SailNet Community - View Single Post - Batten Replacements?
View Single Post
  #9  
Old 01-10-2014
ericb760's Avatar
ericb760 ericb760 is offline
Been there, done that...
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 1,322
Thanks: 12
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 3
ericb760 is on a distinguished road
Re: Batten Replacements?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVTatia View Post
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?
__________________
1969 S&S Yankee Dolphin 24 "Avri Ellis"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook