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Re: Batten Replacements?

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?
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