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PVC tube for sail storage
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Author:  StateCollegeGuy [ Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:30 pm ]
Post subject:  PVC tube for sail storage

Regarding storing a sail, my wife gave me the idea to get some 6'' PVC pipe, seal one end and put a screw in clear out on the other. The clearout screw can easily be opened with your hand. Attaching PVC is done with glue and it sets in 30 seconds, literally. Very quick project...

Two PVC tubes - $26 each
two connectors - $8 each
one clear out cap $10
Glue $3.50

No concerns about dampness in storage under a house or deck...


Author:  tjp [ Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:59 am ]
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6" is pretty small though. I got a 12" drainage pipe (the black corrugated kind) for about $60 that worked great. If you can find some place that carries the non-watertight caps, they are good (the watertight ones are like $100 each); I just made my own caps from wood.

Author:  StateCollegeGuy [ Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:58 am ]
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Your approach sounds good and less expensive. With my little bravo, 6" is pretty generous for the sail, but your idea gives more space for the money.

Even with additional cost, the main thing is that I am not going to worry about the sail being stored under a VERY moist deck.


Author:  tjp [ Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:27 am ]
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Ya, probably enogh space for the Bravo sail. The best thing about the bigger tube is that you can put wet, sandy boots or stinky wetsuits in it instead of in the car.

Author:  Madwand [ Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:27 pm ]
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The guy I got mine from had installed a tube about 10-12" the length of the trailer and on the business end he added a slip-on cap, drilled a hole on each side through the cap and tube, and inserted a long bicycle lock through to secure it. Workes great, holds everything, mast, boom, battens, plus it locks!

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