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Old 04-19-2013   #1
 
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STORING A RAFT ON CONCRETE?

I reqd on this site about not storing a raft on concrete . Does any have thoughts concerning this issue . I just bought a big barn and plan on storung my rafts on the floor .
Any help would be great

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Just put a thick blanket or two under the rafts or some pieces of carpet. Both are pretty cheap used.
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I put down a piece of astroturf on my cement floor.
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What's the reasoning?
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Condensation? I'd be more worried about mice
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I put down a couple of pallets with 5/8 plywood over the top. Like a little air space under the Aire.
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I plop mine right down on the concrete.
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Mine spent the winter on the garage floor, rolled up. No harm done. Is that bad to do?
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cart

I built a simple cart with 4 cheap 2x4's and 4 caster wheels. I'm in it about 30 bucks, and it seems to work well for me. I have a 2 car garage, and I need to be able to shove a vehicle in there or weld once in a while, so this way I can roll the raft out of my way easily. I left 2 of them full length, and cut two down so they stop right under the bottom of my tubes, basically frame width.
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People give away ping pong tables on Craigslist all the time. They collapse and fit most rafts. Some even have wheels if you're moving the boat around a large shop. They also give you a storage cave underneath for the associated gear.
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