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Everything offshore is subject to wear-and-tear, including the head of your furling genoa. Indeed, between UV exposure and the working loads that come as a result of both the wind and halyard tension, it’s one of the most stressed parts of your boat. Enter the JibCap, a protective jacket for your headsail’s webbing loop and ring-lashing connection to ensure things stay as they should. Constructed of Sunbrella fabric and Gore-Tex, the robustly built JibCap shields the entire head of the sail from sun damage, thereby reducing repair costs and hopefully preventing you from having to make any trips up the mast down the road. Available in a variety of different colors, the JibCap also comes with a three-year warranty. $35. Jib Cap, jibcap.com

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