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Old 19-07-2015, 09:02   #1
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Seekin a Large White Sailbag

Am looking for a nice all white large sail bag to accommodate our boats 100% hank on Genny. Looking for a nice used high quality one that was constructed out of heavy nylon as the bag will reside on the foredeck in the sun, no flimsy thin nylon types that todays sail makers typically supply.

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Old 20-07-2015, 00:10   #2
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Re: Seekin a Large White Sailbag

Respectfully suggest that if the bag is to live o n deck in the sun that nylon is not a good choice of material. Of all the common marine fabrics, I believe that it has the least UV resistance. The best material is one of the Acrylics, eg Sunbrella, or perhaps Weathermax which is some sort of polyester based canvas. Construction of such a bag is an easy sewing project, even for a beginner... give it a go!


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Re: Seekin a Large White Sailbag

An addendum to what Jim wrote: with white Sunbrella, you will have mildew problems unless you wash the salt out of it before winter storage. The lighter colors of Sunbrella (and any other acrylic fiber) do not absorb as much UV as the darker ones.

Sail bags are easy to make, probably find instructions on the Sail Rite site.


on edit: I think you are unlikely to find a pristine white nylon one used. It picks up stains so easily.
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Re: Seekin a Large White Sailbag

How big does it need to be? I may have an extra.
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