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Folding up your sails ?

1440 Views 3 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  CalebD
I just bought a new head sail. I have been taking it off the boat and folding it all nice. When I had my old sail I would just stuff it in the bag and this would save me time. If I just stuff my new sail in a bag will this kill the life of my sail alot ?
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It depends somewhat on what your sail is made of but yes the numerous creases that stuffing a sail causes will tend to weaken the fibres somewhat and may affect air flow over the sail. Folding or in some cases rolling is worthwhile. Polyester (Dacron) is the least affected but it will damage all fabrics in time.

Also a folded sail takes up less room and is easier to handle.

I would just jam it in there. If you fold it perfectly each time, you will have a perfect set of creases in your sail...

Or just never stop sailing.
Rolling it up is not a bad option. Folding will cause creases. Your choice(s).
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