Well, my AI sail is almost 7 years old and has already had the Mylar replaced once already. It was a good run but now with the mylar bad again, the seems thread bare and cloth faded with a tear it is time for a new one.
I see at $588 the AI sails are not cheap but hey it needs it. Nice if there was a sale on the sail - Ha!
Does the sail include the battens? Mostly I am concerned on how it gets packed for shipping. I plan on ordering from Backyard boats or Austin kayaks. The last thing I want to see on a new and expensive sail is hard creases in the mylar if it gets folded. Folds in the mylar will mean cracks and the mylar is what breaks first on these sails.
How is the sail packed/shipped? Folded in 1/2 above the mylar down to ~8 feet and rolled up into a hard shipping tube?
Will I get better results when I order the sail to have Hobie corp. drop ship it to me direct with instructions/permission from the dealer? If so how to do it and who at Hobie to contact?
My goal is to have a relatively pristine & undamaged sail as a replacement.
BTW it will be a red & gray sail
I just tallied up my parts total so far for the sail, sprockets, fins, cables and a bunch of other stuff and I'm up to $1,037
All worth it to keep me on the water