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  • Looking to have a new set of nacra 20 sails made but really would like some color this time. Kind of tired of just white or smoke colored sails. Anyone have any ideas of sail lofts that would do colors? I spoke with Skip Elliot and all they do now is white, black or a smoke color.
    Thanks
  • chip at whirlwind does custom color sails
  • Hi there,
    The reason the sails you see are only offered in those colors is because Nacra 20, F18, and etc. sails are made out of Pentex which in order to make in a color you have to order thousands of yards, so unless someone decides to offer a color standard on all boats then we need to find a whole lot of customers interested in that color!
    If you're not worried about conforming with class rules then you may be able to find some laminated material in colors, but it's unlikely to be Pentex.
    Performance Sails offers Red, Blue, Green, Black, White.. in Polyester Laminate like below. Polyester fiber (essentially the same as dacron) is much more widely used, so it can be laminated into a mylar sail without committing to a massive amount of yards. It's a little bit less expensive, it's a tiny bit heavier and will stretch more under use, whether that matters to you in how you sail is up to you. The other option is to color the mylar film, which is also easier to do without massive commitment, but there is still a commitment of a lot of yards which is why it's not widely offered. You can see the blue actually has colored mylar.
    In Pentex, Performance Sails offers White (white pentex fiber with white mylar) and black (black pentex fiber with clear film). Our old smoke and silver, the film was died making it harder to see through, I switched to white for this reason, last year when the black came out, the fiber was black with clear film and I think it's the easiest to date to see through.
    Of course we can also custom color spinnakers... check out Performance Sails on Facebook for more. You can purchase the sails through your local Nacra dealer or https://webshop.nacrasailing.com/
    All Performance Sails are made in the loft at Nacra HQ in the Netherlands and we have great shipping rates to the US which are not really anymore than shipping within the US.

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  • Hi there,
    The reason the sails you see are only offered in those colors is because Nacra 20, F18, and etc. sails are made out of Pentex which in order to make in a color you have to order thousands of yards, so unless someone decides to offer a color standard on all boats then we need to find a whole lot of customers interested in that color!
    If you're not worried about conforming with class rules then you may be able to find some laminated material in colors, but it's unlikely to be Pentex.
    Performance Sails offers Red, Blue, Green, Black, White.. in Polyester Laminate like below. Polyester fiber (essentially the same as dacron) is much more widely used, so it can be laminated into a mylar sail without committing to a massive amount of yards. It's a little bit less expensive, it's a tiny bit heavier and will stretch more under use, whether that matters to you in how you sail is up to you. The other option is to color the mylar film, which is also easier to do without massive commitment, but there is still a commitment of a lot of yards which is why it's not widely offered. You can see the blue actually has colored mylar.
    In Pentex, Performance Sails offers White (white pentex fiber with white mylar) and black (black pentex fiber with clear film). Our old smoke and silver, the film was died making it harder to see through, I switched to white for this reason, last year when the black came out, the fiber was black with clear film and I think it's the easiest to date to see through.
    Of course we can also custom color spinnakers... check out Performance Sails on Facebook for more. You can purchase the sails through your local Nacra dealer or https://webshop.nacrasailing.com/
    All Performance Sails are made in the loft at Nacra HQ in the Netherlands and we have great shipping rates to the US which are not really anymore than shipping within the US.

    You can contact me at Todd@Nacrasailing.com for more details if interested.

    https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54374644_1211201985704020_914473445843009536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=b9pwufSJ3_kAQlM-yJNE26BpUs-JlZ8LKavrzZfgid3Es_a3whVbQ3AcQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=3ead7181c8da9745abba9bab02e87c93&oe=5EAD7769
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    Edited by nacrasailing on Dec 17, 2019 - 04:00 PM.
  • I purchased polyester laminate sails from Performance Sails/Todd for my 20 a couple of years ago. Great sails! Recommend highly.

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    Steve
    Nacra Inter 20
    Okemos Michigan
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