Cleaning and Maintenance
Your inflatable boat is constructed with high quality materials and superior workmanship however, as with all outdoor equipment proper cleaning and maintenance will extend the use of the product and allow it to perform better. Most damaging to your inflatable boat are extended UV exposure, insect repellents, plus mold and mildew.
To keep your boat performing its best, please follow these simple instructions:
- Do not set your boat on sharp objects.
- Do not over inflate your boat.
- Keep the zippers clean.
- Clean the boat with soap and water.
- Allow the boat to drain properly so it can be stored dry.
Short Term: Allow to air dry, deflate and roll loosely.
Long Term: Store your boat dry and clean. After use, rinse off all debris and allow the boat to air dry on soft pressure and out of direct sunlight. Residual water inside the bladders/AIREcells will not damage the boat. Store the boat in a cool, dry place out of sunlight and away from exhaust fumes. If you store your boat inflated you should be able to pinch an inch of material.Transporting
More boats are damaged in transport than on the water. To avoid excessive wear and extend the life of this craft we recommend transporting this craft in an AIRE Raft Bag
or cover with clean, dry tarp. Do not load other equipment, particularly heavy or sharp objects, on top of the craft. If you transport your boat in an open truck bed please make sure all sharp objects are removed.
**VALVE CAPS SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN PLACE WHENEVER TRANSPORTING YOUR BOAT.**