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Winter storage-furling main sail

I have a furling main sail on my 42 catalina.Is it OK to store it for the winter in the mast?
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Winter storage-furling main sail

I don''t have a furling main nor do I know anyone who does, but my inclination would be to take the sail off for the winter. I''m willing to bet water can in but air circulation is probably minimal, so you''re looking at a good possibility of spring mildew.
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Winter storage-furling main sail

I don''t have a furling main nor do I know anyone who does, but my inclination would be to take the sail off for the winter. I''m willing to bet water can get in but air circulation is probably minimal, so you''re looking at a good possibility of spring mildew.
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Winter storage-furling main sail

Take the sail off. You run many risks by leaving it on including uv exposure, mold/mildew, and ripping/abrasion.
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Winter storage-furling main sail

noliberty

If you think keeping the main in a cold, damp, tightly rolled condition is better than folded neatly in a temperature/humidity controlled room then go for it, I''m sure the sail makers love lazy people like you!

I have a better idea, why don''t you spend the winter outside and bring the sail inside.

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