As we head off into the winter months and begin to look forward to the ski season, our rafting gear is ready to be put away. Maravia’s are very low maintenance in the care they require. We recommend giving your boat a good cleaning using inflatable boat clear, rinsing the boat well and then applying a layer of 303 protectant before you put the boat away for the winter. While you are cleaning the raft, take note of any damage, loose floor lacing, etc that can either be taken care of that time or put on the to do list for the spring. Like all other manufacturers, we recommend storing the boat partially inflated and covered from the sunlight if you can. If you don’t have the room, then properly roll your boat, place it in a protective tarp and put it in an out of the place way where it won’t get damaged or become a nice chew toy for the rodents. Our repair department sees quite a bit of off river damage that could have been avoided if the proper steps had been taken. In the gallery below, you can see how we recommend to roll your boat as well as some general repair and maintenance tips from our catalog. The inflatable boat cleaner and 303 protectant can be purchased at www.cascadeoutfitters.com or most of your local raft stores.