the trailer with about zero pressure in the tubes. When it is hot out the boat gets probably half a pound of pressure in it. The tubes sink some during cold weather but maintain their overall shape. Kinda like a comfy pair of sweats while relaxing.
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If you have the space inflated. Creases aren't great for fabric, and it's much harder for any mice to nibble an inflated tube.
Yep! I have a repair to do to my Tender..thanks to our Fury little friends!
Mind you with 30+ spent on Poison bait...with luck this Winter they'll be chewing...(however temporarily) on something else!!
Blown up!...stored High...in the Open...with plenty of foot fall!...
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Yep! I have a repair to do to my Tender..thanks to our Fury little friends!
Mind you with 30+ spent on Poison bait...with luck this Winter they'll be chewing...(however temporarily) on something else!!
Blown up!...stored High...in the Open...with plenty of foot fall!...




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Indoor space is at a premium for me so mines lives outdoors all year on the trailer.
I have a cover and heavy tarp over the top which I prop up with an old bin and set of tent poles.
It works for me and no mice to worry about.
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