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I am looking for info about Doyle''s Swing Batten main. Does it work? Is the 10% of extra main worth it?
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Battens and the accompanyingh roach not only provide additional sail area, they is also the increase sail life by spreading the leech loads over a larger area. That said, I have no idea how well the Doyle ''swing battens'' actually work.

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I see a lot of them on the new Catamarans out of Australia. The manufacture''s swear by them. Giving them more sail area without the top load. The problem with a sloop rig is the backstay. The Cats usually have double backstays P/S that allow more sail behind the mast.
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