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Old 08 December 2012, 19:56   #1
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Winter SIB Storage

Assuming rodents are not an issue, what's better for storage of a hypalon SIB:

A) Inflated but exposed to the cold temperatures in an unheated garage during a CDN winter (-35 degrees C sometimes, and variable).


B) Rolled up in a bag inside a warm house.

What's worse for the SIB, the cold, or being rolled up for months at a a time? Does anybody know?

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Old 08 December 2012, 23:45   #2
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My family has kept our 1970's mk1 Zodiac packed in it's bag in the garden shed for over 30 years and it gets down in to the -30c range during the winter here. Boat is still in excellent shape. However, due to rodents in the shed this year it is in the basement for the first time now.

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Old 09 December 2012, 13:31   #3
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Hypalon will stay flexible past - 40. I would leave it assembled if it will be in a covered storage area. Check that the area is clear of mice regularly.
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