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sail cover fabric

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 28 May 2020 at 4:45pm

Topic: sail cover fabric
Posted By: mooniris
Subject: sail cover fabric
Date Posted: 28 August 2006 at 11:09pm
I was wondering what fabrics are acceptable for sail covers.  I am confused by the different types of Sunbrela and /or Aqualon. For instance is "Furiture" fabric O.K. to use.  Is Aqualon 9 oz better?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 29 August 2006 at 8:31am
For a sailcover you want a fabric which is very water resistant but at the same time breathes very well. The best material for this project is Sunbrella. I certainly recommend the marine grade as it is much more water resistant and durable than the furniture fabric variety. The softness of furniture fabric is not at all useful for a sailcover. The Aqualon is waterproof and will not breath so I do not recommend it for this application. Thanks, Matt

Posted By: mooniris
Date Posted: 29 August 2006 at 11:02am
Smile Thank you Matt! Smile

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