September 06, 2006
Inflated or Deflated For the Winter
Inflated of course. With Labor Day over and kids going back to school, most boaters in the northern climates begin thinking of hauling their boats for the winter. We’re asked all the time if the tubes should be deflated for the winter or left full. The best thing for the tubes is to leave them inflated. The general rule of thumb is to leave them 80% full, but if you have pressure relief valves (all RIBCRAFT boats built in the US come standard with relief valves) you can leave them fully inflated. The tubes should be left inflated so as to not put any strain on the attachment patches, not compromise the rubstrake attachment, and to prevent any unintended damage that could result from a crumpled up or folded tube.
Posted by ribcraftusa at September 6, 2006 09:51 AMBack To Index