SailNet Community - View Single Post - New main Radial or tape drive...?
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 04-19-2004
Senior Member
39512's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
New main Radial or tape drive...?

I''m not sure about 2 full battens. I know some sails use two or more but I can''t remember seeing any in the fleets we race in recently. We change the tension on the top batten regularly between races if the wind speed changes, and I can see a certain amount of difficulty getting two set up correctly.

Do you use a hydraulic backstay? If so, I think the second batten would work against you.
39512 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome