Originally Posted by SVTatia
Why not just eliminate them?. No roach, no battens, no chafe and you can reef on any point of sail. The sail area/speed you loose is negligible....
Funny you should mention that. I sailed for three months before I realized that I even had battens. Newbie and all. But, I figured that if the sails were made for battens, it would probably make sense to use them. Can you expand on the pros and cons?