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Ensuring Large Enough Sail Cover

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Covers and Awnings
Forum Discription: Canvas covers of all varieties
Printed Date: 02 December 2022 at 9:49am

Topic: Ensuring Large Enough Sail Cover
Posted By: OKCSailor
Subject: Ensuring Large Enough Sail Cover
Date Posted: 05 October 2018 at 11:51am
I've been noticing that owners of new sails, including myself, are having a difficult time stuffing their new, crisp sails under their original, tattered sail covers which seem rather small.  With your kits, is it possible to make the section towards the boom end a little fuller to accommodate the heavier cloth, like 7.4 oz?  In other words, not such an extreme taper to the clew of the sail? 

I have a 10 foot boom (Watkins 27).

I wouldn't mind altering the dimensions on the kit if there was enough Sunbrella included to make a little fuller section all the way down the boom to the end.  Is this possible?  Thanks.

Ultrafeed LSZ-1
Santana 2023C
Watkins 27

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 05 October 2018 at 11:24pm
You have nothing to worry about. We designed our standard kits with new sails in mind. They will be more of a loose fit which is our preference for sailcovers to allow the sail to breathe and dry out quickly. But for the Watkins 27 I would recommend the 13' sailcover kit instead of the 10' anyway. So you are in really good shape following the standard pattern given that your boat will be at the smaller end of the range for this sailcover pattern as well.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

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