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Old 23-07-2012, 14:34   #1
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First (of many) question

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and this is my first question.

We were sailing yesterday and as we were motoring into the marina it started raining hard, so both sails got wet. I packed up the mainsail normally. However, I wasn't sure what to do with the jib, so I just put it below in the salon and spread it out as best I could, so it would get some airflow. So, what do you do when you have to put away wet sails?

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Old 23-07-2012, 14:35   #2
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Re: First (of many) question

We had a jib bag made that hold the jib while its still hanked onto the stay. The bottom of the bag has multiple layers of mesh so that if it is wet, it will drain water out. When its sunny just take it back out and let it dry.
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Re: First (of many) question

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he salon and spread it out as best I could, so it would get some airflow.
Welcome to the forum.

The last thing I'd do is put a wet sail in the saloon. That's just going to spread mildew problems from the sail to the saloon.

Would it have been a better option to take the sail home and hang it from a clothes line under your porch?
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Re: First (of many) question

We just bag wet sails and dry them when the sun comes out.

A bagged wet nylon will get moldy in no time. Dry as soon as you can.

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