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Old 17 July 2012, 13:19   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Wiltshire
Boat name: Dennis & no name
Make: Avon Sportboat & SR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 3.5 & ??
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 26
I wouldn't store anything of value in one for a prolonged period of time. Like an oven in the sun and condensate like mad. I think a top quality purpose built boat cover is a better option. Containers also look scruffy so unless you can hide it your garden will look like steptoes yard.

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Old 17 July 2012, 18:04   #12
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
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Agree with piemaker. They get really hot in direct sunshine (even in cool latitudes) and in the winter time they condense and drip like mad. My father kept his car in one for years and it was (is) covered in immovable rusty stains where water has dripped onto it. I would never keep a vehicle or anything else important or valuable in one!

Plus unless you deflate the tubes a rib won't go in easily (or at all) anyway.

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Old 18 July 2012, 01:58   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Sunderland
Length: 5m +
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Or you could put a cover on it then put it in a container, I know of people who store ribs in containers and they have no problems getting a ribcraft 4.8 in there but I suppose if you have anything bigger it won't fit. And I have never seen any rust marks off droplets from above on their rib but it is used every weekend which could be why I haven't seen them.

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