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
#21
Folded and Folded.

It is ancient, wrinkled, saggy and baggy like my nana.

Every time I fold it on the slipway tarmac it picks up a new splotch of greeny-brown swan shit. It is starting to look like a camouflaged army surplus tarp.
 
#24
Rolling lasersails (when not on the mast obviously) will never make the sail perform better =P
It does make the sail look newer though which might always be nice ;)
 
#27
Hello:
I have appreciated your perspecxtive on many Forum issues. Can you tell me how to roll my new sail (Laser Pro)? It came in a bag (folded).

Also how do you effectively get it on and off the mast without worrying about the ground surface scuffing it up etc?
 
#29
Hello:

Also how do you effectively get it on and off the mast without worrying about the ground surface scuffing it up etc?
Generally I lay the mast down the centreline of the boat, put the sail upside down on top of it (battens in), feed the open end of the luff pocket onto the top of the mast and pull it on. Once it gets to half way I lift the mast off the boat and pull at the same time. Bit of forearm strength required but there you go. Taking it off is similar but easier.
 
#30
Have you guys also noticed that if you roll a sail in the northern hemisphere it will unroll the exact opposite way than if you rolled it in the southern hemisphere.

Not a lot of people know that.
 
#31
Thanks Chainsaw. I imagine that you arepulling the sheet over the mast in a way that it is unfolding over it's length as you pull it on. Is that right? Mineis still quite stiff making this a bit more difficult as it likes to hard crease as I pull it over itself. Am I understaning you correctly?
 
Thread starter #32
Thanks Chainsaw. I imagine that you arepulling the sheet over the mast in a way that it is unfolding over it's length as you pull it on. Is that right? Mineis still quite stiff making this a bit more difficult as it likes to hard crease as I pull it over itself. Am I understaning you correctly?
Mine as well. I need to have the sail "tube" and mast pretty well in line with each other to be able to pull the sail on. If the sail "tube thing" is a bit folded or creased the mast will stop. Mine is a fairly new sail (although some of the stitching in the read that goes round the mast is already broken).


Ian
 
#34
Thanks Chainsaw. I imagine that you arepulling the sheet over the mast in a way that it is unfolding over it's length as you pull it on. Is that right? Mineis still quite stiff making this a bit more difficult as it likes to hard crease as I pull it over itself. Am I understaning you correctly?
Yeah that's the idea. I suppose you could equally lay the sail out along the length of the boat and insert the mast instead.
 
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