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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.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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