Last year on an eight day Bristol Bay area float I saw a lot of bears, so I deflated and rolled up my Aire kayak every night on the idea that it might prevent rips and bites.
Is that a real threat? Do you do it with your raft on a backcountry trip in bear country?
This year I'm renting a raft with a buddy, and we'd really like to avoid spending time on repairs. But we'd also like to avoid having to inflate that beast every morning!