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Jib Cover

Jib Cover

clean worksmanship with large spiral zipper

Jib Cover

Jib Cover

Jib Cover

well-sewn zipper top

Jib Cover

Jib Cover

How to measure your jib cover
L = luff length of the sail     G = Circumference at the clew (where necessary including sheet rope)
Please use measuring tape to measure your sail. Measure the length of your roller reefing foresail between the reel and halyard swivel. From our jib covers, choose a length shorter than your measured length. The jib cover needs to be able to be spanned tightly along its length.

Jib Cover

Jib Cover


From 179.95 €    incl. VAT

    • perfect fit
    • Brand material: robust, UV resistant, water and wind proof Stamoid® by Serge Ferrari
    • water and dirt repellend through Nanotop® anti capillary treatment
    • bonded threads ensure durability
    • extra robust dee shackle for pulling up the jib cover
    • effective lacing with smooth-running micro blocks produced by Diekow
    • large spiral zipper
    • pointed gable atop the jib cover for a better fit at the head of the sail
    • maritime color: Admiral Blue 1)
    • Available in many sizes. Upon special request, we do offer in-between sizes (▸Sailmaker-service)
  • Please choose your colour

    this color is available in the following lengths

  • ▸ here you will find the lengths from   5,00   up to    12,25

  • Dinghies and small keelboats have seen an increase in roller reefing systems. Naturally, sizes... more

    • perfect fit
    • Brand material: robust, UV resistant, water and wind proof Stamoid® by Serge Ferrari
    • water and dirt repellend through Nanotop® anti capillary treatment
    • bonded threads ensure durability
    • extra robust dee shackle for pulling up the jib cover
    • effective lacing with smooth-running micro blocks produced by Diekow
    • large spiral zipper
    • pointed gable atop the jib cover for a better fit at the head of the sail
    • maritime color: Admiral Blue 1)
    • Available in many sizes. Upon special request, we do offer in-between sizes (▸Sailmaker-service)
  • Jib Cover

    Dinghies and small keelboats have seen an increase in roller reefing systems. Naturally, sizes and circumferences of the furled sails are smaller. We accounted for these circumstances with our jib covers.

    What makes a good jib cover?
    A good jib cover should distinguish itself through reliable protection, easy handling and time-saving maintenance, and low prices in connection with a large size selection.

    Protective function of the jib cover
     A smooth and tightly fitted jib cover offers little surface area for the wind to attack. Make sure the lacing rope can not detach in your absence. A loose sail cover that flutters in the wind not only bothers you and your neighbors at the landing but may also damage your sail, your rig and it may suffer damages itself.
    Stamoid is a super high-quality, coated textile made by Serge Ferrari in Switzerland. It is waterproof and silmutaneously possesses extremely high UV durability. These two characteristics protect your sail for a long time, while its rigidity ensures that once you have spanned your jib cover that tension remains. The smooth textile structure on the inside of Stamoid does not strain your sail with fibre chafing.
    A top-quality spiral zipper effortlessly absorbs the forces of the wind and the lacing. Its smooth inner surface preserves your sail.
     

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    Attaching your jib cover
    Ususally, a jib cover is attached to the snap shackle of the spinnaker halyard. A dee shackle is sown to the top of our jib cover. Thus, the metal of the snap shackle only ever touches the metal of the dee shackle, preventing wear, increasing stability, and allowing for a good load transmission onto the jib cover.
     
    Setting your jib cover
    Three steps are especially worth highlighting. Firstly, the pointed gable of the jib cover that easily slides across bumps. Secondly, a smooth-running zipper that zips shut with little effort; and lastly, a smooth inner fabric surface that slides across your roller reefing foresail without friction. Stamoid is a material with a very smooth inner surface, converving your foresail while setting and using it.
     
    Lacing your jib cover
    The great fit of our jib covers decreases surface area vulnerable to the winds. Through the cross lacing with basis triangles for the micro blocks, we were able to reduce the circumferece to just 0.30m. Our micro blocks nestle seamlessly against the small circumference of our jib cover.

    The lacing cord is guided through our Diekow micro blocks with as little friction and force as possible.
    For cross cording, our micro blocks are attached to base triangles. Those distribute the force of the blocks to prevent punctual induction of the force. The outcome: a more even lacing and a smoother jib cover.

    The smooth structure of stamoid also helps with lacing. On the inside of the jib cover because the material does not rub against the sail, and on the outside as the lacing cord does not rub against the jib cover.
     
    Storage of your jib cover
    Light and thin material can easily be folded and needs little space in your locker. We recommend not to roll up but rather to fold the jib cover like an accordeon. The jib cover should not be stored too wet.
     
    Taking care of your jib cover
    Through its Nanotop® anti-capillary treatment, stamoid is water and dirt repellent. Should it still take up dirt as time passes it can easily be cleaned with commercially available cleaning agents. You can keep the zipper smooth by occasionally rubbing it with stearin. Stearin is a compound found in candles. Just run a (white) christmas candle along the zipper. Also works with the zippers of your clothing.
     
    Tip: It is important for your jib cover to be able to be well tightened lengthwise. Upon special request we can also shorten your Diekow jib cover to your custom size (▸Sailmaker-service).
     
    1) There may be slight colour deviation of our jib covers in photos. If you wish we can send you fabric samples, please use our fabric sampling service for this