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 Post subject: Battens
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:11 am 
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Hello,

Enjoying my new to me wave, but sometimes it is difficult to get the battens to snap the sail fully out, especially the upper ones. Is there a way to adjust these?

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 Post subject: Re: Battens
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 am 
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mmiller wrote:
This text and image is from one of the Hobie Manuals. You can download a pdf file with more images at:

http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/support/pdfs/batten_tie.pdf

MAIN SAIL AND BATTENS.
Unfurl the sail on the trampoline. It is important that the means of securing the battens in the sail be understood.

Note that the batten ends have a "V" jam cleat molded into them. These "V" jam cleats will keep the tension line from slipping in only one direction. Note the hollowed-out side of the cleats. Pull the line from the flush side toward the hollowed side when cleating.

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The lines are threaded through each batten end cap but are not tensioned. To tension the battens. pull tension on the line forcing the batten into the pocket and cleat it. Tension each batten so that the batten is well seated and the wrinkles in the batten pockets are removed. Excessive batten tension will cause the sail to be more difficult to handle. Many sailors release the batten tension at the end of the day. This action releases the pressure that might otherwise be stretching the sail while it is not in use.

Tie a small figure 8 knot at the end of each line to prevent the battens from falling from the sail if the line releases from the cleat. For extra security, tuck the line under itself. This ensures that the line will not work it’s way loose from the jam cleat.

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 Post subject: Re: Battens
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:25 am 
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Thank you, I appreciate it. I'll check these next time I'm out.


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 Post subject: Re: Battens
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 pm 
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Sometime in light winds this happens to me.

grab the bottom of the sail and move it back and forth fast till the snap.


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