SLO Sail and Canvas can add UV covers for roller furling jibs and genoas. We use your choice of UV Dacron, or Sunbrella to make the UV Cover for your headsail, all you have to do is ship us your sail! See below how we put the UV cover on the sail.
If you are interested or have any questions, please give us a call at 805-479-6122. We recommend that you ship your sail to us at:
SLO Sail and Canvas
645 Tank Farm Road, Suite G
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
UPS is usually the easiest and cheapest option for shipping your sail to us. For pricing, add the total length of your leech and your foot and we charge $7.00 per foot for UV Dacron and $9.00 per foot for Sunbrella.
The panels of the UV cover material, in this case gray Sunbrella, are cut in varying widths, tapering from the clew to the head. This ensures that the sail is covered fully but there is no excess weight on the sail.
With the sail picked out under tension the panels are applied with special double adhesive tape. The sail is put in tension as it would be when it is on your boat, which makes for a very smooth finished product.
Note the in floor sewing machines, without these it would very hard to do large sails efficiently.
We use an overcast stitch on all of the seams so the fabric will not fray.
The corners are finished expertly. Depending on the size of the sail, we use either a tubular polyester webbing, or dyneema webbing.
We even refinish the end of the luff tape.
Now we have a finished UV Cover!
Then we fold up the sail, and it is ready to be shipped back to you.