I came across SLO Sail & Canvas, makers of sails, boat covers, and catamaran trampolines, who are located in San Luis Obispo, California, and ordered a cover made of Top Gun Fabric. SLO was fast! I placed my order on the 15th of February, and in less than a week they completed the cover and shipped it to me USPS Priority International. It went through Japan customs and was delivered on the 27th!
Here's a clip of SLO Sail and Canvas making a cover for a Sunfish:
We took the new cover out to Hinuma, removed the old cover, bailed out Bluesette again, cleaned up a bit and installed the new cover and mast socks. I ordered attached straps which clip into place. The fit is nice and tight with no sagging.
The new cover from SLO Sail and Canvas
As the yacht harbor's dock was closed for repairs, it was quiet with the only movement coming from ducks on the dock and about ten Black Kites (as in the bird of prey) circling overhead. Since we had not been out there since November 24th we took some time to catch up with Mrs Hakuta and her two grand children over some green tea in the club house.
Perhaps in a month or so we'll go sailing again. Until then, I trust our new cover will keep things nice and dry.
And until next, sweet sailing.