Throated Sail Cover Kit - Standard Sunbrella Color (Booms to 16')
Sew it yourself! Sail Cover Kit for Booms to 16' lets you make your own mainsail cover. Cover and protect your mainsail when flaked with this throated sail cover. The sail cover fastens under the boom with Twist-Lock fasteners with a snap button finish to provide a clean look and reduce chafe. Secure the cover around the mast with a marine zipper. This sail cover pattern features pre-plotted, long-lasting Sunbrella fabric for easy construction. Approximate construction time is 4 hours.
To determine which sail cover kit is right for your boat, measure the length of the boom (dimension "E") from the mast to its end (not including the mast width). Choose the kit with a length equal to or greater than the length of your boom.
Note: Maximum Boom Length - 16 Feet
Lazy Jack Slits: The mainsail cover pattern instructions include directions for creating lazy jack slits. If required, order an additional 6 feet of 1" acrylic binding tape (or make your own binding using any left-over scrap Sunbrella from the kit) and 3 to 4 Twist-Lock fasteners for each slit. Ordering 1 square foot of 2-3oz. leather should accommodate up to 8 slits.
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful, high quality mainsail cover
by Dana -
OK, so I don't have a commercial sewing machine but a very nice Singer and my only issue was when sewing multiple layers of fabric for which I used a walking foot and worked slowly. But that was only because of the high quality, marine grade, Sunbrella fabric that came with this kit. This sail cover should last forever! And everything you need is included with the kit. As well as instructions and the on-line videos which were so very helpful. Because they provide enough fabric for any adjustments you might have to make for your particular style of sailboat, I was able to customize my cover accordingly. Now that I've done one, I'm ready for another ;) Also, their customer service is outstanding! Thank you, Sailrite!