Rib storage - tubes inflated or deflated
reading the interesting thread about lifting the RIB by crane, I noticed Mark saying
If you deflate the tubes, it allows the tube to deform too much and places too much load on the joint of the hull to the underside of the tube, cracking the layers which are glued together.
So I was wondering about storing my rib during the off season? It sits on a trailer in my garage under a cover. An amount of air releases from the tubes so that after about a month without use, the tubes are now about 50% deflated and are sagging down over the hull?
Is this bad for the tubes or the joint where the tubes are held on?
I was told that the best thing to do was allow the tubes to deflate slightly? but is this too much? should i pump them up again asap?