I have an Ulman Sails main with tapered partial battens, one of which is broken. The battens are 5/8" wide. I searched through SailNet catalog but found only plain (non-tapered battens). I also performed an internet search for tapered battens but did not come up with much that looked promising.
My question is, does anyone know how to go about getting replacement tapered battens for a sail. (Note: I contacted Ulman Sails via email but received no response.) Are there such thing as generic tapered battens of different standard lengths, or are the tapers and lengths fairly sail specific? Do I really need a tapered batten or would a constant thickness batten be fine (I am not racing, but am learning and would generally prefer to sail as well as I can, performance-wise)?
Thanks for any information and/or leads anyone might have on this topic.