Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-10-2011, 17:25   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,196
Images: 24
Sail Loft for Winter Storage ?

Whenever I was talking to my surveyor about sail care for the boat I just bought he mentioned that he always has his clients store their sales with a loft during the winter months where they should be cleaned and repaired seasonally. This came a a bit of a revelation to me. I am of the mind the you down rig, throw the sails in a cool dry place over the winter, like your garage and, presto chango, come spring they go back on the boat and they are ready for another season. Do people, other than the super wealthy "yachtsmen", do this or it just yet another way to throw money at your boat?
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 17:44   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,133
Re: Sail loft for winter storage?

I get them checked every three or four or five years. When I first started sailing I did it every year but that just made money for the loft. Especially since the sails were new then and didn't need anything. Now I store them in my basement.
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, storage

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale or Trade: Main Sail CampDavid Classifieds Archive 3 20-11-2011 16:14
Stupid Questions - Sail Measurements JimGo General Sailing Forum 4 12-09-2011 14:02
Has Anyone Actually Used a 'Gale Sail' in Anger ? Jim Cate Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 32 08-09-2011 01:09
For Sale: Parasailor 2.0 (67sqm) - Brand New isolamia Classifieds Archive 1 12-08-2011 04:51
Top Square Sail Schooner toosail General Sailing Forum 25 23-07-2011 07:36



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.