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  • #4371
    Hoggy
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    Please could you help with a question, tapered battens; Which end goes in first the the fat or the thin end? šŸ˜³

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    Colin Parkstone
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    Thin end first, idea being that the batten hardens the leach from the softer curve of the sail.

    The leach then being harder and resisting the wind flow over the sail at the rear of the boat, pivots the rear of the boat behind the centre of lateral resistance and helps the boat to point! CP

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    Hoggy
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    Thank you Colin, I will now change them to the thin end first. Nice explaination, cheers. 8)

    Geoff.

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