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Thread: Keeping PVC Inflatables outside

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    Default Keeping PVC Inflatables outside

    I stored my 10 ft inflatable in the basement (deflated) during the winter. I have no where to store it inflated-except outside. I would like to leave it inflated for the spring/summer-booger to get the aluminum floor in out each time. Any tips on how to protect it from the sun. Are PVC boats alright exposed to long term sun exposure? I just bought this last year-first boat/raft. It will be on the side of a building-so not consistant sun exposure, or should I cover it with a plastic tarp or canvas? Thanks ahead for any advice.

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    Default wipe it down

    with aviation 303, can get it at many different sports stores, marita, ar&K, ect. It's like sunscreen for rubber and plastic boats. Works good.

    Chris

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    Throw a tarp over it. UV degrades PVC.

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    I do both, treat the boat with 303, and cover it with a big tarp and leave it on the trailer inflated in the driveway while in use during the summer..

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    Default Tarp

    Do you guys prefer canvas or plastic tarps....seems the plastic tarps would let some UV through...any thoughts suggestions. Thanks for all the info
    Matt

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    I use plastic, but I am not sure which is better.

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