E20 Cockpit Shade

We have made a simple shade for the cockpit for the 2023 summer.

The shade is a square of fabric with the edge hemmed folded over twice. Holding the fabric in place with sailmakers 6mm basting tape while sewing makes it much easier!

Adding brass eyelets with the cutter and die.

The shade hangs from clips on the sprayhood rail, and bungies round the backstay.

The shade in use in Padstow harbour on a very sunny morning (21 May 2023).

The fabric used here is Sauleda Acrylic Canvas, Marine Grade, PU Coated (Navy). It was supplied by Profabrics. This is an excellent (and cheaper) alternative to SunBrella.