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Topic: posting sails in a tube
Posted By: rs4001144
Subject: posting sails in a tube
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 2:05pm
does anyone have any experience of posting sails via a courier? Just got quoted 80 for a 49er mainsail from Manchester to Birmingham!!

Posted By: Noah
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 3:43pm
Ouch! It would be cheaper to drive it there at that price.

I sent a Fireball main & jib from the south cost to scotland a few years back, but I don't know the cost - the recipient organised it. Fairly sure it wasn't anythink like 80 though. The intention was to roll both sails inside a carpet roll centre tube, but the main wouldn't fit so it was rolled around the outside & the whole lot encased in bubble-wrap.

Nick" rel="nofollow - GBR 14821 Sijambo

Posted By: mangoman
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 3:47pm
I run a courier company in London and can arrange third party collections and deliveries.

If you can let me know the dimensions and weight I may be able to help you ??


Posted By: stuarthop
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 6:50pm
Find a mate with a UK mail (business post) or tnt account should cost less than 20 to post.


Posted By: fudheid
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 9:13pm
our couriers won't take anything over 2m, most race sails / membranes that get shipped  in (which is just about every load path/ custom sail!) folded with the battens rolled up, they are then unpacked and rolled.
Then it will cost 14 from parcel force - our ben211 customload path sail was delivered like this - much tomy surprise...

Cheers you

only me from over the sea......

Posted By: rs4001144
Date Posted: 30 Nov 11 at 9:19pm
Thanks all. Sent this morning with TNT 43 :-/ For info it weighed 10kgs and was 3m x 25cm x 25cm.

Posted By: mangoman
Date Posted: 01 Dec 11 at 10:04am
Okay, glad you got it sorted

3 metres is the max length I can put into the overnight system; I could have done it for 47.00 plus the vat so the price you have from TNT is fine.

Posted By: OultonBen
Date Posted: 01 Dec 11 at 11:00am
Party Santa is travelling Lowestoft-to-Rossendale next Friday (9th) with Christmas Presents !
Happy to collect/deliver en-route (within reason), for a Mug-o-Hot-Chocolate and to make a bit of a journey break! Returning home on Saturday 10th. Private please, not Commercial. Length-limit = Mazda Bongo Van !

Why is there no Christmas-Emoticon ?

No-one can squeeze past ..... when you're as "Chunky" as myself !

Posted By: Bryn_14
Date Posted: 21 Dec 11 at 3:31pm -  

Posted a lot of kayaking stuff through them, they're cheap and fairly reliable. Offer insurance as well if you're worried about damage

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