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Well, you might also consider that the real purpose of a sail cover is to protect the sail from UV. Tyvek may not block all the uv that a heavier sail cover made of traditional materials would. This means your sails, which are a bit of an expense to replace, may be getting more UV damage than they should. Also, you have to consider the time and effort that goes into making the cheap tyvek sailcover could easily go into making a much more durable, more protective sunbrella sailcover just as easily.
BTW, Tyvek, at least heavy duty Tyvek that would be suitable for your sailcover isn't that cheap. Going the cheap route usually ends up being far more expensive than doing it properly.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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