Open Nets

Offshore Net on Lagoon 410
Offhsore Net on a Lagoon 410
with sewn reinforced grommet borders
Ultra Pro Net on a Lagoon 57
Ultra Pro 1-1/2 in Net on a Lagoon 57
with Rope Borders

Open Nets offer minimum resistance to wind and water, making them more seaworthy in heavy weather. The larger the net relative to the size of the boat, the more importaint this becomes. The trade off of course is that the more open the nets become the less comfortable they are, especially on bare skin.

Open Nets can be found in 4 construction types; Knotted, Knitted, Twisted or Braided. With Knotted and Knitted nets there is a loss of strength at the intersection, but not with Twisted or Braided nets. Because the fibers run straighter in the Twisted and Braided types these nets will also have less elasticity or stretch than the Knotted or Knitted nets. Knitted, Twisted, and Braided are without knots and would be more comfortable than the knotted type.

Open Nets are finished similar to Mesh Nets with sewn reinforced borders. Open Nets with larger holes, the Ultra Pro 1-1/2" and Dyneema 1" can also be made with Rope Borders. These nets work well in areas that need more openness like trimaran bow nets and offshore Catamarans with larger net areas, or any area where a more open net is desired.

Available Types of Open Nets
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Description

Offshore
3/8" hole Polyester Open Net


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The Offshore Net is designed for cruising multihulls that need a comfortable net that can shed water quickly. This netting is similar to the Coated Polyester Mesh, with small 1cm sized holes, yet twice as strong with better openness. Made from Knitted Polyester the Offshore is more elastic than most other nets. With elastic nets like this, we undercut and prestretch the netting, to fit to the non-elastic borders so that the nets will tighten up to the desired finish size wtih a minimal amount of deflection under load. This results in a net with more of a bouncy feel than other nets with less elasticity, but one that is easier on knees and elbows. We apply our pigmented Vinyl coating to the Offshore net for UV resistance and a non-fading color choice. the Offshore Net is the perfect compromise between strength, openness and comfort for many boats.

Offshore
3/8" Polyester Open Net

Colors available:White, Black, Grey, Light Blue, Pacific Blue, Dark Blue, Navy, Aquamarine, Persian Green, Forest Green, Burgundy, Red
Borders Available:Boltrope, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tabs
Openness:61%
Strength:273 lbs/in
Weight:0.180 lbs/sq ft
Warranty Period:5 years

Light Duty
3/4" hole Nylon Open Net


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A good lightweight safety net for smaller areas that will not get much traffic, and need an extremely open net. The Light Duty has 3/4" holes (hole sizes are measured parallel and perpindicular to the cords which run diagonally across the net) and is made of Knitted Nylon with our vinyl coating applied. The nylon fibers give this net a stretchy feel but also help absorb more of the stress to prevent breakage.

Light Duty 3/4" Nylon Open Net

Colors available:White, Black, Grey, Light Blue, Pacific Blue, Dark Blue, Navy, Aquamarine, Persian Green, Forest Green, Burgundy, Red
Borders Available:Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tabs
Openness:73%
Strength:100 lbs/in
Weight:0.090 lbs/sq ft
Warranty Period:3 years

Ultra Pro
1-1/4" hole Polyester Open Net


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The Ultra Pro is an extremely open 2 strand Twisted Polyester Net. Twisted Nets are stronger with less stretch than Knitted or Knotted Polyester and Nylon nets of the same weight. Extremely open nets will present very little resistance to wind or water, however they are not as comfortable as nets with lower openness ratings. We offer this netting with or without Vinyl Coating, however the coating not only offers significant UV protection and a non-fading color, it also helps bind the strands toghther to prevent fraying as the net ages and wears. We can make the Ultra Pro with sewn reinforcded borders or with rope borders.

Ultra Pro 1-1/4" Polyester Open Net

Colors available:White, Black, Grey, Light Blue, Pacific Blue, Dark Blue, Navy, Aquamarine, Persian Green, Forest Green, Burgundy, Red, and Tan
Borders Available:Grommet, Boltrope, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing Tab, Rope
Openness:75% w/sewn reinfirced borders, 82% w/rope borders
Strength:235 lbs/in
Weight:0.110 lbs/sq ft
Warranty Period:5 years

Dyneema
1" hole Open Net


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Dyneema is an incredably strong, lightweight fiber with the lowest stretch of any of the open nets. This net is 3 times stronger than the Offhsore or the Ultra Pro, and 7 times stronger than the Light Duty. The Dyneema 1" net has an oppennes slightly less than the Ultra Pro and slightly greater than the Offshore. It is constructed with a 4 strand Braid which resists fraying or unravaling if broken and has no loss of strength in the intersections. The Dyneema net is coated with a semi translucent grey urethane coating, similar to that used on Dyneema ropes, that can fade to a more golden color with exposure. While not as effective as the Vinyl Coating offered on our Polyester and Nylon nets this thinner coating does offer a significant imporvement over uncoated fibers.

Dyneema 1" Open Net

Colors available:Gray
Borders Available:Grommet, Boltrope, Cable Sleeve, Self-Supported, Webbing tab, Rope
Openness:69% (Grommet Border) to
(76% Rope Border)
Strength:755 lbs/in
Weight:0.103 lbs/sq ft
Warranty Period:5 years