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Guybrush3pwood

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It has just occured to me that I have no way to actually transport the spars/sail/mast. Thinking I'll just order a sail bag and hope it gets here by this weekend?
 

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my2fish
A spar bag is nice, but you can get by w/o one.

Here’s my method to tie up/wrap the sails alongside the spars and mast.

1st – make sure your sail is dry. if you have to put away your sail wet, make sure you unroll it ASAP and let it dry to prevent mildew from forming on the sail.

2nd – position the 2 booms (or spars) together. I also usually just leave the mast in the gooseneck, and rotate it down so that the mast is parallel with the booms. pull the sail away from the booms and mast, and start to slowly – and loosely – roll the sail up towards the booms. IMPORTANT: do NOT roll the sail around the booms, as you are more likely to damage the sail that way.

3rd – use both your halyard and mainsheet to tie a chain sinnet knot that wraps around and loosely secures the rolled up sail and the booms and mast. I usually start with the mainsheet, with it pulled all the way so that the pulley that connects with the traveler is tight against the end boom block. so my mainsheet chain sinnet starts at about the mid-point (at the forward boom block), and I tie the chain sinnet knot towards the tack of the sail (and base of the mast). then, with the halyard, I’ll tie again the chain sinnet knot, working the opposite direction.

Here is a site with photos that show these steps:


If you’re transporting your Sunfish on a trailer, strap that bundle of sails/spars/mast onto the deck and you’re good to go.
 

Guybrush3pwood

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A spar bag is nice, but you can get by w/o one.

Here’s my method to tie up/wrap the sails alongside the spars and mast.

1st – make sure your sail is dry. if you have to put away your sail wet, make sure you unroll it ASAP and let it dry to prevent mildew from forming on the sail.

2nd – position the 2 booms (or spars) together. I also usually just leave the mast in the gooseneck, and rotate it down so that the mast is parallel with the booms. pull the sail away from the booms and mast, and start to slowly – and loosely – roll the sail up towards the booms. IMPORTANT: do NOT roll the sail around the booms, as you are more likely to damage the sail that way.

3rd – use both your halyard and mainsheet to tie a chain sinnet knot that wraps around and loosely secures the rolled up sail and the booms and mast. I usually start with the mainsheet, with it pulled all the way so that the pulley that connects with the traveler is tight against the end boom block. so my mainsheet chain sinnet starts at about the mid-point (at the forward boom block), and I tie the chain sinnet knot towards the tack of the sail (and base of the mast). then, with the halyard, I’ll tie again the chain sinnet knot, working the opposite direction.

Here is a site with photos that show these steps:


If you’re transporting your Sunfish on a trailer, strap that bundle of sails/spars/mast onto the deck and you’re good to go.
Love it. I shall do so. Maybe I'll wrap it all up in some moving blankets just to give it a bit of cover. Thanks so much for that info!
 
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my2fish
Or just a hot glue
Check it out. Not too shabby!
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that looks great! Wonder if you could tweak it slightly to use as a mount for a wind indicator?
I used a cut piece of PVC pipe but your printed one looks much better.
 
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