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post #2 of Old 10-03-2013
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Re: Mainsail battens

If the sail is floppy in the roach (the area outside of a line from the clew to the head), battens will help. If there is too much belly in the sail, you need to tension the halyard and the outhaul. If that doesn't work, maybe the sail is too old and baggy.

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