Luff Battens

  • 19 Sep 2012 06:05
    Reply # 1076212 on 1068610
    Not me. Hmm. Thinking. I can't yet imagine a benefit, but I can imagine chafe. Junk battens are generally stiff and well-attached at both ends, and I think they cause less trouble than bermudan battens in pockets, flexing in the sail, rubbing. Hmm.
  • 10 Sep 2012 14:10
    Message # 1068610

    David stressed the need for support to the leading edge of a wing sail by means of small indermediate battens.

    Has anyone tried using short battens to give more support to the leading edge of a standard (single sided - thin edge) sail?  I am thinking, say, 3 battens 300mm long.

    Last modified: 10 Sep 2012 14:11 | Anonymous member
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