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. ...

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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 (€28.69 * / 1 sqm)
from €17.50
Art.-Nr.: 1361...
1365*01 Leinen-Gewebe Kerntuch Nr.1 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 €16.90
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 €23.90
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 €9.39
Art.-Nr.: 1372...
2220*01 Rappeltuch Jute fabric
Clean jute fabric, course weave. Weight approx. 275 g/m.sq., 120 cm wide. This cloth is necessary in rigging applications to parcel (process with impregnated fabric strips) a wire before it can be covered with thin rope.
from €4.25
Art.-Nr.: 2220...
2312*01 Leichte Abdeckplane DURO, transparent, 180 g/m² DURO boat cover
All purpose covers. Easy to attach, highly rip-resistant and highly UV resistant. Two-sided with polyethylene protected ribbon weave, hem sewn all-around, with large grommets every 50 cm. Color: transparent. DURO : Weight: approx. 180...
from €9.90
Art.-Nr.: 2312...
2314*01 Abdeckplane STABO, transparent, 260g/m² STABO boat cover
Weight approx. 260 g/m.sq., weave 1000 denier with 16 x 16 threads per inch, strong brass grommets. A very strong tarp, top-quality for a good price! Very good as a winter tarp for boats. Covering tarps for all uses, highly rip- and...
from €14.90
Art.-Nr.: 2314...
2313*02 Schwere Abdeckplane CASO, transparent, 300 g/m² Transparent boat cover CASO approx. 300 g/m
Heavy, rip-proof and long-lived tarps for all uses. Easy to attach, highly rip-resistant and highly UV resistant. Two-sided with polyethylene protected ribbon weave (3000 Denier), hem sewn all-around, with large grommets every 50 cm....
from €35.90
Art.-Nr.: 2313...
2328_01 Cotton dust cover (flame retardant)
Light cotton cloth with flame save impregnation. Weight approximately 200 g/sq.m, colour off-white. Breathable dust cover for the dry boat shed. The fabric is flame retardant in accordance with building material class B 1 of DIN 4102....
Content 3.2 sqm (€3.28 * / 1 sqm)
from €10.50
Art.-Nr.: 2328...
2037_05 Tarpaulin batten
Hardened, galvanized steel strip with rounded edges. Messurements: 18 x 2 mm. Length 3 m. Fits our attachment plates.
€46.00
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
2037*01 Befestigungslaschen für Persenningbügel Mount for tarpaulin battens
Brass batten mount (40 x 25 mm), screws in. Polished or chromed finish. For 18 x 2 mm battens.
from €5.89
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 €5.89
Art.-Nr.: 2037...
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2328_01 Cotton dust cover (flame retardant)
Content 3.2 sqm (€3.28 * / 1 sqm)
from €10.50
2314*01 Abdeckplane STABO, transparent, 260g/m² STABO boat cover
from €14.90
1361_01 DURADON light canvas
Content 0.61 sqm (€28.69 * / 1 sqm)
from €17.50
2531*01 Segeltuchlohe HYDROLIN Lohe Canvas Impregnation HYDROLIN
Content 5 Liter (€13.30 * / 1 Liter)
€66.50
2312*01 Leichte Abdeckplane DURO, transparent, 180 g/m² DURO boat cover
from €9.90
1370_01 Linen canvas
from €23.90
2220*01 Rappeltuch Jute fabric
from €4.25
2509*03 INNOPERL W Imprägnierung INNOSKINS INNOPERL-W impregnation
Content 0.25 Liter (€103.60 * / 1 Liter)
from €25.90

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.