Originally Posted by smokie
I would like to buy a 6.5 or 7m rib and would prefer to store it in my garage. Because of its size, the rib would have to be stored deflated so it fits then inflated when used.
Has anyone research any negative effects of storing a hypalon rib long term deflated?
A word of caution on storing tubes deflated. Rodents are particularly partial to Hypalon fabric, and we have seen numerous examples over the years where rodents have bitten holes through the fabric. Folded fabric is easy for them to bite through, but an inflated tube presents a bit more of a problem, unless they have extremely large jaws!!!