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Remove the top batten

I've noticed that the top batten on some sails is about half of the distance from the leach to the luff or a little more.

When it is installed it causes the top of the sail go form more of a V than a nice curve.
I've tried leaving it out and like the shape a little better.
Anyone else notice this?

I doubt if if makes a measurable difference in performance but I'm just wondering?
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I've noticed that the top batten on some sails is about half of the distance from the leach to the luff or a little more.

When it is installed it causes the top of the sail go form more of a V than a nice curve.
I've tried leaving it out and like the shape a little better.
Anyone else notice this?

I doubt if if makes a measurable difference in performance but I'm just wondering?
I think your batten is too stiff - try a lighter one.
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