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Old 06 January 2016, 20:30   #1
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SIB Storage?

I purchased a used Avon Rover SIB this evening and temporarily only have enough room in my sunporch to store it upright on one of it's sides. It's about 75% inflated. Does this sound like an issue or would this be ok in the interim until I clean out the shed this weekend?

Also, should I keep my SIB mostly inflated when in storage or is it better to deflate it? I was thinking inflated would create less creases and add to the longevity but I don't know for sure.
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Old 07 January 2016, 01:20   #2
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Old 07 January 2016, 03:21   #3
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Avon Sibs are quality gear.
Unless you want to use it as a makeshift inflatable seat for your porch I'd deflate it and pack it in its bag and store it out of direct sunlight in a rodent free environment.
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Its your choice Deathstalker ..

I have a 14 year old cheap as chips PVC SIB..and its rolled up and shoved in a corner of the shed every year.. no problems.

I also have a dear as donuts PVC SIB.. kept inflated under a tarpaulin ..on a trailer in the garden..its 11 years old.

I also have a 30 year old Hypalon Avon redcrest ..it spent around half its life inflated ..but for the past 15 years..its been ..rolled up ..in the other corner of my shed

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His questions sound like fairly routine new sib owner worries to me, perhaps you could clarify your issues with it.
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I have a couple of tender/sibs, a nice-ish QS 2.3 and a ratty Avon redcrest. Inflated in the dry, out of sunlight is my storage method. Works pretty well.
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Rinse it after use (especially for saltwater), let it dry & then carefully roll/fold up & pack away.

I still have one that looks like new that is stored folded up in its bag.
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Thanks for all the replies (except the "are you for real one") I'm planning on taking it out when we get a decent day here and that's why I didn't want to fully deflate it. It's also a 1990 model so I didn't know if that makes a difference either.

I don't have the owners manual about storage, etc. Does anyone know if I can access the old manual on line as s .pdf for an Avon Rover 310?
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You might be interest in the scanned copy of the old Avon brochure on post 2 of this thread...

Manual for inherited Avon dinghy (2.5m?). Help, please.

In the past I have sent scanned copuies of the manual that came with mine to folks on here but changed PCs so no longer have the files. However in truth there is little in the manual that isn't commen sense or available as advice from members on here.
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Old 07 January 2016, 20:34   #10
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You might be interest in the scanned copy of the old Avon brochure on post 2 of this thread...

Manual for inherited Avon dinghy (2.5m?). Help, please.

In the past I have sent scanned copuies of the manual that came with mine to folks on here but changed PCs so no longer have the files. However in truth there is little in the manual that isn't commen sense or available as advice from members on here.

THANKS! That was very helpful!
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