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Old 10 July 2009, 15:02   #1
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semi deflating tubes for storage

I'm moving to a new garage to store my rib,but its a fraction smaller than the ribs current dwelling so I'm going to have to let some of the air out of the tubes. Is this a simple job and if I deflate fully one side of the rib is this ok to do or can I damage the tubes/boat?
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Old 10 July 2009, 15:16   #2
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If it's that tight I'd deflate them almost completely on both sides-it'll give you some more room to move if nothing else.
It won't hurt them.
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For the last 3 Years I have always deflated my tubes when putting the rib in the garage with no side effects. The only down side is having to full re-inflate whenever you want to use the rib - no just towing off for an evenings fun need to inflate etc first. At least with the tubes down and stored in the garage nobody knows the rib is stored in the garage. Neighbours always look confused when a rib appears on the driveway next to the sailing dinghy.
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