Sailcloth

At old times sailcloth was woven from pure hemp or linen. Other natural fibres like nettle or flax were also used to make it. Cotton cloth fabrics were not manufactured until the 19th century. The cloths were not only used for sailmaking but also for making cargo hold covers, tarps and awnings. Tents, hammocks, bags, pouches and sacks were also made from sailcloth. Old types of cloth create an authentic effect on traditional working boats and classic yachts. Dry storage, good ventilation and regular impregnation with tannin or Hydrolin are particularly important with this type of cloth. ... Read more
At old times sailcloth was woven from pure hemp or linen. Other natural fibres like nettle or flax were also used to make it. Cotton cloth fabrics were not manufactured until the 19th century. The... read more »
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Sailcloth
At old times sailcloth was woven from pure hemp or linen. Other natural fibres like nettle or flax were also used to make it. Cotton cloth fabrics were not manufactured until the 19th century. The cloths were not only used for sailmaking but also for making cargo hold covers, tarps and awnings. Tents, hammocks, bags, pouches and sacks were also made from sailcloth. Old types of cloth create an authentic effect on traditional working boats and classic yachts. Dry storage, good ventilation and regular impregnation with tannin or Hydrolin are particularly important with this type of cloth.

An easy-care alternative to natural fibre cloths is offered by Duradon cloth. It is made of UV-resistant and tear-proof synthetic fibre but looks similar. The service life of tarpaulins and awnings can be extended by good fastening. The cloth should be well stretched and not flap in wind. It can be worthwhile to use lacing buttons or LOXX fasteners, or to use a punch and die and a cutting punch to punch in a few additional tarpaulin eyelets or brass grommets.

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1361_01 DURADON light canvas
DURADON is an impregnated sail and canvas cloth, woven from spun polyester. This sailcloth corresponds in appearance and feel to cotton or flax cloth, and has all of the advantages of synthetics: Very good UV resistance, high abrasion...
Content 0.61 sqm (€25.08 * / 1 sqm)
from €15.30
Art.-Nr.: 1361...
1362_01 DURADON extra canvas
DURADON is an impregnated sail and canvas cloth, woven from spun polyester. This sailcloth corresponds in appearance and feel to cotton or flax cloth, and has all of the advantages of synthetics: Very good UV resistance, high abrasion...
from €15.30
Art.-Nr.: 1362...
1365_01 Linen sailcloth No.1
The strong, natural sail and tarpaulin cloth No.1 is made from pure linen (flax) and is suitable for many uses. In former times the sails of the square riggers were sewn from this fabric. At a weight of approximately 900 g/sq.m sails,...
from €15.50
Art.-Nr.: 1365...
1370_01 Linen canvas
Heavy canvas made from pure thread (flax). A durable cloth for many sewing and textile applications onboard (rigging bags) and for recreational use (hammocks etc.), as well as for tarps and awnings. This pure natural product is not...
from €23.30
Art.-Nr.: 1370...
1372_01 Cotton canvas, impregnated
Impregnated canvas tarpaulin cloth. Despite the impregnation, this cloth is a natural product and therefore not absolutely resistant to decay. From time to time it must be dried and newly impregnated. The cloth can show little...
from €9.15
Art.-Nr.: 1372...
2037_01 Mount for tarpaulin battens
Brass batten mount (40 x 25 mm), screws in. Polished or chromed finish. For 18 x 2 mm battens.
from €5.74
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2037_02 Mount for tarpaulin battens
Brass batten mount, for embedding, with round mounting plate (D 30 mm). Polished or chromed finish. For 18 x 2 mm battens.
from €5.74
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2037_05 Tarpaulin batten
Hardened, galvanized steel strip with rounded edges. Messurements: 18 x 2 mm. Length 3 m. Fits our attachment plates.
€44.84
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2037_06 End cap for tarpaulin batten
End cap for tarpaulin batten, blue, 18mm.
€0.49
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2037_08 Tarpaulin socket for round batten
Brass tarpaulin socket for round GRP batten. The optional strong battens allow the construction of a tarpaulin even over a broad cockpit. Two versions of sockets available: - Side mount (ground plate 50 x 38 mm) for cockpit wall, or -...
from €10.24
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2143_01 Sailmaker's scissors
Heavy sailmakers scissors for right-handers. Straight, not serrated. Professional tool made in Germany.
€53.22
Art.-Nr.: 2143...
2219_01 VELCRO tape
The original VELCRO-tape with especially strong holding force, available in two versions: self-adhesive: shipping in a set of 2.5 m loops and 2.5 m hooks with self-adhesive tape on the back (which can in addition be sewn on)....
€10.63
Art.-Nr.: 2219...
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1361_01 DURADON light canvas
Content 0.61 sqm (€25.08 * / 1 sqm)
from €15.30
2314_01 STABO boat cover
from €14.52
2220_01 Jute fabric
from €3.85
1370_01 Linen canvas
from €23.30
2531_01 Canvas Impregnation HYDROLIN
Content 5 Liter (€12.96 * / 1 Liter)
€64.82
2509_03 INNOPERL-W impregnation
Content 0.25 Liter (€96.32 * / 1 Liter)
from €24.08
2328_01 Cotton dust cover (flame retardant)
Content 3.2 sqm (€3.20 * / 1 sqm)
from €10.24

An easy-care alternative to natural fibre cloths is offered by Duradon cloth. It is made of UV-resistant and tear-proof synthetic fibre but looks similar. The service life of tarpaulins and awnings can be extended by good fastening. The cloth should be well stretched and not flap in wind. It can be worthwhile to use lacing buttons or LOXX fasteners, or to use a punch and die and a cutting punch to punch in a few additional tarpaulin eyelets or brass grommets.