Storage - Zodiac fast roller
During summer, my Zodiac FastRoller is going to stored inside its bag in an holiday apartment. But during winter, and now prior to it going to the beach, the Zodiac may be stored at home in the garage.
I have two options, keep it in the bag or store it inflated. Thankfully I have no signs of rodents, but keeping it off the floor is a consideration. If inflated, I don't have room for it and the cars, but I could suspend it from the ceiling.
So the three questions that I have is...
If stored in the bag, can it be suspended via the two sets of handles or will this want to fold the boat in a non desirable way.
If stored inflated, presumably I can suspend it from the lifting points. I know there are two inside the bow, but not sure about stern. If there are none in stern, can I run a strap beneath? Is it best to run strap beneath for both ends.
Bearing in mind its an inflatable floor, how much to I inflate it? I would assume that not inflating enough will cause the floor to bend.
Which takes me on to a slightly unrelated point. I understand that you need to allow for temperature variations, but in UK, how much is over inflation a real problem. Ie, do tubes really explode if you launch say in morning at 10 degrees and I you don't do anything about it on a hot uk day? Or in case of storage in garage, inflate it today at 6 degrees and temperature rises to say 28 degrees. Zodiac manual says 4mb/0.06psi for every 1 centigrade, so that's 88mb, not hugely outside the 220-270 recommended range if it was initially inflated to approx 220mb at 6 degrees. Its hardly French Rivera temperature fluctuation I would guess.