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Created by Tasdoc 4 months ago, 8 Feb 2019
Tasdoc
VIC, 38 posts
8 Feb 2019 6:27PM
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Hi folks. Just wondering whether anyone is using this gearbag:
gunsails.com/en/windsurfgear/bags/gearbag-wave
I am after your feedback, or perhaps advice on different solutions if it is not the best option.

I am trying to find the way to keep the interior of my car pristine, so I thought it would be a good idea to keep the bigger gear on the roof racks and the small bits and pieces in a bucket inside. Would it be easy to pull the gear out of the bag and push it back in after the session without taking the whole thing off the roof? I only have two sails, one boom and one mast.

jusavina
QLD, 1189 posts
8 Feb 2019 7:39PM
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I don't know about the Gunsail but I have the Unifiber which looks fairly similar and I love it.

www.unifiber.net/windsurf-gear/bags/blackline-roofrack-quiverbag-5825d182362e6615c44ec8f9

Most of the time I'm too lazy to attach it on the roof rack so I put it in the car and it keeps the seats dry from the wet sails and boom (just make sure you leave it open to let your sails dry when you're home though).
Plus you only have one bag to unload.
I don't know why I haven't bought one earlier.

musorianin
QLD, 206 posts
8 Feb 2019 10:08PM
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Good luck keeping your car pristine! I have an old Gun sails bag and it's great, bit I only use it for long trips when people have to fit in the car too. Day to day its not convenient enough, easier just shove it all in the car. I do put small bits and pieces in a plastic tub

melih
114 posts
9 Feb 2019 4:28AM
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Dear Surfer,
This is my homemade gearbag project for car. First I assembled a wood plate on a roofrack which is 220 cm long and 40 cm wide. Then I sewed a boardbag for my board. Boardbag size is a little bit larger than my board, this issue is very important because otherwise you can not take out your board from your board bag easily. Finally I assembled the boardbag to wooden plate with polyester strips. When I go windsurfing I can easily take out the board from my boardbag and put it back without much effort. I hope this project helps for you. I have got some photos for you. Bye ,
Melih.....








Gestalt
QLD, 12082 posts
9 Feb 2019 7:35AM
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i had the previous design gun quiver bag and used it the same way you are wanting. boards and quiver bag on the roof and a plastic bucket in the boot for the wet stuff.

i had no issues and that system worked very well for me. i could access masts and sails from the end flap. the bag lasted me a long time. around 10 or so years before it eventually fell apart.

tip is to not over tighten the bag straps or you can't easily get stuff out in situ. quiver bags works better if you sit them on top of a board because it gives the tie down a little more length to tighten. just make sure you put a strap around the front of the bag to stop it twisting.
tieing down directly to the racks beside the board works also and lets you leave the bag on the roof when rigging but the strap loop is smaller and becomes a little more difficult to get tight. when you mount direct to the racks you need the masts in the bottom of the bag to stiffen the length,



i recently ordered a prolimit medium sized bag to replace the gun bag but haven't got it yet. while i haven't used the gun bag you are looking at the idea of a quiver bag on the roof to free up space inside the care i found to work really well. just leave yourself extra time to pack and tie down everything

the benefit of the quiver bag is the tie down points along the bottom of the bag save your sails from getting crushed during tie down.

melih
114 posts
11 Feb 2019 2:45AM
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Gestalt said..
i had the previous design gun quiver bag and used it the same way you are wanting. boards and quiver bag on the roof and a plastic bucket in the boot for the wet stuff.

i had no issues and that system worked very well for me. i could access masts and sails from the end flap. the bag lasted me a long time. around 10 or so years before it eventually fell apart.

tip is to not over tighten the bag straps or you can't easily get stuff out in situ. quiver bags works better if you sit them on top of a board because it gives the tie down a little more length to tighten. just make sure you put a strap around the front of the bag to stop it twisting.
tieing down directly to the racks beside the board works also and lets you leave the bag on the roof when rigging but the strap loop is smaller and becomes a little more difficult to get tight. when you mount direct to the racks you need the masts in the bottom of the bag to stiffen the length,



i recently ordered a prolimit medium sized bag to replace the gun bag but haven't got it yet. while i haven't used the gun bag you are looking at the idea of a quiver bag on the roof to free up space inside the care i found to work really well. just leave yourself extra time to pack and tie down everything

the benefit of the quiver bag is the tie down points along the bottom of the bag save your sails from getting crushed during tie down.


Dear Gestalt,
Thanks for your information. I couldn't find any other solution , every surf day I drive 17 km to reach the beach. I spend 40 minutes to set up the equipment and I surf 4 hours in heavy wind than I spend another 60 minutes to repack the equipment. Many days I pack my equipment without day light. Bye.
Melih..

Gonewindsurfing247
WA, 952 posts
11 Feb 2019 3:15PM
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Check out the Mystic Car Bag. They do a windsurfing one as well as a kiting one. It is a fantastic product!!! I had to order mine from overseas because no windsurfing ones in stock anywhere in Australia.

www.mysticboarding.com/products/wind/bags-more/travelbags/carbag-gear-storage-bag/

Tasdoc
VIC, 38 posts
11 Feb 2019 7:16PM
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Is it big enough to cover the whole area with back seats folded flat?

Gonewindsurfing247
WA, 952 posts
12 Feb 2019 12:12PM
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Tasdoc said..
Is it big enough to cover the whole area with back seats folded flat?


yes, i fold the passenger seat flat and it reaches all the way to the dash. Ducks nuts!!

Gonewindsurfing247
WA, 952 posts
13 Feb 2019 8:07AM
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This should give you a better idea. I hope it helps and no I am not on commission from Mystic:

















musorianin
QLD, 206 posts
13 Feb 2019 12:57PM
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melih said
I spend 40 minutes to set up the equipment and I surf 4 hours in heavy wind than I spend another 60 minutes to repack the equipment. Many days I pack my equipment without day light. Bye.
Melih..


Melih, what are you rigging that takes 40 min?? I find I'm usually all rigged in ten minutes, easy. Pack up a bit slower because I'm usually tired, but no more than 20.



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