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Spinnaker cloth for the quality conscious cruising sailor

Our All Purpose spinnaker styles balance performance with durability for applications that require economical fabric. Nylite 60 and 90 are coated styles for improved porosity but compromise a little on weight with constructions that are tough and tear resistant. Nylite 150 and 250 are rugged ripstop constructions stabilized with a resin impregnated finish. With high break strength and tear resistance, these are excellent fabrics for heavy air kites or larger cruising spinnakers or A-sails. Nylite 90 and Nylite 150 are offered in a full color range so boat owners can customize the look of their spinnakers.

Technical specs

Style
Construction
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Warp x fill
NL 60
30 x 30
38
gr.
0.89 sm. oz.
kg.
NL 90
30 x 40
48
gr.
1.12 sm. oz.
kg.
NL 150
70 x 70
75
gr.
1.75 sm. oz.
kg.
NL 250
140 x 140
113
gr.
2.65 sm. oz.
kg.

Actual weight g/m2

Breaking load kg/5cm

Comparative features

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

Asymmetric Spinnaker Applications Nylite

Luff length ft. / mtr. Medium Heavy
39 / 12 NL 60 NL 90
49 / 15 NL 90 NL 150
59 / 18 NL 90 NL 150
69 / 21 NL 150 NL 150
79 / 24 NL 150 NL 150

Color Range* **

Natural

New Pink

Orange

Red

Gold

Yellow

Fluor Yellow

Fluor Green

Green

Dark Blue

Light Blue

Lilac

Grey

Black

*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.