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Old 12-10-2011, 16:25   #1
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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?
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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.
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