Wondering how to properly store your inflatable paddle board?
In this blog, we cover effective methods for storing inflatable paddle boards to maintain their condition and longevity. We discuss various storage techniques, from deflating and folding to using storage racks, and include tips for different storage environments and conditions. Additionally, we recommend essential accessories and maintenance products to protect your paddle board when not in use.
With over 12 years of experience in water sports equipment and maintenance, we’ve guided numerous paddle board enthusiasts in caring for their gear. Our advice on inflatable paddle board storage is based on practical experience and thorough testing, ensuring your board remains in top shape for your next water adventure.
How Should You Store an Inflatable Paddle Board?
Step 1: Materials
You’ll need some wood, rope or twine, a drill, screws, and glue. You may also want to buy some foam insulation if you live somewhere cold, as it will help keep your paddle board warm during winter months.
Step 2: Cut out the pieces
First, cut out two pieces of plywood (or other material) about 3/4″ thick. These should be big enough to fit on each side of your paddle board with room to spare. Make sure to leave a gap between the boards so you can easily slide them onto your board.
Next, cut out four pieces of wood that are slightly smaller than your boards. This way, you can use these pieces to attach the boards together.
Step 3: Drill holes
Now that you have all your parts ready, it’s time to start drilling holes into them. Start by drilling one hole through each piece of wood that connects the boards together. Then, drill three more holes into each board.
As you drill the first hole, make sure it passes right through the center of the board. As you drill the second hole, place it near the board’s edge. As you drill the third hole, place it just above the middle of the board.
Step 4: Attach the boards
Once you’ve drilled all the holes, it’s time to put everything together. First, screw the boards together using the screws provided. Next, tie the ropes or twine around the edges of the boards to hold them together. Finally, fill the gaps between the boards with foam insulation.
Step 5: Add handles
If you’d like, you can add handles to the sides of your paddle board storage system. To do this, simply drill another set of holes in the same places as before. Once again, the first hole should go through the center of the boards. The next two holes should be placed near the edges of the boards. And the last hole should be placed just below the middle of the boards.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Your paddle board storage system is now complete! It’s simple to assemble and looks great. Now you won’t have to worry about losing your paddle board because it’s too bulky to carry around. Plus, you can always grab it whenever you need it.
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