Sew it yourself! 40’ UV Insignia Sun Cover Kit contains everything needed to add a sacrificial sun cover to a furling sail. Protect with the best! Sunbrella® is the most popular choice, but the fabric is heavy. Insignia UV Dacron® is a much better choice for boats under 30 feet, as it is lighter.
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|
40’ UV Insignia Sun Cover Kit Includes:
- 14 yd. 14″ Adhesive Backed UV Insignia Dacron
- 41 ft. White UV Tape Dacron
- 4 oz. V-69 White UV Polyester Thread
- Seamstick 3/8″ Basting Tape
- Sacrificial Sail Sun Cover & Luff Tape Conversion Kit Instructions
|Max. Cover Length (Leech+Foot)||Max. Panel Width||Typical Boat LOA|
|30 Feet||10 Inches||20 Feet|
|40 Feet||14 Inches||25 Feet|
|50 Feet||18 Inches||30 Feet|
Note: Install UV Insignia on new or nearly new sails. Wrinkles make proper installation difficult.
Sail Preparation Tip: For all sails, especially older sails, it is always highly recommended to thoroughly clean and rinse the sail for the best adhesion and to avoid any dirt trapped under the adhesive which could cause mildew. We recommend cleaning the sail with Iosso® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover prior to any adhering.
Select the proper kit by adding the sail's leech and foot edge dimensions.