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post #3 of Old 03-27-2001
paulk
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Fully battened main

We sail Long Island Sound, notorious for its lack of wind, with a full battened main on our J/36. The full battens help hold optimum sail shape - or at least some shape- when the sail would otherwise be slatting around from the powerboat wakes. With a 28'' boat, there shouldn''t be too much of a problem with them sticking; you just pull a little harder if it does, and make sure the batten isn''t pushed too tightly into the pocket.
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