I have a PVC raft and I was wondering the best way to store it. I have a garage and plenty of room to store it inflated for the winter. Should I roll it up for winter storage of leave it inflated in the garage?
PS-Yo Sward, am I in or out this weekend on westy?
The less you crinkle that PVC up, the better - I keep mine inflated on the trailer for those few winter months its not being used (covered with a tarp to protect from sunlight). If you can store it partly inflated so there's no stress on the seams and material that will be best and it'll allow for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
if you have to roll it, do it like a giant joint, dont fold it in thirds like you would a hypalon boat. pvc rafts like wings, maravias, etc. dont like wrinkles when they roll, if the boat is dry it can crack, 303 is always good.