Perfect fit with rigorously selected weather-resistant materials
This is our special and original Snipe Top Cover that we’re proud to present. We have made this from scratch in-house: from carefully selecting the materials, developing designs and to manufacturing it. The top cover will fulfill its role to protect the hull and rigging from the sun and keep its interior dry.
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Perfect fit possible with 3D modeling technology
To produce this top cover, we 3D-scanned the boat, created a model based on that, and designed panels by using the CAD software. Because of this, we can now create panel layouts that even fit the curves of the boat well.
What’s special? The bow
We have a slot built in so that you can secure the ropes while keeping the cover on. Also, to make it possible to put the covers on even during forestay, you can fully split the tip of the cover with an open zipper. Not only the bow, but all zippers have a waterproof tarpaulin inner-flap on the back side. This not only prevents the contact of the hard zipper and the hull, but also functions as a gutter. The flap prevents the water infiltrating through the zippers, and leads the water down.
What’s special? The side and stern
To cover the sidestay, the side panel comes with a slit which has detachable buckles. This buckle and belt is connected with a rope that runs through the side panel. Since the tension goes in the side panel, it doesn’t flap. We placed backing materials on buckles that touch the hull. The panel on the stern has a complicated layout to make it fit well, but with the zipper, it’s easy to install the cover. You can secure the cover with the zipper, buckle, and rope. The cover fits perfectly (It’s so satisfying!).
Please look at the photo below. Even the stern chine (the corner of the hull) is covered. The best part of this product is that the zipper makes it so easy to put on and take off the cover. We are the only manufacturer that carefully designs even the detailed areas where boat damage is likely (Comment from a staff member with snipe experience).
What’s special? The deck and spar
Because we have designed a slit with a zipper from the sidestay chain plate to the mast, you can put on the cover even while the mast is up. The joints of both the mast and sidestay are covered with a cone-shaped cover. By tightening it with buckles, you can minimize the aperture and the exposure of the deck. The stay, mast, and cam that touch the fittings are strengthened with abrasion-resistant reinforcing plates. This prevents the cover from being damaged. Because you can hang up the cover with an eye flap, water doesn’t accumulate even when you place it flat.