Newbie question on sails and weather. - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By jameswilson29
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-11-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Monroe WA
Posts: 81
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2
BillA98272 is on a distinguished road
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.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-11-2013
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,039
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tommays will become famous soon enough
Re: Newbie question on sails and weather.

Well

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
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-12-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,709
Thanks: 6
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
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.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-12-2013
jameswilson29's Avatar
Senior Smart Aleck
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 1,859
Thanks: 18
Thanked 52 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 5
jameswilson29 is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie question on sails and weather.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillA98272 View Post
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.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
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.
blutoyz and fred1diver like this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-12-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Monroe WA
Posts: 81
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2
BillA98272 is on a distinguished road
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.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ICW newbie Question golfpcb General Discussion (sailing related) 11 04-11-2011 10:32 AM
yet another newbie question RNC725 Cal 1 09-16-2010 06:47 AM
sails well in light air AND heavy weather? jbarros Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 10-14-2003 05:26 AM
sails well in light air AND heavy weather? jbarros Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 10-09-2003 10:54 AM
sails well in light air AND heavy weather? jbarros Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 10-09-2003 10:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012