Manufactured by leading marine fabric maker Marlen Textiles, Top Gun® fabric is an acrylic-coated 100% polyester that’s a fantastic choice for marine covering applications. Sailrite® carries two Top Gun collections — Top Gun and Top Gun 1S — to help you find a style that’s best-suited for your unique needs. Although Top Gun is primarily used for covering applications, it is also a great choice for crafting biminis, T-tops, dodgers and awnings. Both Top Gun and Top Gun 1S are made with 100% woven polyester for superior strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability and UV performance.
We can help you decide between these two popular Top Gun lines at Sailrite. The primary difference between the two is that the original Top Gun line is reversible. It features a coating on both sides, which makes for optimum use of the material when patterning. Top Gun 1S, on the other hand, has no pigmentation on the underside, making it a great choice for applications where color rub-off is a concern. If you’re using this fabric to craft covers for RVs and boats or are generally concerned about the possibility of color transfer, we recommend choosing Top Gun 1S. Both styles perform better than vinyl-coated fabrics and are highly water-repellent and mildew resistant.
Marlen Textiles is so confident that their fabrics will perform long-term that they back their Top Gun fabrics with a five-year limited warranty. We love to see our customers create standout custom boat covers and other types of covering products with Top Gun. The economical price point of these covering fabrics makes them a very popular choice among marine DIYers. Of course, Sailrite is always on hand to supply you with all the tools, materials and guidance required to make DIY boat covers. We’ve developed an excellent variety of how-to articles and videos on making boat covers to help guide you through the process.