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Old 09 May 2010, 13:15   #1
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Im just wondering which is the best way to store tubes when they are off the boat

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Old 09 May 2010, 14:17   #2
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Im just wondering which is the best way to store tubes when they are off the boat

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I would have thought semi inflated.
Stored out of direct sunlight and heat.
In the loft if your not be needing them for some time.
Well that's my opinion anyway.
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Old 09 May 2010, 17:24   #3
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inflated and well suspended from the roof or rafters or on tressles ,,as long as there is no strong sunlight coming in,,even then i would be tempted to put a cover or sheet over them ,
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Store away from ozone sources, too: water heaters, blowers, etc. Basically anything that heats anything using gas or electricity. Ozone is hell on rubber goods.

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These are the Atlantic tubes that last for 20-30 years outdoors in all weathers, right?
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Ozone is hell on rubber goods.
Resulting in Ozone Holes?
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Old 12 May 2010, 16:15   #7
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Im just wondering which is the best way to store tubes when they are off the boat

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i believe its important to keep the tubes active at all times .....fnar fnar!!!!!!
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Old 12 May 2010, 16:46   #8
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what ever you decide to do i wouldent roll or fold them up and store for a long time ,,i did that with an old D class for one winter at the bottom of my garden ,,a couple of squirrels must have decided it looked ok for the winter,,thankfully apart from leaves and load of sh,t in the folds they hadent started to have a go at knawing holes in it ,, i have heard of some tubes that have been eaten away with rodents ect to the extent that the tubes are beyond economical repair ..
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