Re: Main Sail Roller Battens

Jose Venegas

Thank you for the info Dave,  I can see how over time the battens, particularly if they are left partially rolled in heavy air can have high dynamic stresses and cause fatigue on the stainless steel.  Althogh the stainless ribs are covered with cloth, if not replaced eventually they will break through damaging the sail.

Something to be aware of and I will run some tests on my lab to see how many times they can be flexed before they break.

I will keep you informed.

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