Just wanted to post my experience and make sure no one else makes the same mistake.
Had a local canvas
shop that saw my 'non-matching' genoa
cover and offered to put a new matching blue cover on (replace old brown sunbrella). I agreed to try out, and had my rigger come down to help remove and inspect as we brought down...the rigger mentioned that a proper genoa
cover should be cross stitched vs single
stitched and be done ONLY by a Certified Sailmaker/Repair facility.
Ends up - had to have the canvas
guy drop off the material to a proper sailmaker
to complete. Otherwise, it would start to tear away and fray within a year or two....especially on a 48' boat!!!
Thank god I called my rigger to help me during a breezy day!