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Maxikote

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Professional quality fabric for asymmetric spinnakers on light-weight racing boats

Maxikote spinnaker fabric is woven with polyester yarns and finished with our very stable and durable polyurethane coating. The result is that Maxikote has very little elasticity and makes very form-stable sails due to its low stretch. The stability and the range of weights of the Maxikote series are designed so that your sailmaker can combine different weights of compatible cloth to achieve the best strength/weight ratio for your spinnaker.

Maxikote is especially designed to meet the specific performance requirements of asymmetric spinnakers on the latest generation light displacement yachts, dinghies and catamarans.

Technical specs

Style
Construction
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Warp x fill
MK70P
30 x 30
34
gr.
0.81 sm. oz.
40
kg.
MK100P
40 x 40
50
gr.
1.19 sm. oz.
56
kg.
MK150P
70 x 70
77
gr.
1.75 sm. oz.
70
kg.
MK200P
70 x 70
90
gr.
1.96 sm. oz.
85
kg.
MK300P
150 x 160
135
gr.
3.15 sm. oz.
135
kg.

Actual weight g/m2

Breaking load kg/5cm

Comparative features

Maxikote
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Diagonal stability
Stretch resistance (modulus)
Breaking strength
Resistance to tearing
Porosity
Water repellency

Weight range Performance Maxikote

style Weight construction
sm.oz. / g/m2 Warp x Fill
MK 70P 0.81 / 35 30 x 30
MK 100P 1.19 / 51 40 x 40
MK 150P 1.75 / 75 70 x 70
MK 200P 1.96 / 84 70 x 70
MK 300P 3.15 / 135 150 x 150

Applications Maxikote Asymmetric

Sail Runner
Luff length ft. / mtr. Light Medium Heavy
39 / 12 MK 70 MK 100 MK 150
49 / 15 MK 100 / 70 MK 150 / 100 MK 150
59 / 18 MK 100 / 70 MK 150 / 100 MK 200 / 150
69 /21 MK 150 / 100 MK 200 / 150 MK 200 / 150
79 / 24 MK 150 / 100 MK 200 / 150 MK 300 / 200
89 / 27 MK 200 / 100 MK 200 / 150 MK 300 / 200
98 / 30 MK 200 / 100 MK 300 / 200 MK 300
108 / 33 MK 200 / 100 MK 300 / 200 MK 300

color *

Natural

*The color samples on display are non-binding. Depending on screen and printer settings, display may deviate from original to differing extent. Sample cards are available upon request.

 

**Please note that fluorescent colors are not colourfast. They fade faster than regular colors as a result of exposure to sunlight. These fluorescent dyes also tend to weaken the cloth and make it less tear-resistant. Given that this is the case, Contender does not recommend the use of fluorescent colors for cruising spinnakers.