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Title: HA18 Sail Cover
Post by: bdpvt on April 14, 2019, 12:07:11 AM
Hello everyone,
I'm the proud new owner of a '74 HA18. i'm looking forward to getting the boat in the water this season but i'm lacking a sail cover. Does anyone have a source for sail covers for this boat or perhaps a pattern so i can have one made locally?
Title: Re: HA18 Sail Cover
Post by: Charles Barclay on April 21, 2019, 04:15:00 PM
Hi Bruce,

Welcome to the Herreshoff Registry forum.

Most canvas makers (experience does matter) will be able to measure your boom and make one pretty easily.  They will use quality thread and fabric and closures. 

An off the shelf cover from, say West Marine, is a common denominator product and likely ill fitting.  Good Sunbrella fabric and thread, well cared for (wash with fresh water and wash the guano off regularly) will be a 20+ year investment.  Take care of chafe too. 

Custom fit is a good thing here.  Recommend getting references from your local sailing community on a good canvas maker or one from the Bristol or Narragansett areas that would be familiar with the vessel.