ALL ABOUT SAILS & BATTENS
IMPROVE UP TO 15% YOUR SAIL PERFORMANCE BY LEARNING TO TUNE BATTENS.
Battens can be tuned without rigging from an experienced sailor, and this can happen if the battens are in total integration with the sail project. You can trust that our Point-7 battens are fully in love with our Point-7 sails, so let us show you how to learn it to do it yourself as well.
To tune battens, you need to understand how a sail works and how battens work. We won’t get to too many details as it’s an endless world, that if you have done some years of PWA racing you would understand and it’s better to leave that to the pros but let us give you some general details.
Battens are very important to finalize the tuning of the sail They can:
optimize the performance of the sail.
enforce a characteristic.
bring an update to the performance of the sail.
KEEP READING FROM ABOVE ARTICLE!
INSTRUCTION TO ABOVE VIDEO. Battens can break due to:
accidents in waves
mishandling in certain conditions.
For many taking out a batten from a sail it is already a mystery. Repairing them even more. Here are some instructions on how to repair the main parts:
How to put back on the batten tensioner. Starts at 9 seconds.
How to put together a 2-piece batten. (tip + 14mm tube) All AC sails. Starts at 1min,26 sec.
How to put together a 3-piece batten (tip+11mm tube+ 14mm tube) ONLY AC-1 and AC-Z. Starts at 3min45 sec.
How to use the adapter on the base batten from the AC-ONE. Start at 14min