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Old 24 January 2006, 14:32   #1
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Tubes up or Down

According to my mate, I Should I deflate my tubes whilst my rib is not in use,
I normally leave 'em about half full, whilst not using it.
Can any one recommend what is correct?
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It seems to be generally accepted that you should keep them inflated.
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inflated for sure
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my tubes are inflated in these wintertimes and the boat is outside in a carport. Should it be better to deflate them?... I put also some tallow powder on it.. he's pink instead of red now.. nice view
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From my own short experience I'd say keep em inflated.

I deflated my Avon SR4 and within a week seams started stressing apart and the strake started pealing away in some spots. Thats the last time I'm going to deflate the tubes all the way.
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. I put also some tallow powder on it.. he's pink instead of red now.. nice view
That's intereting , what does that do for the toobs.?
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Old 25 January 2006, 14:37   #7
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Thanks for the response all, I think I'll keep 'em puffed up all the time, (as I have been doing) as it seems it will save any future probs etc !!

As for my mate I'll tell him to keep his opinions to him self, & just worry about his grp motor boat, as it seems he dosent know much about our brill pastime of RIBBING!!!!
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That's intereting , what does that do for the toobs.?
a friend of mine said that tallow powder keeps the pvc, rubber, hypalon flexible. When I inflate the tubes I put also some powder in my handpump. so it's also inside the tubes to avoid humidity
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