Mesh Nets

Square Hole Mesh on StFrancis 44Square Hole Mesh on a St. Francis 44
Coated Polyester Mesh on Corsair 36Coated Polyester Mesh on a Corsair 36

Mesh Nets are cut from a variety of roll fabrics, with low to moderate openness, and finished with sewn reinforced borders. Because of the lower openness Mesh nets are very comfortable, however those with the lowest openness would not be advisable for Boats sailing offshore or that may be exposed to heavy seas, especially larger nets fwd of the mast. These nets can be made to fit any shape with grommet, pipe sleeve, or webbing tab lacing, or (depending on the stretch of the material) 1 to 3 sides may have boltrope or cable sleeves without lacing. All mesh nets are constructed to compensate for the material stretch by under cutting the mesh by a specific ratio and stretching to fit the border material. Border construction is critical to the durability of these nets, and our borders are all built with underlying reinforcement and multiple rows of stitching covered by a finish layer of tough vinyl coated fabric, and additional multiple rows of stitching, in PTFE thread. thread.

Available Types of Mesh Nets
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Polypropylene
Mesh


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This woven mesh, available only in black, is extremely durable with excelent UV resistance. Most polypropyelen mesh trampolines are cut on the bias (fibers at a 45 angle to the border) which greatly increases the holding power of the grommets, and allows the use of boltrope on all but one side to reduce the amount of lacing. Because of the low openness this mesh is not recommended for fwd areas of offshore yachts, but works well on more central locations. This is the preferred material for beach catamarans. Our experience and skill in high quality fabrication with it is unsurpassed.

1"Polypropylene Mesh

Colors available: Black
Borders shown:Boltrope and Grommet
Other Borders Available:Pipe Sleeve, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tab, Wrap-Around Grommet, Bar Sleeve
Openness:16%
Strength:201 lbs/in
Warranty Period:5 years

Coated Polyester
Mesh


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The Coated Polyester Mesh is a moderately open, knitted material with our vinyl coating applied in any of the 13 available colors. It has approximately 5/16" diameter round holes on about 1/2" centers. This is a very attractive and comfortable mesh, and seems to hold up well under moderate use on small to mid size nets. The Coated Polyester Mesh does have a lower breaking strength than the other meshes so we do not recommend its use for nets over 80 sq Ft or on commercial use vessels. We apply the coating to this mesh while it is under tension, to reduce the stretch, and use additional reinforcement to help improve its durability.

1"Coated Polyester Mesh

Colors available: White, Black, Grey, Light Blue, Pacific Blue, Dark Blue, Navy, Aquamarine, Persian Green, Forest Green, Burgundy, Red, and Tan
Borders shown:Grommet
Other Borders Available:Boltrope, Pipe Sleeve, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tab, Wrap-Around Grommet, Bar Sleeve
Openness:41%
Strength:145 lbs/in
Warranty Period:3 years

Square Hole Mesh


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This is a very strong woven mesh with 1/4" wide fibers and 1/4" holes. It is coated with a heavy vinyl coating in white only. The openness of this mesh is less than the that of the Coated Polyester Mesh but it is twice as strong, so it works well on Catamarans in Charter service, with small to moderate sized nets, that require a durable, comfortable net but do not sail offshore. The Square Hole mesh comes in a limited width, so any nets with the narrower dimension of more than six feet (183 cm) would have to be seamed. All seams are sewn and covered, so the seam is not a weak point. The Square Hole Mesh has a very smooth surface that makes it a very comfortable mateiral to lie on, however it can also be slippery when wet so it works better on Catamrans than it does on Trimarans that can heal a bit more.

Square Hole Mesh

Colors available: White
Borders shown:Grommet
Other Borders Available:Boltrope, Pipe Sleeve, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tab, Wrap-Around Grommet, Bar Sleeve
Openness:32%
Strength:437 lbs/in
Warranty Period:5 years