Sail Rolling Poll

Sail Rolling or Folding

  • Sail purchased Rolled, Kept Rolled

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • Sail purchased Rolled, Kept Folded

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sail purchased Folded, Kept Rolled

    Votes: 24 46.2%
  • Sail purchased Folded, Kept Folded

    Votes: 17 32.7%
  • Other (something I've missed)

    Votes: 3 5.8%

  • Total voters
    52
#5
I keep my sail rolled in a simple bag that costs about $30 from APS. I recently decided that it was important to keep the roll stiff to avoid additional creases and added a 4 inch diameter perforated PVC pipe from Home Depot for about $6. The pipe is sold as drainage pipe and comes with two rows of holes drilled along its length that will be good for ventilation. The pipe is fairly thin walled and is made of white PVC. I just had to cut about 2 feet off the end and rig up some scrap rope to tie the clew and cunningham grommets to the tube. Total cost <$40. The Colie version sells for $229, including $90 for shipping (the bag alone sells for $119).
 
#6
I used to get all my stuff from Colie about 10 years ago when I raced there, but they are definitely ridiculously overpriced nowadays.
 
Thread starter #8
I'm not quick and definitely not quick today as I cannot yet see the combination I've missed. Please let me know so I can get some sleep tonight.


Ian
 
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Ross B

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#10
The Colie version sells for $229, including $90 for shipping (the bag alone sells for $119).
bag sells for $139, and $90 worth of shipping if you decide to get it with a tube, which from my view is a ridiculous thing to do, as you can just go and get a tube yourself, which is much cheaper.I still beleive it's the best sail bag available.
 
#11
bag sells for $139, and $90 worth of shipping if you decide to get it with a tube, which from my view is a ridiculous thing to do, as you can just go and get a tube yourself, which is much cheaper.I still beleive it's the best sail bag available.
The Colie bag sells for $119 (without the tube) and $139 with the tube ($139 + $90 = $229 which is what I meant by "including $90 for shipping").

The Colie bag is well made and does include a full length zipper...but charging $20 for a $6 piece of PVC is a bit steep.

That said, I'd still rather pay $30 for the bag (APS) and $6 for the tube (Home Depot).
 
#15
I'm not quick and definitely not quick today as I cannot yet see the combination I've missed. Please let me know so I can get some sleep tonight.
Throw it away after use.*

*Only applies to those Laser sailors engaged in Olympic Campaigns like Ross B with $5,000 worth of sail inventory and nowhere to store it. ;)
 
Thread starter #17
The Colie version ... the bag alone sells for $119.
Seems very expensive for a sail bag. Mine is a tube with an opening at one end, no full length zips and its dead easy to get the sail (on a pipe) in and out. To purchase from PSE (UK) is US$35 (I converted £ to $).


Ian
 
#18
Seems very expensive for a sail bag. Mine is a tube with an opening at one end, no full length zips and its dead easy to get the sail (on a pipe) in and out. To purchase from PSE (UK) is US$35 (I converted £ to $).


Ian
That's what I have...a $30 bag from APS and a $6 tube from Home Depot.
 
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