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Sew it yourself! Sacrificial Sail Sun Cover Kit 40' contains everything needed to add a sacrificial sun cover to a furling sail. Protect with the best! Sunbrella® is the most popular choice for sacrificial sun covers for its unparalleled durability in sunlight. For boats under 30 feet, use Insignia UV Dacron®, a lightweight protective choice.
The width of the sacrificial strip should span the exposed edge of the sail when rolled onto the forestay (add 6 inches for sloppy furling). If the sail is not available for measurement in its furled state, the table below can be used to determine width.
|Boat LOA||20 Feet||25 Feet||35 Feet||45 Feet||50 Feet|
|Foot Width||10 Inches||14 Inches||14 Inches||18 Inches||20 Inches|
|Leech Width||14 Inches||18 Inches||20 Inches||24 Inches||26 Inches|
Sacrificial Sail Sun Cover Kit 40' Includes:
- 5 yd. 46" Sunbrella Marine Grade Fabric—Select color from drop-down menu
- 4 oz. V-92 White UV Polyester Thread
- Spray Adhesive
- Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape
- Sacrificial Sail Sun Cover & Luff Tape Conversion Kit Instructions
Required Tools (Not Included):
- Sewing Machine
Reference end of instructional videos below for additional recommended items.
Please note: This item is non-returnable.
|Max. Cover Length (Leech+Foot)||Max. Panel Width||Typical Boat LOA|
|40 Feet||12 Inches||20 Feet|
|50 Feet||16 Inches||25 Feet|
|60 Feet||18 Inches||35 Feet|
|70 Feet||20 Inches||40 Feet|
|80 Feet||20 Inches||45 Feet|
|90 Feet||24 Inches||50 Feet|
Select the proper kit by adding the sail's leech and foot edge dimensions.
Please Note: This kit contains items that are flammable. Flammable items can only be shipped Ground to the 48 contiguous United States. Kits shipped beyond this region will not contain spray adhesive and the price will be adjusted accordingly.
Flammable items can ONLY be shipped Ground to the 48 contiguous United States.
Installing A Sacrificial Sail Cover With Sunbrella - Part 1
• Calculating Sunbrella width. • Determining the number of panels needed. • Cutting panels with a hot knife. • Finishing the leech edge. • Using spray adhesive to secure sacrificial panels prior to sewing. • Working around hardware or webbing at corners. • Sewing the panels to the sail. • Avoiding the leech lines when sewing.
Installing A Sacrificial Sail Cover With Sunbrella - Part 2
• Cutting relief notches. • Sewing the hem on the opposite side of the sail. • Working around corners. • Making room for the leech line. • Sewing panels to keep them flat. • A pocket over the leech line cleat.
Installing A Sacrificial Sail Cover With Sunbrella - Part 3
• Using a hotknife instead of sewing a double hem along the inner edge.