Ok I know this has been brought up many times. But I was bored and I thought I would see others thoughts. After the summer I tend to pack my kites up for at least a couple months maybe 5 months. I go home inflate and blow out with an air hose. I know fresh water will mold and I'm flying in salt water. Should I rinse off with fresh water and let dry Or leave the salt water on it? What's the effect of the salt water to the stitching? This has always been a good question to ask since we have more money in our kites then our cars.