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Old 13 April 2024, 19:34   #1
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Storing inflated sib on trailer...cats

Anyone any experience if cats ca/will damage a sib on a trailer?
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Old 13 April 2024, 20:28   #2
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I have more than a little experience of cats and inflatables.
  • They LOVE inflatables on trailers, I think because of the elevation and shelter/sun trap thing.
  • Mine (and they are Legion) appear to be able to teleport into an inflatable, without being observed.
  • They don't seem to have much interest in inflated tubes, which is a good thing.
  • They DO like scratching timber uprights and vinyl cushions, so prepare carefully.

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Darn it.
I wonder what type of cover could be used, or will they just crawl under it..
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Will someone confirm, t'is the 13th April and not the 1st ?
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Although Cats claws are very sharp I have never known them to puncture rib or sib tubes. They do however like sleeping on boat covers and cause duks that later fill with water when it rains
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Darn it.
or will they just crawl under it..
They'll try! That said, if you make sure the transom area is closed up, they'll struggle. Maybe a drop on riser that sits over the transom. And a stick to keep the cover from sagging.

On the upside, many on here worry about rodent damage to their wintering charges. Not you!
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