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Not sure if this would be helpful to anyone, but...

I live in the Upstate NY bought a new 37' sailboat this year. The boat is now on land and the sails are in my living room- wife not happy.

I needed sail bags before Thanksgiving so I went searching today. I found fake Christmas tree bags at Home Depot designed to store a 9' tree, and the bags have wheels. They are perfect- strong material, breathable and huge with a zipper. Best part- $29.

Hope this helps another similarly challenged new sailor.
 

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Brilliant! I need sail bags... I'll have to take a look. Thank you.
 

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A little OT, but if you're storing sails anyplace that isn't inhabited daily?

Add in mothballs or other ways to discourage mice and rats from nesting in the sails. They love 'em, and they'll chew them into rags in short order.

Mothballs (para type) are classed as a toxic pesticide, if you put them in the boat and close it up for the winter, make sure to air it out well before going back in in the spring.
 
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