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Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? #17064
12/11/16 04:06 PM
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Looking for a new main easy to flake and reef alone, still doing well on PHRF racing. I am thinking on a full batten?
Would love also to be able to switch to OD configuration without stepping/unstepping the mast...
Any one has experience with such a setup?

Last edited by Georges; 12/11/16 04:07 PM.

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Re: Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? [Re: Georges] #17065
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Georges - Mark Rotsky the SNE District Governor on Nemesis uses a full batten main and I believe also has a separate OD race main. The full batten main is on slugs so easy to flake as it comes down. Give Mark a call and see what he does.

Re: Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? [Re: Rhapsody #348] #17066
12/12/16 08:45 AM
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Thanks Bill - I discovered since then the Ronstan ball slide system also on slug. (http://www.ronstan.com/marine/SAbattensystems.asp#bstbattensystems) will check with Mark. Cheers.


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Re: Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? [Re: Georges] #17069
12/25/16 12:49 PM
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A lot of the boats around me (mine included) have slugs in the main track and a series of lines from the leach of the main to metal rings on the topping lift. I don't really have any problem getting the sail up and down and the lines do a good job of managing the bottom half or so of the sail. The top (full) batten does have to be parrellel to the boom though.

Re: Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? [Re: Georges] #17070
12/29/16 03:24 PM
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Thanks FCD,
The vertical line from the topping lift down to the sail have some similarity with the Dutchmen system - but I am a bit at a loss to see how it works if the line does not go through all the way down to the boom? Would you have a picture by any chance?

A few folks around me seems happy with lazy jacks, but I more than occasionally find myself fighting with them on the hoist. So still looking at a better system...

Mark is happy with his full-batten. No need for ball bearing track. Opinion shared by Nick at North. So this is one thing down.

North's quote was so much higher than the price I saw discussed in this forum (more than $4000 for a Nordac main), than I am waiting on Doyle for theirs.

Last edited by Georges; 12/29/16 03:25 PM.

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Re: Full-batten cruising+PHRF main? [Re: Georges] #17071
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The lines run horizontally from the leach to the backstay. So they are taught when the sail is down on the boom and becomes loose as the sail is raised. I am going by the boat sometime this week and will at least get a picture with the sail down.


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