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Old 05 March 2005, 12:09   #1
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Storing a rib deflated

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?
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Old 05 March 2005, 12:21   #2
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my last valiant was pvc but had very bad packing marks were it had been stored deflated i would put it in the garage and pump it back up as far it will
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I have deflated and rolled up my Zodiac every year for 6 yrs. It sits 6 or 7 months in the house. It is PVC; before retiring it I wash it w/ 303, and inflate every spring. No problems with it. j
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I have a 7m Humber and deflated it only saves about 2ft as the only overhang is at the stern where the tubes protrude behind the transom , you would probably save more space by removing the drawbar portion of the trailer .
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Thank you and others that have replied. I do plan to remove the draw bar as well. How much width does your deflated hummer take up?
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Will let you know on WED when I get her home with nooooo tooobs !
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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!!!
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