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Boxing and Shipping sails via UPS #26284
11/18/03 02:16 PM
11/18/03 02:16 PM
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White Bear Lake, MN
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Having a heck of a time locating a shipping box for an H17 sail I need to UPS to Florida. Any of your folks know of sources or build your own ideas.

Thx, Tom G
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Re: Boxing and Shipping sails via UPS [Re: h17racer] #26285
11/18/03 02:44 PM
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I ship a BUNCH of sails--the best thing I have found are the thick plastic bags that textiles are shipped in. I have a local source for the bags who builds boat tops. You can also check with a tent/awning maker. I usually double-bag the sails if I ship them this way. By your loginID, it sounds like you may be shipping 17 sails and they are probably Mylar so you probably need more protection. In that case, check out a carpet store for some tubes that the carpet comes rolled on. You can also flag down a contractor that is installing siding. Those boxes are perfect. I have been in Home Depot and Lowes and they have given me boxes for the siding, too. There are two issues with using boxes and tubes, they are heavy so it will be more to ship them and you may exceed the shipping company's maximum shipping dimensions. Hope this helps.


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Re: Boxing and Shipping sails via UPS [Re: h17racer] #26286
11/18/03 02:53 PM
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fold the sail so it fits in a largish regular box. Then ship the battens separately in a cardboard tube.


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Re: Boxing and Shipping sails via UPS [Re: h17racer] #26287
11/18/03 10:32 PM
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I have used the box that fluorescent light bulbs come in to ship a h20 main before. Tucker

Re: Boxing and Shipping sails via UPS [Re: h17racer] #26288
11/20/03 09:19 AM
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The battens are your problem. UPS will charge you an arm, leg and your first born if it's over 48 liniar inches.

Roll the sail. Go to Home Depot and buy hardwood floor pads. It's a green foam pad used under Pergo type flooring. It's very tough, weighs nothing and is fairly cheap. Next stop on your shopping spree is to Staples to by shipping plastic cling wrap.

Wrap that puppy up. Stroll down to your local post office. Insure it at C+I+F + 10%. (replacement cost of goods, Insurance cost and freight costs).

Mail it.

If you know the weight you can go to USPS.com to figure out the cost.


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