Originally Posted by sergeant
Which has the least strain on the boat, surely being folded for uncertain lengths of time could cause stress on the seams or the material itself?
I cant honestly give you the correct answer sergeant, as I dont know.. but none of my inflatables have ever suffered crease problems to find out.
I have an Avon Roundtail made of Hypalon ..must be 15 years or more old ? .. and it still doesnt have a leak. Its rolled up and flung in a bag at the end of the day. The only time its washed is when its got too much fish gut on it. Its stored in a garden shed when not used
I also have a cheap Chinese made PVC Seago inflatable and it too is rolled up after every use. It must be approaching 10 years old ? Not one patch or leak..although its bottom is pretty scuffed dragging it up stony shores. It too is stored in the garden shed rolled up in a bag.
The largest is stored on a trailer fully inflated..although its very soft to avoid atmospheric pressure changes bursting it.
Only thing to watch if storing rolled up for long periods of time.. make sure no mice are around to make nests in the boat.. they will chew it to pieces ..as has happened to some friends.
My thoughts are..go what suits you.