Whats that they say about the 10-foot paint job? Sure, if you look closely, it is clear that something is different with the genoa aboard Tech Editor Drew Fryes F-24 Corsair. Battleship gray is not a common color for the suncover on a recreational sailboat, and the sheen is more reflective than normal. But unless you are aboard the boat, the laminate sail looks like any other genoa with a stitched on suncover. The original suncover exists, only now it is painted.
- We asked passersby at the dock what they thought of our new suncover and their responses were complimentary. They did not realize it was painted until we told them.
- Frye has had the newly painted genoa in service for six months. He expects it to last three to five years.
- The paint makes the leach and foot of the sail a little bit stiffer than before, but it did not interfere with furling or trim.