In the bag

Posted in: Boat Improvements, Featured on Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Our mainsail is now safely tucked away in it’s nice new navy sail bag, safe from water, UV rays and swallow infestations.

The old bag was deteriorating when we bought Tygress but the high winds of ex tropical cyclone Oswald finished it off, completely ripping the canvas away from the zipper and destroying other sections in large chunks. It’s been held together with rope ever since.  Not only did the ratty old bag give Tygress a slightly unloved look it was exposing our main sail to wind, rain and sun.

New Sail Cover

We engaged the services of G & S Marine Trimmers, our local trimmers here at the marina and once again we are extremely happy with the finished work.

Gary taking the old sail canvas off

Gary removing our deteriorating old grey sail bag.

The new sail bag marks the completion of the canvas replacement on Tygress and we love how she looks now. We may be biased, but we think she looks very smart with her red hull and navy canvas.




  1. Patti says:

    I don’t know the first thing about boats, but I have to say I always look forward to your posts because I learn something every time! 😉
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  2. Bec says:

    Hey guys! Just came across your blog, Its amazing our paths had not crossed until now… We left brissy in april 2012 in our 30ft Ganley Hitchiker “Pyxis” and sailed her to Airlie where we were from originally. We now have a cat and are going to head of early next year again. Have you got any rough plans for cruising as yet? Maybe we will see you out there somewhere! Glad I found you and will keep reading your posts! Bec 🙂

  3. Mark says:

    What has happened to the blogs.
    We want to know how you are getting on.

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