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Re: Batten Replacements?
If hollow-leech battenless sails really were the cat's meow everybody would be doing it.
While it's true that most new boats nowadays come with battenless mains, that's more about the ubiquitous in-mast furlers than any perceived advantage of going battenless beyond that.
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)