This jib snorkel is designed to be used with roller furling sails, especially those without a UV cover sewn to them. These snorkels are designed to be hoisted on the main halyard and zip from the head down. There is a webbing loop at the top to attach the halyard to and one at the bottom of the snorkel to tie the cover down. These snorkels are available in multiple lengths to accommodate just about any size sail. We typically recommend purchasing the snorkel a few inches longer than your luff length to ensure complete protection from the sun.
The standard circumference for our 14'-19' snorkels is 11" which accommodates most rolled sails of this length. The longer snorkels have a circumference of 18". The 23' snorkel has a few snaps at the bottom as the zippers are not long enough to fully close the entire snorkel. The photo below shows the inside of the jib snorkel with the heavy vinyl reinforcement (at both ends) to help prevent against chafe and the zipper with covering flap on both sides.
These snorkels are made from the same acrylic coated polyester TopGun fabric that we use to make boat covers. The fabric is waterproof, resists mildew, UV damage, and chafe. (The fabric has a 5-year warranty!) We stock the colors listed above in the drop down menu and we can do any custom color from the color list below for an additional fee, just give us a call!
Look for pre-measured Jib Snorkels for your specific boat in our BY BOAT TYPE page.
This jib snorkel is designed to fit over a battenless jib, or a jib with vertical battens. If your jib has the horizontal jib battens this snorkel may or may not work and you may have difficulty hoisting the jib snorkel over the battens. If you'd like better operation of the furling system and jib snorkel we convert your existing sail to use vertical battens - which will allow for a much tighter and cleaner roll.
Why SLO Sail and Canvas?
Because we take the time to make sure you are getting what you want and need. Our knowledgeable designers are available by phone or email and can work with you to incorporate any special requests. Our products are warranted against defects due to workmanship or material flaws for 1 year. All our products are made in the USA, on the central coast of California.