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Old 21 May 2023, 19:10   #1
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Storing Honwave T38 IE3

Also based on this forum I bought a boat Honwave T38 IE3. I am very satisfied. I have one Epropulsion electric motor and one old Jonson 15hp two stroke.
I have a question about storage. We are limited with available space in the garage. I would like to ask if it is possible to store it "in portrait" as shown in the attached photo. Isn't that a problem for the boat?

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Old 21 May 2023, 20:29   #2
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I’ve been storing SIBs packed for over 12yrs now and they come back out of the bag ok whichever way up you store them.

Btw welcome to the forum. How do you get on with the ePropulsion?
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Old 21 May 2023, 20:40   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I don't mind the boat being stored packed either. I'm just not sure if it's okay that it's standing full weight on the shorter side. Is it ok?
I am very happy with the Epropulsion. There is a dam not far from us where gasoline engines are prohibited. It's amazing to ride on the water and just hear the water bubbling. The silence is great! Of course the the low speed is disadvantage. But I have the Jonson 15 hp for the speed
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Yes I meant storing anyway you want is fine.
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Hi and welcome, I store my SIB on its end as well, never had any problems.
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I don't want to distract anyone else from contributing an answer to the OP's question, but I do have an additional question which I think is sufficiently related for it not to warrant a separate thread.

It's something I've been wondering for a while: if you DO (unlike the OP) have sufficient space in the garage to keep your boat inflated, is doing so better for longevity, or is packing it away?

And if you keep it inflated, is it better to have it at full inflation pressure, or slightly reduced?
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This is just my take on it and have absolutely no evidence, but, I would tend to think that it probably is better to keep a sib inflated in a garage. Not necessarily full pressure 70/80%, but I think you would eliminate creases, hairline cracks etc appearing in the pvc especially on any joins and seams.
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Keeping inflated will stop the mice eating it
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Steve is spot on. The perceived ultimate way to store a SIB is in a dry well ventilated building inflated just a little off full pressure and importantly completely covered for light and dust protection. But that's impractical for most.

So in a bag chucked on a shelf in the garage is just fine. The mice live in fear of our place as we have organised regular cat patrols all year.
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I use a large wheelie bin for a 3.8 sib
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What an excellent idea! What ltr capacity is your bin?
I have a 3.3 mtr sib and wonder if a 240 ltr bin would be suitable?
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What an excellent idea! What ltr capacity is your bin?
I have a 3.3 mtr sib and wonder if a 240 ltr bin would be suitable?
Yeah indeed I like it! Can't believe I've not thought of it. I nearly bought a wheelie bin for water cooling outboard motor cleaning. Could wheel it out to the car no effort at all as well.

I'm keeping my 3.2m under the stairs indoors 'cos I don't have a shed or garage, but just putting it in a wheelie bin and keeping it out the back would probably confound any garden prowling thieves. Just put some crap on top lol.

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I asked the official Honwave distributor in my country and here is the answer.

"The boat should be stored horizontally, not vertically. When stored as shown in the photo, the boat material may be deformed and color could lighten in bends by the pressure of the boat's weight."
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Hmmm… the boat material is massively deformed by the act of deflating and packing tight enough to go in the bag. Personally I doubt storage orientation makes any meaningful difference.
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I understand and basically agree with you. I just wanted to pass on the information I received.
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Storing Honwave T38 IE3

Iím pretty sure itís a 240L bin, the fear of mice led me to that.

Gurnardís mention of anything boat should have at least two uses. Stores, wheels and maybe flushes outboards (would leave oil in bin so havenít)

Edit: paragraph addition - I had a 3.2 Honwave - an old one - the aerotec folds much neater and smaller. I think I would have struggled to get the 3.2 in the bin so check sizes before trying to fit in the 3.8 Honwave if thatís what any of you are thinking

Not used boat in a year or more now which is a crying shame (aerotec) but will in a month and itís been stored vertically for last 2-3 years - if it falls apart at sea Iíll use the last of my buoyancy to update this thread
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