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Newbie question on sails and weather.

I'm guessing that after sailing in rainy weather you don't want to store your sails wet. What is a good way to gets sails cleaned and dried out before storing them.

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Re: Newbie question on sails and weather.

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While it would be nice to get them dry and I have both furling and standard sails

The furling sails have only the roll up wet option

If I am using more standard sails I will try and let it dry in the cabin to some extent and have not had any issues over a long period of time



Taking them home and drying is a once a year end of season item for me

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Re: Newbie question on sails and weather.

Mine store either on the furler, or under the mainsail cover. If they go away wet, well, they dry out by themselves, or they stay damp until I go for a sail on a nicer day. Key is to make sure that they stay ventilated rather than tucked away in a bag.
On the race boat the sails go back to the loft to dry.

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I'm guessing that after sailing in rainy weather you don't want to store your sails wet. What is a good way to gets sails cleaned and dried out before storing them.

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I like to hang mine from this tall aluminum pole in the middle of my boat. I believe it is called a "mast". They are not clean, but they are usually dry.
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Re: Newbie question on sails and weather.

Pacific Northwest hasn't seen dry for any stretch of time since Lewis and Clark discovered it. I'm mostly concerned with mold / mildew more than anything.

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